OU opens Big 12 play with a sweep of Iowa State

Over the weekend, Oklahoma began Big 12 play with a series with the Iowa State Cyclones. The Sooners, who have faced a few setbacks this year, were able to pull out the brooms in their conference opener.

Oklahoma and Iowa State squared off Friday afternoon, and OU wasted no time asserting their dominance over the Cyclones.

In five innings, OU run-ruled the Cyclones, 10-0. A big day from sophomore Kady Self was a huge factor in the team’s success.

Self was 3-3 at the plate, knocking two out of the park, batting five runs, and scoring a total of three runs.

It was a breakout game for Self, who’s had a quiet career up until this point.

She continued her superb hitting Saturday. A noon start for the teams ended in a 14-2 win for Oklahoma and another big game from Self.

The left-fielder once again was a perfect 3-3 at bat and went yard a third time in two games.

Sophomore Whitney Ellis, also, boasted another perfect day at bat. She was 4-4, batting three runs in, and scoring two.

Oklahoma was ahead 10-1 after two innings, and the game was called at the end of the fifth with the Sooners’ hitting proving too much for ISU.

The third and final game of the series once again belonged to the Sooners. An 11-0 result gave OU the sweep and three straight games ending after just five innings.

Oklahoma led 1-0 through three, but opened it up in the fourth with a 10-run inning.

Macy Hatfield, a freshman, smacked one for an OU home run, batted in three runs, and scored two runs.

OU’s sweep improved their record to 24-8 on the season and perfect in the Big 12 thus far.

Leslie Miller (4-0) and Kelsey Stevens (16-5) picked up wins over the weekend, allowing just two runs in three games from the Cyclones.

Oklahoma will return to Norman for a date with the Oklahoma State Cowgirls. The Bedlam rivals will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. CST and have Sooner Sports TV on hand to broadcast the game.

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