PHOENIX, Ariz. – The No. 4/4 Oklahoma softball staff opened the 2019 year with a pair of wins, defeating Syracuse 6- and Grand Canyon 7-1 on Friday.
Mariah Lopez was remarkable in the year opener, permitting just one particular hit in her next profession shutout. She fanned a profession-high 12 batters, marking her next profession activity with double-digit strikeouts.
At the plate, Lynnsie Elam went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, fantastic for the initial various-hit and various-RBI overall performance of her profession. Grace Inexperienced also completed with a pair of hits, introducing a run and an RBI.
The Sooners opened scoring in the prime of the fourth, loading the bases with a Falepolima Aviu double and a pair of walks. Raegan Rogers capitalized on the possibility, singling to drive in Aviu.
In the prime of the sixth, an error in suitable field gave Rogers the room to run residence from initial.
The next inning, Inexperienced laid down an infield single that drove in Jocelyn Alo from 3rd. Soon after a walk loaded the bases, Elam laced a double to suitable middle that drove in all three baserunners.
In activity two, Grand Canyon struck initial with a solo residence run by Savannah Tourville in the bottom of the initial.
Soon after the next three innings were being scoreless, the Sooners responded with a 6-run fifth. Caleigh Clifton and Sydney Romero the two drove in one particular run with singles to remaining field. Then, Aviu singled to suitable to drive in Clifton and Romero.
Inexperienced drew a walk just before Eliyah Flores drilled a double to useless middle, plating Aviu and Inexperienced.
Caleigh Clifton hit OU’s initial residence run of the year in the prime of the seventh to increase the Quicker lead to 6.
Junior transfers Giselle Juarez and Shannon Saile manufactured their debuts in the Crimson and Cream in opposition to Grand Canyon, combining in the circle. Juarez threw the initial 4. innings, permitting one particular run on two hits although putting out three. Saile closed the closing 3. frames, fanning 6 batters and scattering two hits.
Alo and Romero the two completed the next activity 3-for-4, although Clifton was 2-for-4.
The Sooners continue on the year-opening GCU Kickoff Match on Saturday with a pair of video games in opposition to Charlotte (10 a.m. CT) and Syracuse (3 p.m. CT).