As if their two wins Friday weren't impressive enough, the Oklahoma softball team followed them up with two more, both of the run rule variety, on Saturday. The Sooners beat a No. 5 ranked Oregon team 12-0 in their first game of the day, then followed it up with a 11-1 win against New Mexico.
Sooners ace, Keilani Ricketts, threw her second no-hitter in as many days completely shutting down a very good Oregon team. It was Ricketts' 100th career victory and with the no-hitter, she became just the second pitcher in Oklahoma softball history to throw no-hitters on consecutive days (Lauren Eckerman in 2007 was the other).
Needing no more than a single run, the Oklahoma offense went ahead and put twelve on the board just to remove any doubt. The Sooners have started the season on an absolute torrid pace once again jumping on their opponent early in this one. Oklahoma used a some small-ball to plate one run in the first before exploding for seven more in the top half of the second. OU would put four more on the board in the fifth before Ricketts shut things down and ended it early after five innings.
Sophomore Lauren Chamberlain hit her fourth home run on the season in the game and drove in another three runs. Shelby Pendley, the Arizona transfer, also hit her second home run in as many days while driving in three herself. Junior Brittany Williams also hit her first home run of the season.
Later in the afternoon, New Mexico proved to be about as much of a challenge as Oregon as the Sooners were again able to easily secure the run rule victory.
Oklahoma put up a four spot in the first, two more in the second, another in the third, before icing things with a four run fourth inning. Williams and Pendley both had home runs in their second consecutive game, while Casey Georgia and Jessica Shults each drove in a pair or runs.
The Sooners were also able to get some of their younger players a little early season experience as a result of the lopsided victory.
Oklahoma will look to close out a perfect weekend with a 12 p.m. (CST) match-up on Sunday against Northwestern.