There is no way a competent recap is possible after what we just witnessed. So as long as you read this with caveat in mind, we're good.
Down 3-0 heading into the bottom of the eleventh inning, Oklahoma seemed destined for one of the most devastating losses in school history. Keilani Ricketts had been nearly unhittable prior to allowing a three run home run in the top half of the inning, after which a loss seemed inevitable.
Oh ye of little faith (and by 'ye' we may or may not be referring directly to the person writing this recap).
The Sooners would answer with an improbably three runs to tie the game after ten plus innings of a struggle at the pate like we've yet to see all season. A one out Ricketts double would start the rally. She would be driven home by a Brittany Williams double to make it 3-1. A Jessica Shults ground out would advance the runner but put two outs on the board. A Destinee Martinez triple over the center fielder's head would make it a one run game before Callie Parsons would stroll to the plate with chance to tie it up. She would answer with the biggest hit of her career, a double to left center before getting thrown out at third to end the inning.
Ricketts, already near 150 pitches in the game, would set the Volunteers down in order in the top half of the twelfth. The Sooners would have the ideal 1-2 combo, Brianna Turang and Lauren Chamberlain, coming up with a potential walk off win opportunity on the line.
As she's done all year long from the No. 9 hole, Turang got things started with a bloop double down the left field line. Then the best hitter in the game would step to the plate and, well, do what she does.
Chamberlain hit a ball that looked innocent enough off the bat, possibly even foul, but she is so good and so strong the ball just continued to travel. The Tennessee left fielder continued to drift back and back until she ran up against the wall and Chamberlain concluded one of the most improbable comebacks in OU athletics history.
5-3 FINAL, OU WINS!!!!!!!!
There are simply no words to truly describe how Oklahoma won this game. It was incredible.
Not to make any presumptions, but if you're Tennessee how on earth to do you come back from a loss like this?
We'll find out Tuesday night in what should be a very, very interesting game. Until then, enjoy a win that was earned in every possible sense of the word.