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Oklahoma Sooners Softball Completes Sweep Of Texas

Rich DeCray - SBN

The Sooners have now won four straight against the Longhorns, dating back to their final game last season. This past weekend, fifth-ranked Oklahoma completed their series sweep against Texas in Austin.

The series started off with a dominant 8-0 win by Oklahoma on Friday, a game in which freshman Paige Parker struck out nine batters. The doubleheader saw a better defensive Texas team in the second game that night, when the Longhorns fell 3-1. Lauren Chamberlain hit her 89th career home run, just one shy of tying an NCAA record. Oklahoma outscored Texas 11-1 on Friday, but the series didn't get any more competitive on Saturday.

In the Sooners final game in Austin this season, they managed four runs and shutout the Longhorns. In the 4-0 victory, Kady Self hit two solo home runs, making it nine on the season and 15 in her three years at Oklahoma. The win put the Sooners in position for their best start in conference play history. With Saturday's victory, they move to 9-0 in Big 12 play and tie the 2000 and 2002 teams for the best conference start in program history. Oklahoma's overall record improves to 36-5, as they have a chance  to move even higher in the rankings.

The Sooners next game is this Tuesday when the ladies travel to Denton, Texas to face North Texas.