After suffering an opening loss to North Dakota State, the Oklahoma Sooners softball squad was able to win four consecutive elimination games to escape the Norman Regional. The Sooners capped things off on Monday afternoon by defeating Tulsa 3-0 in the Regional’s de facto championship game, and they will now travel to the Southern Plains to face the Auburn Tigers in the Super Regionals.
Oklahoma started things off with a bang on Monday when freshman Nicole Mendes launched the games first pitch over the wall in right to make it 1-0.
Things were fairly quiet until the top of the 5th inning when the team’s lone senior, Macey Hatfield, hit a solo shot over the wall in left. Hatfield would make in impact once more in the bottom half of the inning with a diving web gem to end Tulsa’s two-on, two-out threat.
Sydney Romero, the hero of Sunday night’s game, would add insurance in the top of the 6th by driving in Mendes on a single. Paige Parker, who struck out out 10 batters, would take it home from there.
Oklahoma will now face Auburn in a rematch of last season’s championship series, which Oklahoma won in three games to claim its third National Championship.