Oklahoma Sooners stay hot in win over Loyola Marymount
As they’ve done a lot this year, the Oklahoma Sooners jumped on Loyola Marymount early and cruised to a 10-1 victory behind a strong start from true freshman Kierston Deal in the circle.
Grace Lyons got things going at the plate with a single out of the second spot in the order. She moved over to third on Tiare Jennings’ single to left. Haley Lee then doubled to score Lyons, and Jennings scored on Jocelyn Erickson’s fielder’s choice. Kinzie Hansen continued her strong start to the season with another RBI when she drove in Lee from third.
Cydney Sanders singled to lead off the second and scored on Rylie Boone’s double to right. Jayda Coleman then hit her first home run of the season, a two-run shot to left-center to give the Sooners a 6-0 lead.
With two outs in the inning, Haley Lee hit her first career triple to set up Erickson with another RBI opportunity to make it 7-0 through two innings.
Oklahoma got three more in the third when Quincee Lilio cleared the bases with an RBI triple.
Kierston Deal worked around a double in the first, recording two strikeouts. She allowed just three baserunners through four innings before running into a bit of trouble in the fifth. After loading the bases, Alex Storako came in to close out the win. Loyola Marymount was able to pick up one run in the bottom of the fifth, but that was all they could muster in the 10-1 loss to Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Sooners moved to 12-1 with the win, setting up a showdown between the top two teams in the country when they face UCLA on Sunday.
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