Before 1,365 fans -- the largest crowd ever to witness a regular season game at the OU Softball Complex -- sophomore catcher Heather Scaglione belted a two-run double with two on in the bottom of the seventh to propel Oklahoma past the Cowgirls.
Going into the last inning, and down 1-0, senior third baseman Leah Gulla (1-for-3) hit a single that bounced off the rightfield wall for OU's first hit of the evening. Jessica Leslie replaced Gulla at first and Christina Enea pushed Leslie to second with a base on balls, setting up the Scaglione smash.
With OSU ace
The bedlam rivals had traded six scoreless innings before OSU finally broke the game open in the top of the seventh. On a 2-2 count,
Bay promptly hit another double off OU pitcher Kami Keiter and Ennis dashed home to put OSU up, 1-0. But Keiter then bore down and fanned two batters to snuff out the Cowgirls' opportunity at the plate. Then it was the Sooners' turn to answer the Cowgirl seventh inning score.
Kami Keiter improved to 21-2 from the mound. Keiter fanned six batters while walking two and allowing two hits and the one earned run. OSU's
OSU stranded five runners while
The Sooners improved to 31-5 and 7-2 in the Big 12 while handing OSU its first conference loss and snapping the Cowgirls' 15-game winning streak.
The Sooners and Cowgirls finish the 2003 series in Stillwater on April 24. OU next hosts Iowa State on Saturday in Norman at 1 p.m.