Weekend Wrap: March 23-25

NORMAN, Okla. — A number of Sooner teams were in competition over the weekend, and Sooners Illustrated updates you on how those did right now.


After dropping the series opener to Texas Tech, the Sooners bounced back to win the next two games and the best-of-three set in Lubbock. It included 5-3 and 8-2 victories on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and concluded a 4-1 weekly stretch. Pitcher Dillon Overton recorded his second complete game in the first weekend victory, tossing five strikeouts to zero walks, while allowing just a pair of earned runs. Catcher Dylan Neal ripped four hits and three RBI in the three games, including a trio of RBIs in game three.


The Sooners' 17-game winning streak was snapped at the hands of Baylor in Waco, Texas, but they still won the series two games to one. Pitcher Keilani Ricketts did it all herself Friday night, throwing a complete game shutout with 14 strikeouts and hitting the go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the seventh. Michelle Gasciogne followed suit on the mound Saturday, dealing yet another complete game shutout with eight K's. And the offense picked her up, again led by Ricketts, who finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored. It came to an end with a 1-0 shutout loss in the series finale.

Women's Gymnastics:

The Sooners snatched their fourth Big 12 Title in the last five seasons, racking up a 197.475 score, while the Missouri Tigers and Iowa State Cyclones tied for second at 196.025. Junior Bria Olson led the way with the All-Around Title, while senior Megan Ferguson dominated in her final home meet, scoring a 9.925 on the uneven bars and a 9.95 on the beam in the Sooner victory. Coach K.J. Kindler earned her sixth Big 12 Coach of the Year honor, while Ferguson was named the first-ever Big 12 Event Specialist of the Year.

Men's Gymnastics:

No. 1 in the nation, OU kept its ranking here with a solid performance in Minneapolis, Minn. It knocked off the fifth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers and sixth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes with a 353.100 score. That was enough to edge the Gophers and Buckeyes, who finished at 350.600 and 344.500, respectively. OU and Minnesota were tied heading into Saturday's final rotation, but OU posted a 58.200 on the high bar to secure victory. At 15-1, the Sooners completed a season with no more than one loss for the 11th time in 12 years.

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