Last Week: The Sooners' bid to play for its fourth conference tournament title ended on Saturday in the bottom of the ninth to in the 2008 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in … After OU took a 10-8 lead in the top of the frame, the Longhorns scored three runs in their final at-bat to advance to Sunday's championship game where they defeated Kansas State … began the tournament with a 4-1 win over the top seed, , on Wednesday and followed that with a dramatic 4-3 victory over
This Week: in the bottom of the ninth on Thursday.The Sooners will play in their 31st NCAA Tournament in the Tempe Regional against Arizona State, Vanderbilt and Stony Brook … OU is a three seed and will start the tournament against the No. 2 seed Vanderbilt (40-20) on Friday, May 30 at 2 p.m. (MST) at Packard Stadium in . … Each of the four-team, double-elimination regionals will be played May 30 - June 2 … The winners of each regional will advance to the super regional round June 6-8.
Notes: According to Boydsworld.com, OU was ranked 41st in the RPI released on Monday, May 26, 2008 … The Sooners recorded a 17-19-1 record against the top 50 teams in those standings … OU is 21-20 overall in the Big 12 Championship and 5-4 in pool play since it originated in 2006 ... For the second consecutive season, lost a one-run ball game that would have sent them to the conference title game … In 2007, the Sooners fell 7-6 to Baylor in a game sent the Bears to the championship game … Sophomore right-hander Andrew Doyle was named to the 2008 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team following the conclusion of Sunday's title game … Doyle's complete game against was the first of his career and the first by a Sooner across nine innings since Stephen Porlier tossed one versus on April 13, 2007 … Earlier this season, Michael Rocha lasted eight innings for a complete game earlier this season against … Doyle's 12 strikeouts also marked a season high for any Sooner and the most since Stephen Porlier struck out the same amount of batters on March 23, 2007 … Aljay Davis ended the season on a career high hitting streak at 13 games ... Davis hit safely in 21 of the last 22 games with 34 hits.
SOFTBALL (47-14, 16-2 Big 12)
Last Week: Oklahoma's season came to an end last weekend as it lost to seventh-seeded in the Super Regional in . The Wildcats took two out of three from the Sooners to advance to the Women's College Series. The Sooners dropped the first game of the Super Regional, 3-1, on Friday night, but bounced back to force a third and deciding game three after shutting out the Wildcats, 2-0, in the second contest on Saturday. handed OU a 5-2 loss in the third game on Saturday to end the Sooners season and advance to the Women's College World Series.
Notes: won its first Super Regional game in school history when it topped , 2-0, on Saturday … Head coach Patty Gasso recorded her 14th straight 40-win season and the 15th consecutive in school history … The Sooners advanced to their third Super Regional in the last four years … finished the Big 12 season with a 16-2 record marking the second best Big 12 record in school history … The Sooners finished second in the Big 12 standings behind regular season and postseason champion Texas A&M … Sophomore Amber Flores set an OU single season record for walks with 45 … loses four seniors in shortstop Savannah Long, outfielder Susan Ogden and pitchers Jadyn Smith and Lauren Eckermann.
TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: Thewomen's outdoor track and field team has reached its highest position in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings released on Thursday by the organization. Performances at the Big 12 Track & Field Championships enabled six female Sooners to climb in individual event rankings to help OU jump five spots in the rankings to No. 15.
This Week: OU heads to., for the 2008 Midwest Regional, May 30-31. In 2007 the Oklahoma men claimed the Midwest Regional team title while sending 14 men, a nation's best, to the 2007 . Seven Sooner woman qualified for the national meet as well.
Notes: Five OU women are ranked in the top-10 nationally ... On the men's side, Boutte leads the way with a school-record and nation's best jump of 54 feet and 4.75 inches (16.58 meters) in the triple jump.
Last Week: Jonathan Horton finished second in the all-around at the 2008 Visa U.S. Championships in
Notes: In finishing second in the all-around competition, Horton earned top-10 finishes on four of six events including second place on rings with a two-day total of 31.850 and third on floor (30.800). The Houston native was also fifth on vault (32.050) and sixth on parallel bars (30.300) … Legendre was the runner-up to 2004 Olympian on floor (31.300) and also placed sixth on vault (31.950), while Brooks was sixth on floor (30.100) and Abdullah-Simmons finished eighth on rings (30.050). Jamie Henderson also earned a top-10 finish, placing ninth on the p-bars (30.050) … Abdullah-Simmons finished 16th in the all-around standings (170.600) in his first competition on all six events since claiming the 2007 all-around title. The Philadelphia, Pa., native battled knee and shoulder injuries throughout the 2008 season … SoonerSports.com has launched a "Jonathan Horton: Bound for " page to chronicle his attempt to make the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.
Web: http://www.soonersports.com/sports/m-gym/recaps/052408aaa.html; . The finish landed Horton a spot in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, June 19-22, at the Wachovia Center in . Five other current and former Sooners competed at the Visa Championships including freshman Steven Legendre, junior Chris Brooks and senior Taqiy Abdullah-Simmons, as well as past letterwinners David and Jamie Henderson.http://www.soonersports.com/ot/02_bound_for_beijing.html