Sunday Proves Pivotal For Two OU Squads

Coming in, this weekend was a big one for Sooner Nation, and so far it hasn't disappointed, but there are a couple of huge events tomorrow to tune into that could cap off what has turned out to be a great week for the Crimson and Cream.

1. The baseball team looks to sweep Kansas and finish second in the Big 12 at 1 p.m. in Lawrence, Kan.—Not only could the Sooners finish second—albeit a distant second to the Texas Longhorns—in the Big 12 Conference race, but they could close out the regular season on a six game winning streak. Their current five game streak includes wins in the rubber game against Memphis as well as a huge midweek victory over No. 14 Arkansas, followed by a shellacking of Texas Southern and the first two wins over Kansas. And what's more? The Sooners have done more of what they have all year, winning in come-from-behind fashion over the Jayhawks in each of the first two. In fact, they surged back from a 7-2 deficit, even down 7-4 to start the ninth inning. At the start of the weekend, OU trailed Kansas State by ½ game in the standings, and because OU has won its first two and K-State dropped its second game after beating Texas A&M on Friday, OU owns a ½ game advantage going into the final day of the regular season. All the Sooners need is a win or tie or a Kansas State loss to earn the two seed.

2. The softball team looks to win the College Park Regional at 11 a.m.—OU defeated Syracuse in a 10-0 five-inning run rule and defeated Fordham 1-0 Saturday afternoon. After Fordham defeated Maryland, the rematch was set for the Sooners and Rams. The previous 1-0 decision between the two featured a seven inning shutout for OU freshman sensation Keilani Ricketts on the hill. Each team had only five hits, and the Sooners scored the lone run in the fourth inning. Don't expect the next meeting to be a whole lot different. It should be another low scoring affair featuring a pitcher's duel.

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