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HenryLouisAaron

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Oklahoma played a double header last Friday (September 28th).

They beat Butler CC 13-1 in 5 innings Friday on afternoon...
Mariah Lopez started the game by striking out 5 of the first 6 batters.
Syd Romero homered; catcher, Lynnsie Elam, doubled in 2 runs; right fielder, Raegan Rogers, had an RBI triple.

In game 2, they beat Trinity Valley 11-1 in 5 innings Friday night.
Nicole Mendes was the starting pitcher. Fale Aviu, homered; Grace Lyons (SS) and Lynnsie Elam (C) both had two run singles.




HenryLouisAaron

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They played a second double header on Saturday, September 29th.

They beat Seminole State 10-0 Saturday afternoon.
Shannon Saile pitched a 6 inning shutout. She gave up just two singles (no other base runners) and struck out 15 of the 19 batters.

Here are the box score stats for the Oklahoma hitters.  (4122) means 4 at bats, 1 run scored, 2 hits, 2 RBI

CF Mendes 3110
CF Skelly 1010
RF Rogers 3221 (BB, 2B)
LF Alo 4120
3B Romero 3121 (BB, 2B)
1B Aviu 3001
2B Clifton 3231 (HBP)
SS Flores 4111 (2B)
DH Lundberg 4122 (2B)
 C Elam 3023

Six Sooners had multiple hits...
Second baseman, Caleigh Clifton, went 3 for 3 and added a HBP.
Catcher, Lynnsie Elam, went 2 for 3 and drove in 3 runs.
Right Fielder, Raegan Rogers, went 2 for 3 with a double and a BB.
Third baseman, Syd Romero, went 2 for 3 with a double and a BB.
DH, Kylie Lundberg, went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Left fielder, Jocelyn Alo, went 2 for 4.

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In the final game of their weekend, Oklahoma beat Northern Oklahoma 22-1 in 5 innings.
The Sooners scored 4 runs in the 1st, 1 run in the 2nd, 9 runs in the 3rd... and 8 runs in the 4th. 
Brooke Vestal was the starting pitcher and she struck out 5 in her 3 IP. She gave up 1 run on 2 singles and a walk.
Nicole Mendes pitched the 4th, had 2 Ks and did not allow any base runners.
Mariah Lopez pitched the 5th, had 2 Ks, and did not allow any base runners.

Here are the box score stats for the Oklahoma hitters.

CF/P Mendes 2000
2B Clifton 2220
2B LaValley 3231
LF Alo 3234 (2B, HR)
1B Aviu 4213 (BB)
1B Green 3322 (BB, 2B, HR)
3B Romero 1110 (2B)
3B Flores 1213 (HR, HBP, HBP)
RF Rogers 3331 (2B)
RF Schultz 4223 (HR)
SS Lyons 4233 (3B)
CF Skelly 3011
LF Lundberg 3111

Four Sooners homered: Alo, Flores, Schultz and Green.
Four of them had three hits: LaValley was 3 for 3, Alo was 3 for 3 (with a HR, a 2B and 4 RBI), Rogers was 3 for 3, and Lyons was 3 for 4.
Green was 2 for 3 with a BB, a 2B, a HR, 3 runs and 2 RBI.  Shultz was 2 for 4 with a HR, 2 runs and 3 RBI.


For the four games... Oklahoma scored 56 runs while giving up 3.
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I am excited to see how Lyons and Green do

Both are talented kids 
HenryLouisAaron

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One other note about the 4 fall games played so far... 
Shay Knighten did not play in any of the games.

I hope she can recover and play her senior year injury free.
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There is a lot of talent in that Freshman class as well as with the reserves from last year. It will be interesting to see how the position battles play out.

3 of their last 4 Fall games will at least be against D1 teams so it should help to see who will step up and replace the talented kids that exhausted their eligibility.
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For those of you fellow Sooner posters that post on the Soonertimes board, it was recently hacked and here is a link to a new temporary board.


https://soonertimes.freeflarum.com/d/56/15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by upontop
There is a lot of talent in that Freshman class as well as with the reserves from last year. It will be interesting to see how the position battles play out.

3 of their last 4 Fall games will at least be against D1 teams so it should help to see who will step up and replace the talented kids that exhausted their eligibility.


Conjures thoughts of the last time Patty Gasso brought in so many talented freshmen in one class (2016 season).
HenryLouisAaron

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For those of you with ADS...

Oklahoma went to Denton, Texas yesterday and played two 5 inning games against North Texas.
The Sooners won the first game 5-1... and the second game 4-2.

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For those of you who prefer a little more detail... read on.


GAME ONE:
Mariah Lopez is the starting pitcher for Oklahoma. Nobody scores in the first inning.

Grace Green leads off the 2nd with a HR to CF. Then Alo singles in Lyons to make it 2-0.

Lopez retired the first 6 batters... with 4 Ks.

In the 3rd... Aviu gets on and then Clifton hits a 2 run HR.  4-0 

Lopez gives up just one single and no runs in her 3 IP.

Mendes comes in to pitch the top of the 4th.
North Texas loads the bases with one out... and they single in a run to make it 4-1.
But then Mendes induces a gb DP ball to end the inning.

In the 5th, Green drives in Aviu with a SF - to make the score 5-1...  and that's the final score.


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GAME TWO:
Brooke Vestal is the starting pitcher in game two. North Texas scores a run in the top of the first - but Vestal Ks the last batter to end the inning.

In the 2nd, Flores ties the game up with a gb down the LF line for extra bases - to score LaValley from 1st base.
Then Clifton singles in Flores to put Oklahoma up 2-1.

In the bottom of the 2nd...  North Texas puts runners on 2nd and 3rd against Vestal.
PG brings in Shannon Saile... and she gets two Ks to end the threat.

Flores singles in Romero to make the score 3-1 in the 3rd.

Saile gives up a solo HR to make the score 3-2 after 3 innings.

Oklahoma loads the bases in the 4th... but fail to score.

Audrie LaValley scores on a wild pitch to put the Sooners up 4-2 in the 5th.

Saile Ks the final batter to wrap up a 4-2 win.
HenryLouisAaron

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Once again...  Shay Knighten did not play.
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Darn, 
 
I wish i'd paid enough attention to know they were in Denton. i'm only a half hour away. [frown]
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Has Parker seen any action yet?  Is she hurt or low on the depth chart?
upontop

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Shay is recovering from offseason knee surgery

Parker is recovering as well but was also sick this week.
HenryLouisAaron

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Oklahoma played a ten inning game against North Central Texas College yesterday. 

In the bottom of the 1st - after Mendes was retired, Alo blasted a solo HR.
Green hit a single and stole second - then Clifton singled her in. Aviu followed with a 2 run HR.
It was 4-0 after 5 Sooners batters had come to the plate.

They scored five more runs in the 2nd.  9-0 after 2 innings.

Then they added one run in the 3rd,  two runs in the 4th,  one in the 5th... and 6 more in the 6th.  19-0 after 6 innings.

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Shannon Saile was the starting pitcher and she struck out 8 of the 10 batters she faced in her 3 IP (the last 7 in a row).
She allowed just one base runner on a walk.

Parker Conrad pitched the 4th & 5th... with 6 up and 6 down (but no Ks).

Brooke Vestal pitched the 6th & 7th - allowing just 1 walk with 3 Ks in her two IP.

Nicole Mendes pitched the 8th... plus the first out of the 9th and retired all 4 batters (with 2 Ks).

Mariah Lopez pitched the last two outs of the 9th - and the 10th. She struck out 5 of the 6 batters she faced... 
but gave up the only hit of the game (a single).

For the ten inning game... the OU pitchers gave up just 1 single and two walks - while striking out 18.

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Batting stats:

8 Mendes  5111  (2B)
7 Alo  3423  (HR, 3 walks)
3 Green  6342  (2 SB)
4 Clifton  4312  (2 walks, SB)
DP Aviu  2113  (HR)
9 Rogers  5124  (3B)
2 Elam  2000
5 Flores  4221  (2B, HBP, SB)
6 Lyons  1000  (walk)

Lundberg  3122  (walk)
Skelly  2000
Schultz  5110
LaValley  3210  (2 SB)

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Oklahoma has just one date left on their fall schedule:  a double header at Arkansas on October 28th.
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Green at second?
Kelly1192

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Green at second?
where does it say she played 2nd
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I haven't been able to watch any of the preseason, but it sounds to me like Saile is likely our most consistent star pitcher? It'll likely be Saile and Lopez as our "aces" this season?
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I haven't been able to watch any of the preseason, but it sounds to me like Saile is likely our most consistent star pitcher? It'll likely be Saile and Lopez as our "aces" this season?


Conrad still healing. I wouldn’t count her out yet.
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Green has been playing first.
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What would you like to see change in softball?
I would like to see less of the long car rides home for athletes and more encouragement. Even if you have a horrible day you shouldn't get smoked by your parents or coaches. I think most college coaches will tell you that they have athletes that are broken mentally when they come to us because they are so worried about their performances. It's heavy on some of these player's because they are stuck in that world of trying to make everyone happy. I was one of those parents and I understand that wasn't right. I've had to ask my kids to forgive me.
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Anyone have eyes on Oklahoma and Arkansas today and willing to offer any updates?
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Sooners leading 7-0 T5 in Fayetteville. Mariah Lopez has gone four and not sure if she has surrendered a hit yet. Fall ball, so take it FWIW. Interestingly, Flores started at catcher. Again, it's fall ball.

Now 12-0 going to B5.

Arkansas plates two, 12-2 after 5.

OU extends lead to 13-2 on Romero's homer in T6. Shannon Saile retires porkers in B6.

Game 1 final: Oklahoma 19-2. Second game to follow.

Game 2, Parker Conrad for OU, Haff for Hogs.

Scoreless after two.

Arkansas takes the lead in the B3, 2-0. Saile now pitching for OU.

Still Arkansas 2-0 going to the T6.

Romero homer trims the lead to 2-1 heading into the B6.

Eliyah Flores HR ties game 2-2 in T7.

Nothing for Arkansas in B7, game ends in a fall ball tie.

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Is Berkley Faulkner still on the team I never see her at catcher
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Rah ... What was your assessment of pitchers from both sides? I hear storms started first game and a new face finished? Conrad is still healing and hasn’t thrown a ton i don’t think. Thoughts on her, saile, and Lopez?
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Coach Z, Storms started the first game then was relieved by Lauren Graves and then re-entered to finish.

The second game would have been fun for you to watch considering all three pitchers were your students. Both Haff and Saile pitched well. Conrad didn’t do too shabby either, she gave up the two runs early and then gave way to Saile. It was good to see Conrad back out there.

Faulkner is on the team, seems to be battling injury, she wasn’t in uniform today but she was there.
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Thanks for the info. All the stuff I posted came off the OU softball Twitter feed!
CoachZ

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Thank you!
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This post will focus on the second game of yesterday's DH.

Through the first game against Arkansas - the Oklahoma team had out scored their opponents 103-8 in seven fall games.  That's an average score of 15-1.  The lowest number of runs they had scored in any of those first seven games was nine runs in a 5 inning game.

But Mary Haff proved to be a much tougher cookie than her teammates Autumn Storms and Lauren Graves had been in the first Arkansas game (in which the Sooner batters racked up 19 runs in a 7 inning game).

Haff pitched the entire second game. She had a little bit of trouble in the first two innings. Oklahoma had two runners on with one out in the first...  but Haff induced a ground out and a fly out to get out of that jam. The Sooners had runners on 1st & 3rd in the 2nd inning... but Haff came through again - and left them stranded.  Mary got the OU hitters out 1-2-3 with three fly outs in the 3rd.  She replicated that 1-2-3 in the 4th and then again in the 5th. At the end of the 5th, Mary had retired 10 straight Sooner batters. 

She continued her streak in the 6th by getting the first two batters out... but then Sydney Romero finally ended the Oklahoma drought and smacked a Haff offering over the fence to make the score 2-1 Arkansas (the Razorbacks had scored 2 in the 3rd inning).  Mary then went into the 7th with that one run lead... but she couldn't quite get the job done - when Flores blasted a game tying HR. Haff did keep the Sooners from scoring again to give her team a chance to win it in the bottom of the 7th. But the Arkansas batters were shut down in their last shot and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

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Oklahoma started Parker Conrad in game two. Conrad retired the Arkansas batters 1-2-3 in the 1st.  She gave a up a double in the 2nd... but left that runner stranded at second.  The Arky lead off hitter smacked a double off the wall to start the 3rd. The next batter got a bunt single which put runners on first & third. The next batter singled to RF to drive in the first run of the game - and they still had runners on the corners with nobody out. The 4th Arky batter of the inning managed to get an infield single - to score the second run of the inning. Runners on 1st & 2nd and still nobody out.

Oklahoma took out Conrad at this point - and brought in Shannon Saile.  The next Arky hitter reached on another infield single - to load the bases. That was the 5th consecutive hit by Arkansas to start the third inning.  Then Saile stepped up big time... and retired the next three hitters (with 2 Ks) to limit the damage to just a 2-0 Arky lead.

Saile sailed through the 4th and 5th innings... 6 up and 6 down.
After Romero's HR in the top of the 6th - Saile struck out all three Arky batters in the bottom of the 6th. 
Then after Flores homered in the 7th to tie the game...  Saile kept her scoreless streak intact in the bottom of the 7th to end the game in a 2-2 tie.

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This was the only competitive game the Sooners played this fall... 
and Shannon Saile was clearly the player of the game, imv. 
She appears to be the favorite as the new Sooner ace.

I'd say Lopez will start out as the #2... and Conrad may be #3.
Not sure, at this point, where Vestal and Mendes will be among the pitching staff... 
but they could possibly make good contributions to this staff.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HenryLouisAaron
This post will focus on the second game of yesterday's DH.

Through the first game against Arkansas - the Oklahoma team had out scored their opponents 103-8 in seven fall games.  That's an average score of 15-1.  The lowest number of runs they had scored in any of those first seven games was nine runs in a 5 inning game.

But Mary Haff proved to be a much tougher cookie than her teammates Autumn Storms and Lauren Graves had been in the first Arkansas game (in which the Sooner batters racked up 19 runs in a 7 inning game).

Haff pitched the entire second game. She had a little bit of trouble in the first two innings. Oklahoma had two runners on with one out in the first...  but Haff induced a ground out and a fly out to get out of that jam. The Sooners had runners on 1st & 3rd in the 2nd inning... but Haff came through again - and left them stranded.  Mary got the OU hitters out 1-2-3 with three fly outs in the 3rd.  She replicated that 1-2-3 in the 4th and then again in the 5th. At the end of the 5th, Mary had retired 10 straight Sooner batters. 

She continued her streak in the 6th by getting the first two batters out... but then Sydney Romero finally ended the Oklahoma drought and smacked a Haff offering over the fence to make the score 2-1 Arkansas (the Razorbacks had scored 2 in the 3rd inning).  Mary then went into the 7th with that one run lead... but she couldn't quite get the job done - when Flores blasted a game tying HR. Haff did keep the Sooners from scoring again to give her team a chance to win it in the bottom of the 7th. But the Arkansas batters were shut down in their last shot and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

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Oklahoma started Parker Conrad in game two. Conrad retired the Arkansas batters 1-2-3 in the 1st.  She gave a up a double in the 2nd... but left that runner stranded at second.  The Arky lead off hitter smacked a double off the wall to start the 3rd. The next batter got a bunt single which put runners on second & third. The next batter singled to RF to drive in the first run of the game - and they still had runners on the corners with nobody out. The 4th Arky batter of the inning managed to get an infield single - to score the second run of the inning. Runners on 1st & 2nd and still nobody out.

Oklahoma took out Conrad at this point - and brought in Shannon Saile.  The next Arky hitter reached on another infield single - to load the bases. That was the 5th consecutive hit by Arkansas to start the third inning.  Then Saile stepped up big time... and retired the next three hitters (with 2 Ks) to limit the damage to just a 2-0 Arky lead.

Saile sailed through the 4th and 5th innings... 6 up and 6 down.
After Romero's HR in the top of the 6th - Saile struck out all three Arky batters in the bottom of the 6th. 
Then after Flores homered in the 7th to tie the game...  Saile kept her scoreless streak intact in the bottom of the 7th to end the game in a 2-2 tie.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

This was the only competitive game the Sooners played this fall... 
and Shannon Saile was clearly the player of the game, imv. 
She appears to be the favorite as the new Sooner ace.

I'd say Lopez will start out as the #2... and Conrad may be #3.
Not sure, at this point, where Vestal and Mendes will be among the pitching staff... 
but they could possibly make good contributions to this staff.
I’m going to respectfully disagree with the order of the pitching staff I say saile is number one. I think Lopez and vestal Will battle it out for two and three and Conrad as 4 and mendes as 5
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<< Green at second? >> (MOJO)


Mojo -  From the batting stats I had listed in post #13 (re-posted below), the first number listed in each line is the player's position.
The 8 by Mendes' name  means she played position #8 (which is center field).
The 3 by Green's name  means she played position #3 (which is first base).
The (2 SB) listed after Green's name and the 6342 numbers - is stating that she had 2 Stolen Bases... 
to go along with her 6 at bats, 3 runs scored, 4 hits, and 2 RBI.

8 Mendes  5111  (2B)
7 Alo  3423  (HR, 3 walks)
3 Green  6342  (2 SB)
4 Clifton  4312  (2 walks, SB)
DP Aviu  2113  (HR)
9 Rogers  5124  (3B)
2 Elam  2000
5 Flores  4221  (2B, HBP, SB)
6 Lyons  1000  (walk)

1 = pitcher
2 = catcher
3 = 1B
4 = 2B
5 = 3B
6 = SS
7 = LF
8 = CF
9 = RF
HenryLouisAaron

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<< I haven't been able to watch any of the preseason, but it sounds to me like Saile is likely our most consistent star pitcher? It'll likely be Saile and Lopez as our "aces" this season? >> (nstinson)


I agree with that assessment at this point in time.
It will likely be Saile at #1 and Lopez at #2 when the season begins in February. 
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