The Oklahoma Sooners softball team is gearing up for the 2013 NCAA Division I Softball Championship which kicks off regional on Friday in Norman. The Sooners enter the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed, after winning the Big 12 this past weekend.
The Sooners only had four losses the entire season and finished with a 47-4 record and 15-2 in Big 12 play. They have held onto the No. 1 spot for the last nine weeks.
On Friday, the Norman regional will play host to Arkansas, Marist and Fordham. The only team out of the three the Sooners don’t have a playing history against is Marist. They are 2-0 against Fordham and 16-2 all-time against Arkansas.
The schedule for this weekend is as follows:
|Game 1||Friday||Fordham vs. Arkansas||5 p.m.|
|Game 2||Friday||Oklahoma vs. Marist||7:30 p.m.|
|Game 3||Saturday||Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2||1 p.m.|
|Game 4||Saturday||Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2||3:30 p.m.|
|Game 5||Saturday||Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3||6 p.m.|
|Game 6||Sunday||Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5||1 p.m.|
|Game 7||Sunday||Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (if necessary)||3:30 p.m.|
On Tuesday, the Big 12 handed out the postseason hardware and the Sooners had their hands full afterwards. Patty Gasso was named Coach of the Year, again. Keilani Ricketts took home Pitcher of the Year while Shelby Pendley was named Player of the Year.
Besides the big awards the Sooners also had five players on the All-Big 12 First Team, two players on the All-Big 12 Second Team and four on the All-Big 12 Defensive Team.
The regional will air all games on ESPN3.