The No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners softball team continues their winning ways with a big win on Thursday over No. 19 Arizona at the Mary Nutter Classic. Not only did they shut the Wildcats out, Jessica Shults set a school career home run record.
It was due to Shults’ solo homer during the bottom of the 5th inning that boosted the Sooners from a 1-0 lead, and gave them the momentum to take over by five runs.
Shults’ home run was her third of the season so far and 57th of her career. She set a Big 12 school record for career home runs, breaking a previous tie with Texas’ Megan Gibson and former Sooner Amber Flores.
Keilani Ricketts also helped push the Sooners by hitting a solo home run right after Shults. It was Ricketts’ third home run on the season as well. It was also the second time in 2013 that these two have hit back-to-back homers in a game.
Jessica Vest hit her first career homer with Shelby Pendley on first to make it 5-0; all in the 5th inning.
With the win, they improved to 12-0 on the season. The Sooners have a double header on Friday, facing UC Santa Barbara first then taking on Nebraska.