Texas' #2, Tiarra Davis throws against Baylor in the third inning of action held at the University of Texas' Red and Charline McCombs Field in Austin, Texas, on Sunday May 11, 2014. Texas defeated Baylor 3-2. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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OU wins 5-3 to sweep Texas softball team

Posted April 16th, 2016

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UT’s Kelli Hanzel hit a three-run homer with one out in the top of the seventh inning, but a ground out and a strikeout ended the rally and Oklahoma defeated Texas 5-3 to complete the sweep of the Longhorns Saturday in Norman.

The Sooners (34-7) have swept their past two conference series and sit in first place in the Big 12 at 9-1. Texas (27-13) dropped to 2-6 in Big 12 play.

Oklahoma’s Kelsey Stevens allowed one hit through three innings and Paige Parker (20-3) threw three no-hit innings until the rally in the seventh.

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OU’s Caleigh Clifton hit a two-run single off Tiarra Davis in the third inning and the Sooners scored two more in the fourth on a double and a single. Kristen Clark replaced Davis in the fourth and gave up an RBI-single that put Oklahoma up 5-0.

Davis allowed five runs on eight hits with no strikeouts and walked three batters.

UT’s Holly Kern hit a single in the first and Texas didn’t notch another hit until Devoin Tunning led off the seventh with a bunt single. After a lineoutStephanie Ceo reached base on a bunt and Hanzel followed with a three-run homer off Parker.  Lindsey Stephens drew a walk after the homer, but was thrown out on a fielder’s choice. The rally ended with a strikeout by Kern.

 

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