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April 3, 2013

TULSA, Okla. - The 18th-ranked Tulsa softball team will play host to No. 1 Oklahoma at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Collins Family Softball Complex.

Tulsa added the game against the Sooners to replace its originally scheduled contest against Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday. Poor weather conditions forced the cancellation of part of Louisiana-Lafayette's road trip to Oklahoma, thus ULL opted out of the Tulsa game.

Live stats and live video will be available at www.TulsaHurricane.com, and the game will be broadcast on 88.7 FM HD3.

The Last Meeting
Oklahoma7
Tulsa1
May 19, 2012
Norman, Okla.
Tulsa Softball Falls to Sooners 7-1
The No. 25-ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricane held Oklahoma scoreless through the first five innings, but the 4th-ranked Sooners scored six runs on six hits in the top of the seventh inning for a 7-1 victory in the winners bracket game of the NCAA Norman Regional on Saturday afternoon.


Thursday's game between the Golden Hurricane (29-7-1), ranked No. 18/20, and the Sooners (30-2), ranked No. 1 in both polls, marks the first time a ranked Tulsa team has played host to another ranked team in program history.

Tulsa hits .291 (300-for-1031) with 177 RBI, 196 runs, 49 doubles, 11 triples and 23 home runs, and has a .427 slugging percentage and a .372 on-base percentage with 120 walks. The Hurricane has a 1.82 team ERA with 257 strikeouts, 115 walks, 182 hits, 87 runs and 65 earned runs allowed, and has a .202 opponent batting average.

Tulsa is led in hitting by junior third baseman Jill Barrett, who hits .417 (53-for-127) with 31 runs scored, 22 RBI, a .535 slugging percentage and a .457 OBP. Senior center fielder Caitlin Everett hits .358 (48-for-134) with 34 runs, a .396 slugging percentage and a .399 OBP. Senior Lacey Middlebrooks hits .337 (32-for-95) with 16 runs, 22 RBI, six home runs, 11 doubles, a .642 slugging percentage and a .466 OBP. Junior Haley Henshaw hits .330 (35-for-106) with 28 RBI, two home runs, 13 runs, a .443 slugging percentage and a .372 on-base percentage. Senior shortstop Samantha Cobb hits .317 (38-for-120) with 35 RBI, 27 runs, six homers, four triples, four doubles, a .567 slugging percentage and a .399 on-base percentage.

 

 

In the circle, junior Aimee Creger is 15-2 with a 0.86 ERA in 106.1 innings, and has allowed 66 hits, 17 runs and 13 earned runs, with 160 strikeouts and 39 walks Middlebrooks is 12-2 with a 1.42 ERA in 103.2 innings, and has allowed 65 hits, 32 runs and 21 earned runs, with 75 strikeouts and 59 walks.

Oklahoma hits .326 (255-for-783) with 225 RBI, 237 runs, 52 doubles, 51 home runs, a .587 slugging percentage, and a .464 on-base percentage. Sooner pitchers have a 0.84 ERA, allowing 99 hits, 29 runs, 24 earned runs, 36 walks and a .141 opponent batting average, and has 323 strikeouts in 201.0 innings.

Tulsa and Oklahoma have played 36 times. Oklahoma leads the series, 36-10. TU and OU will meet for the first time since the 2012 NCAA Norman Regional. The Sooners won that game, 7-1. Tulsa won the last regular season meeting against OU, 1-0, in 2011 in Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane has won four of the last five meetings in Tulsa.

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