Friday, March 23, 2007

Yesterday, Oklahoma's surging Sooners came into Lubbock and swept a rain-delayed doubleheader from Texas Tech, 7-0 and 7-3.

According to the OU webpage's summary of Game 1, Sooner pitching ace Lauren Eckermann "recorded her 20th win of the season. The junior added to her perfect record with a season-high 12 strikeouts and only gave up five hits while recording her seventh shut out of the season."

Oklahoma next faces Texas in Austin in Saturday and Sunday contests.

A little further down the road, the nation will get to see a match-up of the top two teams in the Big 12, as ESPN2 will televise the visit of Texas A&M to Oklahoma on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. Central.

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Today in Louisville, Kentucky, the Women 4 Women tournament got underway. Michigan and Northwestern are both in this tournament, and it seems a bit odd to have two teams from the same conference in such a small (five-team) event. The Wolverines and Wildcats will face each other Saturday morning in Louisville, then just six days later, they start a two-game series to open Big 10 play, with UM travelling to Evanston for games on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.

In today's opening action in Louisville, Michigan beat Cal, but Northwestern fell to the host Cardinals.