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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Update (4/22/2017)

Oklahoma (9-0 in Big 12 play) and Baylor (8-1) are scoreless, going to extra innings in Norman... Still no score as Baylor bats in the top of the ninth... The Bears put one across, so OU will have to score in the bottom of the ninth to stay alive (or win)... Sooners with the tying run on second with one out after a sacrifice bunt... Nicole Mendes doubles to the base of the center-field wall to tie the game, 1-1... However, Mendes can't get back to second base on fly out and is doubled up, ending inning. On to the 10th... Baylor scores again in top of 10th, making it 2-1. OU now batting with a runner on first and one out... Walk puts runners on first and second... Fly-out leaves Oklahoma down to final out... Fale Aviu doubles just inside left-field line to the wall, driving home both runners and giving OU a stunning 3-2 win! The Sooners and Bears will conclude their series with a Sunday double-header.

Oklahoma State (also 8-1) faces Texas Tech in a single game today and twin-bill tomorrow... OSU has taken Saturday's opener on a walk-off single.

Game 2 of the Oregon-Arizona Pac 12 clash is now getting underway... Gwen Svekis belts a three-run homer off Taylor McQuillin in the top of the first to give Oregon a 3-0 lead... Arizona tallies one run in the bottom of the first, cutting the deficit to 3-1... Two walks and a single load the bases for the Wildcats with none out in the bottom of the second; Miranda Elish (rhymes with "relish") replaces Maggie Balint in the circle for the Ducks... Single scores two to tie game 3-3, with Arizona runners advancing to second and third on misplaying of ball by left fielder... Shortstop tries to get runner from third at home on chopper, not in time: 4-3 Cats... Runners on first and second for U of A, still none out... Walk loads bases for slugger Katiyana Mauga... Arizona lead up to 6-3, still batting with bases loaded and two outs. Ground-out ends inning... All things considered, Ducks lucky to be down by only three... Svekis's second homer, this time with one on, brings UO to within 6-5... Mauga hits solo homer in bottom of the fourth, to give her sole possession of the Arizona record for career home runs (88) and increase her team's lead to 7-5... Mauga is now only seven blasts behind NCAA career record-holder Lauren Chamberlain of Oklahoma (active 2012-2015)... Arizona 10, Oregon 7 is your final for today.