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May 4, 2014

Sooners keep rolling with win over Red Raiders

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And she wasn’t the only one to provide the power for OU. Georgia Casey put OU on the board in the second with a solo shot and Williams provided the exclamation point with a two-run blast to center field to give the Sooners a four-run lead in the third.

“After my first at-bat I missed one that I thought was my pitch to hit,” said Williams, who finished with three RBIs on the day. “I told myself I was going to take my hacks earlier in the count and be aggressive.”

It worked, and Williams’ home run was more than enough for Stevens, who allowed just three hits while matching her strikeout total from Friday. In two games against the Red Raiders, the sophomore has given up five hits while walking three and striking out 22 batters.

“She’s playing with extreme confidence,” Gasso said. “She’s really coming into her own and she’s kind of been leading the way. She’s telling us she wants the ball even after throwing more than 100 pitches yesterday and that’s something this team appreciates. They want to score runs for her.”

With the win, OU moves one step closer to securing its third-straight Big 12 title. The Sooners have a two-game lead over Baylor with three conference games to play, and because OU owns the tiebreaker it can secure the championship with a win over Texas Tech at noon today.

Corbin Hosler

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