There’s always a little more to it, but a great pitcher can go win you a World Series just like a great netminder can win you a Stanley Cup, and the Sooners have that pitcher in Ricketts (and may have that pitcher in Gascoigne, too).
Only, like Sunday, she doesn’t have to be dominant for OU to be dominant. And even on the day Ricketts is mortal and Chamberlain and Pendley are, too, there’s still another wave in crimson and cream capable of doing the job.
“You see a team that’s talented,” Gasso said, “but from our point of view, we want you to see a team that’s well prepared.”
That, too, one through nine, in the field, off the bench and in the circle, too.
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