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May 19, 2014

Sooners two wins away from WCWS after slugging past Texas A&M

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Chamberlain later added her second home run in two days after missing Friday’s contest with a partially-torn PCL. The junior is playing with a heavy brace but said her knee felt good in Sunday’s win.

While the top of the lineup provided the power, the bottom provided the baserunners. It’s a familiar formula for the Sooners, who used the same approach in last year’s national championship run. On Sunday, the 7-9 batters — Callie Parsons, Erin Miller and Javen Henson — went a combined 5-for-9 and scored five runs.

“If you look down the entire lineup, everybody contributed today,” coach Patty Gasso said. “What more can you ask for? They won’t stop. This started by mid or late March; they really started to figure out who they were and they’ve been on an absolute tear.”

With OU’s 30th win in 32 games, the Sooners are into their fifth straight super regional, and the only thing standing between them and their fourth consecutive trip to the Women’s College World Series is Tennessee, which began the season ranked No. 1 but fell to the 10th seed in the tournament.

“Tennessee is always going to be a name that is going to live in our history,” Gasso said. “They have expectations that they should; they return their pitcher and SEC Player of the Year in [Madison] Shipman. They’re a strong team, well-coached and have the experience that we have. It’s going to be a great super regional.”

Corbin Hosler

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