All 3 Big 12 Teams Victorious In 1st Round Of NCAA Softball Tourney

It was three up and three down, all victories, for the three Big 12 teams competing in this years NCAA Softball Championships. Top-ranked Oklahoma and No. 4 national seed Texas are regional host sites and the Baylor Lady Bears are participating in the College Station Regional at Texas A&M. All three won their opening round games in the double-elimination regional round.

Oklahoma, the overall No. 1 seed in the tournament, scored eight runs in the first inning and cruised to a 17-0 victory over Marist. Sophomore first-baseman Lauren Chamberlain scored two runs, giving her 71 for the season and tying the OU and big 12 single-season record for runs scored.

Texas shut out Army 5-0 in the second game of the Austin Regional. A three-run home run by junior Mandy Ogle was all the Lady Longhorns needed to get by the Black Knights of the Hudson.

Eighteen-ranked Baylor also posted a shutout win, downing Arizona 7-0 in the opening round in the College Station Regional. Baylor’s Whitney Canion struck out seven Arizona hitters and pitched her fifth complete game of the season.

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