Oklahoma Softball Runs Past UMKC, 17-1

NORMAN, Okla. – The 12th-ranked University of Oklahoma softball team cranked out 14 hits on Monday afternoon to run past the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 17-1. The Sooners (21-3) had all 13 batters reach base during the contest as the Kangaroos (6-16) were plagued by six errors.

Sophomore Karolyne Long entered the game with four extra base hits on the year and made the most of her chances Monday. Long tied an Oklahoma single game record with two home runs – both three-run shots to drive in six of Oklahoma’s 17 runs. Senior Amber Flores was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with four runs driven in.

Junior Chana’e Jones had a 2-for-3 day, bringing in two runs and sophomore Katie Norris went 2-for-2 with three runs batted in. Oklahoma batted through the lineup in each of the first two innings, plating four runs in the first and nine in the second.

Oklahoma starter Kirsten Allen moved to 5-0 on the year, pitching 3.0 innings and allowed just three hits and struck out one. Reliever Michelle Gascoigne allowed the one unearned run on two hits in 2.0 innings. Gascoigne struck out two batters.

The Sooners travel to southern California Tuesday for a Wednesday doubleheader with Cal State Northridge beginning at 3 p.m. CT. OU participates in the Judi Garman Classic Thursday through Saturday at Cal State Fullerton. Live stats for all games are available at SoonerSports.com.

Updated 03-17-2010

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