Sooners Open HOF Classic with pair of running rules
OKLAHOMA CITY – No. 1 Oklahoma (22-0) won two on day one of the Hall of Fame Classic in Oklahoma City, beating Sam Houston 10-1 and Indiana 15-1 in run-rule mode.
OU hit a combined four homers in the day, led by second Alyssa Brito two-home run game against Sam Houston (9-17). It was Brito’s first career game with two outbursts. Alo and Elam raced in Game 2 to help the 15-point outburst against the Hoosiers (13-6).
In the circle, senior redshirt Hope Trautwein and freshman Jordy Bahl continued to impress. Trautwein struck out 12 in the opener before Bahl K’ed 10 in the last drink.
In Game 1, in addition to the performances of Brito and Trautwein, eight Sooners recorded a hit including six with at least one run. Brito went 2-for-3 with four RBIs as a junior Rylie Boon went 1 for 2 with a pair of RBIs.
OU had six runs in the second inning on six hits, including a pair of senior triples Grace Lyon and second Tiara Jennings. Lyons extended his career-best hitting streak to 18 games while Jennings’ RBI triple was the first triple of his career.
Brito went yard in back-to-back at-bats in the second and third innings, before a pair of junior’s RBI sack-fly Kinzie Hansen and freshman Sophie Nugent brought OU’s final tally to 10 points.
The Bearkats scored their only point in the top of the fifth on a goal-laden walk.
Trautwein whipped up 12 for his second straight game with double-digit strikeouts while giving up one hit, no runs and two walks. Junior McAdoo dropped out of SHSU’s only race on the base-laden march.
The Sooners turned around to face Indiana and tied their season run total with 15 against the Hoosiers on homers from Alo and Elam and seven hits from the offense.
Oklahoma scored six runs in the first inning and seven more in the fourth after adding a pair in the third.
Alo hit his 97th career shot on a two-point shot down the center of the first, while a goal-laden walk to the sophomore Jayda Colemanan RBI single from Brito and the Defender’s Choice for Taylor Snow plated four more OR tracks into the frame.
After Elam’s two-run outburst in third, his fourth of the season, OU had seven runs on three hits and an error in fourth with RBIs from Elam, Jennings, Snow, senior green grace and junior Mackenzie Donihoo.
Indiana scored its only run of the game on a solo shot in the fifth to make the Finals 15-1, OU. It was just the fourth home run dropped by Sooner’s pitchers in 2022.
Bahl struck out 10 in five innings, allowing one run on three hits and no walks.
Six Sooners recorded a hit against IU and eight had at least one run, led by Elam’s three RBIs. Six Sooners recorded more than two RBIs.
The top-ranked Sooners will face two more at OKC on Saturday, taking on San Diego at 1:30 p.m. CT and Houston at 6:30 p.m.
All of OU’s remaining weekend games can be viewed via subscription at EarlierSports.tv with Chris Plank calling the action and Destinee Martinez handling color commentary. Games can be streamed on 107.7 The Franchise in Oklahoma and nationwide on the TuneIn app.