OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a year later than they wanted, but the Oklahoma Sooners are now the champions of college softball.
After falling in 2012 at this stage, Oklahoma finished off one of the best seasons in NCAA history with a 4-0 victory over Tennessee.
Sooners pitcher Michelle Gascoigne struck out 12 in a complete game shutout and National Player of the Year Keilani Ricketts drove in all four runs in the victory with a home run and an RBI grounder.
Oklahoma finished the season 57-4.
Kevin Kugler and Leah Amico called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Lauren Chamberlain’s single gets OU going in the 3rd)
(Keilani Ricketts homers and it’s 3-0 Sooners)
(Michelle Gascoigne sets down another Lady Vol in the 4th)
(Gascoigne notches her 9th strikeout in the 5th)
(Lauren Chamberlain triples to lead off the 7th)
(Ricketts grounds out and Chamberlain scores to make it 4-0)
(Gascoigne gets her 11th strikeout to start the bottom of the 7th)
(Gascoigne’s 12th strikeout wins the championship for OU)
(Postgame interview with Oklahoma’s Keilani Ricketts)
(Postgame interview with Oklahoma’s Michelle Gascoigne)
(Postgame interview with OU head coach Patty Gasso)
(Postgame recap from Kevin Kugler and Leah Amico)