OKLAHOMA CITY -- Traci Dickenson hit a three-run home run to
lead Oklahoma to a 6-to-3 victory over Texas Tech in the Big 12
championship game today.
On an oh-and-1 pitch from Ashly Jacobs (17-15), Dickenson
powered a curving fly ball that stayed inside the foul pole down
the left-field line to break a 1-1 second-inning tie.
The Sooners added two more runs in the third inning when pinch
runner Iver McDonald stole home. Jamie Fox then scored on Lindsey
Vandever's sacrifice fly to make it 6-1.
From there, it was up to Lauren Eckermann to lead the second-seeded Sooners to its third Big 12 title.
The eighth-seeded Lady Raiders (24-27) needed extra innings to
beat Oklahoma State and Number 1 seed Baylor in the first two
rounds. Texas Tech then scored three seventh-inning runs to beat
Texas A-and-M 4-to-3 in the semifinals earlier today.
Robyn Wike had an R-B-I double in the fourth to cut the deficit
to 6-2 but the Lady Raiders stranded two runners in scoring
The Lady Raiders got within 6-3 on Whitney Riley's R-B-I