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Refreshed after the weekend off, No. 1 Oklahoma hits the road

Refreshed after the weekend off, No. 1 Oklahoma hits the road

Patty Gasso’s No. 1-ranked Oklahoma Sooners (39-1) hit the road on Tuesday for their final non-confernece game of the regular season.

Getting the weekend off after a busy stretch, OU should be well rested to head north to face the Wichita State Shockers (37-10-1) in a one-off before the season finale against Oklahoma State.

Senior pitcher Shannon Saile told the media last week that the weekend off was well received by the entire team.

“It really does help with our bodies because I know a lot of people were feeling it,” she said.

The Sooners have been on a warpath since dropping their lone game of the season on the front end of their double header at Georgia, as OU has outscored their opponents 70-3 over the ensuing six games.

After the loss, sophomore Kinzie Hansen said she could feel the attitude of the team shift.

“I could just feel a different type of energy like, we’re not going to feel this way again,” she said. “Truthfully it felt like we’re not invincible. We were just coming out and attacking teams right out of the gate.

“After the [loss to Georgia] it was like we can be so much better. It wasn’t a rude awakening, it was just kind of an eye opener that we’ve got so much more work to do to reach the end goal.”


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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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