Oklahoma Football: Big 12 softball in OKC, a Bedlam triumph, and more!
Happy Monday, friends and fans!
Inside the American Softball Hall of Fame compound at OKC, the seeded Oklahoma Sooners will compete for a Big 12 Softball Tournament championship starting Friday, May 14.
Once again, OU will enter the conference tournament as the league’s No.1 seed. The first of Patty Gasso’s group in Pool A will be the four seeds Baylor Bear at 2 p.m. CST, followed by a game against the seeded six Texas Tech Red Raiders at 7:30 p.m. Check here for a full overview of this year’s support.
With a weather cancellation in 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic cutting off the 2020 season, an official winner of the annual Big 12 softball tournament has not been named since 2018. OU has won three consecutive league titles through this format, and is seeking to claim the program’s seventh title before the NCAA regional game begins later this month.
Now let’s move on to the Monday edition of Hot Links! OR Softball owns Bedlam and the Big 12, the safety game intensifies in Oklahoma, Gronk is giving back and more!
- This weekend, after losing the opener at Stillwater, the Oklahoma No.1 rallied to win Bedlam’s next two thrilling games against the No.9. Oklahoma State Cowgirls not only to win the series, but also to win the ninth consecutive Big 12 title in the regular season. The Sooners now wear a 42-2 2021 playoff record. Congratulations, ladies! Boomer!
- Oklahoma Baseball also had a great weekend on the Diamond, winning two of three games at Morgantown for claim a series victory above West Virginia mountaineers. Next, the Sooners will meet OSU in Tulsa on Tuesday, May 11.
- Since entering the scene in 2019, junior CB Jaden Davis has been a relatively stable presence in OU’s high school, but he’s confident that this year’s version of himself will be the best yet. This is great news for cornerback coach Roy Manning, who appreciates the most depth he has had in this role since joining the staff, writes John Hoover of SI Sooners.
- Hoover also wrote about senior safety Pat Fields and how his absence from the spring ball opened a door for multiple players to gain ground in the battle for high school rehearsals.
- Many Kansas City Chiefs the players would be openly recruit free agent WR Dede Westbrook to join them at KC, including former Sooners TE Blake Bell, LS James Winchester, OT Orlando Brown Jr. and center Creed Humphrey.
- At 6’4, 229 pounds, Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf recently clocked a time of 10.37 over 100 meters in an Olympic qualifying competition. It wasn’t fast enough to move forward, but considering its size and lack of focused training, it’s an impressive feat to say the least.
– Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) May 9, 2021
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