Winning a National Championship just got a lot harder for the Cowgirls.
On Friday night the Cowgirls faced their rivals to south and for the 24th time in row, were not able to get a win.
Sooner’s pitcher G Juarez pitched herself a game with 6 innings where she struck out 11 Cowgirls and only give up four hits. Not only that, but she kept Oklahoma Stat star Samantha Show silent.
All but two batters in the Sooner line-up were able to end their game with hits. Jocelyn Alo was able to hit three RBIs as well as score a run.
Those hits were distributed among four different Cowgirls. Rylee Bayless, Michaela Richbourg, Chyenne Factor, and Chelsea Alexander would all end up on base for the Cowgirls. Rylee Bayless would be the only Cowgirl to make it to home plate on a RBI single from Michaela Richbourg.
The Cowgirls struggled defensively as well with starting pitcher Samantha Show giving up three runs in the top of the first innings.
It would only get worse from there.
First...the lights went out in the stadium when the generator powering part of the lights was run over.
Per ESPN, somebody drove over a generator for the bank of lights at the #WCWS in the #Bedlam game. #OkState and #Sooners now waiting for it to get fixed. pic.twitter.com/47z98VbYV9— Jason Elmquist (@jelmquistSW) June 1, 2019
After about a 20 minute delay the lights never fully came back in for the Cowgirls.
This would happen right after they got their lights fixed.
M5 | What a play, @Sydneyp_21! The sophomore snags a liner, steps on the bag at third and fires to first to get the inning-ending double play.— Cowgirl Softball (@CowgirlSB) June 1, 2019
Time to flip the switch. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #okstate pic.twitter.com/oVyjyeWMVp
But, the Sooners would score three more runs in the top of the sixth when Logan Simunek came in to relieve Show and walked in three Sooner batters. After that Samantha Clakely would come in to pitch a 1-2-3 top of seventh. It was too much for the Cowgirls were not able to score any runs in the bottom of the seventh.
The Cowgirls will play at 6 p.m. Saturday against the Minnesota-Washington winner in an elimination game. The Gophers and Huskies play at 11 a.m.