Softball: Oklahoma’s Ricketts mows down Bears

Pitcher Keilani Ricketts struck out 16 batters and fourth-seeded Oklahoma dominated No. 1 Cal 3-0 in their second-round matchup in the College World Series.

The Bears (57-6) play Saturday at 6:30 p.m. PDT against the winner of Saturday’s earlier game between Tennessee (52-13) and Oregon (44-17).

Ricketts, who attended high school at Archbishop Mitty in San Jose, certainly demonstrated she was worthy of the national player of the year award she picked up earlier this week. She pitched a 2-hitter against one of the nation’s top offensive teams and struck out the side in the first, third and fourth innings.

Ricketts has an ERA of 0.16 in NCAA tournament play.

Cal was shut out for just the third time all season.

Jolene Henderson (37-3) allowed five hits, walked four and struck out six.

Oklahoma (52-8) got an RBI double from Lauren Chamberlain in the third inning and a solo homer from Georgia Casey in the sixth.


Jeff Faraudo

  • 707 Bear

    In the name of all that is positive and righteous: move the mound back.

    Some of the top pitches have over 20 career no hitters and multiple perfect games.

    Go Bears!

  • gobears49

    Rickett’s pitching totally dominated the Bears. I only watched part of the game, but I would have loved to have heard how fast she pitches the ball compared to Cal’s Henderson. Looked to me likes she throws a much faster ball.

    Hopefully, the Bears will win tomorrow and get another shot at Oklahoma, but they will have to be at the top of their game to win two in a row from them.

  • rollonubears

    It’s kind of pathetic to see them do that “bail out and just try to make contact so you can eke out a single.” Good pitchers just paint the outside corner, and our lefties look ridiculous. I’d prefer they stay in and make solid contact.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    When will this beat writer do a story on the ex Bear playing in the NFL who got busted for his part in the bounty controversy. I know he is denying it but now the list has been published and there is undeniable proof he was part of it. Liar.

  • marc

    Hey MoreNC, pull your pants up, take your beastiality dvd out and burn it. Quit living in your mom’s basement and get a job and a life. Good Riddance.

  • Will

    MoreNCS_are_ignored and sanctioned! troll post blocked

    Marc, Moren doesn’t have a mom.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A documentary filmmaker says in a long website post that Drew Brees, Scott Fujita and the NFL Players Association knew about his recording of a vicious motivational speech by ex-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams before it was released.

    Sean Pamphlion says the players sought to influence when the recording was made public.

    Pamphilon was working on a film with ALS-afflicted former Saint Steve Gleason when he recorded Williams the night before a Saints playoff game at San Francisco last January. The coach could be heard urging players to target an opponent with a history of concussions.

    Gleason has said he opposed releasing the speech because he did not want to violate the trust of the Saints. Pamphilon has taken heavy public criticism for acting against Gleason’s wishes.

    Pamphilon released the audio during the NFL’s investigation of the bounty system Williams ran in New Orleans.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Pamphilon also expressed disappointment in Fujita. He said the linebacker, who encouraged him to release the tapes and advised him throughout the process, stopped communicating with him in the aftermath of the audio going public.

    Fujita spoke to reporters in Cleveland recently and denied a bounty program existed and said there was no evidence. Fujita said the tape wasn’t evidence of anything except a coach saying some inappropriate things.

    “In no way is this intended to be a cheap shot, but there is no chance [in] hell I would allow [Fujita] to teach either of my sons, an ethics class,” Pamphilon wrote.

  • Will

    MoreNCS_are_ignored and sanctioned! troll post blocked

    What’s that, Moren? Are you denying that your mother abandoned you?

  • GOGO Bears

    Hey Moron — how much disappointment did your daddy express when you gave up law school. How much disapointment do your parents feel going out on New Year’s Eve with their friends while you stay home at your computer and post hate comments about Cal because you have no friends and spend NYE, and Valentine’s Day and Halloween night all alone. How much disappointment do they express over the fact that they will never have grandchildren from you?

    The only person of importance in your life is your love/hate relationship with Boyson. Go ahead, now — post your usual outdated already proven false accusations.

    Pity the troll folks, it’s all he has.

  • BlueNGold

    Moron, when you concede that OJ Simpson represents the entire sleazy cheaters football program, then you can attack Scott Fujita as representing Cal’s program. Until then, your comments are just more trash talk and sour grapes.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #11 – Robert Rozier and Marriet Ford

    #10 – How could something be proven false when Boyson admitted to making racist, hateful statements. He apologized for something he didn’t do?

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    This Boyson character should make an appointment to meet Pastor Rick. His soul must be tortured. Duplicity will do that to a person.

  • BlueNGold

    How is that search for a life going, moron?