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Arizona vs. Oklahoma | 2019 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
Feb 23, 2019
Fourth-ranked Oklahoma narrowly defeated No. 14 Arizona in a pitchers' duel for the ages between OU's Giselle Juarez and UA's Taylor McQuillin.
Both pitchers were dominant through five innings. They combined to allow just three baserunners in that span, two Oklahoma hits and one Arizona walk.
But in the sixth, after McQuillin had retired 11 straight batters, Lynnsie Elam led off the inning with a walk for the Sooners. Following a sacrifice bunt, Sydney Romero hit a two-run homer to put the Sooners up 2-0.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Wildcats went to the plate in search of two runs to extend the game, and their first hit against Juarez. With one out, Jessie Harper hit a sun-aided double to right field to break up the no-no. One batter later, Dejah Mulipola cut the lead in half with a single up the middle, but she was thrown out in a run-down trying to get back to first base. Arizona would get the tying run on base once again, though, when Malia Martinez singled to right with two out. But Juarez recorded a strikeout to end the game.