March 12, 2004
NORMAN, Okla. - The sixth-ranked Oklahoma softball team withheld the New Mexico (16-10) charge as Sooners downed the Lobos 4-3 in extra innings today in game one of the Oklahoma Worth Invitational.
Oklahoma didn't need long to get on the board, scoring one run in the first as Christina Enea singled to score Norrelle Dickson.
Senior catcher Kim Korsak got the Lobos back in the game with her solo home run in the second to even things at one apiece. Oklahoma struck back in the bottom of the second to take the 2-1 lead as Stacia Aleman doubled to score Mariee Mena. The Sooners increased their lead to 3-1 as Aleman singled to right field to score Kristin Vesely.
New Mexico wouldn't quit, rallying in the seventh. With one out, freshman Robyn Hutson pinch hit for sophomore Jamar Bynum. Hutson tripled to center field allowing seniors Sabrina Sandberg and Ora Hensley to score and push the game to extra innings.
In the bottom of the eighth, Mena singled with the bases loaded, scoring Scaglione.
Hensley led the Lobo offense going 2-3 with one run scored. For the Sooners, Aleman was 2-3 with two RBI, while Enea and Mena were 2-4. On the mound, junior Ashley Perkins suffered her first loss as a Lobo, falling to 8-1. Perkins pitched the complete game, giving up nine hits, three earned runs, four walks and struck out three. Earning the win, Nicole Denes tossed a complete game for six hits, two earned runs and struck out nine.