OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Keilani Ricketts threw a no-hitter and had 12 strikeouts in Oklahoma’s 7-1 victory over Michigan on Thursday in the Women’s College World Series.
Ricketts, the Collegiate Softball Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, improved to 32-1.
Oklahoma (53-4) will face Texas on Friday night. Texas beat Arizona State 6-3. Michigan (50-12) will play Arizona State on Saturday in an elimination game.
Top-ranked Oklahoma, the NCAA runner-up last season, scored four runs in the third, and Lauren Chamberlain hit her 28th home run of the season in the fourth.
Michigan opened the scoring in the third after Sierra Lawrence reached on an error.
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