Paige Parker throws no-hitter during tornado watch to clinch Oklahoma softball's seventh straight Big 12 title
Not even a tornado watch could stop Oklahoma's Paige Parker from mowing down Oklahoma State hitters in Wednesday evening's softball version of Bedlam. No, seriously.
Battling weather delays because of a tornado warning in Norman, Parker wasn't phased at all en route to no-hitting the Cowboys in an 8-0 win for the Sooners. With the victory, Oklahoma is two wins away from becoming only the second team in Big 12 history to go undefeated in conference play (Nebraska 1998).
Parker (23-2) struck out five hitters in five innings of work while surrendering just one walk. It was her sixth career complete-game no-hitter.
The Sooners will face Oklahoma State two more times to close out the regular season, with Friday's contest being played in Stillwater and Saturday's finale back home in Norman.
Winners of the 2016 and 2017 national championships, Oklahoma is trying to become the first team to three-peat since UCLA accomplished the impressive feat from 1988-90.