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Feb. 26, 2007

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– Sam Marder’s five home runs already this season give her third place on the Ohio State freshman home runs list. She tied and then passed current Buckeyes Jamee Juarez (4 HR in 2004) and Liz Caputo (4 HR in 2005). Kristine Himes owns the frosh homer record with 10 in 2000 and Courtney Pruner is No. 2 with seven homers in 2006.

– Marder is the second freshman this decade to homer twice in a game, joining Pruner (at Miami, Ohio, in 2006), Caputo (vs. Long Island in Palm Springs in 2005) and Himes (vs. UNC-Greensboro in 2000).

– With the conclusion of the Palm Springs Classic Sunday, Ohio State ends a tough early portion of its schedule in which the Buckeyes faced six ranked teams, and two additional teams receiving votes, in their first 10 games.

– Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso won her 600th career game Sunday. Ohio State head coach Linda Kalafatis owns 612 wins.

– With the win, Oklahoma remains one of three undefeated teams in Div. I college softball, along with No. 1 Tennessee and No. 5 Alabama.

– Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Ohio State 6-0.

– Oklahoma has eight starters back from its 2006 team that went 40-21-1 and went to the NCAA tournament. The Sooners were picked fourth in the 2007 Big 12 preseason coaches’ poll.

– Oklahoma’s two-time All-American utility player Norrelle Dickson is on the watch list for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. A senior on the watch list for the third time in her career, she entered the game vs. Ohio State hitting .636 in Palm Springs and .500 overall this season.

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