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OSU softball: Seven home runs power Cowgirls into Big 12 title game

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Oklahoma State’s Raquel Dominguez, a part-time starting catcher, hadn’t hit a home run all season when she sent a fly ball sailing over the left field fence with one out in the second inning Friday evening.

What better way to follow up her first home run of her OSU career than with her second — in the same inning.

The Cowgirls hit five home runs in the inning and seven in the game to defeat fifth-seeded Iowa State 17-2 in pool play of the Big 12 tournament at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex.

The win, which followed a 6-2 victory over Texas earlier in the day, earned OSU a spot in Saturday’s title game at 4 p.m.

Rylee Bayless, Samantha Show, Michaela Richbourg, Sydney Springfield and Kiley Naomi each hit home runs as OSU set school records for home runs in an inning and in a game.

Dominguez finished with four runs batted in, matching her season total prior to Friday.

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OSU's Michaela Richbourg (32) singles in the sixth inning during a game between Oklahoma State and Texas in the Big 12 softball tournament at  in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 10, 2019. OSU beat UT 6-2. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

OSU's Michaela Richbourg (32) singles in the sixth inning during a game between Oklahoma State and Texas in the Big 12 softball tournament at in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 10, 2019. OSU beat UT 6-2. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2f0440bfbd92f78586b888c9231d13d3.jpg" alt="Photo - OSU's Michaela Richbourg (32) singles in the sixth inning during a game between Oklahoma State and Texas in the Big 12 softball tournament at in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 10, 2019. OSU beat UT 6-2. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="OSU's Michaela Richbourg (32) singles in the sixth inning during a game between Oklahoma State and Texas in the Big 12 softball tournament at in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 10, 2019. OSU beat UT 6-2. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>OSU's Michaela Richbourg (32) singles in the sixth inning during a game between Oklahoma State and Texas in the Big 12 softball tournament at in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 10, 2019. OSU beat UT 6-2. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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