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OU softball: 'Right call' to cancel Big 12 Tournament

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The cancellation of last weekend's Big 12 Softball Tournament was the "right call," Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso said Tuesday. 

"Quite honestly the field that we were playing on was not ideal for conditions," Gasso said. "And then when it rained, there's zero drainage in the outfield. I think we all recognized we have bigger things going on in front of us. If someone from any team would've gotten hurt on that field, I think none of us would forgive ourselves. Kind of an uneventful finish obviously, but it was the right call." 

The tournament was being played on an auxiliary field at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex as construction continues on the main stadium. 

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were likely to meet in the championship game Saturday afternoon, but the conference canceled play Saturday morning due to poor field conditions. 

No. 1 seed OU and No. 13 seed OSU will begin NCAA Tournament regional play this weekend in Norman and Stillwater. 

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OU coach Patty Gasso questions umpire Naomi Erdahl about a call that Washington right fielder Trysten Melhart made a catch on a Shay Knighten line drive to end the sixth inning during the second game of the Women's College World Series between the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Washington Huskies at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Washington won 2-0. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

OU coach Patty Gasso questions umpire Naomi Erdahl about a call that Washington right fielder Trysten Melhart made a catch on a Shay Knighten line drive to end the sixth inning during the second game of the Women's College World Series between the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Washington Huskies at...

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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