Oklahoma Softball Kicks Off Fall Slate In Style

NORMAN — The Oklahoma Sooners softball team picked up right where they left off last June, opening their five-game fall slate in style.

The defending National Champions beat the North Central Texas College Lady Lions 24-0 at Marita Hynes Stadium on Wednesday night in a nine-inning contest.

Only losing major contributors

Nicole Mendes,

Shannon Saile and

Giselle Juarez off of last year’s championship team, established stars and new Sooners alike starred in front of a packed home crowd.

Returning USA Softball Player of the Year

Jocelyn Alo plated the first run for the Sooners in the bottom of the first, driving in

Tiare Jennings. But that wasn’t enough for the super senior, as she launched a two-run bomb over the batter’s eye in dead-center field in the bottom of the sixth inning, capping off her night in style. Alo finished 2-3 with three RBIs and a walk in a nice evening of work.

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Home runs from first baseman

Taylon Snow and left fielder

Mackenzie Donihoo fueled the offense in a six-run third inning, with Donihoo smashing a three-run bomb to carry her Women’s College World Series momentum into the fall slate.

In the pitching circle, rising sophomore

Nicole May looked steady as the OU ace.

Throwing three innings, May struck out six batters and retired eight straight Lady Lions after allowing a bloop single on the first at-bat of the game.

May was Oklahoma’s most consistent pitcher toward the home stretch of the regular season, and fired the Sooners into the Women’s College World Series form the circle, out-dueling standout Washington pitcher

Gabbie Plain in Super Regional.

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Already up 9-0,

Patty Gasso turned to her talented bench to feature Oklahoma’s talented new comers after the third inning.

North Texas transfer

Hope Trautwein took the rubber after May, striking out six batters of her own in three scoreless innings of work.

Then, Gasso turned to the No. 1-ranked player in the country out of high school, true freshman pitcher

Jordyn Bahl.

The Papillion, NE, native wasted no time showing why she was the most coveted recruit in the country, striking out all nine batters she faced to close out the contest.

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Bahl also stepped into the batter’s box three times, failing to reach base after three hard-hit balls couldn’t escape the infield.

Oregon transfer

Alyssa Brito and true freshmen

Sophia Nugent,

Hannah Coor and

Turiya Coleman also saw action over the course of the game.

Brito announced herself to the OU faithful with a towering solo-home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Sooners continue their fall schedule on Friday night against Oklahoma Baptist. First pitch for the contest from Marita Hynes Field is slated for 6 p.m.


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Source : https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/oklahoma-softball-kicks-off-fall-slate-in-style

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