WCWS roundtable: Is 2022 Oklahoma softball the best ever, plus way-too-early 2023 predictions

It took 137 NCAA tournament games, and for the second consecutive year, Oklahoma softball is Women’s College World Series champion. Led by home run queen Jocelyn Alo, who broke Lauren Chamberlain’s all-time mark in March and shattered it throughout the 2022 season, the Sooners set WCWS record after WCWS record, beating Texas 16-1 in Game … Read more

How Jocelyn Alo and Oklahoma softball cement themselves as the GOATs

OKLAHOMA CITY — Patty Gasso finally broke. For the first time in 364 days — when Oklahoma last won a national championship — the architect of college softball’s premiere program found herself at a loss for words. She survived the final out of the Women’s College Worlds Series win over Texas on Thursday night, marking … Read more

Oklahoma softball’s ‘avalanche’ of a lineup puts Sooners on brink of history

OKLAHOMA CITY – The door opened and a shell-shocked group of players and their head coach walked through the door underneath the site of the Women’s College World Series on Wednesday night. Texas pitcher Hailey Dolcini sat between teammates, leaned toward the microphone and struggled through tears to explain what happened. A warrior in the … Read more

UCLA blanks Florida to reach softball semifinals

OKLAHOMA CITY — UCLA pitcher Holly Azevedo said her teammates created an “iced moment” by dumping water on her after Sunday’s victory. She was pretty cool during the game, too. She threw a two-hit shutout and the fifth-seeded Bruins beat No. 14 Florida 8-0 in six innings Sunday to reach the Women’s College World Series … Read more

OU’s Alo the 1st in D-I with three 30-HR seasons

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Another game, another Jocelyn Alo home run record. The Oklahoma Sooners softball star, who already set the NCAA career home runs record with her 96th homer back in March, hit a shot to left field in her first at-bat in Saturday’s game against Texas to become the first player in Division … Read more

OU rips Northwestern in WCWS opener; UT next

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Defending national champion Oklahoma got off to a slow start against Northwestern on Thursday as it began its hopeful march toward another championship. Down 1-0 entering the bottom of the third, the Sooners’ bats got hot and didn’t let up, rolling to a 13-2 run-rule win in the fifth, scoring six … Read more

2022 WCWS roundtable: Who has the best chance at stopping Oklahoma softball?

The 2022 Women’s College World Series begins Thursday, and seven teams will have the opportunity to stop No. 1 seed Oklahoma from repeating. To say the Sooners have dominated would be an understatement. They have run-ruled their opponents in 38 of 56 games this season en route to a 54-2 record. They lead the country … Read more