Facing elimination for the first time during the post season, Oklahoma freshman Jocelyn Alo decided to take matters in her own hands. After seeing the Sooners strand four runners in the first two innings, Alo stepped to the plate and blasted her 29th home run of the season over the fence in right field.
ALOHA JOCELYN ALO! 🤙
— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) June 2, 2018
Oklahoma’s second run of the game was a little more conventional. With one out in the top of the sixth inning, Caleigh Clifton was hit with a pitch. It was the 54th time in her career that she’s taken one for the team, which ties the program record.
Following a Kelsie Arnold strike out, Clifton stole second base to set up Lea Wodach for a clutch hit. With two outs, and facing a full count, Wodach singled through the right side to bring Clifton home putting the Sooners up 2-0.
“We were just trying to get another run. Having one run feels so uneasy,” Wodach said about her big moment.
The two runs were all Oklahoma needed due to a dominating performance from Paige Parker in the pitcher’s circle. Going the distance, Parker fanned seven batters and allowed just two hits while picking up her 30th win of the season.