Going undefeated isn’t something new for Patty Gasso and her Oklahoma softball team. The Sooners are coming off of back-to-back undefeated seasons in Big 12 Conference play, so it just makes sense that day would do the same in Fall Ball. However, doing so with a new cast of characters is something to take note of.
Gone are the days of Sydney Romero and Shay Knighten, now it’s time for Grace Green, Grace Lyons, and Jocelyn Alo to take the helm of the Oklahoma Softball Dynasty. If the fall experience is any indicator of what to expect in the spring then the Sooners are once again going to be heavy favorites to not only win the Big 12, but also to punch their ticket to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series.
Granted they didn’t play the strongest competition out there but Oklahoma’s dominance in the fall can’t be overlooked. The Sooners conclude the fall slate with an 8-0 record, outscoring opponents 114-6.
In the finale, against UTA, Alo launched three home runs, in a 4-for-6 performance from the plate, and was responsible for 5 RBI. On October 23rd Oklahoma blasted Crowder College buy final score of 16-0. In that game it was Riley Boone going 4-for-5 from the plate, with Grace Lyons also adding three hits.
Senior pitcher Shannon Saile also had a great fall. The Land O’Lakes, Florida native was 10-1 last season with a 1.42 ERA. With the off-season transfer of Mariah Lopez, Saile will most likely see even more time in the circle in 2020.
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