Oklahoma produced an impressive 5-0 weekend record to start the 2022 college softball season. Among the victims left in the wake of OU’s trip to California were the S.E.C.’s Mississippi State Bulldogs and the nation’s #3 team, UCLA. Outscoring its five opponents by a combined score of 41-1 the Sooners served notice that they’ll be a force once again on the national scene. On Tuesday confirmation was given that the noticed had been receiver with two Oklahoma players picking up a total of three awards.
Freshman hurler Jordyn Bahl was named the Wilson/NFCA DI National Pitcher of the Week as well as the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for her performances over the weekend. In three game appearances she racked up 24 strikeouts in a total of 12.2 innings pitched, including a 14 K, complete-game performance against UCLA on Saturday. Bahl collected two wins and one save in OU’s five games, surrendering just five hits and three walks while giving up no earned runs.
Sophomore Tiare Jennings completed Oklahoma’s sweep of the initial Big 12 weekly awards of the season when she was named the Player of the Week by the conference on Tuesday. Jennings hit four home runs over OU’s five games, batting .357 with 7 RBIs and 9 runs scored. She also drew 5 walks and stole two bases on two attempts. This marks the fifth time Jennings has received a weekly honor from the conference.
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