Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo turns into first softball participant in NCAA Division I historical past with three 30-homer seasons

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — One other recreation, one other Jocelyn Alo house run report.The Oklahoma Sooners softball star, who already set the NCAA profession house runs report together with her 96th homer again in March, hit a shot to left area in her first at-bat in Saturday’s recreation towards Texas to grow to be the primary participant in Division I historical past with three 30-homer seasons.She was tied with former Oklahoma star Lauren Chamberlain and Arizona’s Laura Espinoza, who every had two such seasons. Espinoza nonetheless holds the NCAA single-season report with 37 in 1995.Saturday’s homer was Alo’s 118th homer of her profession, 23 greater than Chamberlain, the previous profession report holder. Alo hit an NCAA freshman-record 30 homers in 2018, set Huge 12 and Oklahoma single-season data with 34 in 2021, then eclipsed the mark once more Saturday.Alo, a local of Hau’ula, Hawai’i, is a fifth-year senior and tied a Ladies’s Faculty World Sequence report with 4 house runs in final yr’s match. Saturday’s was her first homer on this yr’s WCWS.

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