Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo sets NCAA home run record on homecoming
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The NCAA has a new home run queen in Division I.
Oklahoma senior Jocelyn Alo today scored for the 96th time of her career, becoming the NCAA’s all-time record holder.
The 2017 Campbell High grad, who was twice Star Advertiser State Position Player of the Year in high school, did so in her third game at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium since winning a second straight state championship with the Sabers at high school School had won in 2017.
Alo drove a 2-1 pitch to right center against Hawaii pitcher Ashley Murphy in the sixth inning of tonight’s Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Classic game. UH Coach Bob Coolen presented Alo with a lei amid celebrations outside the Oklahoma dugout.
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The Sooners went into the game with a perfect 18-0 record in first place after beating Cal 8-0 in five innings in their first game of tonight’s doubleheader. Alo went 0-for-1 with two walks, including an intentional walk in the third inning, against the Golden Bears.
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Alo surpassed the home run record set by another Sooner, Lauren Chamberlain, who set the mark in 2015. Chamberlain made it in 220 games. Today was Alo’s 223rd game.
Alo set a school record with 34 home runs to lead the NCAA in 2021 and helped the Sooners win a national championship.
She entered today’s games and hit .488 with five doubles, seven home runs, 19 walks and 23 RBIs in 16 games this season. Their base percentage of .667 leads the NCAA.