In today’s victory over UCLA, a 15-0 drudging that sent the Sooners to the WCWS finals, the Oklahoma bats were on fire and it was all centered around Jocelyn Alo.
The senior slugger was absolutely ridiculous for the Sooners today, as she has been so, so many times before. However, this time it was with her team’s season literally hanging in the balance and she responded with perhaps the best game of her career, going 4-4 with 7 RBIs, which matches a WCWS record, and two home runs, one of which was a Grand Slam. Alo’s seven runs matched that of what UCLA was able to put up in Game 1 against Oklahoma today, for a bit of context.
The performance had NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe comparing Alo to a batter of his era, the all-time home run leader in the MLB: Barry Bonds.
It’s hard to argue the comparison, considering that Alo holds the all-time home run record in NCAA history with 120 long balls. The incredible thing about Alo, is that she not only has the power to take it deep every time she steps in the box, but she also has a batting average of .500 in 2022, making her the most dangerous batter to ever grace the softball diamond.
The performance didn’t just catch Sharpe’s eye though, as many in the sports community had something to say about the Homerun Queen.