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OKC Spark Select Oklahoma’s Alex Storako at No. 1 in WPF Draft

The new Oklahoma City Spark had the first overall pick and tabbed Oklahoma star pitcher Alex Storako with it in the WPF Draft Monday evening.

“With the first overall pick in the 2023 WPF Draft, the Oklahoma City Spark select…Alex Storako from The University of Oklahoma,” announced league commissioner Lauren Chamberlain.

Oklahoma softball play-by-play voice Chris Plank, on the call for the event, quickly put it in perspective about Storako.

“What a dominating senior season that Storako has had,” said announcer Chris Plank. “You name a record at Michigan, she’s set it in the circle and decided she wanted a little bit more, transferred to Oklahoma. And she has been fantastic.”


Fantastic is a sub-1.00 ERA with 85 strikeouts to only eight walks. In fact, she’s sitting at a 0.80 ERA with a 13-0 record, while opponents are hitting only .134 off of her.

Storako has dealt four complete games, including a no-hitter against Kentucky last month. She’s surrendered only 32 hits and 10 runs, eight earned, all season, just ridiculous numbers against some of the nation’s best competition.

And now she makes history for a team that will be competing in the league for the first time. Meanwhile, Storako and the Sooners are off to a 39-1 start and victors of 31 straight in their quest for a third straight national championship. They next head to Baylor for a weekend series, starting at 6:30 p.m. CT Friday.

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