While fans of college softball come in all shapes and sizes, one species decided to make his season debut on the softball diamond to support the Oklahoma Sooners.
During Thursday’s game between No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 10 Duke, one curious iguana sprinted onto the playing field and made headlines for himself.
With the matchup between Oklahoma and Duke being played in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the 2024 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, iguanas are known to frequent the area and soak up the sun.
While the adventurous reptile delayed the game for a small stretch of action, Oklahoma took care of business and secured their second win of the season. Thanks to a three-hit outing including a home run in the third inning from senior shortstop Tiare Jennings, Oklahoma cruised to a 3-0 win over Duke.
Patty Gasso’s squad is fresh off of National Title in 2023 where the team finished with an overall record of 61-1. While the team has a shot at winning their fourth straight Women’s College World Series in 2024, the team will have to get through a difficult schedule in their final season in the Big 12.
The Sooners take the field next on Friday, February 9th at 8:30 PM CT against the No. 7 Washington Huskies in Mexico.