Campbell graduate Jocelyn Alo’s home run assault continued into her debut in the NCAA softball tournament on Friday.
The Oklahoma freshman launched a two-run blast in the fourth inning of the fourth-seeded Sooners’ 9-0 win over Boston University in the Norman, Okla. regional. Oklahoma (51-3) advances in the winner’s bracket to face Tulsa on Saturday.
Alo, who was named to the NFCA All-Central Region first team on Thursday, entered the tournament second in the nation in home runs and caught New Mexico State’s Kelsey Horton on Friday with her 25th homer of the season. She is five away from the NCAA freshman record shared by Hawaii’s Kelly (Majam) Elms (2010) and Oklahoma’s Lauren Chamberlain (2012).
California junior Kamalani Dung (Kamehameha, 2015) got the start for the Golden Bears in their opener against Northwestern in the Athens, Ga., regional. Dung gave up two hits walked three and struck out six in 3 2/3 innings before being relieved by Zoe Conley. The game went into extra innings and Northwestern pulled out a 3-2 win in the eighth to send Cal into an elimination game against Harvard.
New Mexico State senior Fahren Glackin (Kamehameha ’14) had one of the Aggies’ two hits in a 2-0 loss to Arizona State.