Alo breaks HR record where Gasso always promised she’d take her
Oklahoma softball star Jocelyn Alo made history late Friday when she hit her 96th career home run, setting a new NCAA record.
When Jocelyn Alo committed to play for Oklahoma’s softball program, she received a commitment from her future head coach, Patty Gasso, as well.
At some point in Alo’s OU career, Gasso promised she’d schedule a team trip to the prized prospect’s home state of Hawai’i, which came this weekend in Honolulu at the Rainbow Wahine Classic.
Gasso never could have imagined the history awaiting Alo when the Sooners finally went to the Aloha State.
Entering the tournament, the Sooners’ super senior needed just one more home run to break the NCAA career record of 95, set by former OU star Lauren Chamberlain in 2015.
Before Friday’s historic performance, Alo had to get through eight frustrating games of most pitchers she faced not wanting to concede that record to her after she matched it on Feb. 20.
Perhaps it was all worth it to wait until she could break the mark in her home state with all of her loved ones to see.
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