Jocelyn Alo would have set the NCAA career record for home runs if she had her way.
Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium is preparing for a memorable Friday with Alo’s return appearance.
Jocelyn Alo, and number 1 Oklahoma opened the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Classic on Thursday with a 12-3 win over Baylor Bears.
Alo, a 2017 Campbell High graduate, went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double with three RBIs. However, she remains tied for the NCAA record in home runs with 95.
Today, she will have two chances at breaking the record. The 17-0 Sooners will face California at 3:30, before turning around to play host Hawaii at 6:00.
She was leading the nation in on base percentage at .661 entering Thursday’s game against Bears. Alo singled in inning one, scored a bases-clearing run in the second inning, and then walked in the fourth.
Due to the mercy rule of eight runs, the game was called after five innings. The Oklahoma Sooners have won 13 out of 17 games by way of the mercy rule.
Alo now has eight games without homering. She is tied with former Sooner Lauren Chamberlain.
Alo hit a school record 34 homers and led the NCAA in 2021. Alo, was the 2021 USA Softball Collegiate Player of The Year.
Alo has hit.488 through 17 games with seven homers, and 23 RBIs.