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COLUMN: How the Bottom of the Lineup Separates Oklahoma From the WCWS Field

Jordy Bahl leads a talented pack of pitchers at the Women’s College World Series, but the bottom of OU’s lineup stands alone amongst softball’s best in Oklahoma City.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma has turned the bottom of its lineup into a lethal weapon.

Seven of the 15 runs the top-ranked Sooners have scored at the 2023 Women’s College World Series have come from the bottom three hitters in the order.

Alynah TorresGrace Lyons and Rylie Boone have started all three of OU’s games at the bottom of the lineup, and in every game they’ve delivered.

The Sooner trio, including a one at-bat cameo from Avery Hodge as a pinch-hitter in Thursday’s opener against Stanford, have combined to go 9-for-21 (.429) at the plate, drawing three walks and three RBIs.

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