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Jocelyn Alo ties NCAA home run record in Oklahoma win

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Oklahoma softball star Jocelyn Alo tied the NCAA Division I record for career home runs on Sunday, blasting No. 95 in the Soonersโ€™ 8-0 win over Texas State.

She helped score leadoff hitter Jayda Coleman and give the Sooners a 2-0 lead.

Reportedly, officials tried to locate the ball but it was hit out of the facility and rolled into a storm drain.

“Honestly, just โ€˜see ball, hit ball,โ€™” Alo said. “Just trying not to do too much. I was honestly in my head a little too much, and thankfully I got out of it. But just trying to do my thing and do what I do.

“It was actually pretty crazy. I feel like coach [Patty Gasso] just calmed me down through the whole process. Like this thing, it is a hard thing to do. But, just trying to enjoy every moment that happens.”

She ties former Sooner Lauren Chamberlain, who set her mark in 220 career games from 2012-15. Alo reached the mark in 215.

“To tie it, tremendous celebration,” said Gasso. “And I love Lauren, sheโ€™s got my heart, she knows it. So itโ€™s not even bittersweet. Itโ€™s just a celebration of Sooners. And thatโ€™s what this is about.

โ€œShe had a tremendous weekend. I worried about her a little bit, because she, right from the start, was really pressing. That was tough to watch. So (it was good) to see her just kind of let loose and let it go out here.”

It was Aloโ€™s fifth home run of the weekend and the first of four two-run home runs on the day by the No. 1- ranked Sooners. Oklahoma is currently outscoring opponents 95-2, with Sooner pitchers having yet to allow an earned run.

Alo will have the chance to set the record when the Sooners play in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic beginning Friday.