Oklahoma pitcher Hope Trautwein threw a no-hitter Friday, lifting the Sooners to an 8-0 win over No. 16 seed UCF in the second round of the NCAA softball tournament.
Trautwein’s performance marks the first no-hitter against a nationally seeded team in super regional history.
It was the redshirt senior’s second solo no-hitter of the season, with Trautwein giving up no hits and no runs, striking out two batters. Oklahoma has tossed eight no-hitters this season, a program record.
🚫 𝐇𝐎𝐏𝐄 𝐒𝐀𝐘𝐒 𝐍𝐎𝐏𝐄 🚫Trautwein throws a no-hitter, Alo homers and the #Sooners roll! #ChampionshipMindset pic.twitter.com/pmjBRpzl9t— Oklahoma Softball (@OU_Softball) May 27, 2022
🚫 𝐇𝐎𝐏𝐄 𝐒𝐀𝐘𝐒 𝐍𝐎𝐏𝐄 🚫Trautwein throws a no-hitter, Alo homers and the #Sooners roll! #ChampionshipMindset pic.twitter.com/pmjBRpzl9t
Oklahoma star Jocelyn Alo led the Sooners’ offense, blasting her 28th home run of the season to lift the team to 134 total home runs, tying Arizona’s 2009 record for third-most all-time.
“What I feel is happening right now is this team is starting to peak, and that is the good news,” OU coach Patty Gasso said. “We’ve been kind of waiting. We’ve been playing well. We’re beating teams, but we haven’t been at our best. Our defense is outstanding right now. … the pitching staff is on point … we’re feeling it all around.”
Oklahoma is now one win away from advancing to the Women’s College World Series, with the Sooners facing off against UCF on Saturday at 1 pm ET.