Jocelyn Alo, Mary Iakopo waste no time in taking talents to pro level

Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo hits a grand slam against UCLA in the WCWS semifinals. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Jocelyn Alo has wasted no time in bringing her talents to the pro level with the Women’s Professional Fastpitch league.

Alo, who opted to sign with WPF over Athletes Unlimited, leads the league in on-base percentage at .647. She’s also second in batting average at .600. Chelsea Goodacre leads the league with a .615 batting average.

Alo plays for USSSA Pride, one of two teams in the new league. Through five games and 15 at bats, Alo has nine hits and six runs batted in. She has yet to hit a home run, though she left Oklahoma as the NCAA’s all-time leader in home runs across baseball or softball.

Alo recently was nominated for the ESPY for Best College Athlete in Women’s Sports and was a finalist for the Honda Cup, which goes to the best collegiate woman athlete. The latter award went to South Carolina basketball star Aliyah Boston.

Former Texas standout Mary Iakopo has also been making a name for herself, with a .361 batting average and 13 hits. She currently is second in hits behind Suzannah Brookshire and has two home runs on the season.

Brookshire is the league’s RBI leader with 16, double the total of the four players who are tied for second place with eight.

The USSSA Pride, which Iakopo, Brookshire and Alo all play for, lead the Vipers with a 7-2 overall record (including games against non-WPF teams). The Vipers are at 9-4. Both teams are on three-game win streaks.