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OU Softball: Oklahoma Headlines NFCA All-American Teams, Earns Gold Glove Selection

Five Sooners were named to the NFCA All-American First Team on Wednesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The postseason honors continue to roll in for Oklahoma’s phenomenal season.

The top-ranked Sooners earned five selections to the NFCA All-American First Team, it was announced on Wednesday.

OU pitcher Jordy Bahl, second baseman Tiare Jennings, center fielder Jayda Coleman, catcher Kinzie Hansen and third baseman Alyssa Brito all won First Team honors.

Brito was a unanimous selection.

The junior third baseman leads the Sooners with 17 home runs and is batting .411 on the year, which would be a career-high, while also driving in 59 RBIs. Brito is also hitting .500 in the NCAA Tournament with eight RBIs.

Jennings is leading the team in batting average (.436), RBIs (60), and she’s also totaled 15 doubles on the year.

Coleman is the only Sooner to start all 57 games, hitting .417 with 16 long balls and 46 RBIs while delivering plenty of show-stopping moments in center field.

Fresh off her clutch bomb against Clemson, Hansen is firing on all cylinders to close out her comeback campaign.

The Sooner catcher has added 12 home runs, batting .415 on the year with 53 RBIs. Hansen has upped her game in the postseason, hitting .563 with nine RBIs.

Bahl enters the WCWS with a 1.08 ERA, which ranks No. 6-overall, striking out 159 batters in 122 2/3 innings of action. In NCAA Tournament play, she’s only allowed one earned run in 13 1/3 innings with 16 strikeouts and one walk.

Though she wasn’t named to the NFCA All-American Teams, Grace Lyons won the Gold Glove at shortstop for her outstanding play in the field.

Oklahoma’s path to a third consecutive national title will resume on Thursday as the Sooners open the Women’s College World Series against 9-seeded Stanford.

First pitch between OU and the Cardinal is slated for 1:30 p.m. at Hall of Fame Stadium, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.