After Tiare Jennings’ three-run home run in the first inning of Monday’s elimination game against UCLA, the ESPN cameras caught Alo holding up five fingers and repeating a phrase that looked to be calling for OU’s 40th run-rule victory.
Whether Alo was being prophetic or not wound up being immaterial, because Alo and the Sooners pummeled the Bruins, and left no doubt that the game would be called early.
OU set a Women’s College World Series record for largest margin of victory with a 15-0 win over UCLA at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium to send the Sooners to the championship series for the third consecutive WCWS.
“I went into that game with all the confidence knowing we would walk out of it with the W,” Alo said of the second game. “No one beats us — no one beats the Sooners twice.”