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Oklahoma softball: A closer look at the Norman Regional teams

Breaking down the four teams who will start their postseason journey in the Norman Regional.
BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM Published: May 16, 2013
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FORDHAM

Record: 35-21 (15-7)

Coach: Bridget Orchard, helped team earn first at-large invite to NCAA Championships in 2010

Last trip to NCAA Tournament: 2011, lost in regional

Keys to the season: Won Atlantic 10 Championship

Player to watch: Sophomore Michele Daubman is a three-time Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week and was named Most Outstanding Player at JMU Invitational.

  

ARKANSAS

Record: 34-18 (12-10)

Coach: Mike Larabee, took team to first regional final in program history in 2012

Last trip to NCAA Tournament: 2012, lost in regional finals to California

Keys to the season: Won third place in Arkansas Invitational and Woo Pig Classic, swept conference foes Georgia and Auburn

Player to watch: Sophomore pitcher Kimmy Beasley named to All-SEC second team and collected wins over then-No. 2 Tennessee, No. 8 Missouri and No. 19 Kentucky.

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