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OU softball: Superstar first baseman Lauren Chamberlain out with back injury

by Jason Kersey Published: March 24, 2014
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NORMAN — Junior first baseman Lauren Chamberlain has missed the last six games with a back injury that typically takes six weeks to recover from, according to a news release.

Before this injury, Chamberlain hadn’t missed a start in her 148 career games as a Sooner. She was hitting .316 for the season with six home runs and 16 RBIs before his six-game absence.

The two-time All-American and team captain was batting .545 with five home runs in the nine games prior to her injury.

OU has gone 4-2 with Chamberlain out, including a two-game sweep of LSU last weekend.

The Sooners return to action Wednesday at home against North Texas, and then open Big 12 play next weekend at Iowa State.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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