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Pair of Sooners picked for USA Softball Women's National Team tryouts

by Ryan Aber Modified: February 7, 2014 at 10:30 am •  Published: February 7, 2014
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OU junior Lauren Chamberlain, second from left,  will join teammate Destinee Martinez for USA softball tryouts. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
OU junior Lauren Chamberlain, second from left, will join teammate Destinee Martinez for USA softball tryouts. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma first baseman Lauren Chamberlain and outfielder Destinee Martinez were among 24 players invited to tryout for the USA Softball Women’s National Team.

Both made the team last year.

The tryout camp will be held June 9-12 in preparation for the International Softball Federation World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands in August. Team USA will also compete in the ninth World Cup of Softball in July. The World Cup, which has been held in Oklahoma City for the last eight years, will move to Irvine, Calif., this year.

Chamberlain, one of three finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year as a sophomore, hit .458 with 30 home runs and 84 RBIs last season in helping the Sooners to the national title.

Martinez hit .347 with 24 RBIs and 30 runs scored as a junior. She hit .440 in Big 12 play.

Among the other invitees is former Mustang High School standout Aimee Creger, a senior at Tulsa. Creger was 25-7 with a 1.15 ERA and 286 strikeouts last season.

The site for the selection camp has yet to be determined. The team will then play exhibition games in Lynchburg, Va., Findlay, Ohio, and Purcellville, Va. The final roster will be announced June 22.

 

 

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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