Lauren Chamberlain is almost certain to break Stacy Nuveman’s NCAA record for career homers. It’s not so certain that Chamberlain will finish the season No. 1. Shelby Pendley has 23 home runs this season to Chamberlain’s 18, in virtually the same number of at-bats.
The Oklahoma State leadoff man mashed the second pitch he saw in the first inning, driving it for a home run and some early juice for the No. 10-ranked Cowboys. By the time the day was over, OSU clubbed three home runs among 14 hits in a 7-1 romp at Reynolds Stadium that delivered a series win and returned the Cowboys to a first-place tie with Oklahoma atop the Big 12 standings.