WCWS: Get to know some of the players

Our 11th annual pop culture quiz gives you some insight into who’s on the field at the WCWS
by Michael Baldwin Published: May 28, 2014
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Favorite food: McDonald’s

Favorite movie: The Ringer

Childhood sports idol: Stacey Nuveman

Pet peeve: people make fun of my food

Hidden talent: sing in the shower

Craziest thing in bat bag: padded batting glove

Ibaka’s home country: Uganda

Who will win NBA title: Lakers

SHELBY PENDLEY

(Oklahoma)

Junior third baseman

Superstition: head bands

Favorite food: healthy foods

Favorite movie: The Rookie

Childhood sports idol: Derek Jeter

Pet peeve: people don’t say ‘Please’

Hidden talent: just softball

Craziest thing in bat bag: nothing

Ibaka’s home country: South Africa

Who will win NBA title: Heat

EMILY GAINES

(Kentucky)

Senior right fielder

Superstition: same sliding shorts

Favorite food: chicken and dumplings

Favorite movie: Sweet Home Alabama

Childhood sports idol: Jennie Finch

Pet peeve: rude people

Hidden talent: juggling

Craziest thing in bat bag: envelope full of four-leaf clovers

Ibaka’s home country: Zimbabwe

Who will win NBA title: Thunder

KALLIE CASE

(Alabama)

Sophomore left fielder

Superstition: pre-game handshake

Favorite food: chicken Alfredo

Favorite movie: Remember The Titans

Childhood sports idol: my father (Scott Case)

Pet peeve: smacking gum

Hidden talent: dancing

Craziest thing in bat bag: 15 headbands

Ibaka’s home country: Uganda

Who will win NBA title: Oklahoma City Thunder

COURTNEY CEO

(Oregon)

Senior third baseman

Superstition: my hair

Favorite food: pepperoni pizza

Favorite movie: Grease

Childhood sports idol: Natasha Watley

Pet peeve: people don’t say ‘thank you’

Hidden talent: bowling

Craziest thing in bat bag: little toy bus

Ibaka’s home country: South Africa

Who will win NBA title: Heat

HANNAH ROGERS

(Florida)

Senior pitcher

Superstition: beat my catcher on the field

Favorite food: cheeseburgers

Favorite movie: The Blindside

Childhood sports idol: Jennie Finch

Pet peeve: when someone asks: ‘What’s wrong’

Hidden talent: dancing

Craziest thing in bat bag: year-old sunflower seeds (don’t eat them)

Ibaka’s home country: Nigeria

Who will win NBA title: Heat


by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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