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WCWS notebook: OU's Callie Parsons enters history book

Before Saturday, there had only been one in-the-park homer in the WCWS, by UCLA’s Andrea Duran against Texas on June 3, 2006. Now Oklahoma center fielder Callie Parsons has added her name to the list.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: May 31, 2014

She hit another against Oklahoma on Saturday that gave the Ragin’ Cajuns their only run in a 3-1 defeat. Her 24 home runs is tied for second-most nationally.


Florida State junior pitcher and national player of the year Lacey Waldrop struggled in her two pitching performances during the tournament.

She failed to get out of the sixth inning Thursday in a 3-0 loss to Oregon.

Saturday’s start was even shorter in a 7-2 loss to Baylor that ended the Seminoles’ season, as she went just four innings and allowed five runs.

“I have to credit Oregon,” Baylor coach Glenn Moore said. “I thought they had a great approach versus Waldrop; staying patient and making her come over the plate a little more.”

Waldrop entered Saturday with a 1.07 earned-run average and 38-6 record.

“She is not the national player of the year for no reason,” Baylor’s Linsey Hays said. “She kept us guessing, we stayed aggressive at the plate and we were patient and hit our pitches. I think that really made the difference.”


Just days after wowing the crowd before Game 4 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals with the “National Anthem,” 10-year-old Olivia Kay got a rousing ovation following another performance to open Saturday’s night session.

Kay recently surprised TNT’s NBA crew with a performance of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” on the postgame show, catching national attention. She is an Edmond native

Also, Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett threw out the first pitch before the morning session.

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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