NFCA announces All-America team
Two Oklahoma players earned All-America honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, which announced its three All-America teams Wednesday.
OU junior infielder Amber Flores
was a first-team selection, and senior first baseman Samantha Ricketts
was a third-team honoree.
In addition, all eight teams playing in the Women’s College World Series this week at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium were represented on the teams, led by Washington, Alabama and Georgia with two first-teamers each.
Alabama had pitcher Kelsi Dunne
and utility player Charlotte Morgan
. Washington was represented by second baseman Ashley Charters
and pitcher Danielle Lawrie
, who was also named USA Softball National Player of the Year on Tuesday. And Georgia third baseman Alisa Goler
was joined on the first team by outfielder Taylor Schlopy
Other first-team selections participating at the WCWS include: Florida pitcher Stacey Nelson
, Arizona outfielder Brittany Lastrapes
, Arizona State outfielder Kaitlin Cochran
and Michigan pitcher Nikki Nemitz
Florida, the top seed in the tournament, plays eight-time national champion Arizona in an opening-round game. Gators coach Tim Walton
was asked if being the No. 1 seed makes them the favorite against a perennial power.