Oklahoma Sooners Softball Might Just Be The Most Dominant Team In Sports, Ever

Oklahoma Softball Might Just Be The Most Dominant Team In Sports Ever

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  • The Oklahoma Sooners softball team has run roughshod over their opponents this year.
  • They have lost just two of their 57 games and 39 of their wins came via the mercy rule.
  • Read more news about softball here.

The only reason one would use the word “might” in saying the 2022 Oklahoma Sooners softball team is the most dominant team in the history of big time sports is because they still have to make it safely through the NCAA tournament.

There have been a lot of dominant sports teams over the years: the 17-0 Miami Dolphins of 1972, the 32-0 Indiana Hoosiers of 1976, the 114–48 New York Yankees of 1998, and the 57-9 Cal State-Fullerton Titans of 1995 all come to mind. Really, the only comparison might be the 37-1 UConn Huskies women’s basketball team of 2003.

None of those teams, however, can match the 2022 Oklahoma Sooners softball team when it comes to absolutely destroying their opponents.

The Sooners have gone 55-2 this season (a record for single-season win percentage in D1 softball) and 17-1 in the Big 12. Those are impressive numbers all by themselves.

What makes the Sooners’ season perhaps the most dominant though is how they won many of those 55 games.

39 of the the Sooners’ wins this year came via the mercy rule. 39.

Check out some of these scores: 15-1, 11-0, 13-0, 11-0, 15-1, 11-0, 20-0, 11-0, 11-0, 21-0, 19-0, 14-0, 20-0.

The Sooners have gone 18-0 at home, 15-1 on the road, and 22-1 at neutral sites.

In their opening game of the Women’s College World Series on Thursday, Oklahoma beat Northwestern (who came into the game with an impressive 45-12 record) 13 to 2… and the Sooners only batted four times.

For awhile there it actually looked like Northwestern might win the game. The Wildcats were leading 1 to 0 entering the bottom of the third inning. Then this happened.

The Wildcats’ one run lead over Oklahoma was only the 10th time this season the Sooners have trailed in a game all year.

Oh yeah, Northwestern’s pitcher while that was happening? The unanimous selection for Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, Danielle Williams. Didn’t matter.

Oklahoma Sooners softball players have been putting up absurd numbers

The winning pitcher for the Sooners, Hope Trautwein, moved to 19-1 on the year with the victory.

Rylie Boone is batting .412 this year. Grace Lyons is batting .392 with 14 home runs. Kinzie Hansen is batting .438 with 24 home runs. Pitcher Nicole May is 15-2. Grace Green is hitting .373. Lynnsie Elam is batting .346. Tiare Jennings is batting .462 with 27 home runs. Jayda Coleman is raking at a .444 clip. Alyssa Brito is batting .362 with 14 home runs. Pitcher Jordy Bahl is 21-1 with a 0.95 ERA. And Jocelyn Alo is batting .475 with 34 home runs.

That… is dominance. Dominance that is not lost on college softball fans.

Oklahoma’s next opponent is Texas, who was one of the two teams to actually beat the Sooners this year (4-2 on April 16). The game takes place at 3 p.m. ET and will be aired on ABC.