Lauren Chamberlain has been special since she first walked onto Oklahoma's campus as a freshman for the OU Softball team. Eighty-seven home runs later and it appears Chamberlain has made a legend of herself at Marita Hynes Field. The NCAA record by the way, currently stands at 90.
This past weekend against Iowa State, she scored another home run in a double header against Iowa State. She hit it in the first Saturday game during the third inning. The Sooners went on to win that game, 8-2. She now stands alone at second place in the NCAA all time home run list, closing in on Stacey Nuveman's record of 90 home runs.
Chamberlain hit 60 home runs in her first two seasons as a Sooner and added 12 more her junior season. In 2015, she has hit 16 this far into the season as the Sooners are 32-5 and are 6-0 in conference play. The infielder has been known for her ability to hit the ball, and was selected first overall in the pro softball draft. Until then, she'll be focused on an NCAA championship.
She will get another opportunity to break the record this Wednesday as the Sooners get a break from conference play with a home game against Arkansas. The Razorbacks are 14-22 (0-10) this season and aren't having the best of years under Mike Larabee, who's in his fifth season as head coach. They'll look to stop one of the best teams in the country this year on the road, which could really become a huge confidence booster for the Razorbacks heading back into SEC play.