With 2022 coming to a close, Sports Spectrum is highlighting our most-viewed stories of the year.
Entering the 2022 NCAA Softball Tournament, the overwhelming favorites were the top-ranked and defending-champion Oklahoma Sooners. They were 49-2 and boasting a pitching staff that led the country in team ERA at 0.81 runs allowed a game.
The ace of that staff was standout freshman Jordy Bahl, who entered the postseason leading her team with 199 strikeouts and 132.1 innings pitched, reaching double-digit strikeouts in six games. Her 0.95 ERA ranked fifth in the nation. All the while, she kept her eyes on the Lord and said she performs for an “audience of One.”
As OU cruised to its second consecutive national title, fans sought to know more about this fiery freshman pitcher. And many found our story on Bahl, published on May 20. It ranks No. 5 among our most-viewed stories in 2022:
Check back tomorrow for No. 4!
— Led by faith, Oklahoma caps dominant season with 2nd straight national title
— ‘Audience of One’ mantra helping No. 1 Oklahoma softball keep focus on Christ
— Oklahoma softball star Grace Lyons: ‘My goal is to glorify God’
— Oklahoma softball wins 2021 Women’s College World Series, gives glory to God