Former Independence HS softball standout helps lead Sooners to National Championship

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OKLAHOMA CITY,  Okla. — A local softball star help lead the Oklahoma Sooners to a National Championship Wednesday night.

Truman High School’s Paige Parker struck out five and pitched a complete game in the Sooners’ 2-1 win over Auburn in the Women’s College World Series Final.

“It was one of the most fantastic feelings that I’ve ever had in my whole life,” Parker told ESPN’s Holly Rowe. “Our fans this year have been so vital to all of the things that we’ve done. They’ve supported us so much, and to have all of them here and to have all of our families here as well just meant so much to us.”

Parker won for the 27th straight time. She was 10-0 in the NCAA tournament. All 10 of those were shutouts.

“It was just fight and battle and be tough for my teammates,” Parker told ESPN.

Parker was 5-0 in the World Series, and Wednesday’s victory makes Oklahoma’s third National Championship. The other two National Championships were won in 2000 and 2013/

“There was nothing that was going to stop me from getting her out,” Parker told ESPN when describing what was going through her mind when the last batter kept fouling pitches off.

Parker was selected as the most outstanding player.

“I’m just so proud of this team,” Parker told ESPN. “We’ve worked so hard, and I’m just so proud. I can’t even, I can’t even describe this.”

Click here to watch Parker’s interview with ESPN

Shortly after the win, Parker took to social media to continue expressing her excitement.

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