Fall Festival Kicks Off Exhibition Slate

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Karl Anderson
By Karl Anderson
Assistant Director of Communications
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

NORMAN – The defending national champion Oklahoma softball team begins its 2016 fall schedule this weekend with the annual Fall Festival Tournament.

Oklahoma opens play on Friday against Temple College at 6:30 p.m., then plays twice Saturday with games at 1:30 p.m. against Seminole State and 3:45 p.m. against Northern Oklahoma College.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students in grades K-12 and senior citizens. Children under three years of age and OU students are free. A full schedule of games can be found below.

OU is coming off a season in which the Sooners won their third national title, becoming just the third team ever to accomplish the feat. Oklahoma is also the five-time defending Big 12 champion, a run never before seen in the conference. The Sooners finished the 2016 season with a 57-8 record as they made their 10 appearance at the Women’s College World Series.

The team loses five seniors from last year's squad in 2017, but returns Paige Parker, a first-team All-American and the WCWS’ Most Outstanding Player, and second-team All-American Shay Knighten.

In addition to Parker and Knighten, returning all-region honorees include juniors Kelsey Arnold and Lea Wodach and sophomores Fale Aviu, Caleigh Clifton and Sydney Romero. Oklahoma also welcomes in seven newcomers, including a five-person freshman class and transfers Paige Lowary (Missouri) and Hannah Sparks (Northwest Florida State College).

Fall Festival Schedule

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Friday 11 a.m. Northern Oklahoma Bacone College
Friday 1:30 p.m. Bacone College Seminole State
Friday 4 p.m. Temple College Northern Oklahoma
Friday 6:30 p.m. Temple College Oklahoma
Saturday 11 a.m. Seminole State Temple College
Saturday 1:30 p.m. Seminole State Oklahoma
Saturday 3:45 p.m. Northern Oklahoma Oklahoma

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