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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Oklahoma cooking at home

By Jessica Schults

Jessica Shults
Jessica Shults hit two home runs against Oregon State on Sunday to help Oklahoma advance to the super regionals, where the Sooners will next face Arizona.

This past weekend was a great start to our journey in the postseason. Playing at home is always an honor, and allows you to keep the routine that you are used to. It is so much fun playing in front of our home crowd, and they were just as much a part of the victories last weekend as the team.

Having the opportunity to stay at home for the NCAA super regionals is really exciting. This is the first time since I have been here that we are hosting a super regional, and I cannot wait. Arizona is a great team and I have grown up playing with a lot of those girls, so it is going to be a fun reunion having them come out here this weekend. Although it is going to be fun seeing them, it is going to be a real battle on the field, and I cannot wait to get after it.

It is crazy to think that just a year ago I was lying in a hospital bed. Watching all of this happen around me, and being able to be a part of the journey again, has been a dream come true. I am so blessed to have my teammates and coaching staff behind me, and to have them help me get through my struggles last year. I do not think I could have done it without them. I am so blessed to be a part of Sooner Nation, and I cannot wait to see where the rest of our journey leads us this year! Boomer Sooner!