Here's to the softball sluggers

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Lauren Chamberlain set the single-season Big 12 home run record as a freshman with 30.

On this date in 1954, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit his first of 755 major-league home runs. Aaron’s career total is second to Barry Bonds’ 762. In NCAA softball, former UCLA star Stacey Nuveman holds the Division I home run record with 90 during her career, which spanned 264 games between 1997 and 2002. This season, a trio of sophomores is leading the home run race. Megan Baltzell of Longwood has 23 homers this season after hitting nine as a freshman, Lauren Chamberlain of Oklahoma has 21 after hitting 30 as a freshman and Renada Davis of NC State has 20 after hitting nine as a freshman.

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