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Spencer Parlier | | April 26, 2022

WATCH: Full-extension grab from Oklahoma center fielder leads NCAA softball plays of the week

Oklahoma's diving catch leads NCAA softball plays of the week

It was an action-packed week in college softball full of incredible catches, inside-the-park home runs and more. Here are the top five plays of the week:

5. Montana's Elise Ontiveros robs Sacramento State to keep lead to 1

Montana softball's Elise Ontiveros

Sacramento State's Lexie Webb sent a bomb to left field in the bottom of the sixth inning, but it wasn't enough to get past Montana's Elise Ontiveros, who used her 5'11" frame to reach over the wall and grab the out to keep Sacramento State's lead at 1-0. 

4. Wichita State's Addison Barnard hits inside-the-park home run

Wichita State's Allison Barnard

The Shockers were already up 5-0 in the bottom of the second inning, but that didn't stop Addison Barnard from tacking on even more. The Wichita State sophomore knocked one deep off of the wall in right field, as she let her speed do the rest of the talking. Rounding second before a Memphis player even touched the ball, Barnard had the green light all around the bases. 

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3. Georgia Tech's Jin Sileo bare hands in-field grounder with ease

Georgia Tech's Jin Sileo

Back on the defensive side of the ball, Jin Sileo impressed against Charlotte after Anna Devreaux hit an infield blooper that landed in between the pitcher's circle and second base, only to be barehanded by the Georgia Tech shortstop and thrown out at first base. 

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2. LSU's Ali Newland steals home run from McNeese State

LSU softball's Ali Newland robs a home run

Ali Newland almost ran out of real estate, but a final extension by the LSU left fielder stole a potential game-tying home run from McNeese State's Jil Poullard in the bottom of the first inning.  

1. Oklahoma's Jayda Coleman lays out to make an incredible grab in center field

Oklahoma softball's Jada Coleman makes an incredible leaping grab

It took a full-extension leap but Oklahoma's center fielder Jayda Coleman was able to get the job done. The No. 1 team in the land's playmaker stopped a potential rally from Iowa State. The Cyclones were trailing the Sooners by only two in the top of the seventh inning before Coleman made the snag.

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Division I
Softball Championship
June 1-9, 2023
USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium | Oklahoma City, OK

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