Nebraska native Jordy Bahl playing in Women’s College World Series

LINCOLN, Neb (KLKN) – Nebraska native Jordy Bahl, a freshman pitcher for Oklahoma is playing in the Women’s College World Series.

Bahl played high school softball at Papillion La-Vista High School where she helped lead the team to three straight Class A State Titles.

In her high school career, she was the 2020-21 Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year.  Bahl was also named the Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

“She led us to undefeated seasons and we basically hardly lost at all during her entire high school career,” Bahl’s high school coach Todd Petersen said. “Especially her last two years of high school you’re going like okay this is different…we knew we had something special.”

Now, in her rookie season at Oklahoma, the National Freshman of the Year made her second post-season appearance in the opening series against UCLA on Monday.

In 4 2/3 innings, she struck out four Bruins throwing 72 pitches in the game, after throwing only once in a game since May 6.

“I just think it’s crazy how she took the sport by storm,” Petersen said. “It’s really cool for someone from Nebraska to come out and be the Freshman of the Year for softball, for Papillion, for Nebraska.”

Petersen says the passion in how she plays hasn’t changed since high school.

“You know she’s played with that same intensity since I’ve known her, Petersen said. “That’s just part of what her personality is and the way she is. She’s earned it, she’s the hardest working kid you could ever have.”

Oklahoma and Texas go head to head in the championship series beginning on Wednesday, June 8.

“Last week I got to go down to the College World Series to see Jordy play the first round games,” Petersen said. “To hear them chant ‘Jordy Jordy’ it’s like you’re watching a movie or something like that.”

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