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Sooners learn from lessons past, adjusting their preseason mindset after back-to-back titles

Oklahoma learned its lesson last year.

Coach Patty Gasso’s third national title, in 2016, came as a surprise to almost everyone. The Sooners were counting on massive contributions from freshmen and sophomores, and leaning heavily on a pitcher, Paige Parker, who had yet to make her mark. They had just graduated two of the best hitters in softball history, Lauren Chamberlain and Shelby