BIG 12 SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Samantha Show, who is 17-7 with a 2.47 ERA this season, leads Oklahoma State into the NCAA Regional in Stillwater. She also is batting .335 with a team-high 17 home runs and 50 RBIs. Nate Billings/The Oklahoman

STILLWATER REGIONAL

Oklahoma State

Record: 39-14 (13-5 Big 12)

Coach: Kenny Gajewski, fourth season (148-87)

Top hitter: Madi Sue Montgomery, .359 Avg.

Top pitcher: Samantha Show, 2.47 ERA

How the Cowgirls got here: OSU won 20 of 29 meetings with teams ranked or receiving votes in national polls, including eight wins against top-15 teams.

Arkansas

Record: 38-18 (12-12 SEC)

Coach: Courtney Deifel, fourth season (128-98)

Top hitter: Hannah McEwen, .396 Avg.

Top pitcher: Autumn Storms, 1.60 ERA

How the Razorbacks got here: Arkansas has been solid at the plate, with a .291 batting average that is the second-highest in a season in program history.

Tulsa

Record: 35-18 (16-5 AAC)

Coach: John Bargfeldt, 14th season (533-268-1)

Top hitter: Julia Hollingsworth, .420 Avg.

Top pitcher: Chenise Delce, 1.60 ERA

How the Hurricane got here: Projected fourth in the American, TU finished a game behind champion USF and won all seven of its three-game conference series.

BYU

Record: 29-24 (12-3 WCC)

Coach: Gordon Eakin, 17th season (670-317)

Top hitter: Rylee Jensen, .404 Avg.

Top pitcher: Arissa Paulson, 2.64 ERA

How the Cougars got here: BYU won the West Coast Conference for a sixth year in a row and is in the regional field for a 15th consecutive season.

Sports Writer

Kelly has been the University of Tulsa football and basketball beat writer since 2014. She grew up in Moore, was valedictorian at Christian Heritage Academy and graduated from Oklahoma State University. Phone: 918-581-8452