Oklahoma senior pitcher Paige Parker and her family were involved in a minor car accident after the Sooners’ victory against Boston on Friday, according to ESPN and later confirmed by The Oklahoman’s Brooke Pryor.
ESPN’s Pam Ward shared the news during the ESPN2 broadcast of Oklahoma and Tulsa’s game in the Norman Regional on Saturday.
The family was driving home from Friday’s game when the accident occurred, but Ward did not mention any serious injuries.
Parker was in the dugout with her teammates during Oklahoma’s game on Saturday, but coach Patty Gasso started Paige Lowary in the circle against the Golden Hurricane.
Ward said Parker was “OK,” but still “a little bit stiff” from the accident.
Parker picked up her 27th win of the season on Friday. She recorded 4 strikeouts and allowed 3 hits in 4 innings worked.
Lowary relieved Parker in the fifth inning to preserve the 9-0 shutout win.
Parker has been Oklahoma’s go-to pitcher since she arrived as a freshman in 2015. And she has helped Oklahoma win back-to-back NCAA championships in 2016 and 2017.