Charles Pogue and Daniel Green have 25 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo back numbers between them. They’re also dads to two daughters who started in last night’s University of Oklahoma softball game at OU Softball Complex in Norman, which resulted in an 8-5 win over the Wichita State Shockers. Raylee Pogue started in right field, with Grace Green in left, and the Big 12 Conference’s Lady Sooners extended a winning streak that now sets their 2020 season record in at 16-4.
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Raylee Pogue—OU’s #25—is Charles and Londa’s 19-year-old OU freshman daughter, and big sister to Kinzlee, who’s 11 now. Raylee’s portly pooch, Reba, who’s what they call a “bullador,” because she’s half Black Lab and half English Bulldog, also was in the stands to cheer on her best girl on Bark in the Park Night.
Proud Dad Pogue is a 15-time NFR header and three-time Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic champ. Charles won the 1991 BFI with Steve Northcott, and struck for back-to-back BFI titles in 1999-2000 with Britt Bockius.
Grace Green—OU’s #21—is Daniel and Shawnda’s 20-year-old OU sophomore daughter, and big sister to Kyndall, 17, and Eli, 14. Grace batted clean-up last night, and got to do OU battle in the Women’s College World Series last year as a freshman. Under the direction of legendary Coach Patty Gasso, the OU softball team won national championships in 2000, 2013, 2016-17, and has played in the World Series 13 times since 2000. The Lady Sooners were the runner-up national champs in 2012, and also last year with Grace Green on the roster.
Grace’s dad, Daniel, is a 10-time NFR header who three times won Rodeo’s Ironman—the Cinch Timed Event Championship, which is coming up next week at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma—and twice won the World’s Greatest Roper contest. California natives Daniel and Shawnda have been doing bleacher duty at the recent OU games in Southern California, and Oklahoma-based Charles and Londa (who’s also a California girl) don’t miss a home game.
“Softball is big business here at OU,” Charles said with his signature smile. “It might be a game, but they’re pretty serious about it around here.”