2021 Softball Transfers

Discussion in 'Softball' started by racerx5908, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Another transfer I was hoping we had a shot to pick up. I can understand a player wanting to win a National Championship but my gosh this Oklahoma team is loaded with elite players already. Her playing time will, I would think, be limited compared to another team on the rise? Well anyway it is done and I like how Coach White is building the Longhorns in his third year. Sure wish we could pick up another pitcher though but I think that opportunity has already sailed. Hook’em Horns!
     
  2. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts

    I mean this is interesting because she won't see the field very much due to the depth of OU and the infield is pretty much locked down and really every position at ou so I don't see where she would fit in. Great player but imo went to the wrong team if she wants playing time but then again she may just want the opportunity to chase a title.
     
  3. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts

    There are still some good pitchers in the portal and I am sure Texas will get one. With Ryleigh White leaving, we now only have O'leary, Simpson, and Day as pitchers.
     
  4. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    I was wondering about the chances of a Fall transfer. I know that the NCAA mandated that all college players wanting to transfer must have entered into the database by July 1st. That is known and it covers many of the sports that start in the Fall.

    Now consider softball, which has a "Fall Ball" season where a semester of practice and a handful of scrimmages occur. How has it been handled in the past before this new July 1st deadline when it comes to transfers?

    What I'm wondering is if a player spends Fall semester and decides that that school isn't for them and they are looking, can they enter the portal at the conclusion of Fall season and transfer to get into the Spring and start immediately?

    If we were looking for a pitcher who is now committed to a school or playing for that school, is a Spring portal transfer possible?
     
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  5. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Interesting article that was published before Brito announced for OU.
    Five Notable Names In The College Softball Transfer Portal
    Two names caught my eye:
    Morgan Leonard: Because she's a pitcher. Looking at her social media, a fellow pitcher from Ill State just transferred to OSU. Either that makes her more likely to go to OSU or less likely to go to OSU. Hmmm, something stinky going on at Ill State.
    Ally Shipman: Even I've heard of her. Shocking she would be leaving TN. Could we use another catcher? Yes as I'd like someone other than Mary to be behind the plate. But we have incoming catchers as well as young ones already on the team.

    Would we pick up a hitter to pick up a hitter? Like Brito, if we picked up a good hitter do we have a place for her play? I wish we had the "pull" that OU and OSU seem to have now with transfers.
     
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  6. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts

    I wanted Shipman as well especially since her and O'leary are very familiar with eachother. I believe they played on the same travel ball team but unfortunately she has decided to go to Arkansas.
     
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  7. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

  8. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts

  9. racerx5908

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  10. NBhornfan

    NBhornfan 100+ Posts

    LHP Estelle Czech From NC State to Texas

    Made 22 app 11 starts with a 3.14 era. 73 IP 39 SO 17 Walks 15 HR allowed.

    Looks to be a crafty lefty similar to Molly.
     
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  11. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    I like the look of her movement on the mound! And she was a freshman at NC State. Got some years ahead of her!
     
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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2021
  12. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Estelle Czech Instagram posts:
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  13. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    She was ready to be a Longhorn.
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  14. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    I was wondering how this player's history. Google tells me that NC State had 4 players enter the portal in late May, two of them pitchers including Czech.

    Coach has been described as "passionate" in both positive and negative connotations. Some fans gripe that her playing philosophy is "hit for the fences". She fired the pitching coach after the season concluded.

    Near the end of the year, she suspended a group of players for 3 games including the starting pitcher, who then quit the team.

    I wonder if Ryleigh White's sudden departure caused Mike to scramble and go shopping in the portal?

    NC State is down to two pitchers, one of which is really a short stop that can pitch. They're also scrambling to find new pitchers.
     
  15. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts


    If yall don't follow this account I strongly recommend you do so. Anything involving Texas sports they are very knowledgeable about and just sports in general. Not sure who they are talking about in the tweet but I don't think they are referring to the NC state pitcher so hopefully Texas picks up another transfer pitcher.
     
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  16. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    Well, Ariana Adams quitting the team half way through the season, plus Ryleigh White entering the transfer portal were unexpected events. And, prior to the season's start, we were already expecting to lose senior pitchers Miranda Elish and Molly Jacobsen as they'd have exhausted their eligibility at season's end. So, we've basically lost 4 of our 5 pitchers from the 2021 season; not sure any other pitcher played other than perhaps Courtney Day in very limited duty.

    We have pitcher Sophia Simpson coming in, and possibly Quirroga can pitch at this level. And, returners Shea O'Leary and Courtney Day on the roster. Tough loss not to get Trautwein from North Texas. Getting Czech is a good start in that she's a lefty. Still think we could use 2 more experienced transfer pitchers.
     
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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2021
  17. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Current pitching roster
    True pitchers:
    Shea O’Leary
    Sophia Simpson
    Estelle Czech
    Utility/Pitcher
    Courtney Day
    Vanessa Quiroga

    Moooooo don’t you feel our true pitchers will expect a lot of innings to make them happy?? The example of NC State having 5 pitchers on the roster did not end well. Estelle came to NC State with a pretty lofty ranking and didn’t really get a lot of innings. I like where we are today. We have 3 what I would call stud, can’t miss pitchers. And a couple of developers as back up. White has an opportunity to distribute meaningful inning to everyone. I like how Coach White is building the team for the future.
     
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  18. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

  19. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

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  20. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Great pic.
     
  21. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    OU losing 4 players as they add highly rated transfers as well as highly rated HS players:
    Report: Four Sooners to Enter Transfer Portal
    Olivia Rains landed at Texas Tech

    Updated: Brooke Vestal (Pitcher) lands at Ol' Miss. Player from New Braunfels was at one time ranked #1 by FloSoftball.
     
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    Last edited: Jul 12, 2021
  22. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

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  23. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

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  24. NBhornfan

    NBhornfan 100+ Posts

    Ellsworth to Arkansas
     
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  25. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

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  26. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    I didn't want to start a thread for "offstage drama", but there's been a slew of strong rumors that Texas and OU are looking to "transfer" (get it, wink wink) into the SEC. While I'm not a big fan of SEC in general, the fact that......looking this up...they have 13 (!) teams currently fielding softball would make it much more fun.

    But they also have Alabama, Florida, LSU, Auburn (sometimes great), Missouri (sometimes great), Tennessee (sometimes great) and A&M (sometimes great).

    And uhhh....we'd still have the mountain we can't seem to climb...OU. But at least others would share our pain!

    Anyway, I thought for sure we'd be in the PAC-12 years ago, so what do I know.
     
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  27. NBhornfan

    NBhornfan 100+ Posts

    Ryleigh White to Tennessee where she was originally committed
     
  28. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    Was that tweet just a bunch of hot air?
     
  29. UTexRulz23

    UTexRulz23 250+ Posts

    Estelle Czech from NC State I’m guessing.
     
  30. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

    I certainly wouldn't label her as "a fairly big name transfer" . . .
     
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