A Deeper Dive into the Eberle Transfer – OSU Sports Report
Jordan King - June 25, 2019 8:27 am
Eberle next to the Pistol Pete statue in GIA. via @carrieeberle on Twitter
This is the June 25th OkState Sports Report.
Let’s get you some more information about Cowgirl softball’s new transfer pitcher, Carrie Eberle.
Softball America originally reported the ACC Pitcher of the Year was Stillwater bound and Eberle herself confirmed the news yesterday on her Twitter account.
Eberle sent out a statement on the social media site saying in part that she was “so grateful for this opportunity and so happy to begin this new chapter in my life.”
She pitched more than 200 innings for Virginia Tech last season on her way to a 25-8 record with a 1.84 ERA.
Her career strikeout to walk ratio sits at two to one, but she has given up just 17 homers having faced a whopping 2,332 batters.
She joins returners Logan Simunek, Gabby Sprang and redshirt freshman Kelly Maxwell. In addition to two incoming freshman ranked on Extra Inning Softball’s Extra Elite 100.
Staying with Cowgirl sports but on the hardwood.
Oklahoma State women’s basketball has been paired with an old rival for the Big 12/SEC challenge. They will make the trip on Dec. 7 to College Station and square off with Texas A&M.
The last time the two teams played was in 2012. Texas A&M made a Sweet 16 appearance last year and returns one of the nation’s most dangerous scorers in Chennedy Carter, who averaged more than 20 points per game.
The Cowgirls also have a returner in Carter’s same class who projects to be a threat once again on the score sheet in Vivian Gray, who returns for her junior season.
This scheduling news breaks less than a month after the Cowgirls found out they would play Final Four participant Oregon and Elite Eight team Louisville in the preseason tournament at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.
OSU Track & Field
Finally, a reward for a heck of a job done by Justin Duncan of Cowboy and Cowgirl Track and Field.
Coach Dave Smith announced yesterday that he has elevated Duncan to assistant coach for distance events. According to a release, Duncan joined the program on an interim basis in January and worked with the program’s middle and distance units.
The middle distance saw Sinclaire Johnson win an NCAA National Championship and her teammates Molly Sughroue and Jenny Martinez also qualified for the national championship race.
He was also responsible for working with 3,000 meter steeplechase runner-up Ryan Smeeton and All-American Hassan Abdi. Smith called Duncan an invaluable part of the coaching staff.