A year after Samantha Show transferred to Oklahoma State to play her final season of collegiate softball, and helped lead the Cowgirls to their best season in more than two decades, OSU has done it again.
The reigning ACC pitcher of the year, Carrie Eberle, is transferring to Oklahoma State for her final season.
I am so excited and blessed to say that I have decided to transfer to Oklahoma State University for my final year of college softball. I am so grateful for this opportunity and so happy to begin this new chapter of my life. Thank you to all my family and friends for their support through this process and major life change. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me at OSU! Go Pokes!
Eberle is coming in as a graduate transfer after three years with Virginia Tech.
This past season for the Hokies, Eberle went 25-8 with a 1.84 ERA in 201.1 innings pitched. She pitched 23 complete games and and had nine shutouts. (for comparisons sake, Show had a 2.34 ERA in 200.1 innings pitched this last season).
Along with Pitcher of the Year, Eberle as First Team All-ACC, a 2019 Softball America Top-100 Player, and Scholar of the Year.
Virginia Tech ended their season in the Kentucky regional, finishing as the runner-up. Afterwards Eberle stated she planned to return for her final season.
Interestingly, Oklahoma State’s biology department may have helped Lure Eberle to Stillwater, according to Mark Berman of The Roanoke Times.
But Virginia Tech coach Pete D’Amour said Thursday in a text message that Eberle, who was a biology major, “wants to pursue a master’s in that related field.”
Eberle will join returning pitchers Gabby Sprang, Kelly Maxwell, and Logan Simunek, as well as incoming freshmen Macee Barnes and Maci Cunconan, both who were ranked in Extra Inning Softball’s Extra Elite 100 for the class of 2019.
Oklahoma State also landed a commitment from Virginia transfer Hayley Busby back in June. the short-stop had a very successful freshman season at the plate.