Oklahoma softball Jordyn Bahl transfer Oklahoma pitcher Jordyn Bahl (98) celebrates after scoring in the fifth inning during the first game of the Women’s College World Series finals between Oklahoma (OU) and Florida State at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

The Oklahoma Sooners softball team has dominated the landscape over the last three years. The Sooners have won three straight NCAA Softball Championships and own a 53-game winning streak. But on Monday, surprising news out of Norman emerged, as Oklahoma softball star Jordyn Bahl announced her intention to transfer.

Bahl made the announcement on her personal Twitter account.

“I have decided to return home and play the game I love, closer to the things that made me who I am and that have always been more important to me than this game,” Bahl wrote in a lengthy statement she published.

Bahl, a sophomore right-handed pitcher, is one of the most dominant players in the sport. In her freshman season, Bahl went 22-1 in 24 starts and recorded a 1.09 ERA. She posted 205 strikeouts to just 34 walks in an incredible season. Then in 2023, her greatness persisted. She finished second in ERA with a mark of merely 0.90. Only Stanford pitcher NiJaree Canady posted a lower ERA this season, and Bahl’s teammate Nicole May was at 0.91.

So, suffice it to say, wherever Bahl lands, that team will gain one of the best players in the sport. Considering she is a native of Nebraska, it wouldn’t be surprising if she went to the Cornhuskers, as Bahl stressed she wanted to be closer to home.

Jordyn Bahl will certainly leave Oklahoma as a softball legend.

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