Two successful Power 5 pitchers are making a big splash in the NCAA transfer pool.
University of Tennessee's Caylan Arnold had transferred to Florida State, while Oklahoma's Mariah Lopez has waded into the transfer waters as well, which we have heard from several sources to be over 500-players deep.
Lopez, who committed to the Sooners as a 9th grader and played club for the OC Batbusters under Mike Stith, waited in the wings behind "Team Paige" for her first two years as a Sooner--first Parker and then Lowary.
This year, she was one of six arms in the Sooners' stable, with 29 appearances, a 1.25 ERA, and a 19-1 record for the season.
In her career in the circle for the Sooners, the Southern California native was 51-2 overall with a 1.61 ERA.
No words yet on where she will land, but there has been interesting speculation from coast-to-coast with a landing in the Pac-12 a definite possibility.
There's no rumor about Caylan Arnold, it's a done deal for the former Tennessee Vol who will head south to Florida State, as confirmed on the program's social media channels tonight.
In three seasons, the Tennessee-native posted a career ERA of 2.15, with 117 appearances and a record of 57 wins and 23 losses.
This is the second transfer FSU announced this postseason, having secured former Tulsa shortstop Josie Muffley on May 30th.
The transfers are plentiful this summer and it's not just pitchers.
Oklahoma State added an infielder in former Virginia Cavalier Hayley Busby. She posted a .311 average and regularly played short and second at UVA.
I am extremely proud & excited to continue both my academic & softball career at Oklahoma State University. I can’t wait to know what it’s like to be a part of this amazing program. Go pokes! 🧡🖤 pic.twitter.com/Aae3h1SjSD
I am extremely proud & excited to continue both my academic & softball career at Oklahoma State University. I can’t wait to know what it’s like to be a part of this amazing program. Go pokes! 🧡🖤 pic.twitter.com/Aae3h1SjSD— Hayley Busby (@HayleyBusby54) June 2, 2019
We're sure that this is only the beginning of the notable transfers; there is persistent talk that at least one All-American will enter the transfer portal early this week.
Stay tuned for updates... this will certainly be interesting!