Defending champion Oklahoma continues to reload through the softball transfer portal, receiving the commitment of Sydney Sanders ’former Pac-12 new player of the year on Friday.
Sanders led the state of Arizona with home runs (21) and RBI (63) last season. She was second on the team with a batting average of .425.
She is the second former Arizona state player to move soon in this offseason, joining former All-Pack 12 shortstop Elena Torres, who announced her move to Norman last month.
Three days after Oklahoma won its second consecutive Women’s College World Series in June, the wave created a stir in the transfer portal immediately after catching former Northwestern and Big Ten pitcher of the year Alex Storaco.
Sanders and Torres should help replace the lost product with the release of USA Softball National Player of the Year Jocelyn Aloe, who set a career home run record last season.
But with the return of stars Tire Jennings, Grace Leon and Zayed Coleman from Oklahoma, the lineup of proven batsmen will never diminish.