Oklahoma Softball Adds Auburn Transfer As Three Players Enter The Portal

Oklahoma Softball head coach Patty Gasso announced on Tuesday that Auburn infielder Taylon Snow would be transferring into the program.

The Sooners are looking to replace graduated infielders Shay Knighten (1st base), Caleigh Clifton (2nd base), and Sydney Romero (3rd base). Grace Green had a phenomenal freshman campaign (.359 B.A. with 17 HRs) and will be a shoe-in to replace Knighten. That leaves Snow as a possibility to play either second or third. My guess is that she ends up at third.

After starting 52 games at shortstop for the Tigers in 2019, Snow ranked third on the team with a .324 batting average. She finished the season with one home run and 27 RBIs, while leading Auburn with 17 total multi-hit games. In addition she posted a .975 field percentage for the Tigers defensively and helped Auburn turn 30 double plays in 2019, the most by any team in the SEC. 

The announcement of Snow’s addition comes on the heels of three Oklahoma players entering the transfer portal. Pitcher Mariah Lopez is the most notable of the three. In 2019 she led the Sooners with a 1.25 ERA and posted a 19-1 record with 159 strikeouts in 117 2/3 innings pitched.

Joining Lopez in the portal is pitcher Parker Conrad and outfielder Alexa Schultz. Conrad transferred to Oklahoma from Missouri and made just six appearances in 2019 after making 16 in as a sophomore in 2018.

Schultz appeared in 60 games over her freshman and sophomore seasons, but went just 2-of-22 from the plate.

Snow was an All-SEC Freshman team selection in 2018 after earning 47 starts at shortstop. Her .325 batting average was second on the team as she recorded 49 hits and scored 26 runs and led the Tigers with three triples and seven doubles. She completed her freshman season with a .411 slugging percentage and .377 on-base percentage.

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