From a Duck to a Longhorn to a Cowgirl.
All-American pitcher Miranda Elish is joining the Oklahoma State softball team. Elish, a right-hander, was voted the Softball America Player of the Year in the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season. Elish opted out of the 2021 season and is set to join the team as a graduate transfer.
Elish started her career at Oregon and was named to the Pac-12 all-freshman team in 2017. Her sophomore year she was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection with a 37-2 record. She was also voted as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association second team All-American.
Elish will fill in former OSU pitcher Carrie Eberle's ace role on the pitching staff.
She transferred to the University of Texas in 2019 and was named first team all-Big 12 in addition to being voted as an NFCA third team All-American. Elish is a two-way player boasting a .370 batting average with four home runs in her final season at Texas.
Elish joins fellow graduate transfers Morgan Day (Illinois State) and Morgyn Wynne (Kansas), all three are expected to help build on the 2021 Women’s College World Series appearance.