Mary Iakopo announced on Twitter Friday that she will transfer to Texas softball. She is the fourth former Oregon softball player to follow head coach Mike White to Texas, joining Lauren Burke, Miranda Elish and Shannon Rhodes.

Oregon softball star pitcher Megan Kleist announced on Twitter on Friday that she will withdraw from the University of Oregon and that she intends to transfer. She's the sixth player to leave Oregon since Melyssa Lombardi took over the program. 

Former Oregon power hitter Shannon Rhodes announced on Twitter on Monday night that she will be moving back to her home state of Texas to continue her collegiate career as a Texas Longhorn.

In Melyssa Lombardi’s first signing period as Oregon Softball’s head coach, three top-ranked recruits signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to join the Ducks’ roster for the fall of 2019.

Oregon softball head coach Mike White is leaving the program to take over the vacancy left at the University of Texas by Connie Clark, who was the Longhorns’ head coach for 22 years. Texas went 33-26 this season and were ousted in the Seattle Regional.

Prior to the first game of the Women’s College World Series, the Ducks talked about not just surviving and advancing, but thriving as well. They did just that, scoring the most run’s in team history. No. 1 Oregon put up 14 hits en route to a 11-6 victory against No. 8 Arizona State.

Ducks pitcher Miranda Elish (40) and outfielder Haley Cruse (26) high-five prior to taking the field. The Oregon Ducks play the Albany Great Danes at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Thursday May 17th, 2018. (Ben Green/Emerald)

With an 8-3 against Cal on Friday afternoon, Oregon softball clinched half a share of the Pac-12 title. The Ducks (46-7, 19-3 in Pac-12) have a one game lead over UCLA (48-4, 18-4 in Pac-12), and if they beat Cal tomorrow and UCLA loses to ASU tomorrow or the next game, then Oregon will get …

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