The two former Oregon softball players, Lauren Burke (Util.) and Miranda Elish (pitcher), that announced their transfers from the university on Thursday, have officially been signed by the University of Texas.
This decision was not that much of a surprise as the two followed their former head coach Mike White, who recruited both to Eugene.
White of course left for Texas this summer and was replaced by Melyssa Lombardi.
HUGE NEWS! Texas softball is pleased to announce the signing of former Oregon standouts Miranda Elish and Lauren Burke to join the Longhorns program for 2019! #HookEm
— Texas Softball (@TexasSoftball) October 22, 2018
Although Burke and Elish are no longer on the roster, there seems to be no ill will between their former teammates. Numerous current Ducks defended and voiced their love for the players over Twitter this last week.
One of my favorite teammates, but most importantly one of my best friends. Duck thing, it’s a forever thing https://t.co/QTKkXDqdry
— Dar (@Darloveskesha) October 18, 2018
it’s teaching your children that happiness is everything. We only get one chance at this..
— Maggie Balint (@BalintMaggie) October 19, 2018
The Ducks finished their fall season yesterday with a five-inning no hitter by fellow pitcher Maggie Balint.
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