Story update: Lauren Burke and Miranda Elish signed by Texas

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, …

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.

https://twitter.com/lauren_b18/status/1054457178449313792

https://twitter.com/elish_miranda/status/1054464494401769472

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.

https://twitter.com/MeganKleist/status/1052975783457636353

https://twitter.com/lauren_b18/status/1053000909091831809

The Ducks finished their fall season yesterday with a five-inning no hitter by fellow pitcher Maggie Balint.

Follow Maverick Pallack on Twitter @mavpallack


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