OSU adds second SEC transfer

STILLWATER–Oklahoma State softball head coach Kenny Gajewski announced the addition of another transfer from the Southeastern Conference Monday, as former LSU standout Sydney Springfield signed her letter of intent to play softball in Stillwater.

Springfield is the latest addition to the Cowgirls’ 2019 signing class, which includes six incoming freshman and former Texas A&M star Samantha Show, who signed with OSU last week.

“She’s a kid that comes to us from LSU and another addition from one of the best conferences in the country,” head coach Kenny Gajewski said of Springfield. “When she has been given opportunities, she has put up some really good numbers. She’s a kid that is going to come in and compete right away at first base and for the DP spot. She has tremendous power, a tremendous work ethic and one of the most exciting things about her is that she comes from a long lineage of family that graduated from OSU.”

Springfield joins the Cowgirls after two successful seasons at LSU, where she appeared in more than 90 games, racking up 12 home runs and 53 RBI in those contests. As a freshman, she started 57 contests for the Tigers and was a powerful bat in the heart of their lineup.

The Flower Mound, Texas, native also showed her mettle in LSU’s biggest contests, as she notched five RBI during the SEC Tournament. Springfield blasted a two-run home run against Missouri in LSU’s SEC Tournament opener and went 2-for-5 at the plate during the Tallahassee Super Regional two weeks later.

Springfield was named to the 2017 Spring SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll while studying sports administration as a freshman.

As a sophomore, she notched 16 hits, walked 14 times and drove in 12 during limited action at the plate. Four of Springfield’s hits resulted in extra bases, including a pair of home runs.

“Sydney is another piece to what is already a very talented crop of freshman and new faces,” Gajewski said. “She gives us even more depth and she will be a middle-of-the-order bat that poses a threat at the plate any time she steps in the box. We’re excited to add another piece to the puzzle and are very happy to welcome her into our family.”

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