Recently it seems like there’s been a train running from Missouri to Oklahoma with it’s recent pickup of Mizzou pitchers, Paige Lowary and Tori Finucane. Well it looks like Oklahoma pitcher Brittany Finney has decided with the recent additions it’s time to get on that train going in the opposite direction. Finney has decided to transfer and become a member of the vastly improved Ole Miss softball team.
“We are excited to add Brittany to our team for next year,” Old Miss coach Mike Smith said. “She will be able to make an immediate impact in our pitching staff. Adding Brittany adds another piece to our puzzle and helps us take one step closer to fulfilling our overall goal to win a national championship. She knows first-hand what it takes to attain one of those, and she will be a huge asset to our pitching staff and the rest of the team with her experience and work ethic to be the best in the country.”
Finney will be immediately eligible to play for the Rebels beginning with the 2017 season and have three years of eligibility remaining. The statuesque 6-foot right-hander made nine appearances in 2016 for the Sooners. Finney started four games pitching 18.2 innings in the circle for Oklahoma with a strong 1.12 ERA. She struck out 19 batters and allowed just three earned runs helping to throw four combined shutouts.
“After taking a hard look at what I really wanted to accomplish in my collegiate softball career, and meeting with the coaching staff at Ole Miss, the transfer just seemed to make sense,” Finney said. “The family atmosphere on the team and the drive, focus and determination of the players and staff really fit with how I feel about the game. To be given the opportunity to join such an outstanding group, and to help Ole Miss Softball as they reach even greater heights is exactly what I’m looking for, and I’m honored to have the opportunity.”
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