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Former Oklahoma State Pitcher Kelly Maxwell Reportedly Transferring to Oklahoma

Maxwell makes the Bedlam flip.



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The transfer portal link between Stillwater and Norman is apparently a healthy one.

Oklahoma State All-American pitcher Kelly Maxwell is headed to Oklahoma, according to Brentt Eads of Extra Innings Softball and confirmed by The Oklahoman. Maxwell spent five seasons in Stillwater, redshirting in 2019 before going on to strikeout 746 batters for the Cowgirls.

Maxwell might be the biggest name to make the Bedlam switch in the transfer portal era, but she joins a healthy stream of athletes going both ways up and down I-35. Trace Ford making the move from Stillwater to Norman was also a headline story, but it has also happened elsewhere. Kale Davis (baseball), Ben Abram (baseball) and Lexy Keys (women’s basketball) are some other athletes who have crossed Bedlam borders.

Maxwell finishes her time in Stillwater with a 1.58 ERA in 494 2/3 innings pitched. Her list of accolades is long. In 2022 Maxwell was Big 12 Co-Pitcher of the Year and a first team All-American. She was a second team All-American in 2023.

She joins an OU squad that went 61-1 this past season, claiming a third straight national championship.

Oklahoma State made a fourth consecutive WCWS this past season but will have to find a new ace pitcher for the first time in a long time. Lexi Kilfoyl will likely be just that for the Cowgirls. After transferring to Stillwater from Alabama ahead of last season, Kilfoyl provided a dynamic one-two punch with Maxwell in the circle. Kilfoyl finished the year with a 1.70 ERA in 139 2/3 innings pitched.

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