Oklahoma State softball standout Kelly Maxwell didn’t stay in the transfer portal long as she indicated via social media she’d spend her final season at Oklahoma, the back-to-back-toback national champs. A two-time All-American and 2022 Big 12 Co-Pitcher of the Year, Maxwell becomes the latest Bedlam flip in a recent series of them. The lefty compiled a laundry list of accolades during her four seasons with the Cowgirls, including the past two as the ace in Stillwater.
Maxwell appeared in 11 games with eight starts in a 2020 season that came to an unexpected halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She bounced back in 2021 with a record of 15-5 en route to being named first team All-Big 12, the start of three consecutive seasons in which the native of Friendswood, Texas played.
In 2022, she led OSU to a third-straight Women’s College World Series appearance with a record of 21-5, 313 strikeouts, 20 complete games and 12 shutouts in 189 2/3 innings of action. She finished the Cowgirls’ 2023 campaign with 16-7 record, 1.91 ERA and 229 strikeouts through 142 2/3 innings.