EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon softball team has bolstered its roster for the upcoming 2019 season with the addition of left-handed pitcher Jordan Dail, head coach Melyssa Lombardi announced Friday morning.
Dail joins the Ducks as a sophomore transfer after playing her freshman season at Virginia Tech.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jordan to our program," said Lombardi. "Jordan is a competitor who has a lot of good movement on her ball, and she does a great job of changing speeds. She gives us a totally different look from Megan Kleist and Maggie Balint, and she will compliment them very well. Jordan has a great presence in the circle and I know our athletes will love to take the field with her. I can't wait to get her to Eugene."
A native of Forest, Va., Dail was 12th in the ACC last year as a freshman with 116 strikeouts and fifth with a .209 opponent's batting average while posting a 3.07 ERA in 98.0 innings. Dail had eight complete games across 14 starts, including seven-inning shutouts of Purdue and Campbell. The lefty got her collegiate career off to a great start, going 20.1 innings before allowing an earned run.
Dail enjoyed a dominant high school career at Brookville High School in Virginia, where she racked up 1,079 career strikeouts and was a two-time VHSL pitcher of the year. She was nearly untouchable as a senior, registering 304 strikeouts with a minuscule 0.12 ERA. Dail was also the 2016 conference player of the year and the Region 3A player of the year.
Dail joins an Oregon pitching staff that already features reigning Pac-12 pitcher of the year Megan Kleist and 2017 first-team all-Pac-12 selection Maggie Balint. The Ducks will begin their season at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz., on February 8.