The Oregon softball program added another accomplished arm to the roster when New Mexico State transfer Samaria announced Tuesday night that she is headed to Eugene.
Diaz, the reigning WAC pitcher of the year, had an earned-run average of 2.10 last season and had a 38-26 overall record in 122 career appearances with the Aggies.
UC Davis ace Brooke Yanez, the Big West pitcher of the year, announced her transfer to Oregon on Sunday. She posted a 25-7 overall record with an 1.03 ERA in 2019.
“Brooke is a huge addition for our pitching staff and our program,” Oregon coach Melyssa Lombardi said in a release. “She is an intense competitor who knows how to win, and she has a fearless approach on the mound. She creates a ton of spin on her ball, which allows for sharp break and constantly keeps hitters guessing.”
Diaz and Yanez will join Jordan Dail in the rotation after Oregon’s only remaining scholarship pitcher struggled down the stretch last season, finishing with an 18-18 record and a 4.12 ERA with 248 innings pitched.
Oregon, the No. 1 overall seed in the 2018 Women’s College World Series, finished last in the Pac-12 after losing nine players during the coaching transition, including standout pitchers Megan Kleist, Miranda Elish and Maggie Balint.