Oklahoma baseball: Sooners adding Oklahoma State transfer pitcher

With the end to the 2022 Oklahoma baseball season barely two weeks in the rear-view mirror, the Sooners are already at work adding to the 2023 roster.

Head coach Skip Johnson announced this week that Oklahoma State pitcher Kale Davis is transferring to Oklahoma for the 2023 season.

Davis, a sophomore this past season, appeared in 26 games for the Cowboys in 2022, all in relief. He posted a 4.25 ERA this past season in 42 1/3 innings and struck out 56 batters. Opposing teams had a .205 batting average against him, the best mark by an OSU pitcher in 2022 with a minimum of six innings pitched.

The right-handed hurler from Oklahoma City had a total of 136 strikeouts in his two seasons at Oklahoma State. Because of the 2020 COVID season, he has as multiple years of eligibility at OU if he chooses to use them.

Davis’ transfer to Oklahoma comes at a good time because the Sooners are losing closer Trevin Michael, who was a transfer himself, coming to OU from Lamar University.

Listed at 6 feet, 4 inches, Davis was rated as the No, 2 recruit in the state of Oklahoma when he signed with Oklahoma State in the 2019 class.

The Oklahoma State right-hander worked in three games against Oklahoma this season, going 2 2/3 iinings and giving up two runs on three hits and striking out six. Oklahoma won two of the three games.

Davis is the second player in the last month to transfer to Oklahoma from within the Big 12. In early June, outfielder/infielder Kyle Nevin announced he was transferring to OU after spending the past three seasons at Baylor.