In the midst of an upcoming football bowl game and both basketball teams about to resume play, Oklahoma baseball might not have been at the front of OU fans minds Friday afternoon. However, that changed pretty quickly when Aaron Fitt of Baseball America tweeted out a link to this story revealing that talented sophomore, Hunter Lockwood, would be transferring to Weatherford College.
Lockwood was arguably the most talented underclassmen within the program (he was drafted in the 17th round out of high school) and led the Sooners last year with eleven home runs. He started 50 of the team's 54 games last season finishing with a .249 average, at times struggling with his plate discipline.
He dealt with an towards the end of last season forcing him to miss some time, but was also seemingly held out of the lineup late in the year for an unknown reason.
Fitt would go on to explain that his understanding of Lockwood's decision to transfer was due to the fact "he wants to catch full-time, and that opportunity wasn't there for him at OU." Oklahoma has three other catchers listed on their current roster, none of whom you'd think would prevent Lockwood from playing the position full-time. Though this kind of decision certainly wouldn't be the first (or last to be sure) time OU skipper, Sunny Golloway, left fans scratching their heads.
Regardless, best of luck to Lockwood in his future.