Junior pitcher Baylee Corbello is parting ways with the LSU softball team, she announced in a message posted on her Twitter account Tuesday evening.
Corbello didn’t explicitly state she was transferring to another program, though she indicated as much in her Twitter message.
“LSU, Thank you for 3 amazing years that I’ll never forget,” the statement reads. “I’ll always be a tiger at heart, but God is calling me somewhere else.”
A team spokesperson declined to comment.
After emerging as LSU’s go-to pitcher as a freshman, Corbello’s role vastly diminished over the next two seasons. She threw 199.1 innings in 2014 before watching her workload drop to 65.1 innings in 2015 and 34 frames this season.
Last year, then-freshmen and eventual All-Americans Carley Hoover and Allie Walljasper overtook Corbello in the rotation. The Lake Charles native was bumped down ever further with the arrival of freshman Sydney Smith, a two-time Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year who started 17 games this season.
Yet Corbello was effective in her eight appearances this season, the last of which was a complete-game victory against Southeastern Louisiana on April 13. She finished the year 6-0 with a 2.26 ERA, piling up five complete games and 34 strikeouts.
Corbello was part of a pitching staff that boasted a 1.89 ERA — top 10 nationally — and helped the Tigers repeat as Women’s College World Series semifinalists. The junior has one year of NCAA eligibility remaining.