Auburn softball has found replacements for the two power hitters that it lost to the transfer portal.
After adding former DePaul star Anna Wohlers on Wednesday, former Maryland catcher Amelia Lech announced that she would also transfer to Auburn. She announced her commitment to Auburn via Twitter with the caption “I’m all in. War Eagle” followed by two photos of her wearing her new team’s threads.
Auburn adds star power to its roster in the form of Lech, as she finished the 2023 season with 16 home runs, which is tied for second-most in the Big Ten with Nebraska‘s Billie Andrews. She was also top-10 in RBI with 47.
Lech had a breakout season in 2023 for the Terrapins. After playing in just 29 games during the 2022 season, Lech appeared in 57 games in 2023, making 53 starts. She recorded 41 hits, 11 doubles, 16 home runs, and drove in 47 runs while slugging .694. She hit for an average of .285 and struck out just 48 times in 144 at-bats.
Six members of Auburn’s 2023 roster entered the transfer portal, with Bri Ellis and Lindsey Garcia finding new homes. Denver Bryant, Carlee McCondichie, Jessie Blaine, and Maia Engelkes remain in the transfer portal as of the timing of this post.
I’m all in. War Eagle🦅💙🧡 pic.twitter.com/m5KhwrOwIY
— amelia lech (@amelia62746659) June 22, 2023