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OU's Mariah Lopez pitches the ball during the Sooners' game against UCLA, Monday, June 3, 2019, at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. (Kyle Phillips / The Transcript)

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma pitcher Mariah Lopez and two other Sooners have entered the NCAA transfer portal, the Transcript confirmed Monday. 

Lopez, sophomore outfielder Alexa Schultz and junior pitcher Parker Conrad are all listed in the database.

Lopez went 19-1 and led OU’s pitchers with a 1.25 ERA as a junior last season. She and Giselle Juarez emerged as OU’s two primary pitchers, but coach Patty Gasso relied mostly on Juarez during the postseason.

If Lopez leaves the program, she’ll finish as OU's career leader in winning percentage (.962; 51-2).

Conrad, who transferred to OU after one year with Missouri, played sparingly for the Sooners. She appeared in 22 games and won a game as a sophomore.

Schultz has appeared in 60 games for OU but started once. She has two career hits, including a home run, and a .091 batting average.

OU's pitching depth would be affected if Lopez and Conrad depart. Although, the two-time All-American Juarez and rising senior Shannon Saile will return in 2020.

Nicole Mendes, who will be a senior next year, has also seen action in the circle.

OU finished 57-6 in 2019 and lost to UCLA in the Women's College World Series championship series.

Buettner writes for The Norman Transcript, a CNHI News Service publication.