Oregon super sophomore shortstop Jasmine “Jas” Sievers is opting out of the 2021 season.
“I just want to clear up a few things,” Sievers said in a Youtube video published on Sunday. “I am three months pregnant… I did not quit softball; I’m just opting out of the season because I got that opportunity to make that decision because of COVID and everything going on. I still have my scholarship, I’m still a part of, like, Oregon softball. I just will not be participating in the 2020-2021 year.”
Sievers earned first-team all-PAC 12 honors as a freshman in 2019, batting .326 with four home runs and 22 RBIs while leading the Ducks with fifteen doubles. She also earned all-conference Freshman and Defensive honors that same year.
During the shortened 2020 season, Sievers batted .231 with a home run, sixteen RBIs, and three doubles, again serving as the Ducks’ starting shortstop.
Sievers was also part of the 2019 U19 US National Team, where she helped lead the squad to the gold medal in the U19 World Cup. During the tournament, Sievers batted .429 with seven RBIs and eleven runs scored. While a part of the squad, she also earned a bronze medal at the USA Softball International Cup tournament.