Missouri Softball vs. Louisiana State - Game 2 - May 27, 2012
Club Team: Oklahoma Exclusive Gold
Chose Mizzou Over: Oklahoma State, North Texas
Batted .327 (17-for-52) in 23 starts in the outfield for Mizzou before a substantial knee injury against Arkansas (April 14) sidelined her for the remainder of the season.
Appeared in 27 total games as a sophomore, primarily appearing in center field but seeing time in left field.
Stole two bases in the Tigers season-opening, five-inning, 11-3 win at UCSB (Feb. 15) in the Gaucho Classic in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Finished the year stealing 9-of-11 bases.
Scored two runs on 1-for-3 batting in the 12-1 win at UCSB (Feb. 17) to close the Gaucho Classic.
Recorded a 2-for-2 game in Mizzou's second game of the Cal-State Fullerton doubleheader (Feb. 23), a 7-0 win in which she had one RBI and one run scored.
Scored a season-best three runs on 1-for-2 hitting in the second game of the Georgia Tech doubleheader (March 23), a five-inning, 16-0 win.
Had settled into offensive groove before her injury, batting 3-for-3 with two runs scored in the 9-4 win at No. 4 Alabama (April 6) and hit 3-for-4 in her final game of the season vs. Arkansas.
Was also at her best defensively in her final appearance of 2013, recording a season-high six putouts against the Razorbacks.
Also stole two bases in the victory over the Crimson Tide, matching a season-best.
Laid down a season-best two sacrifices in the game vs. Alabama (April 7).
Emerged as one of the team's best hitters in the second half of the season and finished the year with a .271 batting average, the fourth-best on the squad.
Appeared in 45 games and earned 25 starts, including the last 15 games of the season.
Also led the team in stolen bases, swiping 12 bags in 13 attempts.
Her first career hit was a two-run double in the second inning against Troy on Feb. 17.
Hit safely in 13 of her last 16 contests.
In the postseason, she hit .500, recording 10 hits in six playoff games with a double, two RBI and three stolen bases.
After not having a multi-hit game through the regular season, she had four two-hit games in the postseason.
Went 2-for-3 in each of the three NCAA Regional contests, and finished game two of the NCAA Super Regional against LSU with a 2-for-5 performance.
Putnam City North:
Played first base for head coach Mitsy Shaklee for the Putnam City North Panthers, where she earned All-State honors as a senior.
Posted a .509 batting average, a .586 on base percentage, was 22-for-22 in stolen bases and hit nine home runs in high school.
Was a First Team All-Metro and All-Conference member from 2007-09 and led her conference in stolen bases from 2008-2010.
Was named the team's Best Offensive Player all four seasons.
Kayla Kingsley was born to David and Diahanna Kingsley in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Aug. 13, 1992.
Has three other siblings, Cally, Kassidy and Keely.
Her father, David, played baseball at Rose State.