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Kayla Kingsley
Kayla Kingsley

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

High School:
Putnam City North

Height:
5-7

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/R


2014 (JUNIOR)

• Sat out the 2014 season with the intention of redshirting after reinjuring her rehabilitated knee during preseason workouts.
2013 (SOPHOMORE)

Kingsley Soph
• 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).
2012 (FRESHMAN)

Kingsley Frosh
• 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.
PRIOR TO MIZZOU

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.

Club Team: Oklahoma Exclusive Gold

Chose Mizzou Over: Oklahoma State, North Texas
PERSONAL

• 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.
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