Meet Kayla Harris
|Kayla Harris - 19
Spent the first half of the season recovering from injury ... made first appearance in the starting line up in a 7-4 win against UCF (3/14) by going 2-for-3 with four RBI, including a three-run home run ... started 10 games in the pitcher's circle and finished with a 4-4 record ... picked up a one-hit, five-inning shutout against Memphis (4/28) ... had a .175 batting average in the batter's box ... recorded a 1.000 fielding percentage in 44 games played.
Was second in the pitching rotation, making an appearance in 32 games and starting in 25 ... recorded a team best ERA of 2.94 ... struck out 103 batters in 161.2 innings ... struck out nine batters in two different games against Arkansas (2/8) and Mississippi Valley (4/3) ... was a threat at the plate as well, registering 41 hits, a .241 batting average and a .314 on base percentage ... had nine multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games ... had the season's longest hitting streak which ended after seven games ... ... named to the All-Magic City Classic Tournament team, where she produced four doubles, five hits and two runs.
Had a successful sophomore campaign for the Blazers ... started 17 games ... posted an 8-9 record and ERA of 2.74 in 107.1 innings of work ... threw nine complete games, including one shutout ... struck out 77 batters, 19 of which were looking ... made four relief appearances ... at the plate during the season, drove in 16 runs ... batted .186 with 27 hits in 145 at-bats ... hit three home runs on the year, which was tied for third most on the team ... walked 18 times ... recorded three multi-hit games and four multiple RBI games ... season-long hitting streak of three games ... named to the All-Magic City Classic team, tossing two complete games, allowing three earned runs and striking out nine ... on Feb. 27 against Chattanooga, struck out a career-high 18 batters over 9 2/3 innings ... the 18 strikeouts tied the largest single-game total in Conference USA in 2007.
Named to All-Conference USA second team and C-USA All-Freshman squad ... made 31 appearances on the mound as a true freshman, getting the starting nod in 14 games ... pitched her way to a 10-6 record, including six complete games and a pair of shutouts ... ended the season with a 3.22 ERA and 75 strikeouts ... was also effective at the plate for the Blazers, posting a .239 batting average that included 11 runs on 22 hits and 20 RBI ... also added five doubles and three home runs to her resume for a .391 slugging percentage ... tabbed as the C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week on April 10, 2006 after tossing a pair of two-hit shutouts against Georgia State and UCF.
High School (2002-05)
Named the top pitcher of the Canadian national championships in 2005 ... attended Anderson College Vocational Institute ... helped her summer team win bronze at the national tournament ... led her summer team to national championship in 2004 ... named the top player of Canadian Nationals in 2004 ... named Ontario's top pitcher for the summer of 2004 ... academic honors included being named to the honor roll during her junior and senior years.
Full name is Kayla Christine Harris ... born November 4, 1986 in Toronto, Canada ... parents are Sirpa and Bert Harris ... has one sibling, Holly ... is majoring in communications with an emphasis in broadcasting.