Kayla Knight   |   #00   |   OF

Bats/Throws: L/R

Height: 5-5

Hometown: Wauchula, Fla.

Previous School: Hardee Senior HS

Eligibility: Sr.

Major: Exercise Science

Softball: Kayla Knight

Born March 30, 1995... Majoring in Exercise Science... Aspires to become a Physical Therapist... Chose PBA because of the softball and academic program... Favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11... Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter... Daughter of Doug and Sharri Knight.

2016 (Junior)
Started in all 47 games in which she played, starting all of them in the outfield…One of the top offensive producers on the season for the Sailfish, leading the ‘Fish in four categories, and second in two… Led the team with 38 runs scored, scoring multiple runs on eight occasions… Tied for the team lead in hits with 62, including six doubles and a team-leading four triples… Had multiple hit games 18 times on the year… Finished second on the team with 20 walks…Finished third on the team with 11 stolen bases… Finished the year with a .969 fielding percentage…

2015 (Sophomore)
Took a big leap forward in her all-around game while becoming a super utility player on defense and the team's regular leadoff hitter... Started all 55 games on the season, including 40 games in the outfield, seven games at shortstop, seven games at third-base, and one at designated player... Led the team in batting average, on-base-percentage, hits, runs, doubles and triples... Concluded the year with a .384 batting average (68-177) including 14 doubles, four triples and one homerun... Scored 41 runs while driving in 24 runs... Walked 15 times with seven hit by pitch and finished 7-of-10 in stolen bases... Produced 18 multi-hit games including a season-high game of 4-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored at Nova Southeastern University on May 1st... Scored multiple runs in a game a total of 13 times including a season-high of three runs scored twice... Registered her first collegiate homerun on March 8th while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two runs batted in versus Wingate University... Drove in at least two runs in a game five different times.

2014 (Freshman)
Utilized as a pinch-hitter and spot starter in the outfield as a true freshman while proving valuable as a utility player at multiple positions... Appeared in 37 of the team's 46 games while making 12 starts and collecting 61 at-bats... Finished the season with a .213 batting average (13-61) while collecting two triples... Drove in six runs with five runs scored 17 total bases... Registered her first collegiate hit and RBI versus Valdosta State University on February 9th with a game-winning hit in the 8th inning versus the No. 6-ranked Blazers... Had a pair of multi-hit games including a 2-for-3 performance against Delta State University on May 10th at the NCAA Regional Tournament.

Competed on the girl's softball team at Hardee Senior High School for coaches Sharri Knight and Leigh Beumel... Named her team's Best Offensive Player in 2010-11 and 2013... Named Team Co-MVP in 2011 and MVP in 2013... Selected as the District Player of the Year in 2013...Earned the Principal's Award in 2011-13... Graduated third in her class and magna cum laude... Member of the National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa.

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