AATL softball standout named best 2019 recruit

Academy at the Lakes softball pitching sensation Alexis Kilfoyl has been named the top prospect for the 2019 recruiting class, according to one website.

FloSoftball.com recently ranked Kilfoyl the No. 1 player in its “2019 Hot 100” rankings.

In its player evaluation of Kilfoyl, the website wrote the following:

Academy at the Lakes ace pitcher Alexis Kilfoyl (File)

“Kilfoyl brings a presence to the infield when she steps into the circle and has established herself as one of the nation’s most dominant pitchers. Selected to the USA Junior National Team last year, she was the youngest player at the tryout — and she was the youngest-ever selected to Team USA. She was clocked at 68 mph (miles per hour) consistently last fall and commands a devastating arsenal of pitches. The most lethal pitch could be her outstanding drop ball, which some feel is the best in the nation.”

Kilfoyl, a University of Alabama verbal commit, returns to a Wildcats team that went 20-3 and reached the Class 2A regional finals in 2017.

As a sophomore last season, Kilfoyl posted a 0.85 ERA and 201 strikeouts in 115.2 innings, with a 16-3 record. At the plate, she batted .517 with five home runs, nine extra base hits and 36 RBIs.

Academy at the Lakes softball opens the 2018 season with a road slate against Wesley Chapel High School on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

Published February 7, 2018

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