With the launch of the 2020 Extra Elite 100 starting next Monday, we’re profiling some of the top prospects in the country and today’s focus goes to Florida to catch up with Madison Lagle, a talented pitcher who is getting major interest from multiple Power 5 programs who are showing strong interest.
Madison has the size at 6-foot-1 and physical abilities to play at a high level in college as she she has great command of the zone and throw in the low to mid 60’s. A lefty who has great “swing-and-miss” pitches, she had a strong fall with 57 K’s in 39 innings and as a freshman was 1st Team All-State.
Here’s more on the standout…
NAME: MADISON LAGLE
Hometown: Glen St Mary, Florida
Club Team:Birmingham Thunderbolts 03 - Barron
High School (City/ST): Baker Co. (Glen St. Mary, Florida)
Recruiting Status: uncommitted
Top Honors/Accomplishments: 1st Team All State 5A, All First Coast Team Northeast Florida, Florida Times Union 2019 Best of All First Coast Prep Team, North Florida All Star Team, varsity letter as a freshman, Scholar Athlete Award.
Other Sports? None. I’m an active member of the FFA and that’s what I like to do with my free time when I am not playing softball.
Preferred College Major: Medical Field
Scouting Report: Madison is a 6-foot-1 dominating lefty pitcher with long levers which helped her field her position well. She throws a variety of speeds hitting in the low to mid-60’s and mixes her pitches well. Madison has good command and movement on all of her pitches with the ability to throw on multiple levels to keep batters off-balance. At a PGF Elite tournament she tossed 16 innings without giving up a run and had 32 K’s and allowed only one walk and one hit. Madison was a main reason her team went 106-17-6 last year. During her freshman year in Florida playing for Baker County (Glen St. Mary) High, she led the team to the Regional playoffs as she went 9-5 with 163 K’s in 94 innings and limited opposing batters to just a .169 batting average.
Coach’s Comments: “Madison is the type of pitcher every coach desires to have on their team. Since her freshman year she has been called on in big games and fulfilled her role. Her growth and development since her first time in a Wildcat jersey is something to be proud of. But the best part of having Madison on the team is the support and encouragement she is to the other pitchers and teammates when she is not throwing. She is constantly involved in the game from the dugout and encouraging her team during the game. I am excited to see her grow and develop over the next few years. --- Kylee Canaday, softball coach at Baker County High
What does it mean to you to be considered as one of the top 100 players in your class?
It’s an honor that I work hard for all year long and a sense of accomplishment when I see my name on your list.
Looking back on your experiences so far, both club and high school, what’s been your favorite both on and off the softball field?
Traveling all over the United States, meeting new friends everywhere we go and the bond I have with my teammates both on and off the softball field.
What would you say are your strengths as a pitcher (and/or what do coaches say they liked about your game?)
I would say that my focus on the mound and the ability to spin the ball hard are some of my strengths that several coaches have said they like about my pitching style.
Have you set personal goals for yourself for this year? Or in general?
To throw the ball harder and lower my ERA from last year.
What is the latest with your school and sports due to the coronavirus?
They have canceled our season due to the coronavirus. They have also kept us out of school until April 15th for right now.
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