The Washington Huskies added another piece to their 2020 roster, signing infielder Baylee Klingler.
Klingler, a 2018 1st Team Extra Inning Softball High School All-American and 2019 SEC All-Freshman honoree, joins the Huskies after transferring from Texas A&M and will be a sophomore this upcoming season according to a release issued by Washington.
Klingler told Extra Inning Softball's Brentt Eads after her signing was official : "I’m so excited to be in the environment of Washington and I love everything Coach Heather (Tarr) stands for."
And as for what she's currently doing, the standout hitter replied, "Now that I’m done with my visits, I’m pretty much staying at home and working out!"
She is the fifth newcomer to sign with the Huskies, along with Jadelyn Allchin, Hannah Dardano, Kelley Lynch, and Brooke Nelson.
In her freshman year, Klingler hit .289/.335/.416 for the Aggies, starting all 55 games. She began her career with a double in her very first game and three RBI in her second, ending the year with 12 extra-base hits and 29 runs batted in. Klingler had 11 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-4 day at Auburn in which she drove in a career-best five runs.
Klingler's high school career was just as impressive, with the Texas native finishing her prep career batting .582 as a senior with nine home runs, 26 RBIs, and 28 walks in 88 plate appearances to give her a .716 on-base percentage, a 1.218 slugging percentage and a 1.934 OPS.
While playing for the USA Junior Women's National Team, the only high school student to do so, Klingler helped clinch a WBSC World Championship, hitting .393 with 10 runs and 12 RBI during that tournament. She would also hit .500 at the World Cup of Softball. Twice she was a finalist for the Galveston County Female Athlete of the Year and, in 2018, was named the Galveston Offensive MVP.
Klingler joins a stellar incoming class for the Huskies, who are looking to make it four consecutive World Series trips for the second time in program history in 2020.