UL Softball Transfer Class Ranked In Top 5
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns list of incoming transfers for the upcoming 2020 season is ranked in the top five in the nation by one major softball publication.
Softball America ranks Louisiana's transfer class second in the nation, behind only Oklahoma St.
Joining the Cajuns this year, after transferring from their previous schools, include senior pitcher Megan Kleist (Oregon), junior infielders Mia Camuso (Oregon) and Melissa Mayeux (Miami-Dade JC), junior outfielder Callie Martin (Missouri), sophomore outfielder Kendall Talley (Lamar), and sophomore catcher Geana Torres (Missouri).
Kleist, a 2018 NFCA First Team All-American and the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year, Kleist won at least 15 games each year at Oregon, on the way to accumulating a 59-18 mark, while posting a 1.60 ERA over 477 innings pitched.
The 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Kleist was awarded All-American accolades in 2017, while also being tabbed an NFCA All-Pacific Region selection three times.
In 2018, Kleist hit the 20-win mark for the second-consecutive year, going 21-7 with a 1.32 ERA, including 221 strikeouts in 179.2 innings pitched.
A native of Redding, California, Camuso played two years at Oregon, prior to sitting out of of 2019.
A two-year starter with the Ducks, primarily as a first baseman, Camuso hit .341 with two homers and 47 RBI's as a freshman in 2017, when she was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, before hitting .294 with a homer and 24 RBI's in 2018.
A standout prep player at Shasta High School, Camuso was ranked the No. 18 recruit in the nation by FloSoftball.com, after hitting .574 with 14 homers and 50 RBI's as a senior.
Over her high school career, Camuso hit 42 homers, while driving in 162 runs.
A native of Louviers, France, Mayeux played baseball all her life before making the transition to softball two years ago, signing with Miami Dade College.
A shortstop on the French U-18 junior national team, Mayeux an impressive .439 with 6 homers and 59 runs batted in at Miami Dade in 2019.
A native of Raymore, Missouri, Martin played the first two years of her collegiate career at Missouri, where she was a two-year starter, including this past season, when she hit .237 with three home runs and 18 runs batted in as the starting centerfielder.
A product of Raymore -Peculiar High School, Martin was named First Team All-State in the state of Missouri, after recording a .577 average, 47 runs scored, 40 RBI's, 13 runs scored, a .620 on-base percentage, and a 1.186 slugging percentage.
Talley, a first team All-Southland Conference performer at Lamar in 2018, hit .a 343, to go along with one home run, 19 runs batted in, 37 runs scored, and 7 stolen.bases.
A four-time, all-district outfielder at San Antonio's East Central High School, Talley has three seasons of eligibility remaining, after sitting out last season.
In addition to her one season at Missouri, where she hit .294 in 39 appearances in 2019, Torres was a member of the 2017 Puerto Rican Junior National Team and during the 2017 Women’s Softball World Championship, hitting an impressive .344 with eight runs scored and knocked in three runs over 29 at-bats.