UL’s Megan Kleist Pitched At Lamson Park Before
In case you're wondering, 2019 won't be the first time that Megan Kleist will pitch at Lamson Park.
A two-time All-American, Kleist announced on Friday that she was transferring to Louisiana, where she will pitch her senior season, after spending the first three years of her collegiate career at Oregon.
But when Kleist makes her first career appearance in a UL uniform in Lafayette, it won't be her first career appearance at Lamson Park.
As a freshman, back in 2016, Kleist was part of an Oregon team that was part of the 30th-Annual Louisiana Classics at Lamson Park.
The Cajuns got the better of Kleist in the first of three meetings between the two, scoring three runs on 8 hits in a 3-2 win.
After Oregon won the second meeting, 6-3, Kleist appeared in relief in the rubber game, tossing 4.1 scoreless innings, in a 5-4 Louisiana win.
A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Kleist went on to have a fantastic freshman campaign, being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors, after going 17-6 with a 2.36 ERA.
As a sophomore in 2017, Kleist went 21-5 with a 1.32 ERA., while being awarded second-team NFCA All-American accolades.
Last season, Kleist was named a first-team NFCA All-American and Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year, after delivering a second-consecutive 20-win campaign, going 21-7 with a 1.32 ERA and 221 strikeouts against just 21 walks in 179-2/3 innings pitched.
During her three-year stay in Oregon, Kleist won at least 15 games each year on the way to accumulating a 59-18 mark, while posting a 1.60 ERA over 477 innings pitched.