Mehringer added to Kansas softball’s 2017 roster
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head softball coach Megan Smith added depth to her outfield following the fall semester after adding transfer Annie Mehringer to the Jayhawks’ roster for 2017, as announced Thursday afternoon.
A midseason transfer, Mehringer joins KU after two seasons at Stephen F. Austin. The outfielder from Kilgore, Texas, will be eligible to play during the 2017 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
“We are excited that Annie has decided to join the Jayhawk family,” said Smith. “Annie had a great sophomore season at Stephen F. Austin and we can’t wait to see what she can add to our roster at Kansas. She brings experience to our team and outfield, along with a great attitude and work ethic.”
Prior to Kansas, Mehringer appeared in 89 games and made 52 starts at Stephen F. Austin. During her sophomore campaign, Mehringer started 47 of 51 games in the outfield. She hit .268 on the season with 38 hits, including nine doubles and six home runs, 29 RBIs and 14 walks. Mehringer recorded 14 runs scored with an on-base percentage of .329 and a slugging percentage of .458. With 77 putouts and six assists, Mehringer recorded a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
As a freshman, Mehringer appeared in 38 games and five starts. She recorded three hits, including a double, while tallying 13 runs scored and three RBIs. Mehringer stole five bases in five attempts.
At Kilgore High School, Mehringer hit .495 with one home run, 11 doubles, four triples, 10 RBIs and 25 runs scored during her sophomore season. As a freshman, Mehringer hit .367 with 13 RBIs, six doubles and two triples for the Lady Bulldogs.
Kansas softball opens its 2017 campaign in Florida at the Stetson Tournament, Feb. 10-12. The Jayhawks will play a total of five games during the first weekend of the year against Akron, Savannah State and Stetson.
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