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Softball Signs Kenzie Cole

Cole Commits to Boise State

Kenzie Cole
Dayton, Nev.
Dayton High School
Mizuno All-American
Pitcher

BOISE, Idaho-Boise State softball coach Erin Thorpe announced, Thursday, Kenzie Cole of Dayton, Nev., signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Broncos. Cole, currently a senior at Dayton High School, is a pitcher.

"We are very excited to have Kenzie joining our team next season," Thorpe said. "Kenzie will be a much-welcomed addition in the circle and we feel her ability will help her step in and compete right away."

Cole is a three-year letterwinner at Dayton under head coach Kevin Kranjcec. She burst onto the scene as a freshman, leading the Dust Devils to a 23-10 record and an appearance in the state championship game. Individually, Cole was named 3A Northern MVP and state player of the year. Cole compiled a 13-6 record in the circle with a 1.69 ERA while striking out 211. She also produced at the plate, hitting .411 with 20 extra-base hits and 19 RBI. She stroked three home runs in one game, tied for second most in a game in Nevada high school history.

As a sophomore Cole hit .311 with a career-high 20 RBI on her way to being named second team all-north region at first base. She also held opponents to a .137 batting average as a pitcher. As a junior, Cole again led Dayton to the state championship game. She went 16-6 in the circle and led the state with a season ERA of 0.04. Cole set a state record for strike outs in a game with 24 punch outs in a 15-inning affair. Her 297 strikeouts in 2010 rank third all-time in Nevada high school history, just behind former Bronco assistant Brianne McGowan. Cole earned first team all-region and all-state accolades, and was named state pitcher of the year. She also batted .459 with 13 extra-base hits and 15 RBI.

Cole also plays for Mizuno All-American out of Sacramento, Calif., coached by Gabe Abelia. Cole previously played for Phil Mumma and Steve Ortiz for Sorcerer. She participated in the 16U National Championship twice and the 18 Gold Premiere National Championship with Sorcerer.

Cole is a three-time All-Nevada academics selection. She serves as vice president of Dayton's National Honor Society. Cole also earned one letter in golf.

Cole bats and throws right handed. Her hobbies include snowboarding, golfing, volleyball and photography. She plans to major in psychology at Boise State.

Read more about Cole in THIS ARTICLE by Darrell Moody of the Nevada Appeal


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