Saw a career amount of appearances at the plate through the non-conference portion of the season. Got her first career hit against North Dakota on Feb. 28. Getting playing time primarily as a pinch runner and secondary outfielder. Scored seven runs in nine subs as pinch runner. One of eight Sun Devils hitting above the .370 mark in non-conference action (.375).
Played in 46 games on the year, scoring 17 runs and going a perfect 4-for-4 on stolen bases. Named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention (June 5).
Continued to be reliant as pinch runner for the squad, snagging 20 runs on the season in her 48 appearances. Kayla also had two stolen bases on three attempts.
Scored 15 runs as the go-to pinch runner for the Sun Devils.
Kayla joined ASU after a stellar high school career at Calumet High School in Gary, Ind. where she was a 2009 graduate. A multiple sport athlete, Kayla was a four-time letterwinner in both softball and cheerleading, both of which teams she captained. Her softball career for the Warriors is littered with awards, including First-Team All Conference her sophomore through senior year and Second-Team All Conference her freshman year. Her senior year was phenomenal in itself as she collected the most steals in the state with 29 on the year as well as hitting .421 on the year, with six triples.
As stellar as she was on the field, she matched it in the classroom as well as she was a member of National Honor Society while graduating third in her class overall.
The psychology and family and human development major who hopes to someday be a child psychologist was born to Diana Ketchum of Camby, Ind. She is the oldest of six with a younger brother, William Ketchum III and four younger sisters, Amanda, Lea, Sam Clark and Nicole Clark. Her full name is Kayla Monique Ketchum. She likes sharing her birthday with her mom. Hobbies include reading.
Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention | June 5
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