Mizzou’s Kinglsey is out for remainder of the season
April 16, 2013
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By Karl Roskamp
Missouri’s Kayla Kingsley (11) is helped off the field after injuring herself running the bases in the eighth inning in Sunday’s game against Arkansas at University Field.
Missouri sophomore Kayla Kingsley is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury during a game against Arkansas on Sunday afternoon.
“It was confirmed Monday evening that Kayla Kingsley suffered a significant knee injury in our Sunday game against Arkansas,” coach Ehren Earleywine said in a statement released by the Mizzou Athletic Department. “She will not be available for the remainder of the season. Our coaches and training staff are ready to support her through to a speedy recovery.
Kingsley was injured during the eighth inning of the game. With bases loaded and no outs, senior Nicole Hudson hit a line drive to Arkansas third basemen Chloe Oprzedek. Oprzedek then tagged Kingsley out, who had slipped awkwardly trying to return to third base.
“(Kingsley’s absence) would take away a lot of speed,” Hudson said. “She gets a lot of things going, so we’re just praying that she makes it out alright.”
“I think (Kingsley’s injury) sucked the life out of us,” shortstop Corrin Genovese said. The Tigers failed to score in the inning and lost 11-10.
For the season, Kingsley batted .327 with three runs batted in. She was nine of 11 on stolen base attempts. Outfielder Carlie Rose is her most likely replacement.
Missouri will travel to Iowa to play a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 17, at Bob Pearl Field in Iowa City.