COLUMBIA — The Missouri softball team has signed nine high school standouts to National Letters of Intent. The new recruits include:
Alyssa Cousins, a catcher and first baseman, led her team in home runs as a sophomore and junior at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas.
Bailey Erwin, a pitcher at Sequoyah High School in Claremore, Okla., threw 815 innings in four seasons with a record of 103-32 and a 0.98 ERA.
Infielder Taylor Gadbois hit .571 in four years at Maryville High School where she holds the record for hits in a season with 44.
Corrin Genovese, an All-American infielder from East Amherst, N.Y., led Williamsville North High School in all major offensive categories.
Kelsi Jones, had the most RBIs in the state with 52 as a junior outfielder at Carmel (Ind.) High School where she holds the single season home run record at 12.
Kayla Kingsley, an outfielder, was an All-State selection in 2010 at Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City, Okla., where she led her conference in stolen bases from 2008 to 2010.
As a junior, catcher and infielder Angie Randazzo led Poway (Calif.) High School in home runs, doubles and RBIs.
Kelsea Roth, a first baseman from Esperanza High School in Poway, Calif. hit .470 at the 2009 ASA Nationals in Oklahoma City.
Ashtin Stephens was a three-time All-State selection as an infielder at Blue Springs High School.
Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine said he was pleased with the new recruits.
"At the end of the day, you could take this group of nine alone and win a lot of championships," Earleywine said in a press release.
The Missouri softball team begins its season Feb. 18 against Fresno State in the San Diego Classic Tournament in San Diego. The Tigers' first home game is set for March 2 against Drake at University Field in Columbia.