The University of New Mexico softball program added transfer pitcher Bailey Klitzke to its 2019 roster. Klitzke played at Wichita State for two seasons and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
As a sophomore at Wichita State, Klitzke had wins over Oklahoma State and Texas, finishing with a 7-2 record. In addition to her solid performance on the field, Klitzke is also a stellar academic performer as the mechanical engineering major earned Academic All-American Freshman of the Year at WSU. She is also a seven-time Scholar Athlete honoree.
Last season at WSU, Klitzke posted a 3.10 ERA in 26 appearances including a pair of starts. She also finished second on the team in strikeouts with 40 in 49⅔ innings pitched.
Klitzke competed for Desert Ridge High School in Arizona where she finished her career as the all-time wins leader (54).
“I chose New Mexico because the coaches are amazing and made me feel at home the moment I came to Albuquerque,” Klitzke said. “Coach Congleton is leading the team in the right direction and I can’t wait to be a part of a winning tradition.”