Eakin announces signing of transfers Udall, Korth and Hayward
PROVO, Utah — BYU softball head coach Gordon Eakin has announced the signings of Maddie Udall, Kaysen Korth and Breanna "Breezy" Hayward, who will all join the program for the 2023 season.
A Sunnyslope High School graduate out of Phoenix, Arizona, Udall plays first and third base. The 5-foot-10 freshman will come to Provo after a semester down the road at Utah Valley.
Udall Career Highlights
- Three-time First Team All-State
- All-AZ State Team (2022, 2021, 2019)
- Most RBI (71) and runs (59), second in home runs (16) in Arizona 6A (2022)
- Led all categories for the Arizona 6A Southwest Region (2022)
- Top-10 batting average in the state, third in slugging percentage (2022)
- AZ High School All-State Honorable Mention (2021)
- Led the state in multiple statistics, posted a .714 batting average and received the AZ Republic Player of the Week Award (2020)
- Played in the All Star Game during the Colorado Sparkler (2018)
Hailing from Bluffdale, Utah, Korth is a 5-foot-7 freshman and recent Riverton High School graduate. The right-handed pitcher will come to Provo after a semester at Weber State.
Korth Career Highlights
- 2022 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year
- 2022 Utah Ms. Softball
- 2022 Utah 6A Region 3 MVP
- 2022 MaxPreps Utah Player of the Year and Larry H. Miller Athlete of the Year
- Two-time Utah 6A State Champion (2022, 2021)
- Two-time Extra Innings First Team All-American (2022, 2021)
- 2022 MaxPreps First Team All-American, PGF All-American Team and Triple Crown’s 18U Futures Team
- Softball Live Top 20 Player in the Nation (2022)
- Recorded a 0.54 ERA with two perfect games, 274 strikeouts and 15 shutouts (2022)
- Posted a .549 batting average and .988 slugging percentage with seven home runs and 45 RBI (2022)
- 2021 Utah 6A Player of the Year, Playoff MVP and First Team All-Region
- 2021 Region Champion
- Boasted a 0.37 ERA and .500 batting average (2021)
Hayward, an infielder, heads to Provo after spending a year at Texas Tech. The 5-foot-8 freshman is a Tucson, Arizona native and Cienega High School graduate.
Hayward Career Highlights
- Two-time First Team All-State and All-Conference
- 2021 PGF All-American
- 2018 Arizona State Champion
- Helped Cienega High School to the AIA softball playoffs twice
- Named Southern Arizona Freshman of the Year
- Posted a career batting average of .720 with an on base percentage of .750 while tallying 120 hits
- Holds the school record for career home runs with 25 in just two seasons
- Named one of Southern Arizona’s Top 100 sports figures for success on the field
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