Aggies add Herzog to 2019-20 roster

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M softball head coach Jo Evans has announced the addition of transfer pitcher/outfielder Makinzy Herzog.

Herzog, a sophomore from Missouri City, Texas, is eligible to compete immediately for the Aggies and has three years of eligibility remaining.

“I am excited to welcome Makinzy into our Aggie Softball Family,” Evans said. “Makinzy is a versatile athlete with great speed and athleticism. She pitches, plays outfield, hits for power as well as slaps and drags. She had a very successful freshman year at Florida State and gained valuable experience from a great coaching staff.

“Makinzy comes from a family of Aggies; her parents David and Stacy and her sister, Morgan, are all proud Aggies. Makinzy is a great addition to our program and will make an immediate impact.”

As a freshman, Herzog played in 56 games for Florida State, registering a .316 batting average with three home runs, 12 doubles and 26 RBI. She belted the first grand slam of her career en route to the Seminoles’ victory over USF in the Tallahassee Regional.

Herzog made 21 appearances in the circle, posting a 10-2 record with 58 strikeouts and a 1.56 ERA in 71.2 innings. The right-hander ranked fifth in the ACC with a 2.03 ERA and held a 5-0 record in conference play, helping the Seminoles clinch their sixth-consecutive ACC Championship.

Her performance in 2019 earned her a spot on the All-ACC Freshman Team as well as the NFCA Southeast All-Region Second Team.

“I am excited to become an Aggie and embrace all of the traditions that come with it,” Herzog said. “I can’t wait to get out on the field again and play with a couple of my former teammates. I am hoping to be able to contribute and help the team get back to the Women’s College World Series. Gig ‘em!”

Herzog’s older sister, Morgan, was a member of the Aggies’ 2015 signing class and was a team manager for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

The Aggies are coming off a 28-27 season and their 18th-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championships.

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