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Appalachian State Softball Adds Two to Roster

App State softball coach Shelly Hoerner has announced the signing of Kapri Toone (Tremonton, Utah / Utah State University) and Kaley Coltrain (Roper, N.C. / Marist College) to the program.


Kapri Toone | Tremonton, Utah / Utah State University

Toone comes to the High Country following a four-year career at Utah State. The graduate pitcher will add some depth to the Mountaineer pitching staff next season. A graduate of Bear River High School, Toone was a force in the circle as she fired 152.2 innings en route to a 22-3 record and 2.75 earned run average her senior year. She also found success at the plate, batting over .450 during each season of her high school career. She was tabbed as an All-Area MVP and was named Ms. Softball in 2018. After a stellar high school career, Toone was a four-year member of the softball team at Utah State where she sits second all-time in the Aggies’ record book with seven career saves. She was named to the All-Mountain West team in 2020 and 2022 while garnering MWC Pitcher of the Week honors during her sophomore season. Toone was also named to the Academic All-Mountain West team three times and also received recognition as a three-time MWC Scholar Athlete. The graduate transfer is a kinesiology major with a concentration in exercise science and plans to pursue a career in dietetics after the conclusion of her playing career.


Kaley Coltrain | Roper, N.C. / Marist College

Coltrain joins the Mountaineer squad as a utility infielder that will contribute as a catcher and first baseman. Despite being homeschooled, she played high school softball as well as travel ball. Between the two teams she played for, Coltrain blasted a staggering 118 home runs. As a constant threat on the offensive end, the Roper, N.C. native posted a .479 batting average and a .651 on-base percentage. The graduate transfer started her collegiate playing career with a four-year stint at Marist College in New York. Over the course of her undergraduate career, Coltrain posted a .354 batting average. She tallied 20 home runs and 76 runs batted in. Her freshman campaign featured a spot on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team. She was also a First Team All-MAAC selection and was tabbed to the MAAC All-Championship Team. Also, a member of the MAAC All-Academic Team, Coltrain is currently majoring in social work to accompany a pair of minors in sociology and psychology.


Hoerner on Toone and Coltrain: “I am excited to welcome Kapri and Kaley to our App State family. The experience and leadership they will bring to our program as grad transfers will enhance what we have built here on the mountain. Kapri will add depth to our strong pitching staff as she knows what it takes to win and compete at a high level. Kaley will add power and consistency to our hitting lineup. She has a great hitting mindset and is a true student of the game.”


As Hoerner continues to mold her roster for next year’s campaign, App State looks to build on its recent success. The Mountaineers are fresh off their fourth consecutive winning season, a year that featured a Sun Belt series win at Texas State and a series-opening victory over national powerhouse Louisiana.