Paige Kislow is a 2022 RHP/3B/UTL from Weston, WI. She is a vertical-style pitcher who is consistently hitting 59 MPH with her fastball. Paige has a great change-up at 45 MPH. I’ve had the privilege of watching Paige live, particularly during the 2020 PGF Class A Championships. Paige was confident and determined each time she entered the circle. She has incredible control of her pitches, moving them pitches in various zones and planes to keep hitters off-balance. Overall, she has a solid presence in the circle. Paige is a solid offensive hitter as well, being most successful in the 3, 4 or 5 spot. She has a very high softball IQ with innumerable intangibles that will make her successful at the collegiate level. She will be a great asset to any team.
— Jason Lauren, ScoutU Scout, 414-303-7607, Jason@ScoutU.com
Athletic Ability: I would rate Paige as average as far as athletic ability goes. She has a nice frame, but has not fully bought into the weight room to increase her athletic strength or overall athleticism. She has the frame to add strength and increase her lateral quickness, but she needs to work on that.
Skill Set: Paige’s softball skill set is above average. She has tremendous instinct for the game, understands situational play and is coachable. This last summer she started playing for my travel team, and my assistants (who both were successful offensive players at the college level) felt her batting approach needed a major overhaul. Paige quickly adapted to their suggestions and immediately began hitting the ball to all fields. She understands what coaches are trying to teach her, and she applies their knowledge to her game. She does need some work on the mound learning how to set up batters, as she no longer can just throw the ball past them (she has to become a pitcher, not a thrower) as she moves up to higher levels, but I feel she will quickly grasp this because she is quite the student of the game.
Character: Paige is a great kid. She understands this is a team sport and she is supportive of her teammates and coaches. As a pitcher, she realizes that her teammates are there to support her and she has confidence in them to have her back. I believe character is one of her biggest strengths. When she was younger she may have been a little more arrogant, but she has matured and has learned from some of the players in the grade above her on how to act and carry yourself as a member of a softball team.
Work Ethic: Paige loves softball, so if she sees what she is doing benefits her game, she is all in. Her work ethic is strong when it comes to getting better. She will take extra swings on a T if she sees the benefits. That’s why once she understands the weight room will improve her softball game, she will get in there more consistently. She wants to be a great softball player, so her work ethic matches that desire to be great.
Leadership: This would be one area where Paige needs work, but to be fair, all the teams she played on for me, there have been older kids who were phenomenal leaders already. My hope is that Paige has paid attention and learned from those kids. If she watched how they led our team this summer, then she learned from some of the best I’ve had. I think it is something she can do, but she just hasn’t had to yet.
Overall: Paige loves the game. I know she wants to play at the next level and that desire alone makes her recruitable. I’ve had many players go on to play in college, and Paige can definitely play at the next level. I am not sure what level. She isn’t the best pitcher I’ve had (who played Division II), but Paige isn’t just a pitcher – so that opens her up to playing a position, and she plays third base really well. She really wants it, and it’s my experience that at the college level, you have to really want it to continue playing beyond high school.
— Mike Mathies, D.C. Everest H.S. Coach