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Leah Powell

  • position Pitcher
  • height 5-11
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Evans, Ga.
  • Major Retailing
  • High school Evans
  • position Pitcher
  • height 5-11
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Evans, Ga.
  • Major Retailing
  • High school Evans

Leah Powell Bio

2022 (SOPHOMORE):
Led the team with 35 appearances and 23 starts in the circle… Led the team with seven victories and eight complete games… Was second on the team with 68 strikeouts… Earned a shutout victory over ETSU (4/8)… Pitched a complete game victory against #13 Kentucky (5/6)… Made her first at-bat of the season against Missouri (4/1)… Earned her first career hit and RBI against Winthrop (4/7).

2021 (FRESHMAN):
Leah Powell opened her South Carolina career in style, posting a 10-7 record in the circle in 28 appearances… The wins and appearances were both South Carolina highs during the 2021 season… Recorded a 2.76 ERA with 15 starts and five complete games… Had one shutout… Pitched 91.1 innings with 53 strikeouts… Most notably defeated No. 3 Florida in Gainesville on 4/23 in a complete-game performance… It was Carolina’s first win in the series since 2013, snapping a 12-game streak and was the Gamecocks’ first win in Gainesville since 2002… Later went all seven innings in a victory over Auburn on 5/11 in the SEC Tournament… Required just 81 pitches to earn the win over the Tigers.

HIGH SCHOOL
A standout at Evans High School, Leah Powell was a four-year letter winner… In the circle, won 26 of her teams 30 wins her sophomore year, 18 of its 21 her junior year and 18 of its 25 her senior year… Closed her high school career with a 69-21 (.767) record that was highlighted with a 1.20 ERA her sophomore year… Posted 591 strikeouts, including 199 her senior year… Earned First-Team All-Region Honors in 2017… Selected as Player of the Year in 6-A. in 2019.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Lisa and Michael Powell… Sister to Cole Powell… Did not consider other schools before picking Carolina.

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