Seniors Kelly Barnhill and Amanda Lorenz were selected with the first and second overall picks, respectively, of the National Pro Fastpitch College Draft on Monday night.
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This was the first time that the first two picks of the draft were used on players from the same school since Lauren Chamberlain and Shelby Pendley from Oklahoma in 2015.
Barnhill was picked by the Chicago Bandits, where she will join former Florida teammate Aleshia Ocasio. Barnhill, a two-time First-Team All-American and 2017 USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Year, is 24-6 with a 1.52 ERA this season. She also became the second player in UF softball history to surpass 1,000 career strikeouts earlier this year.
The USSSA Pride used the second overall pick to draft Lorenz. The first baseman and outfielder is batting .416 with nine home runs and 33 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .544 this season. Lorenz is also a two-time First-Team All-American and the 2018 SEC Player of the Year.
The Moorpark, California, native will join former UF players Jolene Henderson, Kirsti Merritt and Nicole DeWitt on the Pride.
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