The University of Georgia softball program has signed five Georgia natives to the 2021 signing class, head coach Lu Harris-Champer and associate head coach and recruiting coordinator Tony Baldwin announced Wednesday.
The class includes infielder Faith Barth, catcher/first baseman Lyndi Rae Davis, and pitchers Kylie Macy, Rebecca Muh, and Sydney Osada.
Faith Barth | Infielder | Dacula, Georgia | Archer High School
Faith Barth signs to Georgia from Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The infielder guided Archer to 91 wins over four seasons, including two 25-win campaigns. Archer finished third in state in 2017 with Barth handling second base duties while hitting .337 with 26 RBI. Barth moved over to third as a sophomore and hit .316 with 27 RBI. She played shortstop as a junior and senior, guiding Archer to a final four appearance in 2020. She notched a .467 batting average as a senior with a .537 OBP with 12 home runs and 52 RBI. She’s garnered multiple all-region, all-county, and all-state honors. She was recognized by the Gwinnett Daily Post as a Super Six player as a junior and senior. Off the field, she is a member of Beta Club, Spanish club, and National Honor Society and has earned multiple scholar-athlete awards.
She played club for the Georgia Power and East Cobb Bullets. She also played club volleyball. Barth is ranked as the No. 52 top recruit by Extra Inning Softball, and is the 42nd-ranked infielder.
Faith is the daughter of Kimberly and Jason Barth. She has two older brothers, Sean and Tyler. She intends on studying teaching or psychology at UGA.
Baldwin on Barth: “We are excited to have Faith join the Bulldog family. Faith has grown from the little girl that was a bat girl for our softball team to becoming one of the top hitters in Georgia. She is a lefty hitter that can drive the ball in the gap and over the fence. She is a fighter in the box and a versatile defensive player. She is a shortstop by trade but can play all the infield positions and could even compete for time in the outfield. Faith is a very good student and comes from a wonderful family. We are looking forward to seeing Faith in the Red and Black uniform.”
Lyndi Rae Davis | Catcher/First Baseman | Calhoun, Georgia | Calhoun High School
Lyndi Rae Davis signs to UGA from Calhoun High School in Calhoun, Georgia. Davis was a guiding force as Calhoun won 99 games in Davis’ career with the Yellow Jackets. As a freshman Davis picked up first team all-region and 3A State Player of the Year honors while lifting Calhoun to 30 wins and a GHSA 3A state championship. In 2018 and 2019, she earned back-to-back region player of the year awards with second team and first team all-state honors, respectively. Off the field, she is a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), National Honor Society, and Beta Club. She also played basketball at Calhoun.
She played club for the Atlanta Vipers, hitting .480 last season. Davis is ranked by Extra Inning Softball as the No. 16 top recruit and eighth among catchers.
Lyndi Rae is the daughter of Lynn and Michael Davis. She has an older sister, Calli. Her dad Michael was an All-American baseball player at West Georgia and is a member of the WGU Sports Hall of Fame. He was drafted and played professionally for the Cleveland Indians. Her mom Lynn was a tennis player at McConnel University and West Georgia. Her family includes a number of football coaches including her father (offensive coordinator at Calhoun HS), uncle Bobby Lamb (former head coach at Furman and Mercer), uncle Hal Lamb (head coach at Calhoun HS), cousin Tre Lamb (head coach at Gardner Webb), and cousin Taylor Lamb (quarterback coach at Gardner Webb). Her mom is also the tennis coach at Calhoun HS.
Baldwin on Davis: “Lyndi Rae is one of the top players in the country. A catcher from Northwest Georgia, Lyndi Rae has a big arm behind the plate and solid receiving skills. What sets her apart though is her bat. She is a left-hand hitter that hits for high average and above-average power. She was named Georgia 3A State Player of the Year as a freshman in high school and hasn’t looked back. She finished her senior year by hitting .600 with 15 homeruns! Lyndi Rae comes from a family full of athletes and coaches, so sports certainly run in her blood. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Lyndi Rae to the Bulldog softball family.”
Kylie Macy | Right-Handed Pitcher | Grayson, Georgia | Grayson High School
Kylie Macy signs to Georgia out of Grayson High School and is one of the top pitching recruits in the country. In four seasons with Grayson, the Rams accumulated 116 victories including 30-win seasons in 2018 and 2019 and four-straight regional championships. In her sophomore campaign, she recorded a 20-2 record in the circle with 200 strikeouts en route to first team all-state, all-region, and all-county honors with a region pitcher of the year award. The next season, she finished 22-3 with 263 strikeouts and a 0.63 ERA while picking up the 7A All-State Pitcher of the Year award. She was also nominated for the Gatorade Player of the Year and USA Today Player of the Year awards. Grayson finished second in state that season.
As a senior, Macy finished with a 26-2 record, 283 strikeouts, a 0.66 ERA, 15 shutouts, six no-hitters, and a pair of perfect games. She set new Grayson records in career strikeouts, single-season strikeouts, and career wins while finishing second in single-season wins and career ERA. She earned 2020 Super Six honors from the Gwinnett Daily Post. Off the field, she is a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, Diamond Girl, Peer Leadership Committee, NG3, and Rams Riot.
She played club for the Atlanta Vipers, becoming the winning pitcher in the first-ever Wilson Invite Fast Pitch Championship last season. She is ranked by Extra Inning Softball as the No. 15 top recruit and No. 10 pitcher.
Kylie is the daughter of Shannon and Mark Macy. She has a younger brother, Campbell. Her father, uncles, and aunt all attended the University of Georgia. She intends to major in business at UGA.
Baldwin on Macy: “Kylie ranks as one of the top pitchers in the country. She has incredible spin on her pitches and has many qualities reminiscent of former Bulldog great Chelsea Wilkinson. She physically continues to get stronger and stronger and her success in the circle reflects that growth. Kylie has experienced great success at both the high school and elite travel ball level and we look forward to that continue while she wears the Red and Black. She is a tremendous student and comes from a family full of loyal UGA fans. We are thrilled that Kylie chose to be a Bulldog and look forward to great things from her during time in Athens.”
Rebecca Muh | Right-Handed Pitcher | Peachtree City, Georgia | McIntosh High School
Rebecca Muh signs to Georgia from McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Georgia. The 6-foot pitcher was a four-year varsity letter winner at McIntosh. She was named the Region 3 5A Freshman of the Year in 2017 while also earning first team all-region honors. She picked up first team all-region honors again in 2018 and 2019. In 2019, her junior season culminated in a Region 3 5A Co-Player of the Year award. This past season, she set the McIntosh career strikeouts record, finishing with 664 in her career. Off the field, she is a member of the principal’s advisory council and the McIntosh Athletic Advisory Committee.
She played club for the East Cobb Bullets. Muh is ranked by Extra Inning Softball as the No. 61 top recruit, 34th among pitchers.
Rebecca is the daughter of Paige and Steve Muh, both graduates of the University of Georgia. She has an older sister, Anna. Her father Steve played baseball at UGA from 1986-88, making 43 starts on the mound, winning 18 games with 220 strikeouts. He was also a member of the first College World Series team in 1987. He went on to play minor league baseball for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs. Her cousin Matt Muh was a quarterback at Bucknell University from 2014-2017. She intends to major in business at Georgia.
Baldwin on Muh: “Rebecca is a competitor! She is a pitcher that has improved each and every year and yet still has her best days ahead of her. She is a power pitcher that goes after hitters. While we have been following Rex for a number of years, she really burst onto the scene last summer and had a great summer playing elite travel ball. It was great to see her really come into her own and we look forward great things from her here in Athens. She is another tremendous student that comes from a Bulldog family, with her father have been a decorated pitcher for the Red and Black. We are excited to welcome Rebecca to the Bulldog Softball family.”
Sydney Osada | Left-Handed Pitcher | Woodstock, Georgia | River Ridge High School
Sydney Osada signs to Georgia from River Ridge High School. The 6-1 lefty has been a four-year varsity letter winner for the Knights. Her freshman year, she recorded a 0.68 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 41 innings of work. As a junior, she finished with a 1.50 ERA with 189 strikeouts in 168 innings in the circle. She concluded her prep career with 122 strikeouts in 124 innings last season.
She played club for Georgia Impact from 2016-2021.
Sydney is the daughter of Melissa and David Osada. She has an older brother, Aaron, and a younger brother, Ethan. Intends to major in psychology at Georgia.
Baldwin on Osada: “Sydney is a left-handed pitcher that really knows how to pitch. We have seen her pitch her best and really compete in the big games. At 6-1, she is a physical presence in the circle and as she continues to get stronger, she is going to keep getting better. We are excited about what Syd can add to our pitching staff and look forward to her doing great things in a Red and Black uniform. Sydney comes from a very supportive family and we are excited to welcome her to Athens. “