Alice O'Brien - Softball - University of Kentucky Athletics 9


  • class Senior
  • High school Riverdale

Senior (2013): Great senior season with a .306 batting average, including 31 runs scored, nine doubles, eight homers and 32 RBI … Played 60 games with 59 starts … Finished with the third most home runs and RBI on the team … Had a hit and scored three runs against Cal before tapping home three times against Western Michigan in the Kajikawa Classic … Hit .400 over the opening weekend with two doubles and seven runs scored … Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against Stanford and 2-for-4 against San Diego State, recording a double and two RBI … Drilled a homer and had two RBI against USC Upstate … Recorded a season-high three RBI against Western Michigan while going 1-for-3 … Scored two runs in the 18-run affair vs. UNC … Had the RBI game-winning single against Illinois … Went 3-for-4 with two homers for three RBI in the extra-innings opener of the Mississippi State series, including a walkoff homer in the 10th inning … Went 2-for-3 with a home run and an RBI in the second game of the South Carolina series, while also recording a double and a run in the series-sweeping game … Went 2-for-3 in the EKU doubleheader with a home run, four RBI, and two runs scored … Had a double and two singles in the series vs. Florida … Went 2-for-3 in both games of the doubleheader at MTSU, with an RBI and a double the first game … Recorded a run and an RBI in the Arkansas series … Went 2-for-3 with a double against Louisville … Went 1-for-2 with her sixth home run of the season, including an RBI and two runs scored in game two of the Missouri series … Recorded a single and a run in game one of the Alabama series … Had five sacrifice flies on the year, giving her the single-season school record … Seventh homer of year vs. USC in SEC Tournament … Reached base twice vs. Marshall and Virginia Tech by way of the walk in the Lexington Regional … Was UK’s top hitter in the Tempe Super Regional going 2-for-4 with a home run and RBI.

Junior (2012):Saw action in 56 games and made 45 starts … Posted a .265 average and 17 runs scored … Had four hits in the FAU Invite including registering three runs scored, two RBI, and eight total bases … Recorded a career-high three walks in a win over North Florida … Drove in a run in the win over Radford … Tallied two hits vs. Texas A&M CC and Stephen F. Austin, including a double and driving in two runs vs. the Lady Jacks … Had a pair of hits in the Alabama series … Had two doubles in the UK Invitational … Scored in the win over WKU … Had an RBI double in 8-4 win over No. 18 Auburn … Scored two runs after drawing two walks in a win over South Carolina … Doubled and scored in UK’s comeback win over Arkansas … Singled in the series-clinching win over Georgia … Batted .750 and drove in a team-high three RBI in the series with Ole Miss … Doubled twice in a loss at Mississippi State … Blasted her first homer of the season over the right-field fence in a winning effort against Morehead State … Went 3-3 in the rubber match with Florida also scoring twice … Knocked in the game-winning score in Sunday victory to ensure a sweep of No. 22 LSU … Was 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBI in the SEC Tournament loss to Georgia … Registered a pair of hits and two runs scored in the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2011):Became an everyday starter in right field making 46 starts on the season … Batted .222 on the season with three home runs … Made her first career start in right field in the upset win over No. 22 Ohio State … Drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the win over North Florida … Recorded her first multi-hit game of the year with a 2-for-3 day and a pair of RBI in the win over Middle Tennessee State … Doubled and came around to score in a win over Georgia Southern … Singled and scored in a win over Colorado State … Notched a two-out RBI single in a win over Southern Illinois … Smacked the first two home runs of her career in helping UK to an upset of Tennessee … Had another multiple-hit outing in helping Kentucky to a series-win over No. 7 Tennessee … Singled and scored in an 11-inning win over Arkansas … Plated a score in the win over LSU … Had a bases-loaded RBI walk in the 2-1 loss to LSU … Contributed a sacrifice fly in the opening win over Mississippi State … Charted a multi-hit performance in the dominating win over Austin Peay … Had a single in a loss to No. 2 Georgia … Drew a career-best two walks in a win at Marshall … Drilled a three-run homer in the sixth inning of a win over EKU … Scored twice after singling and walking in a win over Louisville … Singled in a win at South Carolina … Drew a walk and came around to score in the SEC Tournament … Posted a two-run single in the first victory over No. 2 Michigan in the NCAA Tournament … Singled and scored a run in UK’s victory over Cal in the Super Regional.

Freshman (2010):An All-SEC Freshman academic team performer … Appeared in 21 games and made one start … Batted .250 with a double and six runs scored … Charted her first career extra base hit with a three-run double in a victory over Austin Peay … Also scored the game’s winning run in that victory … Reached base by taking four straight balls in a win over Western Kentucky … Was struck by a pitch and came around to score in a win over South Carolina … Posted a one-out single and rounded home against Georgia … Singled and scored in a loss to Tennessee, while also seeing action in right field … Charted base hits in her first two career at-bats against Western Carolina … Made her first career start as the designated player against Liberty.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for Riverdale … High School team claimed the 2009 TSSAA Class AAA State Championship her senior season … Riverdale held a 47-7 record in its championship run … Squad was ranked 24th nationally by USA Today … Batted .377 hitting lead off during her senior campaign … Drove in 17 RBI and had 14 doubles, four home runs and 18 stolen bases … Was a two-time All-State selection … Won the team’s “Gold Glove” award for a .959 fielding percentage in right field … Captured the USFA 2008 World Series 18A Championship with her club team the Murfreesboro Firebirds … Broke Riverdale’s single-season home run record with 14 bombs in her junior season … A four-time All-District award winner and a two-time 7AAA Softball Most Valuable Player … Also lettered in volleyball.

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