Emily Gaines - Softball - University of Kentucky Athletics 27


  • class Senior
  • High school South Laurel

Junior (2013): Played in 44 games with 58 at bats … Key at bat in UK’s win over Western Michigan, drilling a two-run ground rule double to blow the game open …Walked twice in win over UC Riverside … Had a hit against San Diego State … Went 1-for-3 against USC Upstate … Notched two hits and two RBI vs. Ole Miss … Had a pinch-hit RBI single vs. WKU … Went 1-for-1 with a single in the third game of the South Caroline series … Went 1-for-2 in the second game of the doubleheader vs. MTSU … Went 1-for-1 in game two of the Alabama series … Saw most of her playing time as the designated player.

Sophomore (2012): Appeared in 40 contests and made 12 starts for the Wildcats … Smacked her first career hit with a double in a loss to Pacific … Drove in a run and scored twice in a victory over North Florida … Went 2-2 vs. Nicholls State tallying a double, an RBI and scored a run … Scored after being hit by a pitch in a loss to Western Illinois … Tallied a hit vs. NC State … Singled in a win over WKU … Charted two hits and an RBI vs. Auburn … Brought in a score when she drew a walk in a two-out, bases-loaded pinch-hitting situation at Louisville … Tallied an RBI vs. South Carolina.

Freshman (2011): Made an appearance in 22 games in her freshman season … Saw her first career action as a pinch runner in the upset of No. 22 Ohio State … Made her first plate appearance in the win over FIU … Brought in a run after reaching base by way of walk with the bases loaded in a win over North Florida … Plated a score and would come around to score in a win at Austin Peay … Drew a walk in a loss to No. 2 Georgia in a pinch-hitting situation.

High School:Named the 2010 Miss Kentucky Softball … Also tabbed the 2010 Gatorade Kentucky Softball Player of the Year … Totaled a 52-game hitting streak to break the Kentucky High School state record … The streak is the second longest in national history … As a senior, she owned an incredible .634 batting average with 17 home runs, 27 doubles and 54 runs scored … A three-time All-State performer … Owns state records including 83 hits and 27 doubles in 2010 for a single-season and career records with for hits (349) and doubles (104) … Owns the Kentucky state record with five consecutive games with a home run … Holds South Lauren career records for hits, runs scored, RBI, doubles, home runs, and most wins as a pitcher … A five-time letterwinner who led South Laurel to five-straight District titles … Voted the All-Region player in both softball and volleyball as a senior … Four-year volleyball letterwinner and a two-year player in basketball … Possessed a 4.0 grade point average … A two-time Academic All-State performer.

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