Samantha DeMartine - Softball - University of Kentucky Athletics 22


  • class Senior
  • High school Marlboro Central
  • 2009 SEC Community Service Team Member

Senior (2011): Enjoyed a banner year in her final campaign for UK … Posted career-highs with a .306 batting average, 10 home runs, 34 RBI and 25 runs scored … Led the team with seven game-winning hits on the year … Charted 12 multiple hit games and led the team with 20 RBI with two outs … Drove in the game’s winning run in the upset victory over No. 22 Ohio State … Also had a two-run home run in the fifth inning to aid the Wildcat cause … Blasted her second home run of the season to ignite the seventh-inning rally that forced extra innings in the come-from-behind win over DePaul … Batted .462 at the FIU Combat Classic … Posted two hits and scored twice in a win over Middle Tennessee State … Drove in a run in the second victory over Georgia Southern … Was 2-for-4 in a win over Florida State … Plated a score with a sac fly in a win over Southern Illinois … Doubled in a win over Purdue … Plated a score in the upset of Tennessee … Singled in the 10th-inning rally to help UK upset Tennessee in the series-clinching win … Struck for a solo homer in a win over Arkansas … Totaled a career-high three hits in a win over LSU … Had the clinching solo homer to seal a sweep of Mississippi State … Matched a career-high with a four-RBI day in the opening win over Florida which included a three-run homer … Was responsible for two game-winning hits in the sweep of the Gators … Plated three scores with her sixth home run of the season in a win at Austin Peay … Brought in the game’s winning run with a double in a win at Marshall … Drilled a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th to complete the comeback over Tennessee Tech … Singled and walked twice in a win over EKU … Became the fifth different UK player to hit two homers in a single game in propelling UK to a series win over South Carolina … Had a multi-hit performance including her third long ball of the series in a loss to South Carolina … Had a bases-clearing double for her second walk-off hit of the season in a win over Auburn … Singled in the SEC Tournament … Went 6-for-8 in the Ann Arbor Regional which included four doubles, four RBI and three runs scored … Doubled while plating a pair of scores in a win over Cal in Supers.

Junior (2010): Named to the All-SEC Academic team … Appeared in 56 games, while starting 54 … Totaled 329 putouts on the season with a .986 fielding clip … Batted .252 with eight extra base hits … Doubled in a win over Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament … Charted a .429 average in two games against No. 2 Michigan while driving in a pair of runs … Led the squad by batting .429 in the series with LSU … Doubled and drove in three in a win over Austin Peay … Enjoyed a career-best six-game hitting streak … Was 4-for-8 with two RBI in the Florida series … Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a win over WKU … In the clinching win of the sweep of the Gamecocks she had a two-run single in the first inning … Had a pair of doubles and drove in two runs in the first game of the South Carolina series … Belted the walk-off two-run home run to lift UK to an upset of No. 7 Georgia … Singled and scored in a UK loss to Arkansas … Charted a single in a win over Morehead State … Singled in a loss to Louisville … Smacked her first home run of the season in a win over Liberty … Plated a run in a victory over Maryland … Had two hits in the loss to San Diego State.

Sophomore (2009): Broke the single-game UK record with 19 putouts twice in her sophomore season … Tallied a hit in just her second career start at first base in the win over Oregon … Scored twice while also registering a hit against Hawaii … Had 11 putouts in the loss to DePaul … Notched an RBI single and added another hit in the loss to UCLA … Posted a two-hit, one RBI performance in the win over UNLV … Had two singles and two RBI in the win over San Diego State … Tallied a two-run single against Lafayette … Brought in a run on a fielder’s choice against UConn … Plated a score with a double and also singled in the win over Stetson … Went 2-for-3, which included a two-run double in the victory over Maryland … Doubled in the come from behind win over Morehead State … Smacked a solo home run in a win over Miami (Ohio) … Blasted a home run in the win over Arkansas … Had three hits, including a double, and scored a run in the win over Kent State … Posted an RBI single in the series-clinching win over Ole Miss … Was 2-for-3 in the upset win over Tennessee … Tallied a solo home run in the game two win over Mississippi State … Singled to a put a runner on base for the eventual game-winning two-run home run to beat Georgia in the SEC Tournament … Blasted a two-run home run in the NCAA Tournament victory over Canisius.

Freshman (2008): Appeared in 48 games, making 42 starts … Was second on the team with three home runs … Made her first career start against Wichita State in the designated player slot … Had a break-out series against Toledo when she went a perfect 4-for-4 at the dish with two doubles, seven RBI and walked twice … Hit her first career home run in the win over Wright State … Was a part of the only back-to-back home runs of the season with a solo shot following Molly Johnson’s three-run home run against Indiana.

High School: Earned three consecutive Mid-Hudson Athletic League Player of the Year honors … Holds state records with 91 career bases on balls, 16 triples, 54 double and 36 career home runs … Also ranks in the top-10 all-time in eight state categories … Batted .636, with 49 hits, 11 homers, nine doubles, two triples and 42 RBI as a senior … A six-year varsity starter … Became just the third softball player at Marlboro to have her jersey retired … 2006 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award nominee … The lone New Yorker selected to play in the 2006 Adidas Futures National Camp in 2006 … Named The Daily Freeman Player of the Year in 2006 … Team captain for three seasons … All-State first team for five seasons … A member of the honor roll every semester since the seventh grade … Five-time selection to the All-Mid Hudson League Academic Team.

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