Tatum Spangler - Softball - University of Kentucky Athletics 5


  • position Pitcher / Infield / Outfield
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Henderson, Nevada
  • High school Coronado HS
  • Junior (2021): UK’s top hitter (AVG) in the series vs. #3 Alabama, hitting .444 on the weekend with four hits, a double and a walk in her 10 plate appearances … Scored the game-winning run vs. Alabama to clinch the series, scoring from third with the bases loaded and one out on a play at the plate … Had a career-high 11-game hit streak that spanned April 11-25, including nine SEC games … Six games this year scoring 2+ runs, including a career-high tying three vs. New Mexico State at THE Spring Games and vs. EKU on April 14 … Hit .357 in the NCAA Lexington Regional with two doubles and her second HR of the season.
  • Sophomore (2020): Hit her first-career home run vs. Minnesota on Feb. 9 … Scored three runs vs. Minnesota, as well … Pitched a scoreless inning vs. Team USA in an exhibition at the NFCA Lead-Off Classic … Has five multi-hit games this season … Set or tied a career high in at bats, runs, hits, walks and RBI in UK’s win over Marshall on March 11.
  • Freshman (2019): Can play any position on the field but catcher … Started her first-career game vs. Sam Houston State as a first baseman … Her first-ever plate appearance was in a pinch-hit capacity with UK trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the 8th and two outs vs. Illinois in her first NCAA game because Alex Martens had been ran for 2x and was not eligible to re-enter … Scored a run in NCAA Regionals in a pinch-running role … Pitched her first-career complete game on March 12 in a 9-1 win over Miami (OH) … Hit a walk-off single to give UK an 8-0 win over Hofstra for her first-career hit and RBI … Started UK’s win against St. Louis, as she pitched three scoreless innings, only allowing two hits in her first-career start and win in the circle … Earned her first-career SEC start as an outfielder vs. Mississippi St. … Pitched her first-ever complete-game shutout vs. NKU on April 9.
  • Named Nevada Softball Gatorade Player of the Year in 2018, Las Vegas Sun Female Athlete of the Year in 2018 and her high school Female Athlete of the Year in 2018.
  • Helped Coronado High School to a Southeast Division championship in her freshman season and a third-place finish in the State Championships her junior year.
  • This past season, she hit .513 with a .606 OBP, 49 runs scored, 56 RBI’s to lead the team, six home runs and five stolen bases. She also pitches, where she had a 1.29 ERA in 119 innings with 184 strikeouts and a no-hitter.
  • At her high school, she set the program record for batting average (.523), hits (249), triples (26), home runs (26),runs scored (214), ERA (1.64) and strikeouts (506).  Setting a Nevada state record for career hits (249) and doubles (27).
  • Has been named a team captain the past two seasons, and was named first team All-State the last 3 years and second team her freshman year. She was the season MVP of her high school for the last 2 years and was the Nevada Preps Softball Player of the Year in 2018 and the Nevada Preps Pitcher of the Year for the Sunrise Region in 2018 and 2017. Earning her a spot on the MaxPreps High School All American 1st Team in 2018.
  • Also lettered in volleyball her senior year and played her sophomore and freshman years, where she was the offensive MVP her freshman season. She was team captain for volleyball and named the Coronado Cougar Award and led her team to a second-place finish at the Sunrise League Championships.
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