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Kaitlyn Hitch
Kaitlyn  Hitch

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Delmar, DE

High School:
Seaford H.S.

Height:
5-7

Position:
P

05/02/2015

SOFTBALL TUMBLES IN TWINBILL AT DELAWARE STATE

Lady Hornets take two from UMES

04/26/2015

LADY BEARS SPOIL UMES WITH LATE COMEBACK ON SENIOR DAY

Morgan State rallies to down Lady Hawks

04/18/2015

LADY HAWKS SPLIT TWINBILL WITH HAMPTON

UMES' late rally ends four-year skid against the Lady Pirates

03/21/2015

LADY HAWKS SPLIT MEAC OPENER VERSUS HOWARD

UMES splits pair with Lady Bison

03/19/2015

LADY HAWKS TAKE ONE OF TWO FROM SC STATE

UMES splits doubleheader with Lady Bulldogs

04/30/2015

2015 "The Harry's"

2015 "The Harry's" (Photo by Lloydlee Heite)

04/30/2015

UMES Softball v. Delaware (04.22.15)

UMES Softball versus University of Delaware at Hawks Field (Photos by Randy Stadler)

04/06/2015

UMES Softball v. Coppin State (03-31-15)

UMES Softball v. Coppin State at Hawks Field (Photos by Randy Stadler

04/01/2015

UMES Softball v. Coppin State (04-01-15)

UMES Softball taking on Coppin State at Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)

09/11/2014

2014 UMES Street Sweep

Photos from 2014 UMES Street Sweep featuring student-athletes

2015 (Junior): As a hitter, she played 33 games with 24 starts ... On the mound, she appeared in 17 contests with nine starts ... led the team in saves ... made her season debut as a starting pitcher against Presbyterian (February 7) and picked up a strike out ... posted two Ks versus Bryant (February 20) ... went 2-of-3 with two RBIs and a run scored versus Bryant (February 21) ... recorded two Ks at USC Upstate (February 21) ... tallied a RBI and run scored at Savannah State (March 17) ... picked up her first win of the season while going 2-of-4 with a season-high two RBIs at South Carolina State (March 18) ... produced a hit and RBI at North Carolina Central (March 19) ... earned her first save of the year with two Ks at Howard (March 21) ... recorded a hit and RBI in game one versus Coppin State (March 31) ... went 2-of-3 with a RBI and run scored in game two against Coppin State (March 31) ... went 2-of-3 versus Hampton (April 18) ... went 2-of-3 with a run scored agains Morgan State (April 26) ... went 2-of-3 with a double at Delaware State (May 2).

2014 (Sophomore):
Contributed with her bat and arm in her first season as a Lady Hawk ... as a hitter, she played 40 games (32 starts) with 11 hits, five RBIs, and five runs scored ... had season-highs in hits (2), RBIs (2), and runs scored (2) in the home win over Howard University (March 22) ... tied a season-high with two hits versus Norfolk State University (April 6) ... as a pitcher, she appeared in 30 contests with 16 starts ... finished second on the team in ERA (7.22), wins (2), and innings pitched (85.1) ... won first career game over Rider University (February 23) ... struck out two batters at Coastal Carolina University (February 28) ... threw a complete game versus Norfolk State (April 5).

High School/Club: A four-year lettermen in softball, three-year lettermen in field hockey and winter track ... Named high school softball team captain in her junior and senior seasons ... Selected First-Team All-Conference twice (2011 & 2012) ... In field hockey, named Second Team All-Conference (2012) ... Graduated second in her class ... Involved in organizations, such as Henson Honors Program and volunteering at various organizations.

Personal: Born May 22, 1994 in Seaford, DE ... Daugther of Stacey and RJ Hitch ... Kaitlyn has one brother, Seth ... Major is Biology ... Pre-game routine/superstition is praying to God for His shield of protection around everyone playing ... Plans to work in physical therapy ... Best advice/favorite saying received is, "Strive to be Christ" ... Hobbies outside of sports are volunteering and church ... Favorite book/author is the Bible ... Favorite movie(s) is any comedy movie ... Personal best sports moment was during her freshman year where she hit her first homerun in high school ... Most influential person is her parents because of their endless support ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is salutatorian of my graduating class ... Personal athletic goals for the season are batting a .350 hitting percentage and increasing my pitching speed ... Personal athletic goals before graduation is winning the MEAC title ... Kaitlyn give Glory to God for allowing her to play softball.

HITCH'S CAREER STATISTICS (BATTING)
Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB TB OB% SB-ATT FLD%
2014 .141 40-32 78 5 11 2 0 0 5 .167 0 13 .150 0-1 .958
2015 .288 32-24 66 6 19 2 0 0 8 .318 2 21 .309 0-0 .900
TOTAL .208 72-56 144 11 30 4 0 0 13 .236 2 34 .223 0-1 .932

Career Highs
At-bats: 4 (6x, last: @ North Carolina Central, Mar. 19, 2015)
Hits: 2 (8x, last: @ Delaware State, May 2, 2015)
RBIs:
2 (3x, last: @ South Carolina State, Mar. 18, 2015)
Runs Scored:
2 (v. Howard, Mar. 22, 2014)
Doubles:
1 (3x, last: @ Delaware State, May, 2, 2015)
Walks:
1 (2x, last: v. Coppin State, Mar. 31, 2015)

HITCH'S CAREER STATISTICS (PITCHING)
Year ERA APP-GS W-L CG S IP H R ER BB SO AVG WP HBP BK
2014 7.22 30-16 2-13 2 1 85.1 151 107 88 30 17 .385 10 6 0
2015 15.46 17-9 1-9 2 1 43.2 103 98 75 19 15 .448 3 3 1
TOTAL 11.37 47-25 3-22 4 2 129.0 254 205 163 49 32 .408 13 9 1

Career Highs
Innings Pitched: 7 (3x, last: @ South Carolina State, Mar. 18, 2015)
Strikeouts: 2 (7x, last: @ Delaware State, May 2, 2015)