Nine new Lady Hawks to suit up this spring, depth at each position seen
UMES Softball versus Delaware State University at Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Softball versus Howard University at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Softball versus the University of Maryland Baltimore-County (UMBC) at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Softball competing in the North Carolina A&T Tournament, located in Greensboro, N.C., on Day 3 (Photos by Tim Cowie)
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.