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Kaitlyn Hitch
Kaitlyn  Hitch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Delmar, DE

High School:
Seaford H.S.

Height:
5-7

Position:
P

05/01/2016

UMES-Howard Cancels Series Finale

Softball concludes 2016 campaign

04/14/2016

Softball Splits Twinbill With Retrievers

Lady Hawks split doubleheader versus UMBC

04/06/2016

Softball Splits Doubleheader With Mason

Patriots drop UMES in game one; Lady Hawks hold on for split

03/22/2016

Lady Hawks Drop Rubber Match Versus Delaware State

Lady Hornets slug their way to a series finale victory

03/19/2016

Softball Splits MEAC Opener Versus Delaware State

Late rally gives Lady Hawks game one victory; UMES' comeback falls short in game two

07/05/2016

2016 Harry's

2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)

05/01/2016

UMES Softball v. Howard (04-30-16)

UMES Softball versus Howard at Hawks Field (Senior Day) Photos by Megan Raymond & UMES Media Relations

04/21/2016

UMES Softball v. UMBC (04-14-16)

UMES Softball v. UMBC at Hawks Field (Photos by Randy Stadler)

03/21/2016

UMES Softball v. Delaware State (03.19.16)

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

03/14/2016

UMES Softball v. Lafayette (02.27.16 - 02.28.16)

UMES Softball v. Lafayette at Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite, Megan Raymond & Randy Stadler)

2016 (Senior): At the plate, she competed in 30 games (23 starts) ... in the circle, she appeared in 21 contests with 13 starts ... in her three seasons, Hitch was a contributor with her arm and bat ... in the circle, she has tossed 192.2 innings in 68 appearances with 38 starts while fanning 48 hitters in six compete games ... at the plate, the Delaware product accumulated 47 hits, 17 RBIs, and 17 runs scored ... in her season debut against Coppin State (February 12), she posted a hit and run scored while striking out a career-high three hits ... went 2-of-4 with a double and RBI against Coppin State (February 14) ... went a perfect 2-of-2 with two RBIs at North Carolina Central (March 17) ... tallied a career-high three hits, including a double and run scored, versus Delaware State (March 19) ... recorded two doubles and run scored against Delaware State (March 22) ... went 2-of-3 with a RBI and run scored versus UMBC (April 14).

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
2016 .315 30-23 54 6 17 4 0 0 4 .389 5 21 .383 0-0 .909
TOTAL .237 102-79 198 17 47 8 0 0 17 .278 7 55 .269 0-1 .924

Career Highs
At-bats: 4 (7x, last: v. Coppin State, Feb. 14, 2016)
Hits: 3 (v. Delaware State, March 19, 2016)
RBIs:
2 (4x, last: at North Carolina Central, March 17, 2016)
Runs Scored:
2 (v. Howard, Mar. 22, 2014)
Doubles:
2 (v. Delaware State, March 22, 2016)
Walks:
1 (7x, last: at George Mason, April 6, 2016)

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 12.02 17-9 1-9 2 1 43.2 103 98 75 19 15 .448 3 3 1
2016 8.03 21-13 2-9 2 0 63.2 117 82 73 28 16 .403 8 4 0
TOTAL 8.57 68-38 5-31 6 2 192.2 371 287 236 77 48 .407 21 13 1

Career Highs
Innings Pitched: 7 (3x, last: at South Carolina State, Mar. 18, 2015)
Strikeouts: 3 (v. Coppin State, Feb. 12, 2016)

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