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#20 Katie Saunders
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
High School: Mira Costa HS
College: Marshall
Major: Communication
Experience: High School
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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
CCAA Player of the Week (3/10).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
A CCAA All-Academic selection ... Starter in 24 of her 37 appearances as a catcher and designated player… Connected her first career hit on Feb. 1 against Western Oregon… Hit her first home run in Tritons colors against Minnesota State-Mankato at the DII Leadoff Classic on Feb. 16… Posted four multiple-hit appearances, finishing her freshman campaign with 12 hits, nine runs, six RBI, 41 putouts and eight assists.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach ... Four-time scholar-athlete for the Mustangs ... Named team captain sophomore through senior seasons (2010-12) ... Received the "Mustang Award" as a senior (2012) ... Named "Bay League Most Outstanding Player" during her senior year (2012) ... All-Area, All-CIF and All-State First Team honoree as a senior at MCHS (2012) ... Recognized as "Bay League Co-Most Valuable Player" as a sophomore and junior (2010-11) ... Received All-State and All-CIF Southern Section First Team honors in 2011 ... All-Bay League First Team member as a freshman and sophomore (2009-10) ... Named "Freshman of the Year" in 2009 ... Received "Most Outstanding Player" honors as a freshman with the Mustangs (2009) ... Her team won the Katella Tournament and reached the CIF Quarterfinals during her senior year (2012) ... Has school records in eight different categories, including most at-bats (354), most plate appearances (387), career batting average (.479), most runs (109), most hits (170), most doubles (30), fewest strikeouts (28) and highest slugging percentage (.687) ... Batted .563 during her sophomore year (2010) ... Was credited with 36 RBI as a junior at MCHS (2011).

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 3, 1993 in Santa Monica ... Parents are Jennifer and Matt Saunders ... Has a younger brother named Duke ... Majoring in communication at Marshall College ... Most memorable moment in competition was during the 2012 high school season wild card CIF game, where she hit the game-winning run and did not know until her teammates came running out of the dugout to celebrate ... Enjoys going to the beach, surfing, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and watching USC football and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball ... Cheers for USC football, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the New York Jets ... Her greatest influences are her parents ... Career goal is to become an ESPN sports news reporter after graduating from UC San Diego.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2013 .162 37-24 74 9 12 1 0 1 6 16 .216 9 3 9 0 .279 0 1 1-1 41 8 1 .980
Totals .162 37-24 74 9 12 1 0 1 6 16 .216 9 3 9 0 .279 0 1 1-1 41 8 1 .980
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