5 - Kathryn Pilpil
Kathryn Pilpil
Born: 09/09/1992
Height: 5-3
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Oxnard, Calif.
High School: Oxnard HS
Position: Infield

UC SANTA BARBARA
2012 All-Big West Honorable Mention

2012:
Was one of three players to start every game for the Gauchos (58)...The sophomore posted a .277 batting average and a team best .370 on-base percentage with a second best 46 hits, 16 RBI, seven doubles, a triple and a home run…Scored 24 runs…Drew 24 walks…Ranked in the top three on the team in five offensive categories…Registered a hit in 35 of her 58 starts with nine multiple-hit performances…Drove in three runs against Utah (Feb. 11) to match her career-best for RBI…Also matched a career-best with three hits against Florida State (Mar. 4) and Cal State Northridge (May 11)…Blasted her single homer of the season against UNLV to lift the Gauchos to a 1-0 victory (Feb. 25)…Reached base safely in 26 of the last 29 games.…Defensively, she accounted for 132 put outs and 94 assists with a .954 fielding percentage…Named an All-Big West Honorable Mention for the second consecutive year.   

2011 All-Big West Honorable Mention
2011: 
Started all 53 games as a freshman…Got on-base in all but three contests during the season…Was second on the team batting .308 overall and she hit .347 during Big West play with a team-leading 26 hits, 13 runs, 31 total bases and 12 walks against league opposition…For the season, she led the team in runs (33) and walks (29)…She was second in hits (52) and had 12 multiple hit games, including eight in conference play…Had a career-best three hits on two occasions against Long Island (Feb. 25) and Pacific (May 6)…Was second on the team in on-base percentage (.422) and third in stolen bases (11)…Helped UCSB set a school record with 32 double plays…Had a career-best three RBI three times…Drove in three runs against Long Island, going 3-for-4 with three RBI, two runs and one triple…Drove in three runs with her first career homer against Cal State Bakersfield (April 13)…Her 33 runs tie her for 10th in the UCSB record book for single season runs and her three triples tied her for ninth.  

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Oxnard High School where she played for coach Paul Tinoco...Was a three-time All-Pacific View League First Team selection and was a Second Team pick as a freshman...Twice was named Oxnard's team MVP...Earned numerous accolades her senior year including All-Pacific View Player of the Year, All-County Player of the Year, All-County Female Athlete of the Year, First Team All-State and First Team All-CIF Division I...Helped lead the Yellow Jackets to the Pacific View League title and the CIF Semifinals...Batted .486 as a senior with a .579 on-base percentage, .946 slugging percentage, 20 RBI, five doubles, four triples, seven homers, 18 walks and nine stolen bases...As a junior, she hit .593 with a .653 on-base %, .915 slugging %, eight doubles, 12 walks, 27 RBI and four triples...Served as the Yellow Jackets' team captain as a junior and senior...Was a four-year scholar-athlete.

TRAVEL BALL

Played third base, second base and outfield for SoCal Pumas 18 Gold under coach Gary Keohohou...Helped her team capture ninth place at the 2009 ASA Gold Nationals and at the 2010 Premier Nationals.

PERSONAL

Kathryn Marie Pilpil was born on September 9, 1992 in Ventura, Calif....Parents are Albert and Suzanne Pilpil...Has an older sister, Kimberly, and a younger sister, Kassidy...Nicknamed "Kat"...Majoring in communication...If she didn't play softball, volleyball would be her preferred sport...Favorite athletes are Andrea Duran and Jessica Mendoza...Cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers...Her most memorable sporting moment was hitting the game-winning home run in the 2010 CIF Quarterfinals against Esperanza...Names "Step Brothers," "The Hangover," "Mean Girls," "Drumline," "Twilight," and "The Proposal" as her favorite movies...Watches "Jersey Shore" and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"...Favorite books are "The Last Song" and "The Lovely Bones"...Favorite aspects of Santa Barbara are the weather and the beach.

CAREER HIGHS
At-bats6vs. Long Beach4/30/11
Hits3four times
3/4/12 - most recent
Runs2nine times
4/14/12 - most recent
Runs Batted In3four times2/11/12 - most recent
Stolen Bases2vs. Wichita State2/12/11 
Strikeouts2seven times
4/28/12 - most recent
Walks3four times3/31/12 - most recent


CAREER STATISTICS

YearAVGGP-GSABRH2B3BHRRBISLGBBOBPSB-ATT
2011.30853-53 169 33 52 29 .408 29 .422 11-13 
2012.27758-58166244671116.34924.3700-0
Totals.293111-1113355798154245.37953.39611-13

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