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Habitz turns in 11th multi-hit performance and notches 35th RBI of the year
Penn State takes on 7th-seeded Buckeyes at 2:30 p.m. (ET) Thursday
Hatfield registers second homer of the season
Penn State will honor its seniors prior to Saturday's game
Penn State played Virginia Tech & South Florida at the USF Softball Stadium on Mar. 9, 2012.
Second-team All-Big Ten (2012)
2014 (SENIOR YEAR): Played in 48 games, starting in 47 ... Hit .309 with 42 hits, 27 RBI and a pair of home runs ... Collected 13 doubles and three triples for 67 total bases and a .493 slugging percentage ... Drew a dozen walks and stole two bases in three attempts ... Had a nine game hit streak from Apr. 2-16 in which she hit .484 (15-31), drove in 15 runs, scored six and drew two walks to go along with two doubles, two triples and a home run ... Was 2-3 with two RBI and a walk vs. Appalachian State (Feb. 7) ... Scored a run and went 2-3, while drawing a walk and knocking in three RBI in a win vs. George Washington (Feb. 16) ... Went 3-4 and scored a run at Florida Atlantic (Feb. 21) ... Collected two hits against Pittsburgh (Feb. 22) ... Went 2-6 with an RBI and a run scored against Dartmouth and Kent State in the JMU Invitational (Mar. 1) ... Was 2-3 with an RBI against Rutgers (Mar. 14) ... Went 5-10 with a pair of doubles and an RBI during a three game set with Purdue (Mar. 21-22) ... Had a hit with two RBI and a run scored vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (Apr. 2) ... Was 4-9 with four RBI and two runs scored in a three game sweep of Michigan State (Apr. 4-6) ... Went 7-10 with 7 RBI with two runs scored, a double, a home run and stolen base in three games at Indiana (Apr. 11-13) ... Was 2-4 with a triple and an RBI to go along with a run scored vs. Bucknell (Apr. 16) ... 2-3 with a run scored vs. Wisconsin (Apr. 19) ... Was 1-2 with a home run, an RBI a walk and a run scored vs. Illinois (May 4).
2013 (JUNIOR YEAR): Made 42 starts in 45 appearances at catcher, third base and designated player ... Posted a .181 batting average with an on-base percentage of .218 ... Scored five runs and six RBIs on 19 hits ... Registered her first hit of the season at New Mexico State (Feb. 16) with a single ... Notched a single that sent two runners home vs. Texas A&M (Mar. 3) ... Scored against Longwood (Mar. 3) ... Tallied two singles vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Mar. 6) ... Went 2-for-3 with two singles and scored a run vs. Maine (Mar. 9) ... Recorded singles in each game of the doubleheader vs. Michigan (Mar. 30) ... Posted back-to-back singles at Michigan State (Apr. 3) and Indiana (Apr. 5) ... Singled in the third game vs. Indiana (Apr. 7) ... Put together a 2-for-4 effort vs. Northwestern (Apr. 20), registering a home run and a single and scoring twice ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and a single and earned two RBIs in the first game at Iowa (Apr. 26) ... Notched one RBI in the second game vs. the Hawkeyes (Apr. 27) with a walk and singled in the final game at Iowa (Apr. 28) .. Tallied a single vs. Nebraska (Apr. 5).
2012 (Sophomore Year): Named to second team All-Big Ten ... Started 48 games in her second season for Penn State at catcher, third base and designated player ... Earned a .252 season batting average and .305 on-base percentage ... Scored 16 runs and 26 RBIs on 33 hits ... Hit a double to send home three runners in the season opener at LSU (Feb. 10) ... Scored two runs and had two hits for one RBI against JMU (Feb. 26) ... Hit two singles and scored a run vs. LIU Brooklyn on (Mar. 2) ... Batted in one run with two hits against Lipscomb (Mar. 3) ... Hit a double to score two runners in the second game of the doubleheader at Michigan (Mar. 24) ... Went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two singles for two RBIs in the second game of the doubleheader against Michigan State (Apr. 7) ... Had two RBIs on two hits and a pair of runs against Michigan State (Apr. 8) ... Scored one run and hit a single for two RBIs in the first game against Indiana (Apr. 14) and a double and two runs in the second game ... Scored one run, hit a double and a single to send home five runners for the day against Indiana (Apr. 15) ... Had one hit for two RBIs and scored one run at Kent State (Apr. 25) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and a single against Minnesota (Apr. 28) and scored one run ... Scored two runs against Ohio State (May 11)and had two singles and four RBIs on four hits.
2011 (FRESHMAN YEAR): Played in 49 games for the Nittany Lions, starting in 45, playing catcher and third base ... Compiled a .223 batting average ... Scored 10 runs and had 10 RBIs on 29 hits ... One of three players on the team to record a triple ... Made collegiate debut vs. Massachusetts (Feb. 18), filling in at catcher ... Made first collegiate start in a victory over FIU (Feb. 26) ... Earned first two hits of the season, including a game-winning home run, in a 2-for-3 effort versus Miami (Ohio) (Mar. 4) ... Went 2-for-2 with a walk vs. Georgia State (Mar. 11) ... Gathered a single against Georgia Tech (Mar. 12) ... Made Big Ten debut against Wisconsin (Mar. 26), going 1-for-2 as a pinch-hitter and designated player, driving in a run ... Tallied a single at Pittsburgh (Mar. 29) ... Had a single at Illinois (Apr. 3) ... Went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in the first game of a doubleheader at Michigan State (Apr. 6) ... Had Penn State's only hit against Morgan Melloh of Indiana (Apr. 10) ... Put together a 2-for-3 effort against Kent State (Apr. 13) in the second game of a doubleheader, notching her first of six doubles in the season ... Went 3-for-6 in doubleheader vs. Kent State (Apr. 13) ... Tallied an RBI double against Buffalo (Apr. 14) in game two and scored a run ... Scored game-winning run against Minnesota (Apr. 17) and had a hit ... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored vs. Purdue (Apr. 30) ... Had a season-best three hits in a 3-for-3 game with a double at Iowa (May 7) ... Went 1-for-4 with a run scored in a comeback win at Iowa (May 8) ... Posted a two-RBI game with a double and a run scored against Northwestern (May 13) ... Made NCAA Regional debut, going 1-for-3 with a double against Fordham (May 20) ... Scored against Albany (May 21) ... Had a season-high seven at-bats with three hits, including her only triple of the season versus Fordham in the NCAA Tournament (May 21), going 3-for-7 with a run scored ... Went 1-for-3 against then-No. 12 Oregon (May 22) in the NCAA Regional Final.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of four-time Florida district champions coached by Bobby Diez ... Member of team that made it to State Final Four freshman year ... Named to first team Western Conference, Tampa Tribune All-County, St. Pete Times All-County, and All-Suncoast squads junior year ... Named to the All-State second team junior year ... Named to All-County honorable mention twice (freshman and sophomore years) ... Earned All-Western Conference first team honors freshman year and second team accolades sophomore year ... Voted team Rookie of the Year in freshman season ... Named team MVP in junior year ... Four-time FHCAA Scholar-Athlete mention ... Lettered four years in softball and volleyball, while earning three letters in basketball.
Kasie Leigh Hatfield was born February 16, 1992, in Tampa, Fla., to Melanie and Tim Hatfield ... Has one brother, Chad, who played football at Huntingdon College ... Majoring in animal sciences with the intention of going to veterinary school.
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