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   #8 - Kayle Stevenson
Kayle Stevenson
Ferris State
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Holland, Mich.

High School (College):
West Ottawa (Hillsdale)

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left

Height:
5-5

Position:
Pitcher/First Base


Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

2008 Season (Redshirt Sophomore): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . A National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar-Athlete selection . . . Received GLIAC All-Academic Team laurels . . . A FSU Dean's Academic Award recipient . . . Participated in 28 contests, which included 18 starting assignments . . . Received eight starts in right field along with six apiece as a pitcher and as a designated player . . . Recorded her two hits for the season in a league shutout decision against Lake Superior State (4/19) with a RBI double and a RBI single in as many at bats . . . Registered two putouts and had an assist versus C.W. Post (3/12) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament . . . Placed third among FSU's pitching leaders in wins (three), earned run average (1.78), innings pitched (39.1), and strikeouts (44) . . . Fanned seven hitters and allowed four hits over six innings in Bulldog debut against Shippensburg (3/9) in a Florida Rebel Spring Tourney contest . . . Tossed a two hitter with a season-best eight strikeouts in a non-league home win over Cornerstone (4/7) . . . Picked up a win as a starter by scattering one hit and striking out three in three frames versus Lake Superior State (4/19) . . . Threw three innings in relief against Hillsdale (4/26) with four strikeouts in three innings to earn the victory . . . Netted four strikeouts in a game on three occasions -- at Mercyhurst (3/30), versus Lake Superior State (4/19), and against Hillsdale (4/26) in regular-season finale.

2007 Season (Sophomore): Redshirted . . . Sat out entire campaign due to NCAA transfer rules . . . Has three years of eligibility remaining.

2006 Season (Freshman): Played at fellow GLIAC-member institution Hillsdale (Mich.) College . . . Made 13 appearances, which included 11 starts, to go with seven complete-game performances . . . Compiled a 4-5 pitching mark with a 4.35 ERA in 72.1 innings . . . Registered a team second-best 49 strikeouts while allowing 92 hits, 60 runs, 45 earned runs, and 24 extra-base hits . . . Earned first collegiate victory by tossing a four-hitter while striking out a season-high tying six batters in a complete-game eight-inning 4-3 league victory at Gannon (4/9) . . . Collected her second win at Saginaw Valley State (4/13) on a six-hitter in six innings of work . . . Fired a three-hit shutout in a 2-0 non-league decision over Indianapolis (4/23) . . . Fanned a season-best tying six batters in a complete-game loss to Grand Valley State (4/28) . . . Scattered 11 hits in seven innings to go with three strikeouts in a 7-4 conference decision over Ferris State (4/29) . . . Had five hits in 13 at bats with three runs scored and three RBIs . . . Belted a two-run home run and singled in game two non-league victory at Kalamazoo (4/17) . . . Went 3-for-3, which included a double, at the plate with a RBI and run scored versus Ferris State (4/29) in her final game.

High School: Three-time (2003-05) All-Ottawa-Kent (O.K.) Red Conference selection at West Ottawa High in Holland, Mich. . . . Coached by Amy Nichols . . . A 2005 graduate . . . Achieved all-region honors and team Most Valuable Player accolades twice (2004-05) . . . Recognized as the West Ottawa Athlete of the Year and the Holland Sentinel Area Player of the Year as a senior in 2005 . . . A three-time (2003-05) all-district pick . . . Went 15-7 in the pitching circle her senior year with a .078 ERA in 135.0 innings . . . Pitched four shutouts and racked up 216 strikeouts in leading team to a 2005 conference title . . . Hit for a .293 average with 22 hits in 26 games . . . Recorded 12 RBIs, 10 stolen bases, and scored 21 runs in final prep campaign . . . Posted a 15-6 pitching mark and a 1.09 ERA as a junior while totaling 188 strikeouts in 148.0 innings . . . Batted .266 with 21 hits and 22 RBIs in junior year . . . Set four school records - career strikeouts (620), season strikeouts (216), season ERA (0.78), and single-game strikeouts (16) . . . Member of 2003 and 2004 district championship squads . . . Competed three seasons each (2003-05) in basketball and (2001-03) volleyball . . . Member of National Honor Society and PALS (Peer Assistant Listeners) . . . Made school's Honor Roll all four years.

Personal: Born 1/18/87 in Barrington, Ill. . . . Daughter of Chris and Teresa Stevenson . . . Has an older sister and a younger brother . . . Interests include watching/playing sports and shopping . . . Spent two weeks playing softball in Hawaii . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Elementary education major.

Coach Becker on Stevenson: " Kayle will expect to see her time on the mound increase not only by competing for her share of the ball in the circle, but also as a reliever if need be. Additionally, she has worked hard in the off season to find her bat, which will give her an opportunity in the field if necessary."

On Deck With Stevenson:
Why I chose Ferris State: It has a good elementary education program and it's fairly close to home. I also afforded me the opportunity to play softball.
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: My teammates are great as is the coaching staff.
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: have the season in the fall when the weather is better.
If I could meet anyone in history it would be: Ashton Kutcher
My favorite movie: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and The Guardian
My favorite music group: Kenny Chesney and Rascal Flatts
My worst fear: To lose someone I love
Something unusual about me is that: I love to karaoke!
My pregame ritual is: listen to music and visualize myself making good plays along with hitting the ball
My role model is: my parents
The motto I live by: Work hard! If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Passing history class in college
My first softball memory is: in T-ball. I swung the bat and missed the ball, but hit it the second time around during my 360 degree swing.

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