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#12 Kaitlin Kates

Kaitlin Kates - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 5-3
Hometown Morgan City, La.
Last School Berwick
Year Senior
Kaitlin Kates - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

• 2013 ACC Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2014): Appeared 24 times, usually as a pinch runner … Earned one start in left field vs. North Carolina (April 12) … Stole two bases in two attempts, scoring four runs on the season … Recorded her first career hit against ETSU (Feb. 15).

As a Junior (2013): Played in 31 games mainly as a pinch runner with two starts in left field … registered 11 runs … went 5-for-6 in stolen bases.

As a Sophomore (2012): Appeared in 35 games as a pinch runner … Scored 13 runs … Stole eight bases on 13 attempts.

As a Freshman (2011): Appeared in two games as a pinch runner against Virginia Tech (April 9) and Tennessee (May 21) in the NCAA Regional in Knoxville.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Berwick High School where she helped lead team to four district championships as a shortstop … Three-time All-District pick … Senior year accolades included Berwick High School Athlete of the Year, All-State, Louisiana High School Athletic Association All-Star team, Louisiana Sports Writer[apos]s Association All-State Infielder and Offensive MVP Award… Participated in the LSCA All-Star Game … Led team in batting average, on-base percentage and stolen bases her junior and senior seasons … Berwick High School Student of the Year as a senior and was also class valedictorian, senior class president and Louisiana Youth Seminar Secretary and Treasurer … Also lettered for four seasons in volleyball and track.

Personal: Born Kaitlin Ann Kates on July 9, 1992, in Houston, Texas … Parents are Bruce and Carla Kates … Chose Georgia Tech because of the engineering program, softball program and benefits in the future … Lists hobbies as water sports (wake boarding and hydro sliding), hunting and spending time with family and friends … Graduate in December 2014 with a degree in mechanical engineering.


Single Game Highs:
Runs scored: 1, vs Nebraska, Feb 12, 2012; vs Alabama, Feb 17, 2012; vs Illinois State, Feb 26, 2012
Stolen Bases: 1, 4 times
Caught Stealing: 1, vs Oklahoma, Feb 17, 2012; vs Tennessee, Feb 24, 2012

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