#55 Raeleen Gutierrez Season 2024
2023 SEC All-Defensive Team
2023 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
2021 SEC Newcomer of the Week (April 20)
2021 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
2020 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
2020 Medallion Award
JUNIOR SEASON (2023)
Named to the 2023 SEC All-Defensive Team … Started 54 games and appeared in 57 games at first base … Had a .982 fielding percentage with 361 putouts, 13 assists and was part of a team-high 17 double plays… Hit .285 on the season behind 43 hits, including eight doubles, two triples and her first homer since 2021…Also had 23 runs and 18 RBIs with 11 walks and four stolen bases … Had nine multiple-hit games, four multi-RBI games and had a nine-game reach streak and a six-game hitting streak.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2022)
Started in 20 games and appeared in 42 games … Tallied 10 hits, 12 runs, seven RBI and three doubles in her 52 appearances at the plate … Went 3-for-4 at the dish and scored three runs in the series opening win over then No. 2 Alabama (March 12) … Had a pair of two RBI games against UL-Lafayette (March 5) and Southeastern (March 15) … One of three student-athletes to have a 1.000 fielding percentage with a minimum of 85 chances … Recorded 112 putouts and four assists … Had a season high of 11 put outs in the first series game against Kentucky on April 1.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2021)
Appeared in 52 games and received 37 starts at first base … Finished the year with a .250 batting average and tallied 26 hits in 104 plate appearances … Hit seven doubles and three homeruns while driving in 18 runs and drawing 15 walks … Finished the year with a .404 slugging percentage … Went 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts … Recorded three sacrifice flies … Smoked a single to right field against the Buffalo Bulls and drove in two runs to put the Tigers up by six … Had a four-RBI night against Southeastern Louisiana on March 16, as she hit an inside the park grand slam to give LSU an 11-run lead … Collected three hits in four at-bats against Ole Miss on April 3, when she drove in two and scored once … Went on a tear in the Baton Rouge regional, tallying five hits with four RBI in the first two games of the postseason tournament, including a dramatic home run against UL-Lafayette that hit the foul pole in right field … Hit a walk-off sac-fly against Auburn on May 7 to close out game one … With 208 chances, she recorded 195 putouts and 10 assists … Named SEC Newcomer of the Week on April 20 by the SEC office.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2020) – Season was cut short due to the coronavirus
Saw action in 22 games for the Tigers at either first base or as a pinch runner … She had six hits on the year, scored eight runs and tallied four RBI and two doubles … She closed out the year with a .400 batting average, a .438 on-base percentage and a .533 slugging percentage … Appeared in 22 out of 24 games this season at either first base or pinch running … In 15 at bats she had six hits, eight runs scored, four RBI’s and two doubles … She closed out the season with a .400 batting average, .438 on base percentage and .533 slugging percentage … Made her first start in a Tiger uniform in the first game of the season on Feb. 6 against Central Arkansas … Went 2-for-3 with a run scored against Florida A&M on Feb. 8 … Had her first double and first RBI against Cal in the Judi Garman Collegiate Classic on Feb. 28 … Tallied three RBI with a double against Campbell on March 6 … Did not have an error in the field in her first season.
This first baseman comes from St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Upland, California where she earned the title of three-time Second Team All-League performer, in her senior season earned First Team All-League honors and Best Offensive player as a freshman and sophomore … She also earned the title of MVP of her team in her senior year … In her freshman season she had a .415 average, 27 hits, 14 runs scored and nine RBI. She competed with Dave Mercado’s So Cal A’s travel ball squad where they won the PGF Nationals twice, the Louisville Slugger Independence Day tournament three times, first in Top Club National in Oklahoma and second in the Colorado Sparkler … She is a four-time Honor Roll student, Scholar Athlete on California Scholarship Foundation and participated in Captain’s Council during her senior year.
Full name is Raeleen Elizabeth Gutierrez, preferred name Rae, born March 9 in Upland, California … Parents are Joseph and Rita Gutierrez … Siblings are Kaitlin and Lauren … Her sister Lauren is currently attending the University of Nevada-Reno.