Position
Utility
Height
5'3
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Vista, Calif.
B/T
R
High School
Rancho Buena Vista HS

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Played and started in 61 games … Found a starting role at first base … Knocked in the game-winning runs against both Nicholls State and Kentucky, both on three-run home runs … Posted her second career grand slam against Kentucky … Recorded eight multiple-RBI games, including three games with three or more RBIs … Recorded seven multiple-hit games … Had a season-best four-game hitting streak during the season … Led the team with 31 walks … Ranked fourth on the team with eight home runs and fifth with 32 runs scored … Ranked fifth in the SEC in fielding double plays … From April 5 vs. Alabama to April 20 vs. Tennessee, she recorded six home runs in 12 games.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Played in 46 games, starting 18 … Saw action in several different positions including catcher, second base, third base, outfield and designated player … Knocked in the game-winning runs against both Troy and Portland State … Posted her first career grand slam against Portland State … Recorded five multiple-RBI games, including three games with three or more RBIs … Recorded a pair of two-hit games … Had a career-high five-game hitting streak during the season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Played in 43 games, starting nine … Saw most action as a pinch hitter, but also played in the outfield, behind the plate and as the designated player … Recorded one multiple-hit game on the season with a 2-for-4 performance against Grambling State … Also had one multiple-RBI game with a pair of RBIs against Texas Southern … Had a three-game hitting streak during the year … Recorded two doubles on the season … Had a career best eight RBIs for the year … Was 4-for-5 in stolen bases … Did not commit an error in 14 chances.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Played in 28 games, starting three … Saw most action as a pinch hitter, but also played six games at third base and two each at second base and in the outfield … Recorded one multiple-hit game on the season with a 2-for-4 performance against Michigan State … Had a two-game hitting streak during the year … Recorded RBIs in games against Grambling State and against Arkansas … Was 1-for-1 in stolen bases on the season … Recorded only one strikeout in 32 at-bats on the year.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a four-year letterwinner in softball and field hockey at Rancho Buena Vista High School … Led team to the Palomar League championship and a runner-up finish in the California Interscholastic Federation in 2004 … A team co-captain … Named to the 2004 All-CIF second team and the All-Palomar League first team … Was a second-team All-North County selection and the North County Player of the Week … Member of the Union-Tribune All-Section first team … Earned the team’s 2004 Best Offensive Player Award and led the team in RBIs … Hit .368 with a .645 slugging percentage as a senior … Was a 2003 first-team All-Palomar League selection … Hit .413 and was one of the Top 10 hitters in the county … Earned Most Improved Player honors in 2002 … Was selected the best defensive player on her field hockey team for three years.

PERSONAL
Full name is Erika Renee Sluss … Parents are Todd Sluss and Mary Sluss and Lori and Tim Hoskins … Has three brothers, Brad (20), Shane (19) and Ian (17), and one sister, Britta (24) … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies … Born on Sept. 5, 1985 in Oceanside, Calif.

 

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