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#13 Shannon Stein Season 2008

Second Base
Upland, Calif.
Previous School
Texas A&M-CC
High School
Upland HS

2008 Team Tri-Captain
2007 NFCA Second-Team All-South Region
2008 SEC All-Tournament Team
2008 LSWA Second-Team All-Louisiana
2008 Easton Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2008 Easton Tiger Classic MVP
2008 SEC Good Works Team
2007 SEC All-Tournament Team
2007 Team Tri-Captain

Played in 62 games, starting 61 … Earned second-team NFCA All-South Region honors for the first time in her career … Named to the SEC All-Tournament team for the second-straight year … Was selected a team captain for the 2008 season … Had the best season of her career, posting career highs for batting average, home runs, doubles, RBIs and runs scored … Posted the first inside-the-park home run at LSU since 2004 with a home run against Auburn … Ranked 33rd in the NCAA in toughest player to strikeout with a 17.7 strikeout ratio … Ranked third on the team in batting average  and fourth in slugging percentage and on base percentage … Was also ranked second in runs scored and hits, while ranking third in doubles and fifth in RBIs … Recorded 14 multiple-hit games, including three games with three hits … Posted nine games with multiple-RBIs, including three RBIs vs. Arkansas … Tied her career high with a seven-game hitting streak … Knocked in the game-winning runs against Troy on a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th and against Arkansas on a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning … Also knocked in the game-winning runs against Nicholls State and Auburn.

Played in 49 games, starting 46 … Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team … Missed 18 games after breaking the pinkie finger on her throwing hand that required surgery to insert a pin in it on Feb. 25, but returned a month later and started every game after the pin was removed …  Recorded nine multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games … Had a career-best seven game hitting streak … Knocked in the game-winning RBIs against McNeese State and Southeastern Louisiana … Went 2-for-3 with a double against Monica Abbott and No. 1 Tennessee … Had only six errors in over 120 attempts in the field.

Played in 48 games, starting eight … Saw action in several different positions including second base, right field and designated player … Recorded a pair of RBIs in two games (vs. Kentucky, vs. Auburn) and scored 10 runs for the season … Had a three-game hitting streak during the season … Did not commit an error in seven chances in the field.

Played and started in 48 games at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for current Ole Miss head coach Missy Phillips Dickerson … Led the Islanders to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth … Helped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 42-11 overall record and its first national ranking in school history … Ranked second on the team with a .315 batting average … Recorded seven doubles and three home runs with 26 RBIs on the season …  Knocked in what proved to be the game winning run while going 2-for-4 with three RBIs against No. 4 Texas … . Hit .308 with a run scored as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi won the Big South Tournament.

Earned four letters in softball and three in soccer … Earned second-team All-CIF honors … Was named the Baseline League Most Valuable Player as a senior … Named to the All-Baseline League first team in 2003 and 2004 and the second team in 2000 and 2001 … Was first-team Inland Valley All-Stars as a junior and senior and a second-team member as a freshman and sophomore … Was a member of the Inland Valley All-Star team and the 2001 Freshman of the Year … Hit .580 and had a .998 fielding percentage as a senior … Played four years on the California Lite, an 18-and-under team that was selected to represent the United States in the 2001 Women’s International Softball Tournament held in Shanghai, China.

Full name is Shannon Kathleen Stein … Parents are Martha and Noel Stein … Has two brothers, Noel and John … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies … Born on May 30, 1986, in Upland, Calif.

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