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#10 Ashley Applegate Season 2009

Modesto, Calif.
High School
Fred C. Beyer HS

2012 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Community Service Team
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 All-Louisiana Second Team
2010 SEC Softball Community Service Team
2010 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2009 All-LSWA Honorable Mention
2009 SEC Softball Community Service Team
2009 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Returned from a 2011 medical redshirt season to start in 63 of LSU’s 65 games shared between right field (51) and designated player (12)… Compiled a .209 batting average (36-for-172) and added six RBIs … Her 36 hits, 21 walks, 19 runs scored, seven multi-hit efforts and five doubles were third on the team … Wrapped up her career with 140 hits to finish 25th on LSU’s all-time list … Coaxed 74 career walks to rank seventh on the all-time program rankings … Hit safely in her first three outings (Feb. 10-11) at the Tiger Classic … Went 2-for-3 with a run scored versus No. 3 California (Feb. 19) … Produced hits in both games against No. 23 Oklahoma State (March 3-4) … Tallied a hit, two runs and a RBI versus Mississippi Valley State (March 9) … Was 1-for-3 with a run scored during SEC opener with No. 20 Auburn (March 14) … Garnered a 2-for-3 performance with two runs scored and a RBI against Mississippi State (March 16) … Her RBI groundout capped LSU’s 4-0 win and series sweep over Mississippi State (March 18) … Strung together a six-game hitting streak which included all three games of the Arkansas series to match a career-long run (March 25-April 4) … Cranked a two-run single with the bases loaded during the sixth inning of LSU’s 3-2 comeback win over Arkansas (April 1) … Went 1-for-3 with a walk in LSU’s 3-2 win over national champion and No. 2 Alabama (April 7) … Turned in a 2-for-3 performance and scored the game’s only run during LSU’s 1-0 win at No. 2 Florida (April 24) … Provided three multi-hit efforts during LSU’s journey to the Women’s College World Series (May 18-June 2) … Batted .280 (7-for-25) to share team-high honors with Allison Flacon in NCAA postseason play … Chipped in a 2-for-3 effort with a run scored at No. 8 national seed Texas A&M (May 20) in the NCAA College Station Regional championship game … Notched a 3-for-3 performance with a run scored versus No. 1 national seed California (May 31) in LSU’s WCWS opener.

Appeared in three games as a pinch runner before taking a medical redshirt … Scored two runs, including the game-winning run during a 1-0 nine-inning triumph over Hofstra (March 4) to secure head coach Yvette Girouard‘s 500th win at LSU.

One of four Tigers to start all 61 games … 42 of her 61 starts came at designated player … LSU won 17 of 19 games when Applegate started at right field … Finished with a .294 (52-for-177) average after spending a majority of the season over .300 … Tacked on 22 RBIs; one of seven Tigers to finish with over 20 RBIs … Upped her average to .357 (20-of-56) when playing right field … Compiled a team-best 32 walks and hit-by-a-pitch 13 times en route to a .437 on-base percentage … Drew multiple walks on eight occasions … Recorded a 10-for-11 clip in the stolen base department … Scored 35 runs to rank third on the team highlighted by a six-game streak (Feb. 27-March 6) … LSU was 28-0 when Applegate crossed the plate … Reached base in 54 of 61 games, including 23 of 24 games during LSU’s program-long winning streak (Feb. 20-March 31) … Tallied 12 multi-hit performances only behind Kirsten Shortridge and Rachel Mitchell … Matched a career-best six-game hitting streak on two occasions (Feb. 13-19 & May 8-15) … Finished strong with hits in 15 of her last 22 games (April 10-May 22) … Ripped a RBI double to conclude LSU’s six-run fourth inning against Oklahoma State (Feb. 19) … Added a 2-for-4 performance with two RBIs against Virginia (Feb. 21) to earn Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team honors … Garnered RBIs in four of five games at the Tiger Invitational (Feb. 26-28), including the game-tying or go-ahead run in the late innings against Houston and Jacksonville State (Feb. 28) … Slapped hits in seven of her first eight SEC games (March 13-21), including all three games of the South Carolina series (March 13-14) … Followed with a trio of multi-hit games with RBIs during the Auburn series (March 20-21) … Turned in a 2-for-4 performance with a career-best three RBIs at Southeastern Louisiana (March 24) … Added hits in two games of the Mississippi State (April 10-11), Arkansas (April 17-18) and Kentucky series’ (April 24-25) … Broke a 1-1 tie with a RBI single during the fifth inning of the Arkansas finale (April 18) … Went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases in game two of the Georgia series (April 30) … Cranked hits in all three games of the Tennessee series (May 8-9) and LSU’s games at the SEC Tournament (May 13-15) … Knocked a RBI single to ignite LSU’s four-run fifth inning against No. 4 Alabama (May 15) … Went 0-for-8 with two walks during the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (May 21-22).

Saw action in 52 games and made 48 starts splitting time between right field, designated player and second base … Finished with a .281 batting average to go along with 22 RBIs … Spent most of the season with over a .300 hitting clip … One of four players to record double-digit, multi-hit games … Six of her 10 multi-hit efforts came against SEC opponents … Tied for fifth on the team racking up seven multi-RBI performances … Capped seventh inning, four-run comeback with a RBI-single and added game-winning RBI on a bases loaded walk during ninth inning at Hawai’i (Feb. 7) … Provided game tying, two-run single in sixth inning against No. 5 Texas A&M (Feb. 15) … Notched hits in three of four games en route to All-Tournament Team honors at Purple & Gold Challenge (Feb. 20-22) … Slapped hits in 15 of 27 games versus SEC opponents … Tallied a career-best four hits with a RBI in game two against Kentucky (March 7) … Went 1-for-4 and drove home two RBIs in middle game of Tennessee series (April 4) … Strung together a career-long six-game hitting streak with four multi-hit efforts (April 10-18) … Was 4-for-7 with four RBIs in doubleheader against Southeastern Louisiana (April 15) … Started three NCAA Tempe Regional games and knocked in a two-run single in LSU’s 10-2 victory over No. 9 Arizona State (May 16).

Played in 43 games, starting 14 … Saw most action in the outfield, but also saw action at third base, as the designated player and as a pinch runner … Recorded one multiple-hit game on the season with a 2-for-5 performance against Troy… Had two multiple-RBI games, both against UL-Monroe … Had a three-game hitting streak during the year … Recorded one double and nine RBIs on the season … Was 3-for-3 in stolen bases … Committed only one error on the season … Member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Earned Most Valuable Player and all-state honors … A three-time all-league selection with back-to-back first-team honors … Earned all-district honors … Led the Modesto area in batting average and stolen bases in 2006 … Hit .493 as a junior with eight doubles, two triples and 19 stolen bases … For her career, recorded a .485 batting average … Broke Beyer High School’s career records for hits, on base percentage, runs scored and stolen bases … Also earned letters as a goalie in water polo … Was a four-time academic all-softball selection … Led her summer league team, the California Grapettes, to a 13th place finish in the ASA Gold Nationals.

Full name is Ashley Rochelle Applegate … Parents are Greg and Angie Applegate … Has one sister, Amanda (25) … Graduated in December 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education … Perusing a Master of Education with a curriculum and instruction specialization … Born on Jan. 30, 1989, in Modesto, Calif.


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