Position
Pitcher/outfield
Height
5'11
Class
Junior
Hometown
Keller, Texas
Previous School
Baylor
Major
Elementary Education
B/T
L
High School
Keller HS

2010 NFCA All-America First Team
2010 USA Softball Player of the Year Top 25 Finalist
2010 NFCA All-South Region First Team
2010 All-SEC First Team
2010 All-SEC Defensive Team
2010 All-SEC Preseason Team
2010 LSWA Co-Hitter of the Year
2010 All-Louisiana First Team
2010 USA Softball National Player of the Week (March 16)
2010 SEC Player of the Week (March 15 & May 3)
2010 LSWA Hitter of the Week (March 17)
2010 Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team
2010 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2009 Easton All-America Second Team
2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America Third Team
2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-South Region First Team
2009 All-SEC First Team
2009 All-LSWA First Team
2009 LSWA Newcomer of the Year
2009 NCAA Tempe Regional All-Tournament Team
LSWA Hitter of the Week (April 28, 2009)
2009 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2009 Easton Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2009 Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic All-Tournament Team
2009 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
One of four Tigers to start in all 61 games and became the fifth player in program history to secure Louisville Slugger/NFCA First-Team All-American honors … Made 53 of her 61 starts at centerfield … Joined elite company of Tara Asbill, Ashlee Ducote, Stephanie Hastings, Leslie Klein, Trena Peel and Britni Sneed as only Tigers to earn multiple All-SEC First-Team picks … Paced team with a .410 (89-for-217) batting average to go along with three home runs and 30 RBIs … Her 89 hits on 29 multi-hit efforts were both second, while her .410 hitting clip was third for a single season in program history … Amassed 45 stolen bases to equal Dee Douglas’ single season mark from 1999 … Swiped multiple bags 11 times and recorded steals against every SEC team … Finished her career as LSU’s all-time leader in batting average (.417) and on-base percentage (.453) … Racked up 71 career stolen bases to tie for fifth place and notched 55 career multi-hit performances to share eighth place … Ranked among the SEC’s Top 12 in batting average (.410), hits (89), runs scored (50), stolen bases (45) and multi-hit games (29) in 2010 … LSU won 24 of 29 games when Shortridge compiled multiple hits … Tallied a 3-1 mark with a 2.17 ERA in eight pitching appearances …  Surrendered only one earned run in four of her six starts … Tossed her first seven-inning complete game as a Tiger and recorded six strikeouts limiting No. 21 DePaul to one run on three hits (Feb. 12) … Earned wins over Oklahoma State (Feb. 20) in addition to McNeese State (March 31) after firing four frames of no-hit relief with six strikeouts … Added two innings of one-hit relief against McNeese State (May 21) at NCAA Baton Rouge Regional … Slapped hits in 50 of 61 games highlighted by a pair of nine-game hitting streaks … Turned in a pair of 2-for-4 efforts against No. 19 North Carolina (Feb. 12 & 13) … Added three stolen bases against Virginia (Feb. 19) becoming first Tiger to reach that feat since Dee Dee Henderson and Jazz Jackson against Alcorn State during the 2007 season … Ripped a RBI single during LSU’s six-run fourth inning against Oklahoma State (Feb. 19) … Reeled off the first of two nine-game hitting streaks (Feb. 21-March 5) … Belted a two-run double in the sixth inning to cap LSU’s 4-1 win over Jacksonville State (Feb. 27) … Embarked on another nine-game hitting streak (March 6-20) … Opened run of seven straight multi-hit games at South Carolina (March 13-14) … Posted a 2-for-3 effort and added two runs along with a season-high three RBIs in game two followed by an epic 4-for-4 performance en route to matching a single game record with four runs scored during the series finale against the Gamecocks … Joined Kristin Schmidt and Emily Turner as only Tigers to earn USA Softball Player of the Week (March 16) … Was 3-for-4 with a RBI and two steals in the middle game of the Auburn series (March 20) … Matched a season-high with three RBIs against Nicholls State (March 23 & April 14) … Notched a trio of multi-hit games versus No. 8 Georgia (April 29-30) … Sparked a 5-3 comeback victory with a steal of home during LSU’s four-run sixth inning in game two … After going the entire regular season without a home run, blasted a two-run walkoff shot after a 3 hour and 30 minute rain delay to hand LSU a 2-1 quarterfinal win over Kentucky (May 13) at the SEC Tournament … Added a solo dinger as part of a 3-for-5 performance and two RBIs against No. 5 Florida (May 14) in the semifinals … Came away with a 4-for-11 mark with a homer and two RBIs at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (May 21-22) … Knocked a two-run homer during LSU’s four-run second inning against McNeese State (May 21) … Provided two of LSU’s five hits against Louisiana-Lafayette (May 22).

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
One of four Tigers to start all 53 games primarily at centerfield … Racked up a .426 batting average to go along with three home runs and 23 RBIs … Ranked in the SEC’s Top 7 in hits (80), batting average (.426), multi-hit games (26) and stolen bases (26) … Her .426 average was second-highest, while the 80 hits were tied for eighth-most in program history over a single season … Totaled a 5-4 record with a 3.21 ERA over 15 appearances in the circle highlighted by marquee victories over College World Series participants No. 2 Alabama (March 18) and No. 9 Arizona State (May 16) … Allowed one hit over three innings and recorded four strikeouts in season debut against UAB (Feb. 5) … Fired four frames of three-hit relief in game two against No. 2 Alabama (March 18) … Reeled off 16.2 scoreless innings (April 22-May 16) that included a three-hit shutout performance over South Carolina (April 25) … Scattered two runs, one earned, on five hits and added four strikeouts in complete game victory over No. 9 Arizona State (May 16) … Hit safely in 43 of 53 games from leadoff spot … Knocked a leadoff home run and scored game-tying run in comeback victory at Hawai`i (Feb. 7) … Scored first run in new Tiger Park on a Jazz Jackson double against McNeese State (Feb. 11) … Knocked in game-winning RBI-single during sixth inning of a 4-3 win over No. 5 Texas A&M (Feb. 15) … Went 2-for-4 with four RBIs against UAB (Feb. 21) … Turned in a 3-for-5 effort in game one against Alabama (March 18) … Slapped go-ahead RBI-single in sixth inning of a 7-5 comeback victory during series finale at Mississippi State (March 22) … Strung together a season-best 11-game hitting streak (March 24-April 15) highlighted by nine multi-hit efforts … Was 5-for-8 with two RBIs in doubleheader against Southeastern Louisiana (April 15) … Cranked grand slam and finished with a career-best five RBIs in opening game of the South Carolina series (April 25) … Went a perfect 4-for-4 with a run scored in series opener at Auburn (May 2) … Hit safely in three of four NCAA Tempe Regional games, including a 3-for-4 effort with a pair of doubles against No. 9 Arizona State (May 17).

AT BAYLOR
Played in 59 games while starting 52 as a freshman at Baylor in 2007 … Made 34 appearances in the circle … Named Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year in addition to All-Big 12 First-Team honors  … Ranked second all-time among freshmen in school history with 17 wins in the circle … Ended the season ranked first among freshmen and 12th in the Big 12 with a .340 batting average … Held opponents to a .211 batting average which placed her seventh in the conference … Posted 16 multiple-hit games on the season, third among Baylor players … Collected a season-high three hits on three occasions … Recorded a season-high three RBIs in the victory over Southern Miss (Feb. 9) to open the season … Had a pair of eight-game winning streaks in the circle, including one to start the season … Picked up wins over nationally-ranked opponents, UMass (Feb. 23), Florida (Feb. 24) and Texas A&M (May 5)… Had a season-high eight strikeouts against UMass … Win over Texas A&M clinched the Big 12 Conference regular-season title … Hit three home runs on the season, including the game-winning home run in the deciding game of the NCAA Waco Super Regional against Michigan (May 26) to propel the Bears to the Women’s College World Series.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner for Maureen Fritz at Keller High School in Texas … Helped lead team to the state title her junior season and to the state championship game as a senior … Named Gatorade National Player of the Year following her senior season … As a senior, went 32-2 with a 0.22 ERA and 438 strikeouts in 242 innings … Pitched 23 shutouts with eight no-hitters, three perfect games and averaged nearly two strikeouts per inning … Hit .523 with seven doubles, 11 triples, 27 RBI, 47 stolen bases and 47 runs … Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News and Texas High School Sports Magazine Player of the Year her senior year … Career 112-11 record … Owns Texas 5A state tournament single-game strikeout record (22) … Broke Texas state records and earned all-time national high school rankings in several categories including: No. 2 in career shutouts (86); No. 7 in career ERA (0.11); No. 8 in career innings pitched (833.2) and No. 9 in career strikeouts (1,544) … Pitched a one-hit, 22 strikeout, 15-inning shutout in the Class 5A title game against Garland (June 5, 2005) en route to Texas 5A state tournament MVP … Texas 5A State champion and No. 1 national ranking by USA Today/NFCA following her junior season … Three-time NFCA All-American and All-State selection and four-time conference MVP … two-time Gatorade Texas Softball Player of the Year … Recorded more career no-hitters (28) than runs surrendered (22) … Played club softball with the Fort Worth Batbusters.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kirsten Leigh Shortridge … Daughter of Jeff Shortridge and the late Taryn Shortridge … Majoring in special education … Born on Nov. 9, 1987, in Tulsa, Okla.

 

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