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#33 Kailey McCasland Season 2012

San Clemente, Calif.
High School
San Clemente HS

2012 SEC First-Year Honor Roll

Finished her LSU career playing in 79 total games for the Tigers, starting in 38… As a senior played in 16 games while making eight starts… Hit .231 on the year with six hits, driving in four and scoring five times… Had a slugging percentage of .423 and an on-base percentage of .333… In her first at-bat of the season, became the first player in seven years to hit an inside-the-park home run to win the game against Central Arkansas… Went 1-for-2 against Louisiana Tech in her first start of the season… Went 1-for-2 against Nicholls with a double… On the road at McNeese went 1-for-2 with a run scored… Earned her first multi-hit game of the season against Southeastern Louisiana, going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.

Played in 13 games as a reserve first baseman and pinch hitter as a junior… Batted .333 on the season with a home run, 10 RBI and two runs scored… Slugged .583 which was the highest for non-everyday starters with a .385 on-base percentage… Crossed the plate against SIU Edwardsville (Feb. 7)… Was 1-for-1 against Long Beach State with an RBI single (Feb. 14)… Had a fielder’s choice RBI to give LSU an 8-0 lead over Nicholls (March 19)… Hit the team’s third grand slam of the season against ULM as a pinch hitter to earn a career-high four RBI against the Warhawks (April 1)… Had the game-winning two-RBI single in the finale against Georgia to take the series (April 13)… In another big pinch-hit situation, hit a two-RBI single down the left field line in the finale against Ole Miss to give LSU the lead back in the second inning (April 27).

Garnered 17 appearances which included 11 starts split between designated player (10) and right field (1) … LSU won nine of 11 games where McCasland was in the starting lineup … Tallied an .074 batting average (2-for-27) … One of nine players to draw double digit walks and compiled a .390 on-base percentage … Was LSU’s opening day starter at designated player … Batted fourth and reached base in all three plate appearances which included two walks and two runs scored during an 8-0 win over No. 22 North Carolina (Feb. 8) … Was 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base against No. 22 North Carolina (Feb. 10) … Coaxed a walk and scored a run at Ole Miss (Feb. 13) and versus North Dakota State (Feb. 15) … Went 1-for-4 with a stolen base against BYU (Feb. 22) … Was used primarily as a pinch hitter over her final eight appearances (Feb. 23-April 17).

Registered 33 appearances which included 19 starts split between third base (11) and designated player (8) … Checked in with a .211 batting average (12-for-57) to go along with one home run and nine RBIs … Eight of her nine RBIs came against non-conference opponents … Collected her first career hit, run and RBI against Louisiana Tech (Feb. 12) … Added a RBI single versus No. 3 California (Feb. 19) … Exploded for a career-high three RBIs and cranked her first career home run during LSU’s 7-4 win over No. 23 Oklahoma State (March 3) … Pieced together a three-game hitting streak (March 7-9) which included a 2-for-3 effort with a RBI at Nicholls State (March 7) … Delivered pinch-hit RBI singles during the seven innings at No. 10 Tennessee (April 14) and in game one of a doubleheader at No. 2 Florida (April 24) … Connected for a bases loaded sacrifice fly for the game’s first run during the championship game at the NCAA College Station Regional versus No. 8 national seed Texas A&M (May 20) … Was 0-for-3 in pinch hitting duties against No. 9 national seed Missouri (May 26-27) at the NCAA Columbia Super Regional and No. 19 South Florida (June 2) at the Women’s College World Series.  

Four-year letterwinner for Paul Hill at Sam Clemente High School in California … Secured All-South Coast League First-Team and All-County Third-Team honorees during the 2010 and 2011 seasons … Captured team Offensive MVP award all four seasons (2008-11) … Plays travel ball for Bill Jackson’s Firecrackers.

Daughter of Tim and Kym McCasland … Born on March 16, 1993 … Has two siblings: Shannon (15) and Brody (14) … Majoring in sport administration with a commerce concentration.


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