Started 57 games at catcher … Ranked in the SoCon first in runners picked off (three), second in hit by pitches (15), third in caught stealing by (13), tied for third in sac bunts (eight) and seventh in fielding percentage (.987) … Posted a .342 on base percentage and .206 batting average with six doubles, a home run, 12 walks … Registered 21 runs and 13 RBIs … Collected five multiple-hit games and three-multiple RBI games … Launched a two-run homer in a win at Samford (May 5) … Had three RBIs in a win against Canisius (March 16) on a two-run double and squeeze bunt.
Started 51 games at catcher ... posted a .232 batting average with six doubles, one triples and a pair of home runs ... registered 17 runs scored and 14 RBIs ... drew 11 walks ... was hit by seven pitches ... led the Southern Conference with a .688 stolen-base-against percentage, gunning down 15-of-48 base stealers ... launched a two-run home run against Akron ... recorded a 1-for-3 performance with a double, two RBis and two runs scored versus UAB (Mar. 5) ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored against Elon (Mar. 18) ... hit safely in 2-of-3 at-bats against Western Carolina (Mar. 26) with a homer ... went 2-for-3 with a double at Elon (Apr. 19).
Played in 18 games earning 16 starts primarily as catcher … batted .132 (5-for-38)… scored her first run of the season as a pinch runner against NC State (Feb. 13) … logged her first hit of the season against Winthrop (Feb. 20) … hit her first career double and drove in her first run against Iona (Feb. 26) … hit her first career home run and had her first multi-RBI game against Rutgers (Mar. 5) … finished the season with a .237 slugging percentage and a .175 on base percentage
Played in 15 games, starting five as a catcher ... went 1-for-3 with five runs scored and had a walk ... recorded her first hit in a start against North Carolina A&T (Mar. 31) ... scored runs against Charlotte (Feb. 25), Loyola Marymount (March 7), Bryant (Mar. 11), at Chattanooga (March 21) and North Carolina A&T.
Played four years as a catcher at South Caldwell high school in Hudson, North Carolina ... was an All-County Player of the year and all-conference honoree during her four seasons ... also played three seasons of Volleyball as a libero ... helped her team finish 23-2 during her senior season winning the conference championship ... played all 25 games hitting .294 with 25 hits, 15 runs scored, five doubles, three triples, 20 RBI and four home runs ... also played club softball with the Carolina Cardinals where she was a teammate with fellow freshman Mackenzie Winslow.
Rebecca L. Kale ... born November 15, 1995 in Watauga, N.C. ... daughter of Mike and Cindy Kale ... has three siblings, Zack, Payton and Abby ... majors in Business Administration.