Shelby  Burchell

28Shelby Burchell


Columbia, Tenn.

High School:
Columbia Academy





2012 65-62 156 21 43 13 1 3 34 .426 .429 .855 .276
2011 61-61 166 37 54 6 1 15 54 .454 .645 1.099 .325
2010 48-31 87 16 23 2 -- 4 23 .389 .425 .814 .264
2009 56-52 129 18 33 3 -- 5 25 .351 .395 .746 .256
Totals 230-205 538 92 153 24 2 27 136 .412 .487 .899 .284

2012 65-61 67 31 10 31 3 -- 3 1-1 13 -- 1 .929
2011 61-61 107 36 3 35 1 -- 3 1-1 347 9 5 .986
2010 48-31 37 16 3 22 1 2 2 0-1 23 -- -- 1.000
2009 56-52 51 16 3 38 -- -- 7 2-3 17 1 -- 1.000
Totals 230-205 262 99 19 126 5 2 15 4-6 400 10 6 .986

At Bats: 5 (three times)
Runs: 2 (14 times)
Hits: 3 (three times)
Hit Streak: 7 games (2/11-2/18/11)
RBIs: 5 vs. Cal Poly (2/18/11)
Doubles: 3 vs. ETSU (3/3/12)
Triples: 1 vs. Mississippi State (4/22/11)
Home Runs: 2 vs. UMass (2/20/09)& Cal Poly (2/18/11)
Walks: 3 vs. LSU (4/13/12)
Stolen Bases: 1 (four times)

AS A SENIOR (2012):
Hit .276 as a senior with three homers, 13 doubles, one triple, 21 runs and 34 RBIs ... In the third game of the 2012 Knoxville Super Regional (5/27), after Georgia had won Game 2 earlier that day to force Game 3, Burchell hit a sixth-inning, bases-loaded single to tie the game at 1-1 and set up a bases-loaded sac fly for Kat Dotson, which gave UT the lead and a trip to the 2012 Women's College World Series....Tripled and knocked in a pair of tallies in the 8-1 rout of #9 Louisville (5/2)...Was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs as the Big Orange topped Tennessee State (4/25), 5-0...Hit a vital two-run, fifth-inning HR as part of a 2-for-4, two-RBI effort to grant Tennessee some valuable insurance in the 6-3 series final victory at South Carolina (4/22)...Blasted a fifth-inning solo HR that proved the game-winner in UT's 3-2 triumph over Memphis (4/17)...Delivered the big blow on a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning of Tennessee's comeback 10-2 (6 inn.) win over #22/21 LSU (4/15)...Drew a pair of walks in three consecutive contests at Auburn (4/7-4/8) and versus Radford (4/10). and a season-high three free passes in the opening win over #22/21 LSU (4/13)...Beat the rain by approximately three minutes, blasting her first HR of the season via a walk-off, two-run shot to beat Kentucky (4/1), 4-2...Led the Big Orange offense during a 5-3 defeat to Kentucky (3/30), going 2-for-3 with a two-RBI single...Was 1-for-3 with two RBIs in UT's 10-3 win at Mississippi State (3/24) and a perfect 2-for-2 with two RBIs in the 8-0 (5 inn.) win over the `Dogs (3/25)...Blasted a two-run double as a pinch hitter in helping the Big Orange roll past Arkansas (3/16), 8-0 (5 inn.)...Started the decisive seventh-inning rally in the series-opening, 1-0 victory over #3/4 Florida (3/9) with a leadoff single and later scored the winning run on a UF fielding error...Continued her recent surge at the plate by going 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs in the 8-0 (5 inn.) triumph against Murray State (3/4)...Tied a school single-game record (last done by former Lady Vol Adrianna Wilson back on March 6, 2002) with three doubles as part of a perfect 3-for-3 effort during the 8-0 (6 inn.) victory over ETSU (3/3)...Hit an impressive .667 (6-for-9) with four doubles over four contests and reached successfully by either hit or walk over nine straight plate appearances at the Tennessee Classic on the way to All-Tournament honors...Beat out an infield hit in the fourth inning and later scored the go-ahead run as part of the international tiebreaker during the ninth frame of UT's eventual 3-2 (9 inn.) loss at Texas (2/19)...Was 1-for-2 with a single in UT's 3-0 triumph at #1 Arizona State...Knocked in Tennessee's second tally of the first inning of All-American pitcher Jolene Henderson against #4 Cal (2/10)...Opened her final campaign at Tennessee by going 1-for-1 with an RBI and two walks in a 7-0 victory over UCSB (2/9).

AS A JUNIOR (2011):
Posted a breakout campaign in 2011, hitting .325 with six doubles, a career-high 15 HR's and 54 RBIs while slugging at a .645 clip...Started all 61 contests for the Big Orange at either first base, catcher, in the outfield or at DP...Recorded 17 multi-RBI and 12 multi-hit efforts...Her 15 round trippers tied former Lady Vol Bridget Jackson (1996) for the third-most in a single season in Tennessee history...Was selected to the Southeastern Conference All-Tournament Team on the strength of her clutch, eight-inning walk-off HR to complete #7 UT's comeback from a four-run deficit to win the SEC Tournament Championship over #8 Georgia (5/14), 6-5 (8 inn.)...Hit safely in a career-best seven straight games to open the 2011 season (2/11-2/18)...Blasted a solo shot to center to start a comeback from a 3-1 deficit to a short-lived 4-3 lead against #22 Oklahoma State (5/22) in NCAA Knoxville Regional action...Recorded what turned out to be the game-winning RBI single in the first frame against #23 Auburn (5/13) in the SEC Tournament semifinals...Was a part of back-to-back HR's with teammate Jessica Spigner in the opening inning of an 8-0 (5 inn.) rout of Arkansas (4/30)...Registered her first career triple as part of a 2-for-4 effort with an RBI in a 8-0 (6 inn.) victory against Mississippi State (4/22)...Doubled and knocked in three runs during the series sweep at #21 LSU (4/15-4/17)...Started the scoring for UT with a solo shot to left center as the Big Orange rolled past Appalachian State (4/13), 7-0...Tallied five RBIs to go along with four walks in the three-contest sweep of Ole Miss (4/8-4/10)...Broke a 3-3 tie in the third inning at #2 Georgia (4/6) via a towering three-run HR off Alison Owens (the same pitcher she would later victimize in the SEC Tournament Final) as UT went on to top the `Dawgs, 9-4...Blasted a three-run shot while going 2-for-2 in an 8-0 (6 inn.) win against #22 Auburn (4/3)...Posted a 2-for-3 effort with two RBIs as UT topped South Carolina (3/26), 10-3...Got the Big Orange on the scoreboard versus #1 Alabama (5-9 loss on 3/22) with a two-run HR off Tide All-American pitcher Kelsi Dunne...Drove a shot down the left field line during the second inning of a 10-0 win at Kentucky (3/12)...Homered in back-to-back games on the same day for the second time in 2011 (Furman and Georgia Southern on 3/5) during the Tennessee Classic...Pushed the Lady Vols' lead over #2 UCLA (2/26) to an insurmountable 6-0 in the second frame via a two-run HR to center...Hit safely in six straight games from 2/22 to 2/26...Made Feb. 18th a banner day by crushing three home runs, two as part of a 2-for-3, career-high five-RBI effort versus Cal Poly, and another in a rout of Boise State...Finalized UT's scoring in an 8-0 (5 inn.) romp over Boston College (2/13) via a two-run HR in the fifth...Got her 2011 season off to a quick start by going 3-for-3 with an RBI in the opener against Michigan State (2/11).


Burchell appeared in 48 games for Tennessee in 2010 with 31 starts...Drew playing time at catcher and designated player as well as in the outfield and at first base...She posted a .264 average with 16 runs scored, a pair of doubles, four home runs and 23 RBIs...Recorded three multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games...Walked and was hit by a pitch as the Lady Vols downed #9 Georgia, 7-5, at the Women's College World Series...Her third inning lead-off single got Tennessee off and running in an eventual three-run outburst as the Big Orange raced past #2 Michigan (5/27), 5-0, in the first contest at NCAA Super Regionals...Singled back through the middle in the 11-2 rout of Virginia (5/22) at the Knoxville Regional...Drew a walk against #9 Georgia and was hit by a pitch against #3 Alabama, both plays eventually leading to single tallies in the SEC Tournament (5/13-14)...Blasted a three-run homer to right center during the Big Orange's 6-5 triumph over #11 LSU (5/8)...Delivered a key two-out, two-RBI single through the right side of the infield in the opening frame of the 5-3 win in the finale at Arkansas (4/14)...Posted hits in both victories over Western Carolina (4/8)...Singled to right in the third inning for two RBI's to help UT gain early control in a 7-1 triumph over Kentucky (3/23)...Led the squad average-wise in the regular-season series versus #6 Georgia, hitting .500 (3-for-6) while blasting a two-run homer and registering three runs scored...Continued her hot streak in the victory over Austin Peay (3/17) by tallying her second straight four-RBI game while going 2-for-3 with a double...Made a clutch pinch hit appearance versus Campbell (3/14) by blasting her first career grand slam in the sixth inning to rally Tennessee from a 6-4 deficit to an eventual 9-6 victory over the Camels...Was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the 5-4 loss at Mississippi State (3/9)...Singled to center in the fifth inning of a 6-0 win over Ohio (3/5) at the Tennessee Classic...Blasted a solo home run and delivered a sacrifice fly during the 11-2 (5 inn.) victory over St. Mary's (2/21) at the Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruces, N.M....Singled against both #11 Oklahoma (2/14) and Weber State (2/20) and scored twice in the latter match-up against the Wildcats...Was credited with an RBI on a bouncer to second base against eventual national champion #8 UCLA (2/13) at the NTC Division I Elite Invitational in Clermont, Fla.


Opened her career in the Orange & White by hitting .256 over 56 games played (52 starts) with 18 runs scored, three doubles, five home runs, 25 RBIs, 16 walks and a pair of stolen bases in three attempts...Received the majority of her playing time (38 games) in the designated player spot in the line-up, but also played 20 contests in the outfield and got into three match-ups behind the plate...Singled and scored during a four-run, second-inning outburst in NCAA Regional action against Nebraska (5/16)...Blasted a solo home run to deep center in UT's 6-3 win at #8 Georgia (4/26)...Was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in a 14-2 (5 inn.) blasting of Kentucky (4/8)...Knocked in a pair of runs, including the game-winner on a perfectly executed squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally the Big Orange past UTEP (4/1), 3-2...Hit a staggering .857 (6-for-7) during Tennessee's three-game series against Mississippi State (3/28-29), including a perfect 3-for-3 effort in an 8-0 (5 inn.) rout of the Bulldogs...Drew a pair of walks off Florida All-American pitcher Stacey Nelson during the third match-up of UT's series in Gainesville, Fla. (3/22)...Doubled and scored while posting a 2-for-3 day at the plate during a 9-2 triumph over South Carolina (3/15)...Knocked in two runs as part of a 2-for-4 effort against Bowling Green (2/27)...Ignited the Lady Vol offense to a 6-1 victory over #23 Massachusetts at the Cathedral City Classic by going 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs and a career-best three RBIs...Delivered a clutch two-run single in the 10th inning to help seal a marathon, 4-0 (10 inn.) win over BYU (2/7)...Posted a perfect 2-for-2 contest with two doubles, two runs scored and a RBI in the 16-0 (5 inn.) rout of San Jose State (2/7)...Recorded her initial career hit and home run versus Utah State (2/6) and her first career RBI on a groundout against Northern Colorado (2/5) at the BYU Red Desert Classic in St. George, Utah.


Having started for the varsity at Columbia Academy since her eighth-grade season in 2004, Burchell is known for her exceptional power at the plate...She completed her stay at Columbia Academy with a .498 career batting average, 50 home runs and a staggering 185 RBIs...Was a Wendy's High School Heisman finalist in 2008...She was chosen Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) All-State four times (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008) and MTSCA All-Mid State, All-District and All-District Tournament five times (2004-08)...The then-freshman set a Tennessee state record in 2005 with 16 home runs to go along with a .546 average and 54 RBIs as the Columbia Daily Herald tabbed her as the "Home Run Queen"...Burchell recorded a .419 average with six HR's and 26 RBIs during her senior campaign, .505 average with 14 homers and 41 RBI in her junior season ('07), a 401 average with seven HR's, 34 RBIs, six triples and 16 doubles in 2006 and a .522 mark with seven big flies and 30 RBIs in 2004...Following her junior season (`07), The Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.) selected her as First-Team All-State and she also reaped All-Middle Tennessee "A" Team honors...She also spent time as a defender for the Columbia Academy varsity soccer team and earned a nod as a starter in the 2006 TSSAA State Tournament...She helped guide the powerful Haning's OC Batbusters ASA squad in Gold Nationals to a second place national finish in 2007 with four home runs...She hit three homers in three at-bats for the Chattanooga Fury at the Rising Stars Tour in 2007 and spent time excelling in club action for the Southern Illinois Force and Xtreme Edge.


Majoring in child and family studies...Lists painting, making new things, reading and spending time with family and friends as interests outside softball...Cites current New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter as her favorite athlete..Hopes to be an early childhood educator after graduation...Has one brother, Noah, 18, and a sister, Maddie, 7...Olivia Shelby Burchell was born July 20, 1990, in Nashville, Tenn....Her parents are Todd and DeLon Burchell.



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