Cheyanne  Tarango

77Cheyanne Tarango


Anaheim Hills, Calif.

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  • At Bats: 5 (3x), last vs. NC State (5/18/13)
  • Runs: 3 vs. Southern Utah (2/7/13)
  • Hits: 3 (2x), last at Florida (3/16/13)
  • Hit Streak: 7 games (2/2/14 - 2/15/14)
  • RBIs: 5 vs. Longwood (5/17/13)
  • Doubles: 2 vs. NC State (2/15/13)
  • Triples: 1 vs. Ole Miss (5/3/14)
  • Home Runs: 1 (18x), last vs. Ole Miss (5/3/14)
  • Walks: 3 vs. Cal (2/10/12)
  • Stolen Bases: N/A


  • Innings Pitched: 7.0 (2x), last at Mississippi State (4/18/15)
  • Strikeouts: 8 vs. South Dakota (2/9/13)


  • Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll - 2014

AS A SENIOR (2015)

  • Clubbed a two-run home run, marking her first homer of the year, at Mississippi State (4/19)
  • Earned the win with a seven-inning complete game, allowing three hits, three runs and fanning two at Mississippi State (4/18)
  • Pitched a complete game one-hitter and fanned five, allowing no runs in five innings at ETSU (4/14)
  • Scored two runs, posted one RBI and doubled at No. 7 Auburn (4/4)
  • Allowed no runs, one hit and fanned one over 4.1 innings vs. No. 7 Georgia (3/30)
  • Ripped an RBI single through the left side and drew a walk in a 1-for-2 game vs. ETSU (3/24)
  • Fanned two and allowed two hits in two innings of work vs. Indiana State (3/8)
  • Appeared in her first game of the season vs. North Dakota State, striking out two over 1.1 innings (3/7)

AS A JUNIOR (2014)

  • Games Played/Started: 55/49
  • Pitching Appearances/Starts: 12/5
  • Made 43 starts at first base, two starts at DP and five starts as a pitcher
  • Tallied eight multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games as a junior
  • Went 2-for-3 vs. Oklahoma (5/25) in Game 3 of the Norman Super Regionals
  • Went 2-for-3 with a home run, a triple and two RBIs vs Ole Miss (5/3)
  • Smashed a solo home run and earned the win, allowing two runs and striking out four over 4.2 innings of relief vs. Mississippi State (4/19)
  • Blasted a two-run shot over the left-center wall in a 2-for-3 game at No. 21 Texas A&M (4/12)
  • Drilled a two-run homer in a 1-for-3 game vs. Tennessee Tech (4/8)
  • Cranked a two-run homer, her first of the year in SEC play, vs. No. 4 Florida (3/28)
  • Made her first SEC start as a pitcher vs. South Carolina (3/22)
  • Pitched 2.1 hitless innings at Arkansas (3/15)
  • Blasted a two-run home run vs. Western Kentucky (3/8)
  • Smacked a double and scored the game-winning run in a 2-for-4 game vs. Fresno State (2/23)
  • Went 2-for-3 and scored one run vs. Pittsburgh (2/14)
  • Recorded three strikeouts over 5.1 innings and earned the victory vs. Oakland (2/9)
  • Went 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI vs. Oakland (2/9)
  • Went 4-for-7 with two doubles and one RBI in the first two games of the 2014 season (2/7 - 2/8)
  • Opened season with career-best seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 2-15


  • Games Played/Started: 63/62
  • Made 29 starts at DP, 28 starts at first base and six starts in the circle
  • Hit .286 (50-for-175) with 10 homers, seven doubles, 51 RBIs, 28 runs and 25 walks
  • In the circle, went 6-1 with a 1.44 ERA over 13 appearances and six starts. Also fanned 33 batters in 39.0 innings
  • Went 2-for-3 in WCWS Game 5 win over Washington
  • Threw one outstanding scoreless inning of relief in NCAA Super Regional win over Alabama (5/25) after not pitching in a game for over a month
  • Drove in two runs vs. Alabama (5/24) in NCAA Super Regional action
  • Drove in two runs in NCAA Regional win over NC State (5/19)
  • Went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and five RBIs vs. Longwood (5/17) in NCAA Regional
  • Struck out three over five shutout frames vs. App State (4/16)
  • Blasted a two-run homer in the fourth vs. Auburn (4/14)
  • Struck out three over three innings to earn win over Tennessee Tech (4/10)
  • Went 2-for-3 with a solo homer vs. TTU (4/10)
  • Scored twice, walked twice and had one RBI in win at Georgia (4/5)
  • Had one RBI in win over No. 5/4 Texas A&M (3/22)
  • Hit 3-for-4, one double and one RBI at No. 3/3 Florida (3/16)
  • Belted a two-run homer in the first at No. 3/3 Florida (3/15)
  • Went 2-for-3 with one RBI vs. Winthrop (3/12)
  • Hammered a three-run homer in 4-3 win over No. 1/2 Alabama (3/8)
  • Hit a two-run homer and scored twice at Charleston Southern (3/3)
  • Tossed a five-inning, one-hit shutout and struck out five vs. UNC-Wilmington (3/2)
  • Blasted a three-run homer vs. UNC-Wilmington (3/1) and drove in another run
  • Stuck out seven over 4.1 scoreless innings in relief vs. Northwestern (2/22)
  • Hit 2-for-4, two RBIs, and scored a run against NC State (2/17)
  • In victory over Costal Carolina (2/16), pitched her second win of season while batting 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs
  • Batted 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs vs. NC State (2/15)
  • Against South Dakota (2/9), struck out eight batters in a a two-hit complete game win and went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer.
  • Hit solo home run, drew two walks and scored twice vs. Idaho State (2/8)
  • Went 3-for-3 with one double, one RBI and three runs scored in season debut vs. Southern Utah (2/7)


  • Games/Starts: 55/33
  • Started 19 games at DP and 14 games at first base
  • Hit .178 with two homers, five doubles, 11 RBIs and eight runs
  • Also made three appearances in the circle tallying six strikeouts over three innings
  • Had a pinch-hit RBI vs. Virginia Tech (5/20) in Knoxville Regional
  • Hit a three-run homer in the fifth in 8-2 win over Radford (4/10)
  • Tossed two scoreless relief innings with four strikeouts at Arkansas (3/17)
  • Hit a double, had one RBI, drew two walks and scored in 9-0 (5) win over Georgia Southern (3/13)
  • Hit a double and scored one run in 7-0 win over Georgia Southern (3/13)
  • Went 2-for-3 with on double in 1-0 win vs. Florida (3/9)
  • Clubbed a two-run homer 6-5 win over San Diego State (2/11), marking first home run of UT career
  • Record first hit of career in 1-0 win vs. Texas Tech (2/10
  • Drew three walks and had one RBI and one run vs. California (2/10)
  • Made first appearance in the circle against Cal (2/10) getting one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning
  • In collegiate debut, scored one run in win vs. UCSB (2/9)


  • 2011 U.S. Junior National Team
  • Won gold at the ISF IX Junior Women's World Championship (Dec. 6-17) in Cape Town, South Africa. Blasted a clutch grand slam in the title game against Japan to help power Team USA to a 4-1 victory. Tarango hit .400 (4-for-10) over six appearances (three starts) with four runs, two doubles, a grand slam and six RBIs. The right-handed pitcher allowed just two hits with three K's in 2.1 innings of work over a pair of appearances in the circle.
  • 2010 U.S. Junior National Team
  • Alongside UT teammate Madison Shipman, helped the U.S. to a gold medal at the 2010 Pan American Championship (18-under) in Bogota, Colombia (Aug. 6-15)


  • Was both a 2011 ESPN/RISE Second Team and 2010 ESPN/RISE Third Team All-American, a 2010 NFCA High School First Team All-West Region selection and one of the 2010 "Top Five Softball Players in Orange County,"
  • Earned All-State, All-CIF, All-Orange County and All-Century League following all four years of her H.S. career (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • As a senior Tarango hit .486 with 20 RBIs while posting a 23-8 record, 214 K's and a 2.44 ERA in 198 innings.
  • Also guided her Canyon H.S. squad to the 2011 Division I CIF-Southern Section finals for the first time in program history
  • During her junior year she posted a .413 mark with five HR's and 17 RBIs while registering a 20-7-1 mark from the circle with a 0.70 ERA and 219 K's
  • Hit .366 with seven HR's and 22 RBIs as a sophomore in 2009 with a 24-8 record, a 1.08 ERA and 234 K's
  • As a freshman Tarango was 22-8 from the circle with a 1.57 ERA and 290 K's while tallying a .357 average with four big flies and 21 RBIs
  • Was honored as the Century League Most Valuable Player (one of two such selections in her career - 2009 & 2010) in helping lead her high school squad to the 2009 league title and was named event MVP as Canyon registered a 5-0 record on the way to the 2008 Cypress Tournament Championship
  • Picked up three consecutive all-tournament nods at both the Nike Fast to First and Michele Carew Classics
  • Playing with the Worth Firecrackers, Tarango was a part of back-to-back Fireworks Colorado 18-U Gold & Canada Cup 18-U Gold titlists while helping her squad to a third-place finish at the 2009 ASA Gold Nationals and a runner-up placing in 2011


  • Recipient of Crawford Accent' on Excellence Women's Softball Endowed Scholarship
  • Full Name: Cheyanne Elizabeth Tarango
  • Born: Aug. 21, 1993, in Anaheim Hills, Calif.
  • Daughter of Andy and Heather Tarango
  • Has one younger brother, Joshua
  • Chose Tennessee over California, UCLA and Notre Dame
  • Modeled herself after former Team USA pitcher Cat Osterman, but says many claim she plays more like USA legend Lisa Fernandez, because she pitches, plays the infield and hits
  • Has family members that live close to the UT-Knoxville campus, one of the reasons she chose to play at Rocky Top
  • Was involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the school choir in high school



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