Kelly  Grieve

2Kelly Grieve


Asheville, N.C.

High School:




2011 61-61 202 48 76 9 4 5 37 .422 .535 .957 .376
2010 64-64 209 59 78 12 3 3 30 .424 .502 .926 .373
2009 58-57 201 48 79 4 4 -- 23 .422 .453 .875 .393
2008 53-32 105 28 32 3 1 -- 7 .365 .352 .717 .305
Totals 236-214 717 183 265 28 12 8 97 .414 .476 .890 .370
2011 61-61 108 14 4 26 1 3 8 21-27 44 6 -- 1.000
2010 64-64 105 17 3 37 -- 2 7 26-32 55 5 2 .968
2009 58-57 91 9 1 37 -- -- 6 39-42 63 3 3 .957
2008 53-32 37 9 1 27 -- -- 1 18-22 20 11 2 .939
Totals 236-214 341 49 9 127 1 5 22 104-123 182 25 7 .967
At Bats: 5 (nine times)
Runs: 3 (seven times)
Hits: 5 vs. Bowling Green (2/27/09)
Hit Streak: 8 games (4/5-4/18/09) & (4/14-5/1/10)
RBIs: 5 vs. Bowling Green (2/27/09)
Doubles: 1 (19 times)
Triples: 1 (eight times)
Home Runs: 1 (three times)
Walks: 2 vs. Jacksonville State (5/17/09)
Stolen Bases: 3 (four times)
*Through 2010
AS A JUNIOR (2010):

A 2010 preseason "Watch List" inclusion for the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year award, Grieve wrapped up an outstanding junior season at Rocky Top, during which she started all 64 games in center field, with a .373 average, 59 runs scored, 78 hits, 12 doubles, three triples, her first three career HR's, 26 steals and 30 RBIs...Grieve recorded 26 multiple hit and nine multi-RBI efforts during the 2010 campaign...Was chosen as a first team ESPN Academic All-District IV selection for her outstanding efforts both on the field and in the classroom...She hit .414 over UT's nine NCAA Tournament contests and now possesses a .429 career mark in NCAA match-ups...Singled in three of Tennessee's four Women's College World Series match-ups and scored a trio of runs overall in victories over #3 Arizona (6/3) and #9 Georgia (6/4)...Proved to be super clutch with her NCAA Super Regional performance at #2 Michigan (5/27) by going 2-for-3 at the plate while knocking in three two-out runs in the 5-0 opening upset over the Wolverines...The Lady Vols' sparkplug continued to wreak havoc on the opposition during the NCAA Knoxville Regional, hitting .545 (6-of-11) over three games with two doubles, three stolen bases and two RBIs...Grieve was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs during the NCAA victory over Virginia (5/22)...Was outstanding versus #9 Georgia in the opening round of the SEC Tournament (5/13), going 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two runs scored during UT's 6-4 win...Knocked in a tally on a two-bagger down the left field line in the third frame as Tennessee downed #11 LSU, 6-1 (5/9)...Continued her usual stellar play against ranked teams by posting two hits in both ends of a doubleheader at #4 Alabama, including a two-run homer during a five-run, seventh-inning rally in the DH finale...Led UT against #4 Florida by hitting .429 (3-for-7) in the doubleheader, including a key infield single and subsequent hustling slide into first to open the decisive seventh inning rally in UT's 4-3 victory over the Gators (4/23)...Singled twice during the series finale at both Auburn (4/11) and Arkansas (4/14)...Delivered a key double in the sixth inning and soon scored on a HR from Kat Dotson to help lead Tennessee by Auburn, 2-1 (4/10)...Registered two hits in both games of the doubleheader against Western Carolina (4/8), including a triple in the finale...Posted a pair of hits and an RBI single during the 9-1 (5 inn.) win over South Carolina (4/2)...Went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs in the 9-1 (5 inn.) rout of Middle Tennessee (3/31)...Singled and scored twice in the 7-1 victory over UK (3/23)...Delivered a crucial sacrifice fly in the 10th frame to lift Tennessee out of a one-run hole and tie Kentucky (3/23) in a game eventually won by UT, 4-3 in 10 inn....Tallied a single base knock during all three regular-season match-ups against #6 Georgia (3/20-21), including a double and a triple...Doubled and scored in the 10-0 (5 inn.) win over Austin Peay (3/17)...Led the squad during the Tennessee Invitational by tallying a .583 average (7-of-12) and also started a decisive sixth inning rally against Campbell (3/14) with a lead-off single as UT came back from a 6-4 deficit to a 9-6 win over the Camels...Blasted her second career homer and knocked in three runs in a 9-0 (5 inn.) triumph over Campbell (3/13), was 2-for-2 with three tallies in a 10-0 (5 inn.) rout of Liberty (3/14) and 3-for-4 with a double and three runs in a 9-6 comeback win over Campbell (3/14)...Hit an even .500 (6-of-12) during the three-game set at Mississippi State, including a 2-for-3 effort in the series opener (3/9) and a sparkling 4-for-5 performance with a double, four RBIs and three runs scored in the finale (3/10)...Was 2-for-4 with a two-run double during a six-run sixth inning outburst as UT downed Illinois State (3/7), 8-4...Opened Tennessee's five-run rally against #10 Stanford by leading off the fifth inning with her first career HR, a solo blast to center...Was 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 4-3 loss to Pacific (2/26)...Posted a pair of hits in wins over Weber State (2/20), Bradley (2/20) and Cleveland State (2/21) at the Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruces, N.M....Laced a base knock and scored on Jessica Spigner's grand slam in the third inning of the 4-2 triumph over #11 Oklahoma...Doubled and singled with two RBIs in the loss to UCF (2/13).


Grieve continued to wreak havoc on opponents during her sophomore campaign, adding the UT single-season sophomore record for stolen bases to her résumé by going 39-of-42 on theft attempts...That broke the record formerly held by three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Lindsay Schutzler...Was tabbed to her first NFCA All-Southeast Region team for her efforts in 2009...Ranked 14th in all of NCAA Division I softball in stolen bases-per-game with a 0.67 average...Rated second on the Lady Vol squad with a .393 batting average (79-of-201) and finished fourth in the SEC in total hits for the year with 79...Also scored 48 runs, delivered four doubles, four triples and knocked in 23 runs despite serving as a slap-hitting specialist usually in the lead-off position in the line-up...Registered a squad-high 25 multi-hit games in `09 and equaled the Big Orange single-game record with five base knocks in a perfect 5-for-5, career-best five-RBI effort in an 18-0 (5 inn.) rout of Bowling Green (2/27)...Tied a career-best with three stolen bases in wins over ETSU (4/14) and Villanova (2/15)...Posted a 3-for-4 day at the dish, knocked in the eventual tying run on a base knock in the sixth inning and tallied two thefts in the Southeastern Conference's first-ever softball tie (3-3) at #18 LSU (4/5)...Registered a career-long eight-game hitting streak from 4/5 (at #18 LSU) to 4/18 (at Ole Miss)...Was 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs in a 15-0 (5 inn.) victory against Belmont (3/11)...Grieve's hustle on a crucial two-out infield single in the bottom of the seventh inning christened an eventual three-run rally as UT came-from-5-3 behind to drop MTSU, 6-5 (3/18)...Started the year with a bang by going 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of runs scored in the season-opener against Northern Colorado (2/5) and hit .389 at the BYU Red Desert Classic in St. George, Utah.


Made quite the impression in her initial season wearing the Orange & White by hitting .305 (32-of-105) over 53 games played (32 starts)...The Asheville, N.C., native plated 28 runs from her spot near the top of the batting order, delivered three doubles, a triple and knocked in seven runs...Grieve also broke the school freshman record for stolen bases, formerly held by Lady Vol All-American Lindsay Schutzler, by successfully swiping 18 bags in 22 attempts...In her 32 starts in 2008, Grieve showed her versatility by spending 13 of them in the designated player spot, 11 in right field, and eight overall scattered between left field, center field and shortstop...She posted seven multi-hit games last season highlighted by a six-game hitting streak spanning from April 19 against #14 LSU through May 8 against #14 Georgia at the Southeastern Conference Tournament during which she went 7-of-17 at the plate (.412)...Grieve was responsible for two RBIs as part of a 2-for-4 effort at the dish with a double in UT's 8-4 win at Auburn (3/29) and knocked in a pair against Western Carolina (4/9)...She blasted her first career triple in a 9-1 rout of Austin Peay (4/22), went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI versus Tennessee State (3/12) and was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored at #2 Alabama (3/9)...Grieve stole a career-high three bases in UT's 7-0 triumph over ETSU (4/2).


A three-sport athlete in cross country, basketball and softball at Enka High School in Asheville, N.C., Grieve excelled not only on the diamond but in the classroom as an A-Honor Roll student, a North Carolina Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society...She was chosen the North Carolina 3A All-State Player of the Year-West in 2006 after hitting .494 with 36 runs scored, 22 stolen bases, an on-base percentage of .637, a .742 slugging percentage, seven doubles, three triples and three home runs during her junior campaign while helping guide Enka to a 22-1 record and a Mountain Athletic Conference (MAC) title...Grieve was a three-time All-Western North Carolina and a three-time All-MAC selection during her playing career...She also helped her summer ball team, the Cabarrus County Challengers, to second in the 2006 ASA State Tournament in N.C., qualifying the squad for nationals...She is also a cousin to former Oakland A's, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Millwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs outfielder Ben Grieve, a nine-year veteran who played 976 games in Major League Baseball and received nods as an All-Star and the American League Rookie of the Year in 1998.


Enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources...Chose Tennessee because of UT's great Vet School, the fact that it's close to home and because she was familiar with the softball program from watching the WCWS on television...Enjoys swimming, going to the beach, reading, movies and traveling...Spends time outside of softball participating in her church youth group and volunteering at vet hospitals...Has a brother: Dustin, 26, and a fraternal twin sister, Kasey, 21...Kelly Elaine Grieve was born May 10, 1989, in Asheville, N.C...Her parents are Thomas and Rene Grieve.



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