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      Cat Hosfield
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

High School:
Riverdale

Height:
5-9

Position:
IF/P

B/T:
R/R

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CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 3 (six times)
Runs: 2 vs. Western Michigan (2/12/12)
Hits: 2 vs. Furman (3/27/12)
Doubles: 1 vs. Furman (3/27/12)
HRs: 1 vs. Georgia Southern (3/13/12)
RBI: 3 vs. Georgia Southern (3/13/12)
Walks: 3 vs. Western Michigan (2/12/12)
Innings Pitched: 8.0 vs. BYU (2/7/09) & Louisville (5/23/10)
Strikeouts: 10 at Ole Miss (4/18/09) & vs. UCF (2/13/10)
*Through April 26, 2012
AS A SENIOR (2012):
Has appeared in 26 contests (five starts) at either first base (two starts) or designated player (three starts) or as a pinch hitter/runner...Had arthroscopic surgery on her left knee on May 1 to remove loose bodies from the joint and will be out of action for 3-4 weeks...Started on her "Senior Day" against #22/21 LSU (4/14), going 1-for-3 with a single...Delivered a career-best two hits and her first career double during an 8-0 (6 inn.) romp over Furman (3/27)...Knocked in a run via a pinch-hit appearance as UT routed Mississippi State (3/23), 8-0 (5 inn.)...Crushed her first collegiate HR, a three-run shot, as a pinch hitter during the 9-0 (5 inn.) rout of Georgia Southern (3/13)...Scored while pinch running during the sixth inning of the 8-0 (6 inn.) win over ETSU (3/3)...Singled for an RBI and later scored as part of a four-run sixth inning as UT routed #20/17 Georgia Tech (2/24), 9-0...Crossed the plate as a sub via Lauren Gibson's grand slam in the fourth inning during the 10-7 win over Illinois (2/17)...Recorded a career-high three walks and tallied twice as the Lady Vols came from behind to top Western Michigan (2/12), 9-6...Picked up her first hit of the season on a fifth-inning single to left in UT's 1-0 victory over Texas Tech (2/10).

AS A JUNIOR (2011):
Made 16 appearances in the circle for the Big Orange, posting a 4-1 record with a 2.92 ERA and 24 strikeouts over 38.1 innings of work...Recorded a pair of complete-game shutouts out of her nine starting nods...Was 0-for-1 with a walk in a pair of pinch hit at-bats (walk occurred at #4 Florida on 5/8)...Fired one inning of scoreless relief against #22 Oklahoma State (5/21) in the NCAA Knoxville Regional as UT dropped a 6-1 decision...Started and allowed just a pair of base knocks with a K over three frames in topping Ole Miss (4/10), 9-0 (5 inn.)...Permitted one run on four hits with three strikeouts in 2.2 frames as the starter in UT's 16-2 (6 inn.) romp on the road at Tennessee State (3/15)...Fired a two-hit shutout to improve to 3-0 on the season as the Big Orange raced past Georgia Southern (3/5) at the Tennessee Classic, 8-0 (5 inn.)...Picked up her second victory of the campaign during UT's 15-1 (5 inn.) win over Boise State (2/18), allowing four hits, one earned run and registering a pair of K's in 3.0 frames...Started her season off in style by twirling a two-hit shutout with four strikeouts in an 8-0 (5 inn.) triumph against Boston College (2/13) at the Stetson Leadoff Classic.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010):

Hosfield registered a 17-8 mark with a 3.27 ERA and 130 K's in 171.1 innings of work...Made 48 appearances in the circle with 25 starts, six complete game efforts and a pair of solo shutouts...Tied for 11th in all of NCAA Division I in saves with four...Posted a perfect 2-0 mark in four NCAA Tournament appearances while tossing 16.2 innings...Worked 2.1 frames of relief in Tennessee's 8-0 (5 inn.) loss to #3 Arizona (6/6) at the Women's College World Series...Continued her impressive postseason, starting the deciding game of NCAA Super Regionals at #2 Michigan (5/28), in front of a hostile UM record crowd of 2,479, and picking up the victory to send the Lady Vols on to the WCWS...Hosfield allowed just two runs on four hits over 4.2 innings against the powerful Wolverines...Led Tennessee past Louisville (5/23) during the title game of the Knoxville Regional with an outstanding effort that saw her toss a career-high-tying 8.0 innings of four-hit ball while allowing one run and striking out two...Was the tough-luck losing pitcher during the SEC Tournament semifinals against #3 Alabama (5/14), giving up a walk-off solo homer in the seventh inning to the Tide, after allowing just two runs on four hits with five K's over four innings against UA's dangerous line-up...Pitched well against #11 LSU (5/8) but got little offensive support, allowing three runs on four hits with four K's in a complete game, 3-0 defeat...After taking the loss in the opener at #4 Alabama, allowing three runs on five hits over 4.0 frames of relief, Hosfield rebounded to fire 3.1 no-hit innings of relief against the Tide as Tennessee attempted to rally in the finale...Contributed perhaps her best performances of the season in the DH against #4 Florida (4/23) and its powerful offense...Hosfield allowed three earned runs on seven hits over 7.0 total innings of work and even picked up the win in the DH finale, firing three frames of relief as UT rallied for a 4-3 upset win over the Gators... Struck out seven Presbyterian batters in a 9-1 (6 inn.) victory over the Blue Hose (4/17)...Was the winning pitcher in Tennessee's comeback 2-1 win at Auburn (4/10), working five frames while allowing no earned runs and posting two strikeouts...Picked up the victory by tossing three innings of two-hit ball with four K's in a 14-0 (5 inn.) rout of Western Carolina (4/8)...Permitted one unearned run on four hits over five innings of work with three K's in picking up the triumph during the 3-1 win over South Carolina (4/3)...Helped the Big Orange beat Ole Miss (3/31), 6-3, by permitting a single tally while scattering eight base knocks and recording three K's over six innings...Allowed just two earned runs over eight innings of work (1.75 ERA) in the doubleheader sweep of Kentucky (3/23)...Was 2-0 with a 1.97 ERA over 10.2 innings and recorded a solo shutout of Campbell (3/13) in helping guide UT to Tennessee Invitational title...Suffered a tough defeat at Mississippi State (3/9), allowing three earned runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings during a 5-4 loss...Finished off the series opening 8-4 win at MSU (3/9) by allowing three hits and no runs with two K's over two innings of work...Made it four saves in 2010 by closing out Illinois State on both 3/6 and 3/7, entering both match-ups with the potential tying runs on deck...Relieved against No. 13 Texas and closed out Tennessee's 3-2 upset victory with one perfect inning of work...Fired her first complete game shutout of the year by three-hitting Ohio (3/5) at the Tennessee Classic while tallying five K's...Entered into the line-up as the designated player, Hosfield recorded her first collegiate base hit on an infield single during the 6-0 win over Ohio (3/5)...Picked up her second save of the year with three innings of dominant, hitless relief during the 3-0 victory over #16 Ohio State...Started at DP in the triumph over St. Mary's going 0-for-3 despite hitting the ball hard in all three at-bats...In the win over New Mexico State during the Troy Cox Classic title game in Las Cruces, N.M., the Murfreesboro, Tenn., native allowed one tally on four hits with nine K's in four innings as UT rolled, 10-1 (5 inn.)...Fired three frames of three-hit relief to pick up the save in the 4-2 upset over #11 Oklahoma at the NTC Division I Elite Invitational in Clermont, Fla....After opening her sophomore campaign at 0-2 with tough defeats to eventual national champion #8 UCLA and UCF (tied a career-high with 10 K's against the Knights), Hosfield rebounded to post consecutive wins over Weber State (2/20), Cleveland State (2/21) and New Mexico State (2/23).

AS A FRESHMAN (2009):

Hosfield opened her UT career as the Lady Vols' workhorse in the circle, firing the second most innings in the Southeastern Conference in 2009 (257.1) while posting a 28-13 record with a 2.67 ERA on her way to earning SEC All-Freshman status...She tied for 12th in NCAA Division I in pitching victories and rated second in the SEC in victories, rated fourth in strikeouts (221) and 11th in opposing batting average (.222)...The 5-9 righty was honored as the SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 23rd after posting a 4-0 record with a 1.11 ERA and 27 K's in 25.1 innings at the prestigious Cathedral City Classic...During the event, Hosfield fired a complete-game, one-hit shutout over Loyola Marymount, two-hit #15 Massachusetts and relieved in wins over Hawai'i and Cal Poly...During the year she also beat No. 6 Oklahoma (twice), No. 18 LSU (twice including at the SEC Tournament), No. 25 Kansas and Auburn (three times)...With UT trailing #6 Oklahoma 5-0 after one frame, Hosfield entered in relief and shutout the dangerous Sooners the rest of the way on five hits as Tennessee rallied for a 6-5 (8 inn.) win...Garnered her first SEC victory by shutting out South Carolina over six innings with seven K's (3/15)...Posted a complete-game, three-hit blanking of North Florida (2/13)...Fired a career-high eight innings, allowing just two hits and striking out six in UT's 4-0 (10 inn.) win over BYU (2/7)...Combined with Ashton Ward to no-hit San Jose State (2/7) in St. George, Utah...Allowed only two runs on seven hits in a razor-thin, 2-1 defeat to eventual national champion Washington (2/6) and USA Softball National Player of the Year Danielle Lawrie in just her second start at UT...Picked up her first collegiate victory in a complete-game, four-hit shutout with seven K's in Tennessee's season-opening 10-0 (5 inn.) win against Northern Colorado (2/5).

HIGH SCHOOL:

A local pitching product out of Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Hosfield made a name for herself on both the local and national level for her amazing efforts from the circle...She was chosen as the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) National High School Player of the Year in 2008 despite missing a majority of the year with an injury...During her senior campaign, Hosfield tallied a 9-1 record, a 0.26 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 54.2 innings with a K-per-seven inning ratio of 15.9...Was chosen as one of Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" on September 8, 2008...During her junior year (2007), Hosfield set the national high school single-season record with 659 strikeouts in just 257 innings of work, posted a 44-5 mark with a 0.31 ERA, tossed seven no-hitters, three perfect games, 17 one-hitters and 31 solo shutouts and led her school to its initial state tournament berth...Her 44 victories and 31 shutouts rated third and fourth in a single campaign, respectively, in the national high school record book...The single-season strikeout mark broke the Tennessee state record held by former UT hurler Megan Rhodes...She wrapped up her career at Riverdale with 1,403 total K's...In 2006, she posted a 36-5 record with a 0.35 ERA and 497 K's while also hitting .373 with 23 RBIs...She drew a 2007 selection as a First-Team EA Sports All-American and was selected by The Tennessean as its 2007 Player of the Year...She reaped Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) All-State honors twice (2006, 2007) and All-Mid-State on four occasions (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)...Hosfield is a three-time All-District Most Valuable Player, two-time Daily News Journal MVP and Softball Athlete of the Year (2006, 2007) and was Rise Magazine's Under Armour "Top Softball Athlete to Watch in 2008"...Her high school squads won three district and regional titles (2005, 2006, 2007) and the 2007 sectional championship...A member of the Haning's Batbusters squad in ASA Gold as early as her sophomore year in high school, she contributed from the circle as the team earned a second-place finish at ASA Nationals in 2007...She previously played Gold ball with the Nashville Nighthawks and the Xtreme Edge.

PERSONAL:

Majoring in communication studies...Was chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee as one of the top 19-under pitchers in the nation and was invited to tryout for the U.S. Junior National Team...Hopes to attend graduate school, following her graduation in May from Tennessee, and go on to play professionally during the summer in Holland...Former Gold teammates who've been at other schools include Monica Harrison, Donna Kerr and Gionna DiSalvatore (UCLA), Aja Paculba (Florida) and Brittany Lastrapes (Arizona)...Has one sister, Ashley, 24, a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University...Cathleen Woodson Hosfield was born December 12, 1989, in Murfreesboro, Tenn....Her parents are David and Anne Hosfield.

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