Maria  Torres

19Maria Torres


Parana, Argentina

High School:
Escuela Normal Superior H.S.





At Bats: 4 (seven times)
Runs: 1 (16 times)
Hits: 3 (three times)
Hit Streak: 3 games (4/20-4/22/00)
Runs Batted In: 3 vs. Georgia (5/5/01) & Tennessee Tech (4/26/00 & 5/6/00)
Doubles: 2 vs. Belmont (4/18/00)
Home Runs: 1 (seven times)
Walks: 2 vs. Tennessee Tech (5/6/00) & Radford (4/20/00)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Radford (4/21/00)
2001 HIGHS
At Bats: 3 (12 times)
Runs: 1 (four times)
Hits: 2 vs. Georgia (5/5) & Kentucky (3/21)
Hit Streak: 2 games (5/5-5/6) & (4/21-4/22)
Runs Batted In: 3 vs. Georgia (5/5)
Doubles: 1 vs. Auburn (4/21)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Georgia (5/5)
Walks: 1 (four times)

"The consummate utility player, Maria can perform well at catcher, first base and third base for us. Using a strong mental game and taking advantage of good bat skills, she has shown signs of senior leadership which will be valued in this campaign."

AS A JUNIOR (2001):
Although she earned 11 starts at first, Torres was also employed as a pinch hitter and as the team's designated player on several occasions...Batted .177 overall but rose to .267 in SEC play...Cranked her lone home run of the season with a three-run job against Georgia?Finished 2-for-3 in UT's 6-3 conquest of the Bulldogs?Contributed one hit in five at bats as the DP twice at Florida...Halted an 0-for-14 drought by doubling in the first game at Auburn...Served as the designated player during all three games on the Plains, going 2-for-7 (.286)...Went 2-for-3 and scored a run in the second game against Kentucky...Was hit by a pitch from Ole Miss hurler Jennifer Hughes to begin the eighth inning of the third game between the Lady Vols and the Rebels...Came through with a pinch-hit single in the sixth that would later fuel a three-run outburst for the Orange against Pittsburgh on March 2... Stepped in for Ellisha Humphrey and poked a sixth-inning hit to left against Florida Atlantic...Was in UT's opening day lineup in the defeat to #3 Arizona.

Secured the first base spot for 37 starts?Appeared in 57 contests overall, with other starts coming as designated player (7), catcher (1) and at third base (1)?Registered a batting average of .272 overall and .222 in SEC activity?Belted six homers to rate second on the Lady Vols?Her 25 runs batted in placed her fourth on the squad?Tallied nine games in which she had two or more hits?First career dinger moved the Orange ahead of Sacramento State at the Campbell/Cartier Classic?Her two-run blast would be the difference as the Lady Vols repelled the Hornets, 4-2?Had an excellent evening of work against Belmont on April 18, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles in the opener and then 3-for-4 with another two-bagger in the sweep of the Bruins?Swiped first career base during 10-2 dismantling of Radford.

Started five games at first base and earned time in 34 contests overall?Lady Vols were a perfect 5-0 when she was in the opening lineup?Hit .189 with six runs batted in and scored three runs?Was .300 (three-for-10) in SEC games?First hit of the campaign was a pinch-hit double during 14-2 whipping of Wright State at the Eastern Kentucky Invitational?Singled to left center while hitting for Jenny Steele against Florida on April 2 and later scored during the 18-1 pasting of the Gators?Poked a single against Joyce McMillin of #9 South Carolina in 5-4 UT triumph in Columbia?Delivered an RBI hit against Mississippi State as the Orange rolled to a 9-1 pasting of the Bulldogs.

Earned a medical redshirt after seeing limited action due to tendonitis in her right shoulder?Joined the team at the semester break in January?Singled in first career at bat against #23 Arizona State in the season opener?Recorded first career run batted in during 10-2 thrashing of Detroit Mercy at the Coca-Cola Classic?Made just 22 plate appearances before being sidelined for the remainder of the season in late February.

Attended Escuela Normal Superior Jose Maria Torres High School in Entre Rios, Argentina...Practiced with the Club Atletico Estudiante team in her hometown during the week but competed for the Banco Hipotecario club in Buenos Aries on weekends?Member of the Argentinian National Team from 1994-1997?Received the Most Valuable Player award while a member of Club Atletico Estudiante.

Majoring in marketing?Hopes to become an international marketing analyst?Selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete team and to the Lady Vol Honor Roll after registering a 3.8 grade point average?Also made the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time?Became the first foreign player on the UT softball team?Mentions her club team coach as an influence because he was a great player?Admires tennis standout Gabriela Sabatini and Argentinian soccer star Simione?Her biggest thrill was being the youngest player on her squad at the Pan American Games in 1995?Has three siblings: Clodomiro, 31, Maria Elisa, 30, and Emiliano, 15?Maria Virginia Torres was born Sept. 30, 1978, in Parana, Argentina...Her father is Carlos Alberto Torres and her mother is Elisa Elena Arijon.





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