Jessica  Spigner

9Jessica Spigner


Santa Clarita, Calif.

High School:




2011 57-56 154 36 50 12 -- 16 53 .432 .714 1.146 .325
2010 60-60 163 34 57 14 -- 8 58 .469 .583 1.052 .350
2009 59-59 177 34 57 14 -- 14 48 .418 .638 1.056 .322
Totals 176-175 494 104 164 40 -- 38 159 .440 .644 1.084 .332
2011 57-56 110 28 4 27 -- 4 -- -- 33 81 4 .966
2010 60-60 95 34 7 31 1 5 2 1-1 55 113 8 .955
2009 59-59 113 27 3 40 -- 1 2 -- 37 148 10 .949
Totals 176-175 318 89 14 98 1 10 4 1-1 125 342 22 .955
2011 0-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 5-0 -- -- 4.0 6 4 3 -- 4 4 1-1 1 2.50 .333 5.25
2009 6-0 -- -- 16.0 17 15 12 3 6 7 1-0 -- 1.31 .270 5.25
Totals 11-0 -- -- 20.0 23 19 150 3 10 11 2-1 1 1.65 .284 5.25
At Bats: 5 (five times)
Runs: 3 vs. Bowling Green (2/27/09) & at Tenn. Tech (4/20/10)
Hits: 4 at Ole Miss (4/19/09)
Hit Streak: 8 games (2/19-2/27 & 4/4-4/18/09)
RBIs: 6 vs. San Jose State (2/7/09)
Doubles: 2 (four times)
Triples: 0
Home Runs: 2 vs. San Jose State (2/7/09) & Illinois State (3/6/10)
Walks: 3 at LSU (4/5/09)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Tennessee Tech (3/13/10)

Pitching Career Highs
IP: 5.0 at Georgia (4/26/09)
K's: 3 at Georgia (4/26/09) & vs. Austin Peay (3/17/10)
*Through 2010

Continued her outstanding offensive contributions by hitting .350 overall with a team-best 14 doubles, 58 RBIs and a .583 slugging percentage...Blasted eight home runs to raise her career big fly number to 22 and move into seventh on the Tennessee all-time HR chart...Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Second Team All-Southeast Region, her second consecutive all region selection...Posted a squad-best 17 multi-RBI games as well as 14 multi-hit contests in 2010...Tied for fourth in the Southeastern Conference in RBIs and fifth in doubles...Walked, was hit by a pitch and scored twice as Tennessee beat #9 Georgia (6/4), 7-5, at the Women's College World Series...Knocked in a pair of tallies via a fifth-inning two-bagger in her initial WCWS career action as UT routed #3 Arizona (6/3), 9-0 (5 inn.)...Drew a pair of walks, including one intentional free pass, during the 4-3, clinching victory at #2 Michigan (5/28) in NCAA Super Regionals...Doubled in the tying run during the fifth inning against Louisville (5/23), knotting the score at 1-1 in the Knoxville Regional Championship Game that UT would eventually win 3-1 (9 inn.)...Was 2-for-5 with a two-RBI single in the 11-2 pasting of Virginia (5/22)...Singled in a score during the opening frame of UT's 6-4 triumph over #9 Georgia at the SEC Tournament (5/13)...Hit safely in all three games of the series versus #11 LSU (.571 avg.), posting two doubles and a pair of RBIs...Singled in each of the two match-ups at #4 Alabama...Walked and scored UT's first run in the third and later reached on an error during the decisive seventh-inning comeback as Tennessee rallied to upset #4 Florida (4/23), 4-3...Singled in a run, walked twice and plated a season-high three runs in the 10-0 (6 inn.) rout of Tennessee Tech (4/20)...Hit 5-for-6 over the doubleheader with a HR against Presbyterian (4/17) and three RBIs in each of the two match-ups...Blasted a pair of two-baggers while going 3-for-3 with an RBI in the 5-3 win at Arkansas (4/14)...Went a perfect 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs in UT's 11-0 (5 inn.) thrashing of Western Carolina (4/8)...Singled in a run and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to post a pair of RBIs in the 8-0 (5 inn.) romp at South Carolina (4/3)...Absolutely crushed a solo homer to left in the win over Middle Tennessee (3/31), while going 3-for-3 at the dish, and in the process won $700 for a UT fan in attendance as part of the "If a Lady Vol Homers During the Inning" marketing promotion...Recorded RBIs via a fielder's choice and a sacrifice fly in the 7-1 win over Kentucky (3/23)...Picked up her first career save in the pitching circle by getting Tennessee out of a runners at second and third, one-out jam in the seventh inning of a 5-4 triumph over #6 Georgia (3/20)...Recorded her first pitching victory of the season in the 10-0 (5 inn.) win over Austin Peay (3/17), working two innings of two-hit relief with a career-high tying three K's...Hit .444 with a double and nine total RBIs during the four-game Tennessee Invitational, highlighted by a three-RBI effort in a 10-0 (5 inn.) blasting of Liberty (3/14)...Doubled twice and was 3-for-4 with an RBI in an 8-4 triumph over Illinois State (3/7)...Helped guide Tennessee to an 8-4 win in the series opener at Mississippi State (3/9) by going 2-for-2 with a HR and two RBIs and doubled in a tally during the 10-4 finale triumph (3/10)...Blasted two home runs in a contest for the second time in her career as part of a 3-for-4, four-RBI effort in UT's 6-5 rally past Illinois State (3/6), going back-to-back on HR's in the fifth inning with Tiffany Huff...Had the big hit in the opening frame against #16 Ohio State with a three-run homer to center field as Tennessee triumphed, 3-0...Entered the circle in relief against Syracuse (2/26), working one inning and allowing no earned runs while finishing off the Lady Vols' 8-6 win...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in one-run losses to both Pacific and #10 Stanford (2/25) in Cathedral City, Calif....Helped lead Tennessee to the Troy Cox Classic title by going 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, a HR and three RBIs in a 10-1 (5 inn.) rout of New Mexico State (2/23)...Blasted the eventual game-winning grand slam (her first GS) in the third frame of the 4-2 victory over #11 Oklahoma (2/14) in Clermont, Fla....Singled to left field in the loss to eventual national champion #8 UCLA (2/13).


Wasted little time making her mark on a national level by hitting .322 with a team-best 14 doubles, a UT freshman record 14 home runs and 48 RBIs, while leading the squad in total bases (113) and posting a .638 slugging percentage...The starting third-baseman was honored as a Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Southeast Region and a Southeastern Conference All-Freshman selection...Her 14 big flies broke former Lady Vol Carrie Swinford's rookie school record of 13 set back in 1996, the year before Tennessee began SEC play...The HR total rated Spigner sixth in the final SEC statistics and tied for the fourth-most homers by a freshman in all of NCAA Division I...She registered 16 multi-hit and 12 multi-RBI contests and homered in four consecutive contests from March 11-18 against Belmont, South Carolina (two games) and Middle Tennessee...Also contributed 16 innings from the pitching circle, highlighted by five strong innings at #8 Georgia (4/26) to pick up her first pitching win, 6-3...Set a career-high by going 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles at Ole Miss (4/19)...Crushed what turned out to be a vital two-run HR in the 3-3 tie at #18 LSU (4/5/)...Knocked in three runs and homered in wins over Arkansas (3/25) and Mississippi State (3/28)...Hit .545 (6-for-11) for the week in contests against Belmont (3/11) and South Carolina (two games, 3/15) with three homers and 10 RBIs to be chosen as the SEC Player of the Week...With Tennessee trailing in-state foe MTSU 5-1 late, Spigner blasted a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth and then with two outs in the bottom of the seventh delivered a clutch two-run, walk-off double as UT battled back for a 6-5 win...In two contests at #6 Oklahoma (3/6-7), Spigner was 4-for-6 with a double, a HR and three RBIs as UT swept both games from the powerful Sooners...Posted a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate with a pair of two-baggers and three RBIs against Liberty (2/24)...Erupted for a career-high six RBIs on two home runs as part of a 3-for-3 effort in UT's 16-0 (5 inn.) rout of San Jose State (2/7)...Delivered her first career big fly as part of a 2-for-4 day against Utah State (2/6)...Garnered her initial career hit on a third inning single into right center against Northern Colorado (2/5) in her first collegiate contest.


A two-time EA Sports First-Team All-American (2007, 2008), 2008 EA Sports National High School Player of the Year and 2007-08 Gatorade California Softball Player of the Year, Spigner was honored as one of Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" on August 25, 2008, and as a "Latino Faces in the Crowd" Featured Athlete in SI during Oct./Nov. of 2008...Tabbed as a 2008 NFCA All-American and All-West Region choice...Also was chosen as California State Softball Player of the Year, the California Division I Athlete of the Year and was a two-time all-state choice...Chosen as the Los Angeles Times' All-Region Player of the Year, the Daily News' All-Area Player of the Year, the All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I Player of the Year and the All-Santa Clarita Valley Signal Player of the Year (2008)...As a senior Spigner threw every pitch for her high school team over 236 innings while recording 12 shutouts, 222 strikeouts, an ERA of 0.62 and a perfect game...She also led the state in pitching victories (29), complete games and innings thrown despite not having pitched competitively since junior high school...Spigner tallied a .480 batting average, a .575 on-base percentage and a .930 slugging percentage during the '08 campaign, while tallying seven doubles, a triple and blasting a season record 12 home runs to up her career big fly total to 23...That total surpassed the 22 career homers hit by former U.S. Olympian Crystl Bustos' during her playing days...Spigner played an integral role as part of the 2007 USA Today National Champion Valencia H.S. squad...During her junior campaign, she led her national championship team in every category by hitting .418 with 29 RBI, a .673 slugging percentage, a .459 on-base percentage, seven doubles and four homers while also guiding Valencia to a CIF Division I, Southern Section title...Spigner led the Foothill League in RBI (29) while hitting .594 with three HR's and 16 RBI in league contests...Played a key part in two CIF Southern Section Division I champions (2007, 2008) and was a four-time Foothill League titlist (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)...Spigner was an All-CIF All-Academic Scholar Athlete...Completed high school with a staggering 3.93 GPA and held a 4.2 GPA during her senior year...She was an attendee at the Allister's National Elite and Top 100 adidas National Futures Camps...She played for the Haning's Batbusters in ASA Gold in 2008 and the SoCal Choppers in 2007, winning the Champions Cup title and reaping a third-place finish at ASA Gold Nationals.


Majoring in child and family studies...Hiked the Appalachian Trail in the summer of 2006 with Outward Bound...Hopes to become a child psychiatrist after her playing days...Claims to have modeled herself athletically after former Tennessee and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning...Lists the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the famous person she most admires...Has one brother, Jason, 17...Jessica Loryn Spigner was born October 7, 1990, in Santa Monica, Calif....Her parents are Michael and Dyan Spigner.



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