Lady Vol Softball Jersey Countdown #21

Jan. 17, 2014

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Only 21 days remain until the start of the 2014 Tennessee softball season! Today we take a look at three Lady Vols who have worn No. 21! Let's take a look at the careers of Leigh Ann Ellis, Mandie Fishback, and Haley Tobler!

In January and February will count down the days remaining until the start of the Lady Vols' 2014 campaign (Feb. 7) with looks back at the many Lady Vols who donned jersey numbers 30-00.

No. 21
21Leigh Ann Ellis2001-02P/OF48-41.1761086192110
21Mandie Fishback2003-042B/SS127-127.2322283753406
21Haley Tobler2013-2014OF52-0.1111832001

No. 21
21Leigh Ann Ellis2001-02P2.3712-1531152192.1114

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#21 Leigh Ann Ellis
2001-02 | P/OF | 5-11 | L/L | Barboursville, W.Va.

Ellis threw the third no-hitter in Lady Vols history in a 4-0, five-inning victory over Austin Peay on Feb. 13, 2002. She was a pitcher who hit as well, going 12-15 with a 2.37 ERA and 114 strikeouts over 40 appearances and 192.1 innings. In the batter's box, she had 19 hits, two homers, tjree doubles, 11 RBIs and six runs.

- Favorite athlete is NFL All-Pro receiver Randy Moss
- Admires former Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt

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#21 Mandie Fishback
2003-04 | 2B/SS | 5-7 | R/R | Banks, Oregon.

Fishback was a leader in the infield, making all 127 of her career starts at second base. She hit .232 with four homers, eight doubles, 18 RBIs, and 37 runs. She was a standout defensive second baseman, raking third in the SEC among second basemen in 2003 with a .968 fielding percentage in 2003.

- Her craziest ambition is to star in a movie and win an Oscar
- Admires softball legend Dot Richardson

Player Headshot Looking Ahead...
#21 Haley Tobler
2013-14 | OF | 5-6 | R/R | Vacaville, Calif.

Tobler was a key defensive substitution for the Lady Vols as a freshman in 2013. She saw most of her action in right field and recorded four putouts. Tobler recorded a hit in her first career at-bat in the 2013 season opener, knocking a two-RBI single to right field as a pinch hitter as UT routed Southern Utah, 18-3, in five frames. In an 11-0 win at No. 12 USF on Feb. 16, 2013, she had a two-RBI, pinch-hit single up the middle.

- Also played volleyball (three-year captain) and basketball (two-year captain) in high school
- Has specific on-deck and batter's box routines she does before every plate appearance





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