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Lady Vol Softball Jersey Countdown #20

Jan. 18, 2014


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Twenty days remain until the start of the 2014 season! We've reached No. 20 on the Jersey Countdown and there are four No. 20's in Tennessee history: Jodi Ramirez (1997-98), Angela Brewer (2003-04), Ivy Renfroe (2010-13) and Shaliyah Geathers (2014).

In January and February UTSports.com 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. 20
No.PlayerYearsPos.GP-GSAvg.ABRHHRRBISB
20Jodi Ramirez1997-98C/1B131-117.3153402710721072
20Angela Brewer2003-041B/DP132-123.286346449917920
20Ivy Renfroe2010-13P1-01.000101000
20Shaliyah Geathers2014OF

No. 20
No.PlayerYearsPos.ERAW-LGSCGSHIPSO
20Ivy Renfroe2010-13P2.0497-241155528749.2737

Player Headshot Looking Back...
#20 Jodi Ramirez
1997-98 | C/1B | 5-6 | R/R | Sacramento, Calif.

Ramirez joined the Orange and White after a successful junior college career at Sacramento City CC. She had an impressive debut season with UT in 1997, batting .325 with 11 doubles, 30 RBIs and 15 runs. As a senior, she hit .306 with two homers, five doubles, 36 RBIs (tied for the team high) and 12 runs.

THROWBACK NOTES FROM HER BIO!
- Listed biggest softball accomplishment as winning the state championship with Sacramento City CC
- Superstitious by nature, she does all of her gameday preparation in the same order

Player Headshot
#20 Angela Brewer
2003-04 | 1B/DP | 5-8 | R/R | East Ridge, Tenn.

Brewer played for the Weeklys at Chattanooga in 2000 and 2001 and was the 2001 Southern Conference Player of the Year, hitting .383 with Chattanooga records of 14 homers and 55 runs. She followed the Weeklys to Tennessee and continued to be an impressive bat in the lineup. After sitting out 2002 with an injury, she hit .292 and knocked nine homers and 13 doubles with 43 RBIs and 18 runs in her 2003 debut season at Tennessee. In 2004, Brewer had hit .281 with eight homers, 13 doubles and 49 RBIs and was a big-time performer in SEC play, leading the team with 17 RBIs and eight doubles while hitting .304 and also hitting two homers. She would earn All-SEC honors in 2004.

THROWBACK NOTES FROM HER BIO!
- Hobbies include hanging out with friends, playing golf and shopping
- Considers her father to be her biggest influence because he inspires her and pushes her to be the best she can be

Player Headshot
#20 Ivy Renfroe
2010-13 | P | 6-0 | R/R | Jackson, Tenn.

Ivy Renfroe was one of the greatest pitchers in Tennessee history and her incredible numbers speak for themselves. She ranks second in appearances (176) and wins (97), third in starts (115), innings pitched (749.2), shutouts (28) and strikeouts (737), fourth in winning percentage (.802) and fifth in complete games (55). Ivy is a three-time WCWS pitcher and was a workhorse in the circle during the 2010 and 2012 postseasons to lead the team to Oklahoma City. She tossed an impressive five no-hitters during her career, a feat only topped by Monica Abbott (23). Ivy was a rare pitcher who could clock 70 miles per hour on the speed gun and got better with each year, lowering her ERA each season from 2.41 as a freshman to 1.77 as a senior to finish with a 2.04 career ERA.

THROWBACK NOTES FROM HER BIO!
- Chose Tennessee over Oklahoma, Louisville and NC State
- Cites hitting a home run in the seventh inning of the 2006 Class A Softball State Championship Game with her team trailing, 1-0, as her biggest thrill to date in the sport (entering her 2010 freshman year)

Player Headshot Looking Ahead...
#20 Shaliyah Geathers
2014 | OF | 5-3 | L/R | Chattanooga, Tenn.

Geathers becomes the fourth Lady Vol to wear No. 20. The Chattanooga native is a speedy outfielder coming off a successful high school career at East Hamilton. She was all-state as a high school senior and junior and helped the Tennessee all-stars to a pair of wins over the Georgia all-stars this past summer.

NOTES FROM HER BIO!
- Favorite musical group is The Weekend
- Growing up, admired Tennessee softball legend India Chiles and views her as a softball role model. Also admired Monica Abbott as a softball role model.


 

 

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