Softball heads into weekend series with CSUN in second place.
Shayna Kimbrough went 4-for-4 Sunday, improving her average to .390.
Long Beach State (2017): Had a breakout season in 2017 … Ended the year third on the team in hitting with a .277 batting average … Played in 40 games, starting 21 in a variety of roles … Played as a pinch hitter, a pinch runner and also started 18 games in the outfield … Made three appearances as the team’s starting DP … Scored after reaching base as a pinch hitter as part of the 4-3 comeback win over No. 22 Notre Dame … Made her first start of the season against CSU Bakersfield … Went 1-for-2 against Indiana after coming on as a defensive substitute … Had a massive game against Boston, going 2-for-3 2ith a triple, driving in two runs and scoring twice in the win … Went 1-for-3 against UCLA in a start … Finished off a run of seven straight starts in the outfield against Texas … Scored in a pinch running appearance against Northwestern … Singled and scored as a pinch hitter in a win at Santa Clara … Hit a triple against Loyola Marymount in a pinch hit appearance … Started the next game against the Lions and went 2-for-4 with a sacrifice … Had two hits in both sides of the first Big West Conference doubleheader against CSUN, and stole a base in the opener … Went 2-for-3 with a double against UC Davis … Walked as the starting DP against UC Santa Barbara … Went 1-for-3 with a run scored as the DP at Hawai’i in the final series of the year.
(2016): Played in 37 games as the team’s primary pinch runner as well as a pinch hitting option off of the bench … Started four games in right field … Hit .286 on the year … Stole two bases in three attempts on the year … Scored as a pinch runner in the first game of the season against South Dakota … Made a pinch hit appearance against Syracuse … Stole a base against LIU Brooklyn … Made her first start of the season against Iowa State, going 1-for-2 with a stolen base … Also started against UCLA … Started two games of the Cal Poly series, going 1-for-3 and 2-for-3 in the two games respectively … Scored as a pinch runner in the season finale in the postseason against Baylor.
(2015): Played in 32 games, primarily as a pinch runner … Scored 15 runs on the season, stealing two bases … Went 0-for-2 in a start against Oklahoma State in the outfield (2/20) … Set a career high with three at-bats in a start against Weber State (2/28).
High School: A four-year letterwinner in softball, and also played one season of basketball at Yorba Linda High School … Reached the CIF playoffs all four years with the Mustangs … An All-Empire League selection as a senior … Hit .467 overall, and was the team’s offensive player of the year in 2014.
At-Bats: 3, many times
Hits: 3, vs. Boston (3/9/17)
Runs: 2, vs. Boston (3/9/17)
RBI: 2, vs. Boston (3/9/17)
Stolen Bases: 1, many times
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