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    17  Natalie Hernandez
    Natalie Hernandez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Glendora, Calif.

    High School:
    Glendora

    Height:
    5-5

    Position:
    IF

    B/T:
    R/R


    04/18/2014

    Flames Outlast Titans in Doubleheader Sweep

    Marsalli and Swan homer; Flames post 20 hits on Friday

    04/17/2014

    Softball Entertains Detroit in Three-Game Series

    Flames to honor seniors on Saturday

    04/13/2014

    Flames Edged by Youngstown State in Final Inning

    Nagle hits two-run homer to tie game; Flames fall in bottom of the seventh

    04/12/2014

    Softball Drops Pair on Saturday at Youngstown State

    Flames defeated by Penguins in low-scoring contests

    04/09/2014

    Natalie Hernandez Interviewed by Horizon League Network

    Hernandez discusses recent success and expectations for the season

    AS A JUNIOR (2013): Appeared and started in all 48 games at shortstop ... led the team offensively with a .376 batting average and a .514 slugging percentage ... posted 19 multi-hit games, including eight three-hit games ... she had four hits against Detroit on April 7, 2012, including a home run ... she had six multi-RBI outings ... paced the Horizon League in hits with 65 ... had the fourth-highest batting average at .476 and the third-most triples ... was named the Horizon League "Hitter of the Week" on April 8, 2012, after she hit .609 (14-for-23), had two home runs against Detroit on April 6-7, posted a slugging percentage of .957 and had eight RBI ... a member of the 2012-13 Horizon League Honor Roll ... received the Student-Athlete 3.0 or higher award from the Port Academic Center ... earned the kinesiology 3.0 or higher award ... was vice president of the Applied Health Science Diverse Student Organization

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Spent the season at the shortstop post ... named to the Horizon League preseason second team ... posted the third-most home runs on the team with five ... named to the College Sports Madness Horizon League preseason second team ... after coming back from injury, played and started in 32 games ... posted a .283 batting average ... in 106 at-bats, she had 20 runs and 30 hits ... knocked in 15 RBI and captured 50 total bases ... earned a .472 slugging percentage ... had a .934 fielding percentage ... 36 putouts and 49 assists

    AS A FRESHMAN (2011): all-League Newcomer honoree ... named to the Horizon League all-tournament team ... played and started in all 49 games ... scored 20 runs and collected 44 hits ... ranked fourth on the team in batting, hitting .291 ... had five home runs, tying for third on the team ... tallied five stolen bases, second highest on the team ... had a season-high six game hitting streak between Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 ... posted nine multi-hit games, all but one in league play ... captured her first career home run against UNLV on Feb. 13 ... lifted the Flames to a 5-3 victory over California-Riverside on Feb. 13 with three RBI ... following her weekend of play at the Sportco Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., she was named the Horizon League Player of the Week ... during the weekend, in 12 at-bats, she had five hits and six RBI ... hit two home runs in a 9-0 victory over Cleveland State on May 11 during the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in softball (shortstop) at Glendora (Calif.) ... two-time Sierra League Conference champions ... served as team captain during her senior season ... team MVP as a sophomore ... three-time all-conference selection ... three-time all-city honoree ... all-region recipient as a sophomore ... four-time letterwinner in field hockey ... helped her team to a conference and section championship during her freshman campaign ... team MVP and all-conference selection during her junior and senior seasons ... once hit a home run and grand slam in the same to secure a victory ... born Jan. 4, 1992, in Glendora, Calif. ... daughter of Max and Bonnie Hernandez ... has one sister, Katrina ... greatest athletic thrill to date is winning the Horizon League Championship and competing at the NCAA Regional Tournament ... currently enrolled as a Exercise Science/Health Promotion major


    CAREER STATISTICS

    Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
    2011 .291 49-49 151 20 44 5 2 5 25 68 .450 7 2 18 0 .329 1 7 5-7 72 103 11 .941
    2012 .283 32-32 106 20 30 5 0 5 15 50 .472 3 2 10 1 .315 0 7 4-6 36 49 6 .934
    2013 .376 48-48 173 30 65 12 3 2 26 89 .514 0 0 13 0 .369 3 5 7-14 61 97 13 .924
    2014 .433 28-28 97 28 42 8 1 7 28 73 .753 3 1 6 1 .451 1 2 7-10 52 55 6 .947
    Total .343 157-157 527 98 181 30 6 19 94 280 .531 13 5 47 2 .362 5 21 23-37 221 304 36 .936


    CAREER BESTS

    AB: 6 at Detroit (04/06/13)
    R: 3, seven times, last vs. Wright State (04/06/14)
    H: 4 vs. Toledo (03/14/14)
    Streak: 18 games (04/14/12 - 05/05/12)
    2B: 2 vs. Toledo (03/14/14)
    3B: 1, six times, last vs. Illinois (02/07/14)
    HR: 2, three times, last vs. Wright State (04/05/14)
    RBI: 8 vs. Wright State (04/05/14)
    BB: 1, 13 times, last vs. Wright State (04/06/14)
    SB: 2 vs. Green Bay (04/03/13)
    PO: 5, three times, last at Indiana (03/15/14)
    A: 6, twice, last at Valparaiso (04/02/11)