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05/20/2017

Irish Topple ETSU In Extras, 7-6

Notre Dame wins in dramatic fashion to advance in NCAA Auburn Regional

05/18/2017

Irish Contingent Earns All-Region Honors

Karley Wester, Ali Wester and Morgan Reed each first team, Melissa Rochford tabbed to second team

05/16/2017

Irish On The Plains For Auburn Regional

Notre Dame returns to Auburn for third time in program history, and first in NCAA Championship play

05/12/2017

Irish Fall To #4 FSU 6-0

Top-seeded Seminoles score four in the third inning on their way to semifinal win

05/11/2017

Late-Innings Rally Sends Irish To ACC Semis

Notre Dame scores the final seven runs to upend Boston College 9-5

05/11/2017

Notre Dame vs. Boston College (5/11/17)

Notre Dame vs. Boston College, ACC Championship First Round (photos by Andy Mead and Sara D. Davis)

05/07/2017

Notre Dame vs. Boston College (5/7/17)

Photos by Mike Miller

04/29/2017

Notre Dame vs. Arkansas, Strikeout Cancer (4/29/17)

Photos by Mike MIller

04/12/2017

ND vs. IUPUI (4/12/17)

Photos by Mike Miller

03/24/2017

Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech (3/24/17)

Notre Dame won two games over Virginia Tech at Melissa Cook Stadium (photos by Mike Miller)

HONORS AND AWARDS:
2017 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Tournament Team
2016 NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team

AS A FRESHMAN (2016):

•    NFCA Mid Atlantic all-region first team.
•    Chosen as the season’s final ACC Player of the Week on May 9.
•    Finished the season with a .335 batting average and a .416 on base percentage.
•    Logged the most RBI by a Notre Dame freshman with 55 total runs batted in.
•    Notre Dame season leader with a .639 slugging percentage and 11 home runs.
•    Added a team-high 30 RBI with two outs.
•    Batted .389 (28-for-72) with runners in scoring position.
•    Played in 54 games (53 starts) during the season.
•    Appeared in nine games (three starts) as a pitcher for the Irish, with a 5.25 ERA and one save in 18.2 innings.
•    Made an impact in collegiate debut by going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBI against No. 18 Kentucky (Feb. 12).
•    Also pitched 3.2 innings and allowed one earned run, striking out a season-high three batters against the Wildcats.
•    Went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against Georgia State (Feb. 14).
•    Reached base three times, drove in one run and scored a career-high three runs in a win against Utah Valley (Feb. 14).
•    Connected on a solo home run against No. 11 Washington (Feb. 19).
•    Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one run scored against Bryant (Feb. 27).
•    Ripped first career triple, went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs in a victory against Stony Brook (March 6).
•    Homered in both contests, combining to drive in four runs and score three more in a doubleheader sweep at FIU (March 9).
•    Recorded four hits and two RBI in series sweep at Virginia (March 12-13).
•    Finished a perfect 3-for-3 with a double in a home victory over No. 9 Florida State (April 3).
•    Reached base in all three plate appearances, drilling a three-run home run and scoring twice during a run-rule win against IUPUI (April 5).
•    Went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a home victory against Western Michigan (April 19).
•    Clubbed what was ultimately the winning home run the following day against Valparaiso (April 20).
•    Blasted a three-run homerun to key a second game win during an ACC doubleheader at North Carolina (April 24).
•    Ripped a two-run double during a midweek, run-rule shutout of DePaul (April 27).
•    Capped a 3-for-4 effort with two doubles, a home run and a career-high five RBI in a game one win over NC State (May 7).
•    Finished the weekend a combined 6-for-9 with four doubles, a home run, seven RBI, three walks and three runs scored against NC State (May 7-8) to earn ACC Player of the Week honors.
•    Drove in three runs with a double and a sacrifice fly in an NCAA Ann Arbor Regional win over Valparaiso (May 21).
•    Added a base hit and a successful sacrifice bunt against No. 2 Michigan (May 22) in the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional.

PREP AND PERSONAL:
•    Multi-year letterwinner at Burbank High School.
•    Capped high school career with an 18-5 record, a 0.66 ERA, 264 strikeouts and only 18 walks in 149.1 innings as a senior in 2015 – surpassed both the 80-win and 1,000-strikeout plateaus for career during senior campaign.
•    Batted .451 with five doubles, six home runs, 26 RBI and a .859 slugging percentage.
•    2015 NFCA All-America third team selection.
•    Was tabbed to the NFCA all-West Region team in 2014 and 2015.
•    Posted a 21-4 record and a 1.18 ERA as a junior, striking out 258 batters to earn 2014 NFCA All-America third team honors.
•    Batted .513 with five home runs on offense during junior campaign.
•    2014 MaxPreps Medium School All-America third team.
•    2014 Burbank Leader Female Athlete of the Year.
•    2014 all-area most valuable player.
•    25-3 mark with a 0.78 ERA and 309 strikeouts as a sophomore, claiming league most valuable player accolades.
•    Added a .526 average and 12 home runs at the plate.
•    Logged a 16-5 record and 1.95 ERA as a freshman, punching out 180 batters.
•    Four-time Burbank softball most valuable player and all-CIF Division 3 selection.
•    Three-time High Desert Classic tournament champion, and two-time most valuable player.
•    Also won two varsity letters in golf.
•    Competed with Valley Tribe and the So Cal Choppers on the club circuit.
•    Finished ninth at the 2014 Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals.
•    Daughter of Roger and Shari Farthing-Brooks.
•    Has one sister, Tyler.
•    Uncle, Gerry Halaska, swam at UCLA.
•    Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

Brooks' Career Statistics

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Caitlyn Brooks
Caitlyn  Brooks

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Burbank, Calif.

High School:
Burbank

Height:
5-6

Position:
Pitcher/Infield

B/T:
R/R

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