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    Sadie Pitzenberger

    Hometown:
    Tomball, TX

    High School:
    Tomball

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    Infield/Outfield

    Bats/Throws:
    L/R


    AS A SENIOR (2011): Named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Great Lakes all-region first team for the second straight season after missing the first month and a half of the season due to injury ... tabbed to the all-BIG EAST first team for the first time ... set a single-season program record with a .472 batting average (42-for-89), adding eight doubles, two triples and 15 RBI in only 32 games ... concluded career as the all-time Notre Dame leader with a career .388 batting average (175-for-451), and at graduation ranked eighth in triples (eight), 16th in slugging percentage (.499) and 22nd in fielding percentage (.971) ... collected a pinch-hit single in each of first three games of the season against Providence (April 2-3) ... went a combined 3-for-5 (.600) with an RBI in a BIG EAST doubleheader at Syracuse (April 10) ... picked up a pair of hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs in a doubleheader against Bowling Green (April 12) ... chipped in a total of six hits (.667 average) during weekend BIG EAST series at Melissa Cook Stadium against Louisville (April 16-17) ... logged a double in four out of five contests from the Louisville series through Villanova (April 21) the following week ... went a perfect 4-for-4 (all singles) in the second game of a doubleheader at USF (April 27) ... ended the season on a 13-game hitting streak, which began with a 2-for-3 outing, a triple, an RBI and a run scored in the second game of the day against St. John's (April 30) ... recorded two base hits and a pair of RBI against Pittsburgh (May 4) ... combined 7-for-11 (.636) in three-game BIG EAST series at Connecticut (May 7-8) ... registered two hits, including a double, and added two RBI in the first round of the BIG EAST Championship against Providence (May 12).

    AS A JUNIOR (2010):
    Proved time and time again why she is one of the most durable and dominate outfielders in the BIG EAST Conference ... rock solid in leftfield with a 1.000 fielding pct., tossing in five assists and 82 putouts ... ranked 48th nationally with a .397 batting average (eighth-best in school history) ... also the 10th-toughest player in the nation to strike out, fanning just eight times in 184 at-bats ... ranked seventh in the nation with a team-best six triples ... tied for team-high honors with 17 doubles (tied for first on the single-season charts) while pacing the squad with 73 hits (tied for sixth) ... BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team ... two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week (March 15, March 29) ... had one hit in each of Notre Dame's three games at the Southern Miss Mizuno Classic (Feb. 20-21) ... two hits in each of Notre Dame's contests versus George Washington (Feb. 26-27) ... scored twice against the Colonials in the second affair with two RBI, two stolen bases and a sacrifice ... scored at least one run in seven straight games from Feb. 26-March 10, and 11 straight from March 13-28 (including seven runs and seven hits during a three-game series at Seton Hall to wrap up the streak) ... had two hits in four straight games from March 6-12 ... 3-for-4 with two runs scored, one double and one triple ... the triple against the Rebels was her fourth in seven games ... three hits and two runs against both Western Michigan (March 18) and Eastern Michigan (March 23) ... three-RBI outputs against Eastern Michigan and at both ends of the three-game series at Seton Hall ... saw her school-best - and nation-leading - 26-game hitting streak come to a close against Rutgers (April 3), as she struck out in her final at-bat after being plunked in her first two plate appearances ... the strikeout was her first in 43 trips to the dish ... doubled and scored versus USF (April 10) ... two of her three hits at DePaul (April 22) were good for two bases ... imploded for 13 hits in 19 at-bats across six games from April 24-29 ... that streak included nine runs, five RBI and three doubles ... doubled twice against Bowling Green (April 28) ... 4-for-4 with a double and scored three times versus Wisconsin (April 29) ... had 19 hits in 29 at-bats across her last nine games heading into a three-game series at St. John's (May 8-9) ... calmed the Red Storm with four hits and three runs scored to close the regular season on a nine-game hitting streak ... was walked (unintentional) against the Red Storm, snapping a career streak between unintentional walks to 273 plate appearances ... only other walk in 2010 was an intentional pass ... drove in two runs with a double against Providence (May 13) at the BIG EAST Tournament.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2009): Saw her second season come to an abrupt end after 23 games while playing with an injured knee ... started in each of her appearances, splitting time at second base and shortstop ... reached base at a .364 clip with a .329 batting average ... posted a .356 slugging percentage ... four multi-hit contests ... reached base safely in 19 games ... averaged just over one hit per game ... scored nine times while driving in five more runs ... two doubles and two stolen bases ... 2-for-2 with a stolen base against East Carolina (Feb. 14) ... seven-game hitting streak lasted from Feb. 21-March 10 ... that included back-to-back three-hit efforts against Texas Tech (March 7) and UC Santa Barbara (March 7) ... season-high five putouts came against Penn State (March 12) ... 3-for-4 with two RBI, one double and four runs scored against Toledo (March 18), tying the school record for runs scored in a single game ... drove in a run and had one hit during her only BIG EAST series of the season against St. John's (March 22) ... twice recorded four assists.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Started at catcher for the first 31 games of the season until a knee injury halted her action for the remainder of the 2008 campaign ... led the team in batting average (.343), runs scored (23), hits (36) and stolen bases (10) before her injury ... was second in doubles (5), triples (1) total bases (43) ... she tied for fifth-best in the league in runs scored and hits heading into her final game of the season at Seton Hall (April 6) ... averaged better than 1.16 hits/game ... had three hits in five at-bats with three stolen bases in her collegiate debut against Utah (Feb. 16) ... scored once and drove in two runs with a pair of doubles against Western Kentucky (Feb. 17) ... had a pair of hits versus Gardner-Webb (Feb. 22) ... scored each of Notre Dame's two runs against Florida (Feb. 23) ... despite not recording a hit, she scored three times against Pacific (March 1) and swiped a bag ... had two hits in an affair with UC Davis (March 1) ... went head-to-head with her sister, Amanda, when Notre Dame faced CS Northridge (March 9) ... Amanda, who started at third for the Matadors, ended the game without a hit ... Sadie, however, connected on a fifth-inning double that plated a pair of runs to propel Notre Dame to its 3-1 non-conference win ... Sadie's game-winning hit was her only knock of the game ... totaled nine hits during a nine-game West Coast swing from March 1-9 ... strung together a 12-game hitting streak from March 7-March 30 which included multi-hit efforts against Towson (March 15), Charleston Southern (March 15), IUPUI (March 26) and DePaul (March 30) ... tied with Katie Laing by recording a team-high seven hits at the Lowcountry Collegiate Softball Invitational (March 14-15) ... matched a career-best with three runs scored at Charleston Southern (March 14) ... two of those scores came in the same inning ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in her home debut against IUPUI (March 26) ... cranked out three hits and tied a school record with seven official at-bats against St. John's (April 5) ... also had a career-high 17 putouts against the Red Storm.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Prepped at Tomball (Texas) ... a four-year starter and letterwinner in softball and volleyball ... named team's best catcher in 2004 and best shortstop in 2005 ... led Tomball to three consecutive conference and regional rankings ... the team also garnered national rankings in 2004 (11th), 2005 (6th) and 2006 (9th) ... as a senior, the three-time team MVP was also team captain ... steadily increased her batting average in each of her first three seasons, capping at .462 in 2007 ... four-time all-district choice ... district MVP as a senior ... helped Tomball reach Texas' 5A championship game as a freshman and a third-place finish her sophomore year ... Texas 5A first-team all-state tournament honoree on two occasions ... four-time member of Houston Chronicle's All-Greater Houston first-team ... received the Josh Beckett Award from the Houston RBI Foundation as the Texas high school player of the year as a senior ... selected to the 2007 Texas Girls Coaches Association 5A All-Star Team ... 2007 Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School All-American ... academic all-state award winner in both volleyball and softball as a senior ... won four Texas state titles with her club team, the Texas Peppers ... also played travel ball with Sudden Impact Gold ... hails from the same area as former Irish softball player Sara Schoonaert ... National Merit Scholar ... member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a volunteer at Tomball Regional Hospital ... daughter of Ron and Daina Pitzenberger ... youngest of four children ... has three older sisters: Holly, Angie, and Amanda ... Amanda played softball at Cal State Northridge ... graduated from Notre Dame with a dual degree in politcal science and computer applications.

    Pitzenberger's 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
    2008 .343 31-31 105 23 36 5 1 0 10 43 .410 4 2 9 0 .378 0 2 10-15 210 12 4 .982
    2009 .329 23-23 73 9 24 2 0 0 5 26 .356 3 1 5 0 .364 0 0 2-5 34 32 7 .904
    2010 .397 58-55 184 46 73 17 6 0 29 102 .554 2 8 8 0 .426 1 7 6-7 82 5 0 1.000
    2011 .472 32-25 89 6 42 8 2 0 15 54 .607 1 0 2 0 .467 2 1 0-0 24 1 1 .962
    Total .388 144-136 451 84 175 32 9 0 59 225 .499 10 11 23 0 .413 3 10 18-27 350 50 12 .971
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