24 Katie Fricke
2004: As a junior, was a key reserve for Florida State especially in a pinch hitting role...her 16 hits were just behind starters Tatiana George and LaShaun Davis despite having 60+ fewer at bats...slugged a healthy .439 and her 15 RBIs are tops among all FSU reserves...the Seminoles top pinch hitter with a .281 average in 57 chances...had four two-out RBIs last season as well and was hitting a respectable .304 with two away.
2004 WCWS Highlights: Made two appearances at the Women's College World Series...Served a pinch hitting role for Elisa Vasquez against Cal and for Kim Hoffer versus Louisiana State... Had two at bats and tallied one hit when facing the Tigers...Singled with one away in the seventh against LSU. Hit .500 at the WCWS.
2004 NCAA Regionals Highlights: Played in two games as was instrumental in helping the Seminoles to the Region 4 championship...appeared as pinch hitter for Kim Hoffer against Oregon in game three and helped the Seminoles to the game at four in the sixth inning...the Seminole eventually won the game, 5-4, in 12 innings...hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out...was replaced on base by Kim Hoffer who would eventually score Florida State's second run of the inning...the hit by pitch and run scored allowed the Seminoles to gain the win and advance to the championship round by playing only three games during the first three days of the tournament...appeared as a pinch hitter in championship game one against Oregon as the Seminoles attempted to win the championship with a four games sweep...pinch hit for Hoffer in the seventh inning with the Seminoles trailing 1-0...reached base on a fielder's choice to load the bases before the Ducks were able to get the third out and end the game.
2004 ACC Tournament Game Highlights: Appeared as a pinch hitter for Natasha Jacob during the Seminoles' six-run third inning against North Carolina in game two of the ACC Championship...earned the game-winning RBI on a bases loaded walk which scored Kim Hoffer...gave the Seminoles a 1-0 lead in their 8-0 victory.
2004 Game Highlights: Scored a run after drawing a walk in her first appearance of the year vs. Florida A&M (2/8) at the Seminole Classic...hit her first career hit with the Seminoles in game one at Mercer (2/11) had sacrifice fly in the second game...she hit her first home run at FSU against Southern Miss. (2/15)...earned her first start in a Garnet and Gold jersey in the second game at Jacksonville (2/20) going 1 for 2...had a RBI single vs. Washington (2/28) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic. Started vs. Oklahoma (2/28) in the Classic and went 1 for 1 with a walk and a run scored...hit a two-RBI double vs. UConn (3/7) at the Seminole Challenge...went 1 for 2 with a RBI and run scored vs. Troy State (3/16)...had two hits and two RBIs vs. Florida A&M (4/5)...hit a solo home run in the second game at Maryland (4/18)...made just the 11th start of her career versus NC State (5/1) and came through in a big way going 2-for-3 with her third career double.
Junior College: Former Lake City Community College (LCCC) teammate of current Seminole Lesley Palmer ...hit .406 and slugged .594 at LCCC in 2003 and was named to the FCCAA All-State tournament team ...two-time conference champions ...named all-state and all-conference in 2003 ...recorded seven doubles and four triples while not allowing a run to score in six innings inside the circle.
High School: Garfield High School softball player of the year in 2000 ...three-time Virginia All-State selection (1998-2000)... three-time all-region and all-district selection (1998-2000)...an accomplished pole vaulter and volleyball player in high school ... invited to Track &Field nationals ...three-time indoor and outdoor state pole vaulting champion ...named volleyball player of the week as well in 2000.
Travel Ball: 1997 Pony National Champions with Breeze William County Travel Team.
Personal: Planned major is information studies ...member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two- year colleges ...born April 11,1982.