2012: Appeared in 44 games for the Skyhawks, starting 36 … Used primarily at third base and pitcher … Had a .170 batting average with 17 hits … Hit one home run and drove in 10 RBI … Drew 19 walks and stole one base … Drew three walks against Northern Colorado … Posted a breakout performance on March 17 at Tennessee Tech going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI … Stood out against Eastern Illinois going 2-for-5 in the series with two RBI … Hit one home run against SIU Edwardsville … Appeared in nine games at pitcher, starting four … Posted two wins with a 4.72 ERA … Struck out 15 in 29.2 innings of work … Had a season-best pitching performance against Cleveland State pitching a complete game while striking out four and allowing just three hits … Recorded 36 putouts and 69 assists.
Before UT Martin: A three-time all state selection ... three-time conference MVP ... three-time team MVP ... four-time all South selection ... Named the 2011 Southern Illinoisian Player of the Year ... Led Mt Vernon to its first Class 3A softball sectional championship appearance ... all-time leader in hits (157), doubles (43), home runs (22), RBI (153), pitching appearances (78), innings pitched (470), shutouts (28), strikeouts (689), wins (57), and lowest ERA (0.88). She is second in games played (124) and no-hitters (3), third in at-bats (356), and on-base percentage (.532), and was walked a single season record 25 times ... was 17-4 in the circle with a 1.29 ERA and 169 strikeouts. At the plate, she hit .475 with 11 homers and 38 RBI.
Personal: Born December 13, 1992... Parents are Kevin and Kim Tate... Siblings are Chance (19) and Fallon (23)... Favorite Actor is Will Ferrell... Favorite Movie is The Goonies... Favorite pro athlete is Albert Pujols... Hobbies include fitness training and giving pitching and hitting lessons... Best sports thrill in high school was pitching a no-hitter in the 2009 Regional Championship as well as a perfect game against Carmi in 2010 with 15 consecutive strikeouts, 19 total... Chose UT Martin for the softball program... Majoring in health and human performance.