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Utah Softball Class Update: Juniors

Kate Dickman, a second-team all-Pac-12 selection in 2013, is part of a strong junior class that will play a crucial role for the Utes in 2014.

Kate Dickman, a second-team all-Pac-12 selection in 2013, is part of a strong junior class that will play a crucial role for the Utes in 2014.

Aug. 7, 2013

Utah Softball: Celebrating the Past, Building for the Future

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SALT LAKE CITY - It's never too early to think about the next season so utahutes.com will be updating fans on each class of the University of Utah softball program this summer heading into the 2014 campaign, the Utes' third in the premier softball conference in the country, the Pac-12.

Utah Softball Class Update Schedule

Wed., July 31: Seniors
Wed., Aug. 7: Juniors
Wed., Aug. 14: Sophomores
Wed., Aug. 21: Freshmen

A core of five returners - Kendal Bergman, Kate Dickman, Shelbi Everett, Marissa Mendenhall and Mariah Ramirez - along with Maddy Woodard (the 2013 Southwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year at SLCC) form a junior class that will anchor the University of Utah softball program in 2014 as the Utes look to move into the upper echelon on the Pac-12.

Updated bios of each junior student-athlete can be found below:

Kendal Bergman
OF • R/R • 5-8 • 2L • Wheat Ridge, Colo. • D'Evelyn H.S.

Bergman Notes: Has appeared in 46 games during her career with four starts ... first career hit came against Portland State (2/12/12) ... tagged first career homer against North Dakota (3/4/12) ... first career double came against Bethune-Cookman (3/10/13) ... made first career start against Howard (3/10/12) ... started in right field in second game of series at No. 15/15 UCLA (4/21/12) ... a walk-on from Colorado ... outfielder who will have opportunities to pinch hit ... extremely powerful hitter.

2013: Started in two games (Baylor on 3/14 and Weber State on 4/10) ... pinch hit in 18 other games ... drew a walk in season opener against South Dakota (2/8) ... came up with an RBI single against Loyola Marymount (2/8) ... hit first career double against Bethune-Cookman (3/10) ... connected for a double and scored in first game against Weber State (4/10) ... singled at Utah State (4/17).

2012: Appeared in 23 games and made first career start against Howard (3/10) ... started in right field in second game of series at No. 15/15 UCLA (4/21) ... registered first career hit against Portland State (2/12) ... hit first career home run, a two-run shot, against North Dakota (3/4), which began her career-long three game-hit streak (3/4 through 3/10) ... drove in first career run against Rider (2/25) ... hit a single against Utah State (3/28) ... drew a bases loaded walk during second game of Weber State doubleheader (4/25) for fourth career RBI.

Kate Dickman
OF • L/R • 5-6 • 2L • Mission Viejo, Calif. • Capistrano Valley H.S.

Dickman Notes: Two-time Pac-12 All-Conference selection ... played in all 56 games with 53 starts during freshman year ... has power, but will also hit for average ... left-handed hitter who runs well and is a triple-threat at the plate ... top three on the team with her speed.

2013: Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team ... Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team ... led the Pac-12 with 15 doubles, tied for fifth in Pac-12 with four triples ... finished 10th in the Pac-12 during league play with a .361 batting average ... hit .327 overall ... tied for first in triples (3), fifth in RBI (24), tied for fifth in total bases (51), sixth in slugging (.708) and seventh in hits (26) in Pac-12 during conference games ... started 54 of 55 games in left field ... posted 11 multi-hit games ... had 10 games with two or more RBI ... team-high 16-game hit streak from Apr. 2 through Apr. 26 ... had two hits, including a double, for two RBI against South Dakota (2/8) ... also had two hits, one double, with two runs against Loyola Marymount (2/8) ... singled and stole a base against Nevada (2/10) ... drew a walk and scored a run against Long Beach State (2/17) ... posted two hits and a sacrifice fly for one RBI at UNLV (2/17) ... hit two-run doubles against Colorado State (2/22) and Idaho State (3/9) ... had one hit in first two games at No. 5 California (3/22-3/23) ... went 2-for-3 with a triple and home run against No. 21 Arizona (3/29) ... hit two homers and two triples for six RBI during a doubleheader against No. 15 UCLA (4/6) ... was 2-for-3 with four RBI in the first game vs. Bruins ... went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI in the second game against UCLA ... career-high seven RBI during 11-2 win at Oregon State (4/13) was a Pac-12 high in league games and part of a 3-for-4 outing that included two homers ... hit a pair of double for two doubles and three runs scored at Utah State (4/17) ... drove two doubles and scored twice in first game of doubleheader at Southern Utah (4/24) ... had four hits and drove in four runs, including a two-run homer, in the final two games of series vs. No. 12 Washington (5/4-5/5).

2012: Pac-12 All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention selection ... third on team with nine doubles ... fifth on the squad with seven multi-hit performances and had five multi-RBI games ... put together a season-best six-game hit streak from Apr. 25 through May 5 ... sported a .285 batting average during rookie campaign with 21 RBI ... went 3-for-3 with the first RBI of her career against Western Michigan (2/10), which was also her first career multi-hit game ... first career hit was a double against San Diego State (2/10) ... hit a single and laid down a sacrifice bunt against Portland State (2/12) ... went 3-for-4, including a pair of doubles, with three RBI and two runs scored against Cal State Northridge (2/19) ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI, two doubles and two runs scored against North Dakota (3/4) ... had two hits in three at-bats with a double and two runs scored in second game of double against Southern Utah (3/21) ... hit a two-run double and stole a base during first game of doubleheader against No. 1/1 California (4/7) ... had a double in second game of doubleheader at No. 13/13 Oregon (4/10) ... drove in a run during the series finale at No. 15/15 UCLA (4/22) with an RBI single ... came through with an RBI single in second game of Weber State doubleheader (4/25) ... drew a walk and scored in series opener against No. 23 Oregon State (4/27) ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in second game of series versus the Beavers (4/28) ... collected two hits in series finale against OSU (4/29) ... connected on a two-run, two-out single in the sixth against Arizona State (5/5) to lead a three-run sixth-inning rally that tied the game at four runs apiece ... also had a single in opener at ASU (5/4).

Shelbi Everett
C • R/R • 5-7 • 1L • Cottonwood Heights, Utah • Brighton H.S.

Everett Notes: Can play anywhere on the field ... a fast player who will steal bases ... has an extremely lively arm ... phenomenal power at the plate ... first swing as a Ute this fall was a home run ... a fun, loose player.

2013: Made seven starts and appeared in 29 games ... totaled six hits and four RBI ... scored a run against South Dakota (2/8) ... drew a walk against Loyola Marymount (2/8) ... drove in a run against Seattle (2/9) ... scored a run against Idaho State (2/15) ... hit an RBI single against UNLV (2/17) ... hit an RBI double and scored a run against Idaho State (3/9) ... scored twice against No. 2 Arizona State (4/19).

Marissa Mendenhall
UTIL • R/R • 5-8 • 2L • Stansbury Park, Utah • Tooele H.S.

Mendenhall Notes: Started 74 games for the Utes either in the outfield or as the designated player during her career ... hit walk-off double against No. 12 Washington (5/3/13) ... has a lot of power, but tends to hit more on a line gap to gap ... great arm and runs well.

2013: Tied for fourth in the Pac-12 with 13 doubles ... tied for seventh in the Pac-12 with a team-high three sacrifice flies and tied for fourth in the league-only stats ... had five doubles during league play, which was tied for eighth in the league ... hit .311 with 31 RBI ... posted 14 multi-hit games ... recorded five multi-RBI outings ... ... went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Loyola Marymount (2/8) ... singled, scored a run and drew two walks against Seattle (2/9) ... was 2-for-3 with four RBI against Nevada (2/10) ... had two hits (one double) in three at-bats for three RBI against Long Beach State (2/17) ... singled and drew a walk at UNLV (2/17) ... was 2-for-4 with a homer against Colorado State (2/22) ... was 2-for-4 with a solo homer at Utah Valley (3/5) ... had two hits in three at-bats with an RBI and run scored against Idaho State (3/9) ... was 2-for-2 with an RBI against Syracuse (3/16) ... connected on two-run double at No. 5 California (3/23) ... turned in a 2-for-3 effort at the plate with a double in the second game of a doubleheader against Weber State (4/10) ... homered in the first game of doubleheader against Weber State (4/10) ... was 2-for-3 with a double against No. 2 Arizona State (4/19) ... turned in a 5-for-5 performance at the plate with six RBI in doubleheader sweep at Southern Utah (4/24) ... went 3-for-3 with five RBI in game 1 against the Thunderbirds then was 2-for-2 with an RBI in the second contest .. hit a walk-off double in 2-1 win over No. 12 Washington (5/3), drove in both runs against Huskies ... recorded a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI the next day against Washington (5/4) ... hit a two-run double at BYU (5/11).

2012: Hit .286 in rookie season with the Utes ... had 18 hits and 10 RBI ... slammed two home runs for five RBI in second career start against Rider (2/26) ... first career hit was an RBI single against Portland State (2/12) ... took first career at-bat against Western Michigan (2/10) ... recorded a single against Indiana (2/17) ... made first start of career against UC Riverside ... had first career triple against Cal State Northridge (2/19) ... hit an RBI single against Cal State Bakersfield (3/3) ... had a season-long three-game hit streak from 3/12 through 3/21, including an RBI single in first game of twin bill with Colgate (3/12) ... turned in an RBI double during second game of doubleheader against No. 1/1 California (4/7) ... launched a sacrifice fly in final game of series against No. 19/15 Oregon (4/15) ... scored a run in middle game of UCLA series (4/21) ... credited with a single in the finale at No. 15/15 UCLA (4/22) ... crossed home plate during first game of doubleheader at Weber State (4/25) ... ended season on a four-game hit streak ... singled at No. 2 Arizona State (5/6), against Utah Valley (5/8) and versus No. 15/17 Stanford (5/10 and 5/12).

Mariah Ramirez
P • R/R • 5-6 • 2L • Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. • John F. Kennedy H.S.

Ramirez Notes: Finished 10th in the Pac-12 with 152.2 innings pitched in 2013 ... went 6-for-10 at the plate to help Utah to series victory over No. 2 Arizona State (4/19-4/21/13) ... spots the ball very well and mixes speeds to keep hitters off balance ... a competitor who fields her position exceptionally.

2013: Tenth in the Pac-12 with a team-high 152.2 innings pitched and tied for 10th in the league in saves ... tied for third in Pac-12 with six doubles, finished fourth in saves and was ninth in innings pitched (72.0) during league play ... had a 10-13 record in 35 appearances on the mount with 21 starts ... at the plate, drove in 11 runs with eight extra-base hits ... yielded one earned run on four hits in 4.0 innings versus South Dakota (2/8) ... allowed two earned runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings against Seattle (2/9) ... at the plate, went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI at UNLV (2/17) ... yielded two earned runs on five hits during 7.0 innings against Cal Poly (2/24) ... threw 11.0 innings against No. 21 Arizona (3/29), a mark that tied for the Pac-12 single-game high in league games ... had four hits, a pair of doubles and an RBI in final two games against No. 15 UCLA (4/6-4/7) ... allowed just two earned runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings during victory at Oregon State (4/12), the first conference road win in Utah school history ... went 6-for-10 for a .600 batting average at the plate to help Utah take two of three games from No. 2 Arizona State (4/19-4/21), with two hits in all three games against the Sun Devils ... had a double and an RBI against ASU (4/19) ... was 2-for-3 with an RBI single against the Sun Devils (4/20) ... turned in a 2-for-3 effort with a double against ASU (4/21) ... went 2-for-2 with a double at No. 15 Stanford (4/26) ... threw 6.0 shutout innings to pick up win over No. 12 Washington (5/3), allowing five hits with only one walk.

2012: Sported a 6.20 ERA and 3-7 record in 27 appearances in the circle for the Utes ... fanned a career-high five hitters on a pair of occasions ... came on for 5.0 innings of relief and allowed only two earned runs en route to her third win of the year against No. 23 Oregon State (4/28) ... allowed one earned run on only two hits in 3.0 innings in the series finale against the Beavers (4/29) ... threw 4.0 shutout innings at No. 3/3 Washington, where she only allowed three hits to the Huskies ... picked up first career win after going 3.0 innings, while striking out a career-high five against Rider (2/25) ... earned second career victory in the first start of her career against Howard (3/10), where she allowed only one earned run on three hits to go with five strikeouts in 4.0 innings ... threw season-high 5.2 innings in first game of doubleheader against No. 13/13 Arizona (4/10) ... made first career appearance in the circle against San Diego State (2/10) ... pitched 5.0 innings of quality relief and allowed two earned runs on seven hits, while striking out one and walking one in Utah's first-ever Pac-12 win over No. 23 Oregon State (4/28) ... in the batter's box mainly as a pinch hitter, boasts a .273 (6-for-22) average with three RBI ... had three hits for two RBI in her first four career at-bats ... had a pinch-hit single versus Indiana (2/17) ... hit an RBI single against Cal State Northridge (2/19) ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI base hit against Rider (2/25) ... knocked an RBI single at No. 24/RV New Mexico (3/4) ... also had singles at Florida Gulf Coast (3/9) and in the second game of the series at No. 13/13 Arizona (4/10) ... scored a run in second game of doubleheader at Weber State (4/25) ... singled against No. 15/17 Stanford (5/11).

Maddy Woodard
UTIL • R/R • 5-5 • TR • Murray, Utah • Salt Lake Community College

Prior to Utah: Led Salt Lake Community College with 16 home runs last season .... named SWAC Player of the Year ... NJCAA First-Team All American ... NFCA All-American ... helped the Bruins go 59-9 in 2012 ... hit .449 with a .766 slugging percentage ... successful on 16 of 17 stolen base attempts ... lettered all four years at Murray H.S. ... helped team finish second in state twice ... first-team all-state honoree ... three-time all-region selection ... also played basketball.

 

 

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