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4 - Caitlin Murphy Position: Second Base
Class: Senior
Height: 5' 4"
High School: James Madison
Hometown: Vienna, Va.  
 
  Career Match Highs  
AB: 5 (five times)
R: 3 vs. George Mason (3/7/04)
H: 3 (seven times)
Hit Streak: 11 games (2005)
RBI: 3 (twice)
2B: 2 vs. Winthrop (5/5/05)
3B: 1 vs. UNCG (4/26/05)
BB: (twice)
PO: 6 (twice)
A: 5 (twice)
photo · A team leader who will battle for the starting second base job

· One of the top clutch hitters

· Became Tech's top bunter last season

· Consistently puts the bat on the ball, striking out just 32 times in three seasons

2005: A great No. 2 hitter who had a school-record 19 sacrifice bunts ... Finished 29th in the nation in sacrifice bunts per game ... Could always be counted on to put the bat on the ball, striking out just 15 times in 227 at bats ... Was third on the team in batting average with a .282 clip ... Had a career-high 64 hits, including seven doubles, one triple and 17 RBI ... Played in and started 68 of Tech's 69 games ... Had 21 runs scored and two stolen bases ... Also had one sacrifice fly ... Went 3-for-3 against the College of Charleston at the Cougar Classic ... Picked up three hits and three RBI against Stetson ... Had the first hit in Tech's NCAA Tournament history, singling in the first against the College of Charleston ... Had five hits in a doubleheader sweep of UNC Greensboro ... Had a fielding percentage of .934, committing 16 errors in 241 chances ... Named to the 2004-05 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2004: Played in 57 games, starting 56 ... Started 36 games at second base and 20 as the designated player ... Earned All-BIG EAST second-team honors as the designated player after hitting .306 in conference play ... Was also named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) all-state team as the designated player ... Batted .298 for the season, recording 48 hits ... Drew 14 walks while striking out just eight times ... Had nine sacrifice bunts ... Had six doubles and 24 RBI ... Had two stolen bases ... Recorded 12 multiple-hit games, third on the team and six multiple-RBI efforts ... Named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team.

2003: Started 31 games ... Recorded 24 hits ... Hit .300 for the season ... Drew five walks while striking out just nine times ... Had four sacrifice bunts ... Hit .323 in BIG EAST games with 10 hits and two RBI ... Named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team.

High School: Lettered four times at James Madison High ... Final two years were played under Coach Tammi Talley ... Named first-team All-Liberty District three times ... Was a two-time first-team all-region selection, as well as a second-team all-region selection in 2002 ... Named an honorable mention all-state selection for the Group AAA as a freshman.

Personal: Caitlin Jean Murphy ... Born September 30, 1984 in Arlington, VA ... Daughter of Sydneia and Patrick Murphy ... Majoring in hospitality and tourism management.

Batting:
Year GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO IBB HBP Avg. SB-A SH SF SLG OBP
2004 57 56 161 19 48 6 0 0 24 14 8 0 0 .298 2-2 9 1 .335 .352
2005 68 68 227 21 64 7 1 0 17 7 15 0 2 .282 2-2 19 1 .322 .308
2006 24 11 49 2 9 0 0 0 3 3 5 0 0 .184 0-0 2 0 .184 .231
Career 149 135 437 42 121 13 1 0 44 24 28 0 2 .277 4-4 30 2 .311 .316

Fielding:
Year PO A E PB PCT
2004 71 42 8 0 .934
2005 131 94 16 0 .934
2006 6 7 2 0 .867
Career 208 143 26 0 .931
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