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    5 - Erin Ota Position: Second Base
    Class: Sophomore
    Height: 5' 2"
    High School: Northwood
    Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
     
    photo · Took over the starting second base job early in her freshman season
    · A gutsy player who goes full-speed all the time
    · Has a tremendous work ethic and is a leader by example
    · Possesses great range in the field
    · A talented power slapper who is a threat to reach in every at bat
    · Hit .313 with two triples and five RBI in the fall

    2006: A first-team NFCA All-Northeast region selection ... Named second-team all-state by VaSID at second base ... Tech's starting second baseman for a majority of the season ... Batted No. 2 in the order, laying down 11 sacrifice bunts ... Started 51 games, playing in 53 ... Batted .318 with five doubles and a triple ... Had 50 hits and scored 22 runs ... Had 13 RBI ... Was 5-for-8 on stolen bases ... Drew 12 walks ... Had the game-winning hit and RBI in Tech's win over No. 12 Arizona State ... Scored four game-winning runs ... Had 16 multi-hit games and one multi-RBI game ... Named to the 2005-06 ACC Academic Softball Team.

    High School: Lettered four times for Coach Jim Knapp at Northwood High ... Named the Irvine World News Female Athlete of the Year her final year ... Honored at the 32nd Annual Irvine Senior Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet for her 3.86 GPA in high school ... Led her team to three consecutive league titles, batting a team-high .429 (24 for 56) with five RBI, 14 runs scored, two doubles and two triples, despite missing several games with an injury ... Also had an on-base percentage of .522, a slugging percentage of .571 and struck out just five times all season ... A three-time first-team All-Pacific Coast League selection ... Was a 2003 all-city team choice ... As a sophomore, batted .310 with 20 runs scored and 26 hits. ... Participated in the Orange County Showcase All-Star Softball Classic, where she singled and stole a base ... Also lettered four times in golf and soccer ... Earned first-team All-Pacific Coast League honors twice in soccer, including league MVP honors her senior season ... Earned all-league honors four times in golf ... Played club softball for the Irvine Sting for six years before moving to the SoCal Athletics.

    Personal: Erin Jennifer Ota ... Born August 28, 1987, in Santa Ana, CA ... Daughter of Blair and Paula Ota ... Has four siblings, Bowen, Jamie, Melissa and Kiara ... Sister, Melissa, plays softball for Brown University ... Majoring in architecture.

    Batting:
    Year GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO IBB HBP Avg. SB-A SH SF SLG OBP
    2006 53 51 157 22 50 5 1 0 13 12 20 0 6 .318 5-8 11 0 .363 .389
    2007 65 65 203 31 55 8 2 0 14 13 15 1 5 .271 9-11 13 0 .330 .330
    2008 68 68 209 42 58 14 1 1 24 23 8 1 6 .278 16-17 7 0 .368 .366
    Career 186 184 569 95 163 27 4 1 51 48 43 2 17 .286 30-36 31 0 .353 .360

    Fielding:
    Year PO A E PB PCT
    2006 71 53 8 0 .939
    2007 84 46 5 0 .963
    2008 79 49 4 0 .970
    Career 234 148 17 0 .957
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