Updated: May 19, 2013
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2013: Appeared in 41 games, starting 23 … Went 17-8 with three saves and a 2.68 ERA … Tossed 156.2 innings, striking out 169 … Became the first Tech player in program history to throw a no-hitter in her first collegiate start when she shut down Southern Illinois on Feb. 10, striking out 11 batters with three walks in the six-inning victory … Was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week for her weekend performance … Picked up wins this year over UCLA, Arizona, Kentucky and Long Beach State … Tossed a three-hit shutout over No. 17 Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament.
High School: Played at Lee-Davis High for Coach Jackie Davis … Had surgery prior to her senior season, which didn’t allow her to pitch … Was able to contribute at the plate, earning first-team All-Central Region and first-team All-Capital District honors as a designated player … A first-team all-state player at the Group AAA level as the DP/Flex player … Named second-team All-Metro by the Times-Dispatch … Named to the all-academic squads on both the district and region levels … A MaxPreps first-team All-American as a junior … The Virginia Gatorade state player of the year as a junior after leading her team to a state title … Also named first-team all-state as a sophomore and junior … The Richmond Times-Dispatch player of the year as a junior … Went 22-1 with a 0.09 ERA with 292 strikeouts in 151 innings as a junior … Also hit .455 with five home runs and 26 RBIs … A two-time Capital District Pitcher of the Year and was the Pitcher of the Year in the Central Region and for The Times-Dispatch All-Metro team as a sophomore … Was a Hanover Scholar, an award given by the Hanover County School Board to students in Hanover County who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher and previously and/or currently are enrolled in at least four weighted classes … Was also an Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar and won the Outstanding Achievement for Business and Marketing at Lee-Davis High … Played travel ball for Coach Allan Spencer and the 18U Dixie Chicks.
Personal: Kelly Dawn Heinz … Born December 7, 1993 in Pittsburgh, PA … Daughter of Bill and Jackie Heinz … Majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise.