- Mary Ratliff
- 5' 8"
- Mt. Sterling, Ky.
- Montgomery County
Career Honors: SEC Freshman Honor Roll (2005), SEC Honor Roll (2006-07), SEC Good Works Team (2007)
Career Highlights: Earned a starting spot in the outfield in her junior season … Doubled all her stats from her previous two seasons in 2007.
As a Junior (2007): Played in 61 games with 54 starts as the designated player or outfielder ... Doubled all her stats from her previous two seasons ... Fourth on the team with a .294 batting average ... One of only two players to have a perfect fielding percentage on the season ... Had two seven game hitting streaks ... Had nine multiple hit games and nine multiple RBI games ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the win over Georgia Tech in the Leadoff Classic ... Was 4-for-6 with four RBI and a run scored in the doubleheader sweep of Florida International ... Hit the first home run of her career against Princeton ... Went only 1-for-1 in the second game against Georgia, but scored three runs and two RBI on a home run and two walks ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the second game at Mississippi ... Hit a three-RBI home run in the first game of the series with Auburn ... Went 4-for-8 with a double and four RBI in the series against Longwood ... Hit her fourth homer of the year and picked up three RBI in the second win over South Carolina ... Had a home run and two RBI in the loss to Mississippi State ... Recorded only one at bat against Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament, but scored a run and was walked twice ... Hit 2-for-2 with one run and two walks against Stetson at the NCAA Regional in Gainesville ... Against Georgia Tech, was 0-for-2, but scored two runs as she walked and reached on an error.
As a Sophomore (2006): Played in 22 games, started five as designated player ... Her first hit of the season was a double against Central Michigan ... Started as designated player against Stetson and went 1-for-3 ... Hit a pinch hit single against Georgia ... Walked in a run in the final game of the South Carolina series.
As a Freshman (2005): Finished the season with a .256 batting average as a pinch hitter or designated player ... Saw first collegiate action as a pinch runner against Florida International ... As a pinch hitter, knocked in two runs against USF at the GRU Classic ... Led the Gators with a .667 batting average at the GRU Classic ... Recorded the game winning hit against Loyola-Marymount at the Long Beach State Tournament ... Hit the first double of her career against Loyola-Marymount ... Went a career best 2-for-2 in the second game of the doubleheader at Kentucky, hitting her second double of the season, recording two RBI and scoring a run ... Had a hit and a run scored in the third game of the series with Kentucky
High School: A 2004 graduate of Montgomery County High School … Coached by Bart Rison … 2004 3A Kentucky High School Athletics Association Player of the Year and Kentucky Prep Softball Player of the Year … Earned the 2004 Kentucky High School Athletic Directors' Association Overall Female Athlete of the Year award … Four time all-state selection … Voted team MVP all four years … Three-time Gatorade Player of the Year … Member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Championships All-Tournament Team in 2003 … Team captain for three seasons … Earned team’s Gold Glove Award twice … Led the team in doubles all four years and set the Kentucky record for career doubles with 65, breaking the previous record of 53 … … Started playing varsity softball in the sixth grade … Earned a varsity letter every year since sixth grade … Hit .416 over her career … Played travel ball with the Paws … Coached by Donnie Spickard … Also a member of the varsity basketball and soccer teams … Led the basketball team in assists all four years … Earned team most valuable player honors her senior season … Also earned all-district honors 2001-04 and all-region honors in 2004 … Received all-state accolades in soccer her senior year …Voted as a member of the First Team Academic All-State in softball and basketball during the 1998-2004 seasons … President of the National Honor Society during the 2003-2004 school year … Member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, French Club, Pep Club, Student Council, DECA, freshman mentoring program and powder puff football … Academic honors include KHSAA Student Athlete Ambassador, KHSAA HYPE Conference facilitator, Central Kentucky Youth Salute, French Award, World Civilization Award, math award, Gifted and Talented, and Teen Leadership Council … Participated in Montgomery County Youth Leadership and was a member of the Montgomery County Youth Summit Committee
Ratliff Career Bests
AB - 4, nine times, last vs. Texas, 5/19/07
R - 3 vs. Georgia 3/24/07
H - 2, 11 times, last vs. Texas, 5/19/07
Streak - 7 games, two times 3/18-3/24/07 (.500, 9-for-18, 5 R, 9 RBI, 2 2B, 2 HR, 2 BB, 1 SB) and 3/31-4/6/07, .409, 9-for-22, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI, 1 R)
RBI - 3, four times, last vs. South Carolina, 4/24/07
2B - 1, nine times, last vs. Kentucky, 5/5/07
HR - 1, five times, last vs. Mississippi State, 4/27/07
BB - 2, four times; last vs. Stetson, 5/19/07
SB - 1, two times; last vs. Mississippi State, 5/10/07
PO - 2, two times, last vs. Arkansas 4/6/07
A - 1, two times, last vs. LSU 3/17/07
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