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Kristina Hilberth

UT

Height
5' 6"
CLASS
Jr.
Hometown
Dunedin, Fla.
School
Palm Harbor University
Savana Kelly

Career Honors: SEC All-Tournament Team and Tournament MVP in 2009 … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American First Team in 2009 … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team in 2009 … SEC Honor Roll in 2007, 2008 and 2009 … SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll in 2006

 

Career Highlights: Finished career with a .993 fielding percentage, third-best in Florida history … Also ranked second all-time for catching 43 base runners stealing and third for six career pickoffs … Finished fifth in UF record books for chances (1,368), fourth for putouts (1,273) and sixth for stolen-bases-against percentage (.616) … Recorded the second-best batting average in Florida history in 2009 (.386) … Career batting average of .294 ranked 12th all-time … Turned in a .995 fielding percentage in 2007, good to tie for fifth for the single-season record, while 2009’s .994 ranked eighth and 2009’s .992 tied for 10th … Caught 18 runners stealing in 2007, fourth-best total in school history … Caught 14 in 2008, tied for eighth all-time … Also ranks on single-season chances and putouts lists for totals in 2008 and 2009 … Recorded 15 putouts in one game twice in career, which ties for the fourth-best total all-time … One of only three Florida catchers to catch three runners stealing in a single game.

 

As a Senior (2009): Played in 63 games, starting 60, including 55 at catcher … Led the team with a .386 batting average … Second on team with 19 multi-hit games and a .994 fielding percentage, recording only three errors in 495 chances … Tallied 66 hits, third-highest total on the team … Recorded 20 RBIs, nearly equaling total from first three seasons at UF … Fifth on the team with a .421 on-base percentage and 10 stolen bases … One of 11 SEC players with a perfect fielding percentage in league games … Caught 10 runners stealing, tied for eighth best in the league … Led the SEC in chances (495) and putouts (469) … Also picked off two runners … Recorded three game-winning RBIs and four game-winning runs … Tallied four multi-RBI games … Put together a career-long nine game hit streak from May 2 to May 17, which included 15 hits, nine runs, a .536 average and two RBIs … Also recorded an eight-game hit streak from March 1 to March 11, which included 11 hits, six RBI and a .524 batting average … Batted .357 at the Women’s College World Series with five hits, two runs, a sacrifice hit and a stolen base … Went 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base against Washington on June 2 … Went 2-for-3 in the win over No. 4/3 Alabama on May 31 … Led the team with six hits in the Gainesville Regional, recording two in each game and adding six runs, two doubles and a steal to the weekend total … Went 1-for-3 and caught a runner stealing in SEC tournament championship against No. 3 Alabama … One of four Gators to record a hit against Auburn in opening round of the SEC Tournament on May 7; also tallied a run … Named to the All-Tournament team and earned Tournament MVP honors for stellar play and leadership on the field … Led the team with a .857 batting average in the three-game series against Longwood, recording six hits, one RBI, one walk and one stolen base while tallying first three-hit game of the season in the final regular-season game on May 3 … Went 3-for-6 with four runs scored and a double in the doubleheader win against Arkansas on April 15 … Went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice hit and caught two runners stealing in the second game at Kentucky on April 11 … Went 1-for-3 and caught a runner stealing in the extra-innings win over No. 21 Florida State on April 8 … Led the team with a .500 average in the three-game series against Mississippi State with four hits and two runs scored; also caught a runner stealing in the final game on April 5 … Tallied 15 putouts against No. 4 Alabama March 29 … Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a walk in game one of the doubleheader against the Tide on March 28 ... Caught two Tide runners stealing and picked one off in the doubleheader … Batted a team-high .500 in the entire series versus No. 6 Tennessee with four hits, an RBI, a stolen base and caught a runner stealing … Went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in series finale against the Lady Vols on March 22 … Went 4-for-6 with three RBIs in the doubleheader against FIU on March 18 … Recorded a team-high .625 average (5-for-8) in three-game series with South Carolina, tallying one RBI, two runs and one sacrifice hit … Batted 2-for-3 against USF on March 1 with first triple of the season and two RBIs … Went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two stolen bases and a run scored versus Illinois on Feb. 28 … Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against Georgia Tech on Feb. 15 … Was a perfect 2-for-2 with two runs scored in win over FAU on Feb. 14.

 

As a Junior (2008): Played in 71 games, starting 69 at catcher … Owned a .273 batting average with 51 hits and 13 RBIs … Picked off three runners and caught 14 … Only made four errors the entire season, recording a .992 fielding percentage … Had 11 games with double-digit putouts, including a season-high 15 at Long Beach State on Feb. 27 … Tallied 13 multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games … Scored six winning runs and drove in one … Stole 14 bases in 19 attempts … Had two hits in the WCWS, including one in the final game against Texas A&M on June 1 … Had six hits in the entire NCAA Tournament … Went 3-for-3 a double in the second of three games against UCF in the NCAA Regionals in Gainesville … Batted .429 with three hits in the SEC Tournament … Hit 2-for-2 against Ole Miss in the first game of the tournament … Hit 4-for-6 with three RBIs, two runs and a triple in the series with Auburn … Recorded a 2-for-3 performance with a run and two RBIs in the first game against Longwood on March 22 … Hit 5-for-8 with three runs scored in the series with Ole Miss … Stole three bases against East Tennessee State on Feb. 16 … Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against Florida Gulf Coast on Feb. 8 … Played for the Virginia Legends in the 23-and-Under Amateur Softball Association National Tournament in the summer of 2008 … Helped lead the Legends to their third consecutive National title … Named to the ASA All-American team.

 

As a Sophomore (2007): Saw action in 65 games with 61 starts … Started the 2007 season on a five-game hitting streak … Led the Gators with a .467 average (7-for-15) in NCAA Tournament play … Led the team with five hits in the NCAA Super Regional series at Texas A&M, including a 2-for-2 performance with a walk and scoring two of Florida’s three runs in the game two win … Went 2-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run against Stetson in the opening game of NCAA Regionals … Recorded a season-high 12 putouts in the second game at Kentucky on May 5 … Had a 2-for-3 performance with 11 putouts against Longwood on April 22 … Went 2-for-3 with a 10 putouts at Ole Miss on March 31 … Hit first career triple and had two RBIs against FIU on March 21.

 

As a Freshman (2006): Played in 12 games, starting two, one at designated player and one at catcher … Got a hit in first collegiate at bat versus Texas A&M-Corpus Christi … Started as the designated player in the final game of the Ole Miss series … Started the final game of the Mississippi State series at catcher.

 

High School: A 2005 graduate Palm Harbor University High School … Coached by Chuck Poetter … 2005 Class 5A State, Regional, District and Pinellas County Athletic Conference Champions … 2004 Class 5A State and Regional Champions … 2005 First-Team Class 5A All-State … First-Team All-Pinellas County and First-Team All-Sun Coast in 2004 and 2005 … 2005 first-team all-conference … 2003 second-team all-conference and all-county … Led high school team to a 31-0 record in 2005 and a 28-3 record in 2004 … Played travel ball for the Tampa Mustangs … Coached by Sallie Scudder … Graduated Summa Cum Laude … Member of the National Honor French Honor Societies … Received an International Baccalaureate Diploma … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

 

Hilberth’s Career Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

FLD%

2006

.091

12-2

11

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0-0

1.000

2007

.236

68-64

165

18

39

2

1

0

8

11

23

5-8

.995

2008

.273

71-69

187

34

51

1

1

0

13

8

34

14-19

.992

2009

.386

63-60

171

36

66

5

1

0

20

10

24

10-14

.994

CAREER

.294

214-195

534

89

157

8

3

0

42

29

82

29-41

.993

 

Hilberth’s Career Bests

AB

5, 14 times; last vs. California (5/24/08)

R

4 vs. Gardiner-Webb (2/22/08)

H

3, three times; last vs. Longwood (5/3/09)

Streak

9 games (5/2/09 – 5/17/09)

RBI

3 vs. Auburn (4/27/08)

2B

1, eight times; last vs. Lehigh (5/17/09)

3B

1, three times; last vs. Illinois (3/1/09)

BB

2, five times; last at Auburn (4/1/09)

SB

3 vs. East Tennessee State (2/16/08)

PO

15, two times; last vs. Alabama (3/29/09)

A

3, three times; last vs. Long Beach State (2/27/08)

 

 

 

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