Batted .285 after being limited to just 41 games due to injury ... Started in every appearance, 38 times at catcher and three as the designated player ... Ranked second on team with five homeruns and .480 slugging percentage ... Tied for second on team with nine stolen bases in 10 attempts ... Third on squad with .362 on-base percentage and 14 walks... Had seven-game hit streak from April 12 to May 3, a period in which 10 of her season-total 35 hits came ... Collected a five-game hit streak from March 30-April 10 ... Batted .325 against right-handed pitchers, .302 with runners on base and .325 with two outs ... Third on the team with 10 two-out RBIs ... Threw out 34 percent of potential base stealers (13-of-38) ... Went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, a RBI, double and walk against UT Martin at the Middle Tennessee Classic on February 23 ... Later that day, went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a sacrifice hit against Belmont ... Went 2-for-2 with a run scored and a walk in the championship game of the MT Classic on February 24 ... Went a combined 3-for-6 with homerun, four runs scored, five RBI, a triple and a walk in the Blue Raiders' first two games against Troy on March 4 ... Had two hits and homerun, two runs scored, a RBI, a double and a walk in a twinbill against Evansville on March 13 ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk against Louisiana-Monroe on March 29 ... Went 1-for-3 with a homerun, three runs scored two RBIs and two walks in the first game of a doubleheader at North Texas on April 5 ... Went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and a RBI against Chattanooga on April 10 ... Went 2-for-5 with a homerun, run scored and a RBI in the series finale at Florida Atlantic on April 27 ... Batted a combined 5-for-10 with a homerun, three runs scored, two RBIs and a triple in the final regular season series against Western Kentucky on May 2 and 3.
Batted .256 in 59 games, starting 58, with 11 doubles, seven home runs, 27 RBIs and 26 runs scored ... Ranked second on the club in homers and fourth in RBIs ... Started 52 games at catcher, two at first base and four at third base ... Threw out 27 percent of potential base stealers (9-of-34) ... Collected two hits, including a double, and scored once in season opener at LSU ... Had two-run homer versus Centenary ... Recorded two hits with a double and two runs scored in first game versus Virginia ... Went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs scored and four RBIs against Temple ... Had two-run homer, scored three times and drove in three runs in second game versus UVA ... Posted two hits, including season's only triple, and drove in one run against Ball State ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored versus Wright State ... Doubled and scored in opener at Louisiana-Lafayette and recorded two hits with a three-run homer in second game at UL ... Had two hits with a double and one RBI in second contest versus Troy ... Recorded two hits with a double, a run scored and one RBI against South Alabama ... Posted two-run homer and RBI single, providing all the runs in finale at Louisiana-Monroe ... Hit a solo homer in second game at Lipscomb ... Singled, walked twice and scored a run in opener against Florida Atlantic ... Had two hits and scored once in second game at Western Kentucky ... Went 3-for-3 with a double and solo home run in finale at WKU ... Collected three hits with one RBI in season finale, versus FAU.
Voted Second Team All-Sun Belt after batting .265 in 61 games with 59 starts ... Recorded eight doubles, two home runs, 15 RBIs and 20 runs scored ... Also stole eight bases ... Started 46 times at catcher and 13 games at first base ... Threw out 23 percent of potential base stealers (11-of-47) ... Named an NFCA Scholar Athlete ... Singled twice and scored a run in each of two games versus Chattanooga ... Went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBIs versus Miami (OH) ... Had two hits with a double against Toledo and also collected two hits at Mississippi State ... Doubled and tripled at North Texas and added a double versus Tennessee Tech ... Drove in two runs in second game versus Troy and recorded two hits in finale.
BEFORE MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Played freshman season at Illinois State, appearing in 29 games with 27 starts ... Had just five at-bats, scoring once, striking out twice and adding one sacrifice ... Went 0-for-3 versus Florida International and scored as pinch-runner versus Kentucky ... Collected two at-bats and sacrifice against Evansville.
Four-year letterwinner in softball for coach Dawn Chantos at Glenbard East HS ... Voted All-Conference all four seasons and All-Area as junior and senior ... Recorded most stolen bases on team as junior ... Also four-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball ... Earned All-Conference honors in volleyball as junior and senior and All-Area as senior ... Named All-Conference and All-Area in basketball as junior and senior and Honorable Mention All-State as senior ... Recorded most points in school history for girls and boys during her career ... Member of National Honor Society and garnered Academic All-Conference all four years
Kathleen Lynn Mielke ... Daughter of Don and Joan Mielke ... Born May 27, 1986 ... Majoring in Finance.