Started all 54 games in centerfield and posted a .222 batting average with seven doubles, a triple and four homeruns with 16 RBIs ... Earned first RBI of the season on March 13 against Radford ... Hit first homerun of the season the next day in a matchup with Central Michigan ... Went two for three with a run scored on March 24 against Jacksonville State ... Scored the lone MT run in a March 31 contest with Tennessee on a solo homerun ... Totaled four hits, one homerun, a double, two RBIs, two runs scored and two sacrifice hits in a April 2 & 3 conference series with Louisiana ... Went two for four with a homerun in an April 11 series finale against North Texas ... Tallied five hits, with a stolen base, a RBI and three runs scored in an April 17 & 18 conference series against FIU ... Went three for seven with a double and an RBI against TSU on an April 21 doubleheader ... The next day, hit a triple and scored three RBIs against UT-Martin ... Collected two hits and two runs scored on May 8 against WKU.
Batted .267 in 47 games, all starts ... Ranked first on the team in doubles and second in homeruns, RBIs and slugging percentage ... Led team with .310 batting average with runners on base ...Tied for team lead in multiple-hit games with 10 ... Went 2-for-4 against Virginia at East Carolina Invitational to open the season on February 7 ... Collected three more hits over the remainder of the tournament ... Went 2-for-3 with a stolen base against Memphis on February 17 ... Went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and run scored against Purdue at the War Eagle Classic on February 21 ... Collected a hit and RBI against Austin Peay a day later ... Went 1-for-3 with a double against Troy on March 10 ... Went 1-for-3 with a RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base at Austin Peay on March 17 ... Went 2-for-4 with a double against South Alabama on March 22 ... Collected a homerun, RBI, run scored and stolen base at Louisiana-Monroe on March 28 ... Went a combined 3-for-9 with an homerun, three runs scored and two walks in a three-game series against North Texas on April 4-5 ... Recorded a season-high five game winning streak from April 11-22 ... Went 3-for-6 with two doubles and two runs scored at Evansville on April 21 ... Collected one hit, one RBI and one run scored against Florida Atlantic on April 25 ... Picked up two RBIs a day later against the Owls ... Went 2-for-2 with two doubles and a run scored ... Went 2-for-3 with a RBI in the season finale at Western Kentucky on May 2.
Batted .083 in 28 games, mostly as a pinch hitter ... Collected five starts, three as the designated player, one in left field and one in right field ... Made first career appearance, as a pinch runner, in the season opener against Georgetown at the Kennesaw State Classic on February 8th ... Made first career start in the second game of a doubleheader against South Alabama on March 21, also collecting her first career walk in the contest ... Collected only hit of the season in Middle Tennessee's regular season finale against Western Kentucky on May 3 ... Stole first career base against Tennessee Tech on February 9 ... Started as designated player in both of Middle Tennessee's games against Florida International and Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt Championships on May 7 and 8.
Four-year letterwinner for coach Tim Jackson at Milan HS ... Batted .433 with 23 RBIs and 20 stolen bases as senior, earning All-District and First Team All-West Tennessee accolades from Jackson Sun ... Helped team to second straight district title and also earned Academic All-District honors ... Voted First Team All-District Tournament as sophomore and junior ... Member of Student Council, French and BETA clubs and voted Most Athletic and Most Spontaneous.
Kelsey Shannon Dortch ... Daughter of Lee and Pam Dortch ... Born June 14, 1989 ... Majoring in Exercise Science.