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Kaitlyn Eveland
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Kaitlyn  Eveland

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Anaheim, Calif.

High School:
Loara

Height:
5-4

Position:
3B

Club:
LA Royals

05/12/2018

Spartans Upset No. 1 Seed Michigan in B1G Quarterfinals, 7-0

Zalewski K's 10 in three-hit complete game.

05/10/2018

MSU Advances in BIg Ten Tournament With 4-3 Win Over Nebraska

Carrasco, Ladd Homer in Win

05/09/2018

MSU Takes on Nebraska in Big Ten Tournament Opener

MSU opens tournament Thursday at 5:30 pm ET

05/05/2018

Spartans Outlast Terps in Regular-Season Finale

MSU records eighth win in last nine games

05/04/2018

MSU Sweeps DH With Extra-Inning Victory over Maryland

Baccay, Long Come Up With Clutch Hits in Win

05/08/2018

Behind the Scenes

02/08/2017

Meet the Spartans - 2017 Edition

The 2017 MSU Softball season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 10. Eighteen Spartans make up this year's team.

CAREER HONORS:
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
  • NFCA First Team All-Region (2017)
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2017)



    Game-by-Game Statistics:
    2016     |     2017     |    2018



    Career Statistics/Career Highs

    JUNIOR(2018): Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... Played and started 45 games, missing seven with injury ... Was second on the team with a .328 average, smacking eight doubles and ranking second on the team with six homers ... Walked a team-best 28 times, and had four sac hits and three stolen bases ... Third on the team in assists (47) ... Fast Pitch News Preseason All-America ... Played in just one game at FAU (2/9-11), missing four with injury ... Returned to the lineup vs. Southern Illinois (2/18) and smacked a double in her first plate appearance ... Hit .375 with six hits and an RBI at the FIU Classic (2/23-25) ... Over four games at Cal State Fullerton (3/2-6), hit .545 (6-for-11) with two RBI, walking five times, and smacking a walkoff homer vs. Stanford ... Had a pair of RBI and walked four times in the Louisville Slugger Invitational (3/8-10) ... At the Reveille Invitational at Texas A&M, was the only Spartan with a hit in all three games, smacking a homer in each of the first two games vs. the host Aggies and Marist, hitting .500 on the weekend with two RBI ... Had a team-best four RBI on a home run and two sac flies in the Nebraska series (3/24-26) ... Had at least one hit in each game of the Indiana series, walking twice (3/30-31) ... Smacked two doubles and a homer in the Penn State series (4/3-14), recording a career-best five RBI in the first game ... Hit .375 in the Ohio State series (4/20-22), with a triple and two RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a home win over Central Michigan (4/25) ... Had two hits - including a solo homer - with a walk in the Rutgers series (4/27-29) ... Smacked four base hits, scoring three times and adding two RBI in the Maryland series (5/4-5) ... Led the Spartans with a .500 batting average with two doubles and three walks in the Big Ten Tournament ...


    SOPHOMORE (2017): First Team NFCA Great Lakes Region selection ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Second Team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... Led MSU with a .403 average, just the sixth player in school history to hit .400 in a season ... Fourth in the B1G in batting average, while ranking sixth in slugging (.704), and on-base percentage (.492), third in RBI with a school-record 58, 14th in hits (64), 10th in doubles (14) and 11th in home runs (10), which is eighth all-time at MSU in a single season ... Ranked second on the team and sixth all-time in a single season at MSU in extra-base hits (26), smacking two triples in addition to her 14 doubles and 10 homers ... Led her team with 28 walks, good for 10th in the Big Ten and tied for eighth in a single season at MSU ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 in the season opener v. UNF (2/10), posting a double and a career-best three RBI ... Went 2-for-4 against Troy, with a run scored ... Had a pair of multiple-hit efforts in five games at the Madiera Beach Invitational, going 2-for-4 vs. Villanova (2/17) with a stolen base and 3-for-4 vs. North Dakota (2/18) with 1-for-3 efforts vs. both SIU (2/18) and Robert Morris (2/19) ... Had three hits in the LMU series (2/24-26), including a 2-for-3 effort in the middle contest along with a walk and a stolen base in addition to a career-high four assists ... Hit a team-best .667 (4-for-6) in three games at the Georgia Invitational (3/4-5), smacking a triple and a home run among her four hits, racking up three RBI ... Went 1-for-3 vs. Kennesaw State, with a two-run homer and a walk (3/10) ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI vs. Tennessee Tech (3/11) ... Went 1-for-3 at Notre Dame (3/22), returning to her starting position at third base ... Hit a three-run homer in the opening game of the Purdue series (3/24), her third of the season ... Two hits, four runs scored, and four walks in the series vs. Maryland (3/31/4-2) ... Went a combined 4-for-10 in the PSU series (4/8-9), tying the school record with two home runs in game two and adding four RBI ... Had a hit in each of the three games of the Illinois series (4/14-15), which included a double, a triple, and a pair of walks ... Established new career highs with a 4-for-4 day at the plate and five RBI against Toledo (4/19) ... Led the Spartans with four base hits in the Ohio State series (4/21-23) ... Walked three times and hit a bases-loaded double for three RBI against Eastern Michigan (4/25) ... Hit her seventh homer of the season in the loss at Central Michigan (4/26) ... Five hits and five RBI in the Rutgers series (4/28-30), with a homer and three doubles accounting for four of her five base hits ... Hit .500 in the Indiana series, with a pair of doubles in the middle game, a 6-5 win ... Hit .571 with five walks and six RBI in the Big Ten Tournament (5/11-13), earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team ... Brought home the game-winning RBI in the quarterfinal vs. Michigan (5/12), giving MSU its first win over the Wolverines since 2009 ... Went 1-for-4 with a sac hit in the NISC opener vs. Murray State, (5/16) ... Delivered a 3-for-4 performance in the NISC second game vs. IUPUI (5/17), adding four RBI to establish a new single-season RBI school record ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored vs. Murray State (5/17) ...

    FRESHMAN (2016): Played 31 games, starting 27, despite a midseason injury ... Hit .272 with a .370 slugging percentage, adding five extra-base hits ... Saw action in three games at the FGCU Kickoff Classic, recording her first collegiate hit on an RBI single vs. Kent State (2/13) ... Started all five games at the Littlewood Classic at Arizona State (2/19-21), with a two-RBI single vs. Memphis (2/20) ... Hit a team-best .375 at the Florida Atlantic Invitational, with a pair of hits in the opener vs. Stony Brook (2/26) and a 2-for-3 effort in the second game vs. FAU (2/27) ... Smacked an RBI triple vs. Boston University (2/27) ... Went 1-for-3 vs. South Carolina, contributing a double and two RBI (3/5) ... Had an RBI single in MSU's first game vs. Connecticut (3/6), scoring twice ...Was injured in MSU's Holy City Showdown opener vs. Charleston Southern (3/11) and missed three weekends of action ... Returned for the Penn State series, hitting.625 (5-for-8) with a double ... Went 3-for-4 in the middle game vs the Nittany Lions ... Missed eight games with injury, but returned to the lineup against Eastern Michigan and led off the bottom of the seventh with a double that started MSU's come-from-behind rally to win in a walkoff (4/27) ... Went 3-for-7 (.429) in the Rutgers series (4/29-5/1), smacking her first career home run in the finale and tallying three RBI ... Played in the first and final games at Ohio State (5/6-8), battling the flu - but managed a pair of base hits, three RBI, and two runs scored, walking three times ...

    HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year softball letterwinner at Loara High School in Anaheim, Calif... Named to the All-League first team all four years ... Named to the Saddleback Valley All-Tournament team as a junior and senior ... Was the Golden West League's MVP her junior and senior year ... Won back-to-back Golden West League championships her final two seasons ... Was a Varsity Scholar Athlete all four years of high school ... Earned a spot on the Principal's Honor Roll from 2012-15 ... Was her school's 2015 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

    CLUB: Played for the LA Royals 18 Gold based out of Anaheim, Calif.

    PERSONAL: Born July 30, 1997 ... Daughter of Mike and Cecile Eveland ... Brother, Dakota, played hockey at Colorado College ... Majoring in communications with a minor in public relations.

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