Gutknecht three-run homer helps fuel big sixth inning
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Career Statistics/Career Highs
JUNIOR (2016): Forced to retire at the end of her junior season due to injury issues ... Retired with 21 career home runs, fifth all-time by an MSU player ... Appeared in 47 games and started 34 ... Hit .309 on the season, amacking a team-best seven home runs ... Added three doubles and 14 RBI ... Started four of five games at the FGCU Kickoff Classic (2/12-14), posting a .222 batting average over the five contests ... Had a pair of hits against both Northern Iowa (2/19) and Memphis (2/20) at the Littlewood Classic, with one RBI and her first home run of the year vs. the Panthers of UNI ... Capped the FAU invitational with a two-run home run against Columbia (2/28) ... Assumed sole posession of eighth place on MSU’s career home run list with her 17th career home run, a solo shot vs. South Carolina (3/5) ... Went 1-for-4 in the first game vs. Connecticut (3/6) ... Opened the College of Charleston Holy City Showdown with a 2-for-3 performance vs. Charleston Southern with a season-best three putouts (3/11) ... Went 2-for-2 in a 4-3 win over Columbia (3/12), with a pair rof RBI and a double ... Had MSU’s lone hit in a tough loss to No. 10 Georgia (3/12) ... Had two hits in a limited role at the Hoosier Classic (3/19-20) ... Came up with a pinch hit double in the Penn State series finale (4/2) ... In two plate appearances as a pinch hitter in the Maryland series (4/10), walked once and smacked a two-run homer in the finale, her fourth round-tripper of the season ... Hit .375 in the series win over Indiana (4/15-17), with a double and a two-run homer (the 19th of her career, good for seventh at MSU) among her three hits ... Went 1-for-3 in the Rutgers series as a pinch hitter (4/29-5/1) ... Started two of the three games at Ohio State (5/6-8) at designated player and entered the first as a pinch hitter, delivering home runs in back-to- back games, (her sixth and seventh of the season), with a pair of RBI and two runs scored ...
SOPHOMORE (2015): Hit .281 in 48 games, and started 24 of the last 25 games in left field ... Hit .281, scoring 22 runs on 34 hits, knocking in 34 RBI and swatting 11 home runs ... In one more at-bat as a sophomore, raised her batting average 30 points, increased her home run total by eight, and nearly tripled her RBI output from her freshman season ... Hit a team-best 11 home runs, good for fifth place in a single season in the MSU annals ... Opened her season with a 1-for-3 performance against Akron (2/6), picking up three RBI on a bases-loaded double ... Hit the team's first homer of the season in a 1-for-2 performance with a pair of walks against Rhode Island (2/6) ...Went 2-for-3 against Stetson, helping the Spartans to a 3-2 victory over the Tournament host ... Homered in the second and third games of the series at Nebraska, smashing a grand slam (3/21) and hitting a solo shot in the finale (3/22) and combining for six RBI ... Contributed a pair of triples and three RBI in the Penn State series (3/28-29) ... Went a combined 5-for-12 vs. Rutgers, including a 3-for-5 effort with four RBI, a double, and a homer in the second game (4/3-5) ... Had one hit and an RBI in a loss to Toledo (4/8) to extend her hitting streak to three games ... Went 2-for-4 in the opener of the Ohio State series (4/10), smacking her fifth home run of the season ... Had a pair of hits against Eastern Michigan (4/14) ... Had a pair of hits in the Minnesota series, (4/17-19), including her sixth home run of the season in game one ... Went 1-for-4 at Michigan (4/21), smashing a two-run homer in the first inning ... Homered in the home game against Western Michigan (4/22) ... Went a combined 4-for-11 with six RBI, a double, and a home run at Indiana (4/24-26) ... Opened the Maryland series with a 2-for-2 performance with a double and two RBI (5/1) ... Homered and walked in the second game against the Terps, scoring twice (5/2).
FRESHMAN (2014): Team's starting left fielder, appearing in and starting 46 of 49 games ... Third on the team with a .246 batting average, smacking eight doubles and three homers ... Owned a .988 fielding percentage, tied for the team lead, with just one error in 86 chances ... Had six multiple-hit games ... Had a .571 batting average, 667 on-base percentage, a pair of homers, and a 1.429 slugging percentage at the Stetson Leadoff Classic (2/7-9), earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team ... Went 3-for-4 in a 5-0 victory over Rhode Island in the top half of a doubleheader at Stetson (2/9), smacking her first collegiate home run, a two-run shot to left center ... Went 1-for-2 in the second game with a pair of intentional walks against the Rams, sending a two-run homer over the center field wall ... 1-for-3 against San Jose State, with an RBI single (2/14) ... Also had an RBI single against SIU-Edwardsville (2/14) ... Went 2-for-4 in a 5-2 win over UNC Wilmington (2/21) with an RBI and a run scored ... Smacked her first career double, was walked twice, and scored twice in a win over Georgetown (2/23) ... Snapped an 0-for-17 slump at the plate with a big weekend at the Florida Atlantic Tournament ... Went 2-for-3 against Marshall in a tough 2-1 loss (3/7) ... Smacked an RBI double to score MSU's lone run in a 1-0 win over Hofstra (3/8) ... Contributed a pair of doubles in a 2-for-3 plate performance in a loss to Virginia Tech (3/8) ... Had her four-game hit streak (tied for her season best) snapped in the series finale at Ohio State (3/22) after going 2-for-7 in the first two games with a run scored and an RBI ... In first game of a doubleheader vs Purdue (3/30), went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored .... In the nightcap vs. Purdue, went 1-for-1 with a sac fly, a walk, and a HBP, and a career-high six putouts in the field .. Went 1-for-2 at Notre Dame (4/2) getting hit by a pitch in the third straight game ... Had a personal-best five-game hitting streak come to an end when she went 0-for-3 in the series finale against Penn State (4/6) ... Had a hit in each of the two games against Indiana (4/9) ... Homered against Michigan (4/11), her first homer since the opening weekend of the season ... Went 2-for-3 with a walk in the middle game against Iowa (4/19) ... Went 1-for-3 with four putouts in left against Central Michigan (4/23) ... Hit an RBI double in the second game of the Northwestern series (5/3) ... Doubled and walked twice in the Big Ten Tournament game against Northwestern (5/8) ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Wharton High School ... Missed most of her senior season due to injury, but returned in time to lead her team to its first-ever regional tournament in school history ... Named First Team All-State in 2012 ... Led state of Florida in extra base hits in 2012 ... Selected to the First Team All-County in 2011 ... Awarded First Team All-District honors in 2010 ... Elected team captain in 2011, 2012, and 2013 ... Led team in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage, and RBIs in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
CLUB: Competed for the Tampa Mustangs Bell and Team FLA Gold ... Led the Mustangs to the ASA Southern National Championship in 2010.
PERSONAL: Born December 12, 1994, to parents Kraig and Linda Kujawa ... Has a sister, Kierslyn .. Father played rugby at Northern Illinois University ... Plans on majoring in Kinesiology.