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Valerie Kaff
Valerie Kaff

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain View

Position:
P

Birthdate:
05/09/1995

B/T:
R/R


Game-by-Game Statistics: 2014
Career Statistics/Career Highs


FRESHMAN (2014): Tossed 141.2 innings with a 5.14 ERA and 5-17 record, striking out 62 in her first collegiate season ... Threw 11 complete games in 21 starts ... Logged the second-most innings pitched of any freshman pitcher in the Big Ten ... Made her first collegiate appearance in relief against Stetson (2/7), going two innings and surrendering two runs ... Made her first collegiate start against Rhode Island in the bottom half of a doubleheader (2/9), throwing four innings, scattering three hits, and earning the win in a 9-0 decision for the Spartans ... Threw 11.1 innings of relief at the Littlewood Classic ... Started three of MSU's four games in the South Carolina Invitational (2/21-23), throwing her first career complete game against Georgetown (2/23). Against the Hoyas, she scattered five hits and picked up her second victory of the weekend ... Went all eight innings in a tough loss to Bethune-Cookman (3/1), allowing six runs on six hits and striking out a season-best seven batters ... Went three innings against Hofstra (3/2) ... Pitched four strong innings at Florida Atlantic (3/4), scattering five hits and allowing two unearned runs, striking out three ... Went 6 2/3 inning against Marshall (3/7), scattering seven hits with three strikeouts before Marshall scored the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh ... Threw two innings against Virginia Tech (3/8) ... Threw four innings and allowed just two runs against Illinois-Chicago (3/15) ... Allowed nine runs in 2.2 innings against a hot-hitting Ohio State team (3/21) in the Big Ten opener ... Was a workhorse in the Purdue series, picking up a 6-3 victory in game two (3/30). Scattered seven hits in a complete-game win ... Pitched 3.2 relief innings against the Boilers in the nightcap of the doubkeheader for a total of 10.2 on the day ... Pitched a complete game in a loss at Notre Dame (4/2), throwing 116 pitches - three shy of her career high ... Tossed 11.2 innings over two games in the Penn State series, allowing a combined six earned runs and striking out eight ... Threw a complete game, scattering seven hits, in a 5-3 game one win over Indiana (4/9), including striking out the cleanup hitter with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh ... Scattered five hits in a tough 2-0 loss to No. 19 Nebraska (4/24) ... Threw nine innings in the Northwestern series (5/2-4) and hit a season-high four batters in the 9-1 loss in game two, in which she also picked off a season-best two Wildcat runners ... Started the Big Ten tournament game against Northwestern (5/8), going 4 2/3 innings and surrendering just five hits while allowing four earned runs ...

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Mountain View High School ... Selected to the MaxPreps 2013 Softball All American Team ... Named 2013 Arizona Gatorade Softball Player of the Year ... Led team to a third-place finish in the state in 2013 and 2011 ... Named 2013 Arizona Division 1 Player of the Year ... Awarded the 2013 EV Tribune Player of the Year award ... Named city player of the year in 2013 ... Led her squad to win the 2013 CDO Championship ... Awarded player of the year honors for her region in 2013 ... Selected to the 1st Team All-Region in 2012 and 2013 ... Led her team to win the 2012 Desert Mountain Tournament and was named tournament MVP ... Awarded all-region second team honors in 2011 ... Named an all-region honorable mention in 2010 ... Voted Team MVP in 2012 and 2013.

Club: Competed for the AZ Killer Bees under coach Mike Grimaldi ... Placed 13th at the Premier Nationals in 2012 ... Won the Colorado berth qualifier in 2012 ... Finished in the top 30 at the Reno TCS Nationals in 2013.

Personal: Born May 9, 1995 ... Daughter of Mike and Janet Kaff ... Grandfather Gary Jarrett, played for the Detroit Red Wings in the late 1960's ... Plans on majoring in Education.

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