SIU tops Wichita State in opener, falls to Northern Iowa in quarterfinals.
Junior third baseman helped SIU go 4-0 in league play last week
Illini score two unearned in the extra frame
SIU holds off Braves for 6-5 win in opener before rallying for 3-2 win in Game 2
Redhawks' 14 runs the most SIU has allowed this season
Softball vs. Bradley
Softball vs. Missouri State (Game 3)
Softball vs. Missouri State
Softball vs. Wichita State (Game 3)
Softball vs. Wichita State
At Southern Illinois
2013 / Junior
Started 50 games at third base for the Salukis...hit .206 with 27 hits...scored 16 runs and drove in 14 runs...Led SIU with eight sacrifice hits and ranked third on the team with 28 walks...went 2-for-3 with three RBI in SIU's MVC Tournament win over Wichita State.
2012 / Sophomore
MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team
Started all 56 games at third base...led the nation with 23 sacrifice hits...ranked second on the team with 37 walks and third on the team with 35 runs scored...her 37 walks ranks fifth in school history for a single season...ranked third on the team with a .432 on-base percentage...posted a batting average of .277 with 41 hits and 27 RBI...had six extra-base hits with five doubles and her first career home run...had a career day against Drake (4/21), going 3-for-3 at the plate with career-highs of three RBI and three runs scored.
2011 / Freshman
Appeared in 46 games, starting four...primarily saw action as a pinch runner...scored 14 runs in her rookie season...had three at-bats against UIC (3/13).
At Carterville High School
Selected All-Conference, All-State and All-South in her last three seasons...holds school records for most triples in a season and had 140 career hits...batted .471 as a senior...as a junior had a .398 batting average, going 37-for-93 with 16 RBI and 29 runs scored...as a sophomore, helped the Lady Lions to a 2A State Championship while posting a batting average of .411...went 51-for-124 from the plate her sophomore year, scoring 51 runs with 13 doubles and 19 RBI.
Full name is Kelsea Yvonne Ashton...majoring in pre-dental...daughter of Cody and Becky Ashton...has one sister, Brittany...born Jun. 7, 1992. in Carbondale, Ill.