Katie Kloess
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    Katie Kloess

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Belleville, Ill.

    High School:
    Belleville Althoff

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    01/26/1981

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    Went 3-0 in the fall with a 0.33 era ... had three complete games, 17 strikeouts and just three walks in 21 innings.

    2002: Started 11 games and appeared in 16 ... struck out 22 batters in 50.2 innings pitched, including a season-high four against Indiana State (4/13) ... threw one shutout and earned one save ... had a 5-3 record and a 2.90 ERA ... pitched a one-hitter en route to a five-inning win against Drake (3/23) ... threw a season-high 6.2 innings in a 1-0 win over Colorado State ... named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.

    2001: Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team ... appeared in 21 games while making 17 starts ... posted a 7-7 record which included three shutouts and one save ... struck out 62 batters in 92.0 innings pitched ... allowed 79 hits and was touched for 26 earned runs ... registered a second-best 1.98 ERA ... fanned a season-high eight batters vs. Western Kentucky (4/11).

    2000: Appeared in 16 games on the mound, while making 14 starts ... compiled an 8-2 record throwing three complete games ... her winning percentage of .800 ties for fifth-best in a single season at SIU ... allowed 53 hits and 18 runs in 61 innings pitched ... posted a team best 0.57 ERA and a third best 42 strikeouts ... faced 231 batters for a .229 opponent batting average ... posted two shutouts, while combining on two others ... struck out six batters in each of her first three appearances.

    Althoff Catholic: A three-sport athlete, competing in softball, basketball and volleyball ... named Player-of-the-Year in softball by the News Democrat and Belleville Journal both her junior and senior seasons ... as a senior, batted .435 and drove in 13 runs ... led the team in batting average, doubles and sacrifice hits ... posted a 17-3 record on the mound ... led the team in era (0.33), innings pitched (129) and strikeouts (178) ... surrendered just 57 hits and 20 bases on balls.

    Personal: Majoring in special education ... ... holds a 3.88 cumulative grade point average ... named to the Fall 2002 Dean?s List ... full name is Kathryn Lynn Kloess ... has a brother, Dan ... is the daughter of Tom and Mary Kloess ... born on January 26, 1981 in Belleville, Ill.

    Blaylock on Kloess: ?Katie had such a great fall. She averaged almost a strikeout an inning which is huge for her. She is such a competitor and I look for her to step up and have a great senior year.?

    Kloess' Stats At Southern Illinois University

    YearERAG-GSWLPCTSVCGShOIPHRERSOBBIBBHBPWP2B3BHROpp. Avg.
    2000 0.5716-1482.80003261.0531854210022201.229
    2001 1.9821-1777.50014392.079352665230451737.231
    20022.9016-1153.62511150.258262122140031103.276
    Totals1.7953-422012.625286203.2190795212947061030311.229
    YearBAG-GSABRHRBI2B3BHRSOBBHBPSFSHTBSLG%SB-SBAPOAEFLD%
    2000.2508-24310000000011.2500-041301.000
    2001 .0005-01000000100030.0000-02281.968
    2002.00015-02400000000000.0000-03112.875
    Totals.14328-27710000100041.1420-09523.953

    Saturday, May 7
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Softball Wichita, Kan. 12:00 PM
    Softball Wichita, Kan. 2:00 PM
    Sunday, May 8
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Softball Wichita, Kan. 12:00 PM
    Thursday, May 12
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Softball Carbondale, Ill. TBA
    Softball Carbondale, Ill. TBA
    Friday, May 13
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Softball Carbondale, Ill. TBA
    Saturday, May 14
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Softball Carbondale, Ill. TBA