Kelly Creek
    Kelly Creek


    Belleville, Ill.

    High School:





    2004: Started 37 games at designated player (33) and first base (4) and played in 45 overall ... batted .194 (18-for-93) with two doubles, two home runs, six RBI and three runs scored added five walks, eight sacrifices, a sacrifice fly and 26 total bases ... had a .262 on base and .280 slugging percentage ... went 1-for-1 in the MVC Tournament title game against Creighton ... was perfect in the field in 22 chances ... has just two errors in 150 chances in her career for a .987 fielding percentage ... collected four multiple-hit games ... tied for fourth with two home runs ... was fifth at SIU with eight sacrifices ... had a season-high two RBI versus Tenn.-Martin, going 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored ... added season-bests of two hits (four times), two walks (vs. No. Iowa), two sacrifices (twice), three at bats (18 times) and four total bases (twice) ... had a season-high ten putouts versus Siena.

    2003: Named Second-Team All-MVC and Second-Team All-Great Lakes Region ... batted .259 (37-for-143) with a career-high nine doubles, eight home runs, 30 RBI, 70 total bases, 10 sacrifices and a .490 slugging percentage ... hit eight home runs after entering the season with no career home runs ... her eight home runs (3rd) ties for fourth in a single season at SIU ... her 10 sacrifices (T-6th), 30 RBI (T-8th) and eight home runs (10th) rank in the top ten in the MVC ... hit two home runs in a game against Drake (4/5) and Alabama-Birmingham (3/11), tying the SIU record ... hit one home run off the scoreboard at West Stadium, the first to accomplish the feat ... hit two game-winning home runs, including a three-run game-winning home run versus Creighton in a 4-2 win and a walk-off two-run home run against Indiana State in a 4-3 win ... had a .991 fielding percentage with just one error in 117 chances ... second in RBI (30) and third in home runs (8), doubles (9), total bases (70), sacrifices (10), at bats (143), plate appearances (165) and putouts (110) ... tied for third with 51 games played and starts, fourth in slugging percentage (.490), and tied for fifth in walks (11) ... started 36 games at designated player and 15 at first base ... set career-highs with two home runs in a game (twice), five RBI versus Drake (2-for-2) and eight total bases in a game ... the two homers and five RBI ties a team-high ... named to the Tallahassee Democrat Invitational All-Tournament Team, hitting .444 (4-for-9) with two doubles and an RBI ... had a season-high 11 putouts versus SEMO and two assists against No. Iowa ... hit .350 (7-for-20) versus lefthanders and .310 (18-for-58) with runners in scoring position ... third with eight multiple-RBI games and fourth with seven multiple-hit games ...hit safely in 14 of the first 16 games, including two seven game hitting streaks, which tied for the team high ... was a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBI versus Evansville ... SIU went 27-9 when she started at designated player and 21-4 when she batted fourth ... hit .356 (16-for-45) when playing first base ... named to the Verizon Academic All-District V Softball Team First-Team.

    2002: Hit .267 (3rd-best) with 24 hits, three runs, three doubles and 17 RBI ... named second-team all-Great Lakes Region ... had three or more RBI twice ... made 34 starts, 33 at designated player ... went a perfect 4-for-4 with four RBI in her second start vs. Southern Mississippi (2/15) ... was named All-Tournament at the Mississippi State Bulldog Classic (Feb. 15-17) ... went 2-for-3 with a double, one run scored and three RBI leading SIU to a 6-4 win over Creighton (4/21) ... was second in sacrifices (7) and on base percentage (.356) and third in RBI (17) ... was second with a .314 average in MVC play ... had a .300 slugging percentage.

    Belleville East: Named first-team all-area by both the News Democrat and Belleville Journal ... a first-team all-Southwest Conference selection ... was honored by the NFCA as she was named both first-team all-Midwest Regional and Honorable Mention All-American ... also garnered Chicago Tribune Honorable Mention honors.

    Personal: Majoring in physical education ... holds a 3.495 cumulative grade point average ... has been named to the Dean's List four times ... has a sister, Mandy ... daughter of Kevin and Glenna Creek ... born on July 7, 1983 in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

    Blaylock on Creek:'"Kelly had a tremendous fall. She has worked so hard over the summer and fall on her hitting and foot work. She is such a leader by example because she is so focused at practice on making herself better. She will get playing time not only as a designated player, but also at first base."