25  Erika Silence
Erika Silence


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Decatur Central High School






71 Wildcats on SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll

SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll Announced


Building a Winning Tradition: 2012 Season in Review

Season is highlighted by fourth-consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament


Softball's Season Concludes in NCAA Tournament Thriller

Senior Rachel Riley works six scoreless innings in relief; Joiner hits two-run homer


Seniors Catapult Softball to First Ever Series Win Over LSU

Cervantes homers for second consecutive night, Carroll hits go-ahead round tripper


Kentucky Welcomes No. 22 LSU for Final Home Weekend

Sunday will mark Senior Day to honor UK's six-member class of 2012


SB highlights vs. Georgia

Cumbess' First-Career No-Hitter Clinches Series Over Georgia; Wildcats clinch series vs. UGA for just the second time in school history and first since 2000


SB vs. LSU, 050612

Bell's No Hitter Clinches Sweep of No. 22 LSU; Bell tosses fifth-career no hitter, O'Brien drives in game-winning run


SB vs. Morehead State, 042412

Softball Grabs Victory Behind Riley, O'Brien; O'Brien hits first homer of season in win


SB vs. Georgia, 041512

Softball's Late Charge Falls Short to No. 10/11 Georgia; Cervantes' seventh-inning homer not enough


SB doubleheader vs. Arkansas, 041112

Cardiac Cats Walk Off With 9-7 Extra-Inning Win; Silence homer in eighth gives Cats walk-off win


SB vs. UAB, 031812

Wildcats Hit Three Homers in Loss to UAB; Erika Silence hits first home run of the season for the Wildcats

Senior (2012): Saw action in 17 games and made one start ... Registered a walk in a pinch-hitting situation in the third game of the UCLA series ... Earned a walk in a win over North Florida ... Hit first homer of the season vs. UAB ... Logged a pinch-hit at-bat at No. 10 Tennessee ... Hit the game-winning walk-off three-run homer to down Arkansas in extra innings ... Made her first career NCAA Tournament appearance with an at-bat vs. Valpo.

Junior (2011): Appeared in 16 games on the season ... Finished the season with a 1.000 fielding clip with four putouts recorded ... Combined with Sam DeMartine for the year's first back-to-back home runs with a solo shot in the upset win over No. 22 Ohio State ... Registered a pair of put outs in right field in the loss to Florida State ... Made two game-saving catches in left field in helping UK fend off No. 7 Tennessee for the series win ... Drove in a career-high two runs with a bases-clearing single in the route of Austin Peay ... Would also come around to score in that contest.

Sophomore (2010): Earned All-SEC Academic team honors ... Appeared in 12 games as a sophomore and registered a pair of hits ... Saw action in right field in a loss to Louisville ... Singled in a loss to No. 7 Georgia ... Recorded her first hit of the season in a pinch-hitting role in a loss at Tennessee ... Had her first at-bat of the season against San Diego State.

Freshman (2009): Appeared in 15 games, earning five starts ... Registered a pair of hits and three RBI in her first season with the Wildcats ... Reached base on a fielder's choice and rounded home to score in her first collegiate action against Oregon ... Her first career hit was a solo home run over the left field wall to help secure a win over UConn ... Posted an RBI walk in the win over Centenary ... Notched an RBI double in a victory over Miami (Ohio).

High School: A four-year letterwinner for Decatur Central ... Team won three county championships in her career ... Decatur Central was also Sectional Champions in her freshman season ... Batted .414 with 37 RBI, 19 doubles, three triples and three homeruns as a senior ... The 19 doubles was the most in the state ... Earned second-team All-State honors as a senior, while being named All-County in her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons ... A three-year All-Conference team member ... Named as an Indiana Softball All-Star, while also representing the All-West Softball Honor team all four years ... A three-year letterwinner in volleyball ... Active in her community, volunteering at the Fletcher Place Community Center and as a coach teaching young girls softball skills ... Graduated with academic honors from Decatur Central.

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