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19  Lauren Cumbess
Lauren Cumbess

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Normal, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community West

Position:
Pitcher/Infield

Experience:
3VL


05/16/2014

Kentucky-Ohio Postgame Quotes

Kentucky plays Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, Ohio to play Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET

05/12/2014

63 UK Student-Athletes Participate in Graduation

Commencement held Saturday

02/26/2014

24 to be Inducted into Frank G. Ham Society of Character

University of Kentucky Student-Athletes Recognized for All-Around Excellence

04/24/2013

Cumbess' Game-Winner Leads Softball Past No. 7 Louisville

No. 17 UK softball team defeats in-state foe No. 7 Louisville on walkoff hit by Lauren Cumbess

04/21/2013

Cumbess, Sagermann Homer as Softball Defeats Arkansas 5-3

Lauren Cumbess hits two-run homer, Nikki Sagermann blast three-run shot in win

04/24/2013

Cumbess on midweek defeat of UofL

Lauren Cumbess had a walk-off single in UK's 2-1 win over Louisville.

03/01/2013

Junior Lauren Cumbess helped UK defeat USF

Junior pitcher/infielder Lauren Cumbess helped UK take down USF, who advanced to the Women's College World Series last season, 6-3 in extra innings.

04/14/2012

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

05/18/2012

SB vs. Michigan, NCAA Tournament, 051812

Kentucky Suffers Heartbreaking Walk-Off Loss in NCAA Opener; Wildcats rallied for the lead in the top of the seventh

05/06/2012

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

04/24/2012

SB vs. Morehead State, 042412

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

04/15/2012

SB vs. Georgia, 041512

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

04/14/2012

SB vs. Georgia, 041412

Cumbess' First-Career No-Hitter Clinches Series Over Georgia; UGA series win is just the second time in school history

  • One-time SEC Weekly Award Winner (2012)
  • Primetime Performer of the Week by CollegeSoftball360.com (2013)
  • NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team (2013)

Junior (2013): Breakout junior season at the plate, leading the team in batting average at .323, home runs with 13, RBI with 43, hits with 65 and at-bats with 201 ... Her 13 homers ranked tied for third most in a single season in school history, while her 43 RBI is tied for fourth most ... Also was the team's second-best pitcher, posting a 10-7 record with a 3.88 ERA, striking out 82 in 110 innings pitched ... Was named NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team ... Allowed only two runs pitching and had the game winning single in win over No. 3 Cal at the Kajikawa Classic ... Was named a Primetime Performer of the Week by CollegeSoftball360.com for her effort vs. Cal ... Led the team with 23 multi-hit games playing and starting all 62 games ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Oregon State ... Drilled two home runs in the 23rd Campbell/Cartier Classic, leading the team with a .500 average at the event ... Recorded a season-high seven strikeouts against Cal Poly and Central Michigan... Named to the Coke Zero Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team after finishing with a .571 batting average with two doubles and five RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI against South Florida, including an RBI single and an RBI bunt single ... Also pitched five hitless innings against USF, who went to the College World Series in 2012 ... Hit an RBI single against Western Michigan in the final game of the Under Armour Invitational ... Had a perfect 2-for-2 game, registering her third homer of the season while scoring three runs vs. UNC ... Went 2-for-4 with a double in the second game of the LSU series, where she also retired nine consecutive batters at one point in the game in the circle ... Earned the win vs. WKU with four strong innings ... Went 2-for-4 in the first game of the Mississippi State series, also going 1-for-3 in the final game with one RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI, with one coming from a homer vs. Lipscomb ... Dominated in the South Carolina series with two multi-hit games for two RBI each, along with a home run ... Went 4-for-8 in the doubleheader vs. EKU with two doubles and a home run ... Blasted two home runs, recorded a hit in every game, and tallied four RBI in the series vs. Florida ... Smacked a two-run homer and a double in the second game of the doubleheader at MTSU and grabbed the win in the circle during the first game ... Dominated in the final game of the Arkansas series going 2-for-4 with a home run for two RBI, also pitching four innings to earn the win in the circle ... Went 2-for-4 against Louisville, hitting the game-winning single ... Scored a run, was walked, and had a multi-hit game in the Missouri series, where she started in the circle twice ... Had a career-high 12-game hitting streak during the season ... During the hitting streak, she had six doubles, six homers and 13 RBI ... Collected three RBI in the Lexington Regional vs. Marshall and Virginia Tech ... Went 3.1 innings in the circle vs. Virginia Tech to help clinch a Super Regional berth ... Hit a home run in the Tempe Super Regional.

Sophomore (2012):
Started all 60 games for UK including making nine starts in the circle ... Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week accolades after tossing the first no-hitter of her career in a win vs. Georgia ... Batted .255 on the year with 40 hits ... Made her first pitching appearance of the season in the second game vs. UCLA ... Went the distance vs. Wright State while recording the win only allowing two hits and ringing up six batters ... Delivered an RBI single into left field vs. Radford ... Went 2-3 vs. Nicholls State with a run scored, an RBI and a double ... Blasted a home run in UK's win over Stephen F. Austin ... Struck out a career-high 10 batters in a loss to Alabama ... Posted a pair of hits and drove in a run in a loss to Western Illinois ... Batted .375 at the UK Invite, claiming five hits, two runs, and four RBI for the weekend while earning All-Tournament team honors ... Doubled and drove in a run in a win over WKU ... Tallied three hits, including a double in series win over No. 18 Auburn ... Doubled in a loss to Louisville ... Registered hits in five consecutive at-bats and led the team with five total hits in the Tennessee series ... Paced the offensive unit in the South Carolina series by batting .600 and driving in four runs ... Led the team with a .571 clip in the Arkansas series including notching a career-high three-hit performance in the win ... Threw her first career no-hitter in a series-clinching win over No. 10 Georgia while limiting the Bulldogs to just five base runners in the win ... Also batted .400 in the series with a pair of doubles ... Drove in a run and walked three times in the series with Ole Miss ... Connected for two singles in sweep over No. 22 LSU ... Scored after earning a walk in the NCAA Tournament vs. Michigan ... Singled and drew two walks against Louisville.

Freshman (2011):Saw action in 47 games while making 36 starts in her first season in the Blue and White ... Started nine games on the mound for UK and earned a 6-2 record with a team-low 1.99 ERA ... Made her first career start as the designated player in the upset win over No. 22 Ohio State ... Reached base twice in the contest by drawing a walk and reaching on an error by the Buckeyes ... Notched hits in back-to-back outings against DePaul and Memphis ... Earned her first career win in the circle with a complete-game shutout over Middle Tennessee State ... Struck out seven and allowed just two hits in the win ... Posted a career-high two hits in a loss to Stanford ... Doubled in a win over UC Davis ... Started the North Dakota State game and tossed four innings and struck out six ... Had a two-hit day in the game and plated the game's winning run in the top of the eighth with a sacrifice bunt ... Drove in a run with two outs in a win over Southern Illinois ... Struck out a career-best 10 batters in a complete-game shutout while contributing her first career home run to the offensive output in a win over SIUE ... Charted an RBI single in the upset of Tennessee ... Scored in the 11-inning win over Arkansas ... Blasted a three-run homer in the opening game of the Mississippi State to give UK a lead for good ... Had a bases-clearing double in the series-clinching victory over the Bulldogs ... Earned her first win in the circle in SEC action to complete a sweep of No. 5 Florida striking out seven ... Drove in two with a bases-clearing double in a win at Austin Peay ... Picked up a win at Marshall in the circle ... Earned a shutout win in the opening game of the Tennessee Tech series ... Drove in the game-tying run with an RBI single to help lead a comeback effort in the nightcap of a win over the Golden Eagles ... Threw a complete game shutout in a win over EKU ... Drew a walk in the SEC Tournament game vs. Tennessee.

High School:Dominating pitcher and skilled batter ... Tabbed the Most Valuable Player in all four seasons of high school ... As a senior she batted over .550 with 14 homers while tossing 290 strikeouts and holding a 0.45 ERA ...Was an All-State performer and the Pitcher of the Year in her final season ... Led Normal Community High School to a conference and regional championship ... In her junior campaign she was voted as the 2009 Offensive Player of the Year ... All Big-12 Conference team selection and a Scholastic Achievement award winner during her career ... As a junior she posted a .378 batting average while recording a 0.34 earned run average ... Struck out 214 in 20 games ... Was an Honor Roll student.

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