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28  Jennifer Young
Jennifer Young

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Radcliff, Ky.

High School:
North Hardin

Height:
5-5

Position:
Outfielder

Bats/Throws:
R/R


Junior (2009): Served mainly as a pinch runner for UK and began developing into an outfielder ... Tossed one inning of work in UK's upset victory over LSU ... Came in as a pinch runner in a win over Kent State ... Scored her first career run as a pinch runner in the win over Western Kentucky ... Took the mound for an inning against Tennessee ... Scored twice in the NCAA Tournament as a pinch runner, once against Ohio State and the other in the win over Canisius.

Sophomore (2008): Made 22 appearances and 17 starts in the circle in her second season ... Set a career high with 128.0 innings pitched and 35 strikeouts tossed ... Earned her first start and win of the season, leading UK to a 4-1 win over UCF in the third place game of the Paradise Classic ... Picked up her second win of the year going six innings, giving up one run and tossing out two over Eastern Illinois ... Set a career high with five strikeouts in a win over Morehead State ... Notched a career high with eight innings pitched in a loss to Indiana ... Had an impressive outing against Mississippi State, throwing six innings, fanning three batters and allowing just one run ... Tossed six innings, striking out four in a loss to Ole Miss.

Freshman (2007): Paced the team in earned run average (3.97), opposing batting average (.311), wins (7), saves (2), appearances (28) and games in relief (28) ... Was second on the team with 95.1 innings pitched ... Struck out 28 batters, including 12 batters looking ... Threw four complete games ... Struck out three in games against Butler and IUPUI ... Gave up just one run in a win over Sacramento State ... Earned saves against Marshall and Ole Miss.

High School: Played at North Hardin High School ... Ace of the North Hardin pitching staff with a 28-6 record as a senior ... Had a team-best 0.49 ERA ... Struck out 355 batters in 226 innings of work ... Gave up just 16 earned runs as a senior ... Batted .372 with 13 RBI, 12 doubles and two home runs ... Received All-State honors and was named the News Enterprise Player of the Year ... Named to the 17th district and 5th Regional All-Tournament teams ... In the 20-team Ballard tournament, Young compiled a 5-0 record as she blanked then top-ranked Greenwood and no-hit Grayson County ... In that five-game stretch, Young surrendered just two runs and threw four shutouts ... In that same 34 innings of work, she allowed 12 hits and struck out 62 batters ... Has been named to the 17th District All-Tournament team three times ... Is a two-time member of the All-Fifth Region All-Tournament Team ... Member of honor roll, National Honors Society, Who's Who Among High School Students.

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