Shelly Prochaska

Shelly Prochaska

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aloha, Ore.

High School:
Aloha

Height:
5-7

Position:
Catcher/Third Base

Experience:
3V

OREGON STATE: (2002) Played in all 65 games, making 64 starts for the Beavers in a variety of positions…saw most action as catcher or the designated player…ranked fourth on the squad with a .267 batting average, recording 48 hits in 180 at bats…was second on the team with 22 RBI, 10 doubles and 23 walks…belted a three-run home run in the fifth inning to help Beavers beat Penn State (Feb. 23) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic…was a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate with a double against Loyola Marymount (Mar. 7) at the Malihini Tournament…became just the fifth OSU player to have four hits in a single game - a feat she has accomplished twice…named the Malihini Tournament Most Valuable Player after recording 10 hits in seven games…was a perfect 2-for-2 against No. 3 Stanford (Apr. 6)…hit a double in back-to-back games against Portland State (Apr. 29)…went 2-for-3 against No. 8 Stanford (May 10)…reeled off a six-game hitting streak early in the season…tied for fourth on the team with seven multiple hit games…had four multiple RBI outings…finished with a .983 fielding percentage recording 267 putouts and 25 assists…threw out a team-best 10 runners attempting to steal.

(2001) Started all 69 games for the Beavers in a variety of positions…Earned NCAA Regional Tournament honors…Ranked third on the squad with a .287 batting average, recording 60 hits in 209 at bats…Was second on the squad with 30 RBI…Second with 16 walks…Had five stolen bases in eight attempts…Recorded multiple hits in 15 different games…Tied for the team-lead with eight multiple RBI games…Ended the season with a two-game hitting streak…Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and four RBI against Chattanooga (May 18) in the NCAA Regional Tournament…Finished a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate with two RBI and a home run against Portland State (May 3)…Was the only player to have four hits in one game…Her 50 singles ranked seventh in the OSU single-season charts…Had 12 RBI with two-out…Hit .522 (12-for-23) with runners on base and less than two out…Owned a .974 fielding percentage with 262 putouts and 71 assists…Threw out seven runners attempting to steal.

(2000) Played in 59 games, the most of any freshman, with 54 starts... Made her way around the infield and outfield but saw most action behind the plate, tallying 37 starts... Finished fifth on the squad with a .267 batting average... Totaled 43 hits and scored 21 runs... Her nine doubles ranks seventh on the single-season batting charts... Was a perfect 2-for-2 against Tulsa on March 4... Smashed first homerun of her career in a 2-for-4, two RBI performance in OSU’s 3-2 victory against Arizona State... Tied for second on the team with a nine-game hitting streak... Recorded nine multiple hit games and four multiple RBI games... Had at least 10 putouts on four occasions... Finished with 241 putouts and just two errors for a .992 fielding percentage.

ALOHA HS: Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Oregon in 1999... Earned first team all-state honors and was the Metro League MVP in 1999... Aloha won the Metro League title her senior year... Valley Times Female Athlete of the Year as a senior... Started every game but two and played in every game but one in her four-year career... Also named third team all-state pick and first team all-league as a junior... Played volleyball for four years and was a third team All-Metro League honoree as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, CA... Daughter of Shirley and Mark Prochaska... Has two sisters, Leslie and Shannon... Leslie plays softball at Chapman University... Her grandfather played football at Nebraska and coached in the pros... Health and Human Performance major.

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