Four-run third and a two-run homer by Chelsea Hawkins provides the offense in the win
Senior catcher hits a two-run homer that led to the win; freshman Katie Marks got the victory with 3.2 innings of relief
Redshirt senior tosses her second-straight shutout; junior Ashlyn Masters gets two-run homer in victory
Kelley Dillon and Alaynie Page get the homers for the Gamecocks
Senior catcher Shelby Gonzales goes 2-for-3 with homer, 3 RBI
Shots from the winner's bracket game against No. 4 national seed Texas.
Shots from the Gamecocks' 6-3 win over No. 18/15 Kentucky in the first round of the 2013 SEC Softball Tournament
Pictures from the win over the Mountaineers on April 3, 2013
Shots from the final game of the first series at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
February 9th, 2013
Gonzales' 2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
2012 (JUNIOR): Played in 47 games, starting 44 behind the plate ... Ranked fifth on the team with a .363 on-base percentage, helped by her 18 walks, second on the team ... Also tied for fourth with four homers ... Hit .217 for the season ... Posted a two-RBI single in her Garnet and Black debut against Tennessee State (2/10) ... Went 2-for-2 with a homer and two RBI in the win over Presbyterian (2/25) ... Posted a 2-for-4 outing with a homer and three RBI at Charlotte (2/29) ... Scored twice and posted a two-run homer while also drawing two walks at UC Riverside (3/3) ... Tallied a four-game hitting streak, including getting one in all three games in the SEC-opening series against Arkansas (3/9-11) ... Posted a two-RBI single in the 6-5 victory over Charlotte (3/14) ... Hit a homer in the next-to-last game at Mississippi (5/5) ... Tripled in the final game of 2012, also at Mississippi (5/6) ... A member of the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Also a 2011-12 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.
2010-11 (NORTH IDAHO): Earned two letters for coach Don Don Williams ... Holds the Cardinals' career home run record with 30 ... Set many program records during her sophomore season, as she led North Idaho to a NJCAA Region 18 tournament appearance ... As a sophomore, she posted a .935 slugging percentage, 27 home runs, 46 walks and 104 RBI, all single-season NIC records, in 59 games ... Led NJCAA Division I in RBI and finished third in homers ... Earned second-team NFCA All-Region and Scholar-Athlete accolades in 2010-11 ... Also a NJCAA first-team All-Region 18 selection ... As a freshman, she posted a .333 batting average with eight doubles, three homers and 19 RBI ... Off the diamond, she helped lead the effort to make NIC a completely tobacco-free campus.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Dave Greggory for four years at Moses Lake High School ... Captured many awards, including first-team all-conference and Columbia Basin League MVP ... Also played volleyball for three years for the Chiefs, earning team MVP once ... Off the field, she served as the associated student body president for a year after working as the business manager for two years ... Also the secretary of the honor society and treasurer for the pep club ... A four-year honor roll member.
PERSONAL: Shelby Kaitlin Gonzales is the daughter of Roland and Korrine Gonzales ... Has one younger brother, Derrick ... Chose the Gamecocks over Washington and Oregon ... Among her favorites, she lists country music and family cooking...Majoring in psychology.