Junior drives in all six runs, including a grand slam, sends Gamecocks to the 12 pm EDT game on Saturday
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
Seventh-inning homers by juniors Dana Hathorn and Ashlyn Masters leads South Carolina to victory
Pictures from the game-one win over Houston in the 2013 Austin Regional in the NCAA Softball Tournament
Shots from the Gamecocks' 6-3 win over No. 18/15 Kentucky in the first round of the 2013 SEC Softball Tournament
Pictures from South Carolina's SEC Tournament quarterfinal matchup against No. 4/4 Tennessee
Shots from the Saturday softball contest between the Georgia Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Shots by Travis Bell from South Carolina's series opener against Kentucky
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Missed the season due to surgery at the end of 2011 ... Earned placement on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Also honored as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 39 games overall, hitting in 31 games, and pitching in 29 ... Became the third player in SEC history to earn the league's Freshman of the Week award three times ... Started 15 games in the circle and led the Gamecocks in complete games (6), innings pitched (103.2) and strikeouts (70) ... Tossed a no-hitter in her debut, walking one and striking out five against Coastal Carolina (2/12) ... Added a double and an RBI in a 2-for-3 day at the plate in her debut ... Also posted a one-hitter, a two-hitter and a three-hitter in her other complete games, the first two joining with the no-hitter for her team-best three shutouts ... Went the distance in two extra-inning games, going 1-1 in those contests (at No. 23 Auburn, vs. No. 20 Kentucky) ... Tallied a 3.38 ERA with an 8-8 record, adding two saves ... In five of her relief appearances, she did not allow a run ... At the plate, she hit .250, posting four doubles, two homers and nine RBI in 64 at bats ... Had a pinch-hit double in the win over Villanova (2/19) ... Went 2-for-3 during her two-hitter against Florida Gulf Coast (2/19) ... Notched her first career homer and got the win in the first meeting against Michigan State (2/20) ... Posted a six-game hitting streak in the month of February ... Helped her own cause in the win over Mississippi (3/12), hitting a two-run homer ... Compiled a 2-for-3 day with a double, a run and an RBI while getting the win in the circle over Charleston Southern (4/5) ... Drove in the game-winning run with an eighth-inning RBI double to give herself and the Gamecocks a win over No. 20 Kentucky (4/24) ... Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned six letters in softball from coaches Kellie Ellis, David Reams and Jack Key at Gaffney High School ... Twice honored by the South Carolina Coaches Association of Women's Sports on their 4A all-state team ... High School Sports Report (HSSR) named her to their all-state team five times ... Made the all-region team all six years while making the all-area team four times ... Three-time team MVP ... Hit .416 during her career with 24 home runs, slugging .696 ... Her senior season, hit .563 with a 1.197 slugging percentage ... Launched nine home runs and 14 doubles ... In the circle, posted a career 0.99 ERA, winning 98 games while striking out 1,182 batters ... Tallied a 0.78 ERA as a senior, holding opponents to a .128 batting average ... Went 26-4 as a junior, compiling a career-best 291 strikeouts ... Twice named to the all-academic team ... Claimed the SC High School League Scholar-Athlete Award ... Earned the US Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award ... A member of the Beta club for eight years.
PERSONAL: The daughter of Raymond and Nancy Sarratt, Julie Ellen Sarratt has one brother, Justin, who pitched at Clemson ... Chose South Carolina over College of Charleston and Samford ... Says her brother is her favorite athlete ... Studying accounting and finance.