#MGSB's Ashley Kirk gave up five hits in 10 innings to lead NT to late victory over Owls
North Texas 2014 Started 47 of 49 games at catcher or designated player Tied the North Texas single-season record throwing out 23 runners attempting to steal Walked 32 times, good for second-most in NT single-season history Had the second-highest on-base percentage on the unit (.423) Hit a two-run home run in the opener against JMU Walked three times in the game against Winthrop Had four two-hit games on the season Hit a homer against No. 18 Tulsa in the final series of the season Also scored a season-high two runs against No. 18 Tulsa
2013 Started 36 of 53 games at catcher or designated player Led the team with 21 walks Posted her first career hit in the opening game against Memphis Tied game against Iowa with her first career home run Posted home run as second hit of her career Posted home run in her 11th career at-bat, tying her as the eighth fastest North Texas player to hit her first career home run Threw out her first runner against Texas State Went 1-for-1 against UTA with two walks and a stolen base Stole two bases in the third game against Troy Threw out two runners in the series against FAU Drew four walks in the series against ULL Gave North Texas a 5-3 lead with a solo home run against No. 19 Baylor Threw out two runners in win against Baylor Went 2-for-3 in the third win against Middle Tennessee with an RBI double Threw out two runners in game against Oklahoma Drew two walks against ULM
High School Was a finalist for the 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year after a standout career at Mount St. Mary High School Over her four-year career, she recorded a batting average of .462, knocked in 91 RBI and hit 20 home runs Was named a 2011 Middle West All-State Catcher and was a four-time all-conference player Named to the Oklahoman Little All-City First Team roster in 2012 Was also named to the 2011 All-Region Team and led her team to the 2010 3A state championship Was a three-time first-team All-City Catcher and a two-time offensive player of the year Was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and was named second-team Central All-Conference in 2010 Played travel ball for Oklahoma Twisters Gold
Personal Daughter of William Wade; and Jamie and Steve Utterback ... Born July 23, 1994.