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Rachael Knapp
Rachael  Knapp

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Joseph, Mich.

High School:
Lakeshore

Height:
5-7

Position:
P

Major:
Therapeutic Recreation


2017: Earned Fastpitch News honorable mention All-America accolades … Great Lakes All-Region Second Team … first team All-MAC honoree … voted MAC Pitcher of the Year … appeared in a CMU season record 38 games, making 30 starts in the circle … ranked first in the program history with 27 complete games … led the team and ranked second in the MAC with a 1.44 ERA … posted a career-high 22 wins, which tied for third in program history … totaled a program record 224.0 innings pitched … recorded a career-high 256 strikeouts, which ranked second in the MAC and 15th in the NCAA … tallied a conference- leading 11 shutouts, which also ranked 10th nationally … led the MAC with a 1.02 ERA in conference play … post a 11-4 league record … struck out double-digit batters in nine games … totaled a .166 opposing batting average versus right-handed batters and with two outs … averaged 8.00 strikeouts and 1.84 walks per game … pitched a complete game, giving up two hits and striking out a career-high 15 batters in a 1-0 win over North Dakota (2/17) … posted five-straight shutout victories (2/17-3/4) … retired 14 batters in seven innings in a 7-0 win against Siena (2/19) … allowed two hits and struck out 11 batters in a 5-0 victory versus Villanova (3/3) … pitched 4.2 innings and surrendered one hit in a 6-4 loss to Georgia State (3/5) … notched 12 strikeouts and surrendered four hits in a 5-1 win against USC Upstate (3/10) … pitched a complete game and retired 10 batters in a 3-1 victory vs. Oakland (3/22) … retired 13 batters in an 11-inning shutout vs. Kent State (4/1) … tied a career-high 15 strikeouts in 12 innings at Akron (4/8) … tossed a three-hitter with six strikeouts in a 3-1 victory over Ball State (4/29) … struck out 10 batters and gave up three hits in a 3-0 shutout against Ball State in the MAC Tournament (5/11).

2016:
Started a team-high 30 games in the circle … pitched complete game striking out 10 in 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh in Mercer Invitational (2/12) … pitched a complete, allowing just one unearned run and striking out 12 in 4-1 win over No.9 Arizona in Mary Nutter Tournament (2/20) … threw a complete game three-hitter with eight strikeouts in 6-0 victory over East Carolina (3/5) … tossed complete game two-hitter in 4-0 win over North Dakota with a season-high 13 strikeouts (3/11) … struck out 10 and gave up one run in 1-0 loss to USC Upstate (3/12) … struck out nine in 3-0 complete-game win over Akron … gave up two runs and six hits while striking out 11 in two wins over Toledo (4/15-16) … picked up two complete game wins at Ball State, giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out eight (4/22-23) … pitched complete game two-hit shutout with four striketous in 1-0 win over Eastern Michigan (4/30) … pitched complete game three-hitter with five strikeouts in 4-1 win at Northern Illinois (5/7) … led team pitching staff in innings pitched (182 1/3), strikeouts (196), and earned run average (2.76).

2015: All-MAC Second Team...Named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I Great Lakes Region Third Team...Pitched a complete game with six strike outs in a 3-2 loss to Syracuse (2/7) ... had a 1-0 shutout over Seton Hall with five strikeouts and two hits (2/14) ... received MAC West Pitcher of the Week (2/17) ... struck out ten and allowed four hits in a 1-0 loss to North Florida (3/6) ... surrendered two hits and stuck out seven in a 2-0 shutout over Boston College (3/7) ... received MAC West Pitcher of the Week (3/10) ... struck out 11 and gave up five hits against Maine (3/11) ... struck out six in a 2-0 shutout over Yale (3/14) ... allowed one hit with 13 strikeouts in a 7-1 win over Detroit (4/1) ... pitcheda complete game striking out 10 and allowing three hits in a 1-0 win over Akron (4/4) ... received MAC West Pitcher of the Week (4/7) ... pitched a complete game striking out eight and walking two in a 5-2 victory over Eastern Michigan (4/11) ... had a save striking out three and walking one in 2.1 innings against Eastern Michigan (4/12) ... pitched three innings striking out five and allowing one hit in a 2-1 win over Oakland (4/14) ... had a 8-5 win striking out two and giving up two hits against Oakland (4/14) ... struck out six and allowed five hits in a 10-7 win over NIU (4/26) ... received MAC West Pitcher of the Week (4/28) ... had a win striking out five and surrendering four hits in a 3-1 victory over Michigan State (4/29) ... had aseason high of 13 strikeouts in a 3-2 loss to Bowling Green (5/3)... pitched seven shutout innings while giving up 4 hits in a 2-0 win against Western Michigan (5/6)... had seven shutout innings while striking out nine in a 1-0 win over Kent State (5/7).

2014: Currently holds eighth in overall season strikeouts with 144 ... had the team best ERA (2.21) and strikeouts (144) ... had two hits in a 6-0 victory against Drake (2/8) ... named MAC West Player of the Week (3/10) ... pitched 6.2 innings, struck nine batters out and gave up six hits in a 2-1 loss over UT Arlington (2/15) ... won 6-5 against Eastern Kentucky and pitched 4.0 innings, struck out seven batters and gave up one run (2/21) ... had nine putouts in a 8-7 victory over Providence (3/7) ... struck out 14 batters in a 4-1 win over Fordham (3/7) ... pitched a complete game against Buffalo, struck out seven and gave up three hits (4/11) ... pitched a complete game shutout giving up only five hits while striking out 3 in a 5-0 win over Northern Illinois (4/18) ... gave up one run and struck out two against Western Michigan (4/20) ... pitched 5.1 innings in a 6-5 Chippewas victory over Bowling Green (4/25) .... pitched a complete game shutout giving up two hits, while striking out seven in a 2-0 victory over Akron (5/7).

High School: Went 6-3 with 142 strikeouts and a 0.70 earned run average in 60 innings in 2012 en route to first-team All-State, All-Regional and All-Division honors ... pitched her team to wins against three top-ranked teams in 2011 and accumulated 87 strikeouts and a 1.81 ERA in 80 innings ... will play her senior season at Lakeshore High School and her first three high school seasons at Saint Joseph High School.

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