Golden Grizzlies qualified for Horizon League tournament for second time and three years
Episodes 1 and 4 were selected as nominees under Military and Sports Program Series categories.
Golden Grizzlies tally seven hits, Kownacki pitches 3.1 shutout innings
Golden Grizzlies face No. 5 seed Titans in elimination game on Thursday, May 11 at 1 p.m. ET
Squires named Co-Freshman of the Year, First Team All-League along with Hill and All-Freshman Team, Kownacki and Marciniak Second Team All-League
Oakland vs. UIC Game 2 05/07/2017
Oakland vs. UIC (senior day)
4-26-17 Oakland Softball vs Toledo - Home Opener Photos by Jose Juarez
4-19-17 Oakland Softball at Detroit Mercy - Metro Series Photos by Jose Juarez
4-8-17 vs Green Bay at Madonna University Field - Livonia, Mich. Photos by Jose Juarez
▪ All-Horizon League Second Team selection
▪ Finished career ranked all-time in program history…Second in wins (41) and complete games (29), third in strikeouts (383), shutouts (12), games started (87) and innings pitched (541.2), fourth in ERA (2.52) and fifth in appearances (102)
▪ Lead the team in ERA with 1.67 which is a fourth-best single-season program mark and ranked second in the league and 13-10 record
▪ Ranked third in the league in opponent batting average (.229), fourth in strikeouts (99), fifth in innings pitched (150.2), sixth in wins (13), games started (23) and eighth in appearances (29)
▪ Recorded 16 complete games (tied for 10th single-season mark) with three shutouts
▪ Lead the team with 99 strikeouts
▪ Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for consecutive weeks after tossing a complete game shutout against Boston University with two strikeouts in season debut followed by a complete game shutout with four strikeouts against Ball State while picking up her first career save with two strikeouts in Oakland's 7-4 extra inning win over Morgan State (Feb. 25)
▪ Earned Fall 2015 Horizon League Honor Roll distinction
▪ Started in 29 games with 31 appearances, 16-14 record, 2.85 ERA and 101 strikeouts.
▪ All-Horizon League First-Team selection
▪ Named to Horizon League All-Tournament Team and won Pitcher Award going 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA, 10 strikeouts and a one-hit complete game shutout.
▪ College Sports Madness Horizon All-Conference First-Team selection and Pitcher of the Year.
▪ Ranked in all-time single season school records: Fourth in wins (16), shutouts (5), games started (29) and complete games (22) and seventh in innings pitched (168.2).
▪ Finished the regular season leading the Horizon League in wins (13) while raking second in games started (25), fourth in innings pitched (143.0) and fifth in strikeouts (86). She also led the team with 19 complete games with four shutouts.
▪Horizon League Pitcher of the Week (March 16 and 30).
▪ Made 22 appearances with 20 starts in the circle
▪ Named to the CollegeSportsMadness.com Preseason All-Horizon League Second Team
▪ Ended the season with a 7-14 record and a team-leading 3.15 ERA
▪ Accumulated 122.1 innings pitched with 103 strikeouts and held opposing batters to a .255 average
▪ Pitched two two-hitters and sic three-hitters
▪ Threw three complete game shutouts for OU: Northern Colorado (Feb. 7), Ave Maria (Feb. 25) and Cleveland State (Apr. 25)
▪ Made 20 appearances and 15 starts in the circle
▪ Finished with 5-10 record and team best 2.66 ERA
▪ Threw 100.0 innings with team best 80 strikeouts and .243 batters against average
▪ Pitched a complete game one-hitter with career-best 13 strikeouts at Columbus State (Feb. 18)
▪ Threw 7.0 innings, surrendering five hits and only one run at IUPUI (Apr. 5)
▪ Struck out eight batters and gave up one run against Omaha (May 3)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2015)
▪ Three-year letterwinner for coach Bud Winans
▪ Named league MVP her senior year
▪ Voted All-state, All-league and All-Region last three seasons
▪ Member of Regional Championship teams in 2011 and 2010
▪ Named Times Herald Player of the Year in 2011
▪ Member of National Honor Society
Top Athletic Performance
▪ Winning the Triple Crown 18u Gold National Championship with travel team
Full Name: Erin Elizabeth Kownacki
Birthdate: May 13, 1994
Parents: Mark and Kim Kownacki
Siblings: Alec and Alexa
Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland
1. Opportunity to play softball
2. The location
3. Academic major offered