Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#24 Kelsey Rodriguez
Position: Catcher/Utility
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Seton Catholic H.S.
Other College: Pacific
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Stats Career Stats
2013 Game-by-Game 2013 Game-by-Game

2013: An honorable mention all-Pac-12 performer … Was the ultimate utility woman for the team this year; appeared at six different positions in six different spots in the batting order … Started 58 games, 16 at DP, 16 in right field, 12 at first base, 11 at catcher, two in left field and one at second base … An unselfish player, as evidence by her team-leading 15 sacrifice hits; led the league with five sacrifice flies and was sixth with 10 sacrifice bunts … A well-rounded, solid offensive performer who ranked in the team’s top five in the majority of the offensive categories … Fourth on the team with a .317 average … Slugged .439, fifth best on the squad … Got on base at a .384 clip, fourth highest on the club … Ranked fourth on the team with 52 hits … Drove in 28 runs, fourth most on the squad … Clouted nine doubles, second highest figure on the club … Hit one of Arizona’s four triples … Collected 72 total bases, fourth most on the team … Drew 20 walks, fifth most on the squad … Fifth on the club with a pair of stolen bases in two attempts … Hit three home runs on the season … Committed just two errors 146 defensive opportunities, good for a .986 fielding percentage … In Pac-12 play, ranked third on the team in batting average (.292), RBI (11), total bases (29) and runs scored (11) … Had 13 multi-hit games, fourth most on the team … Drove in multiple runs on five occasions, including a five RBI game against Utah State (2/17) … Caught fire near the beginning of Pac-12 play when she recorded four multi-hit games over a six-game span, stretching across three conference series (3/24-4/2) in which she batted .474 (9-for-19) with a double, a homer and five RBI … Compiled a season-best six-game hitting streak (2/15-2/21) … Had her best outing as a Wildcat when she hit two homers and drove in five runs against Utah State (2/17) … College Station Regional: Had a hit in each game and drove in three of Arizona’s seven runs in the regional … Hit a walkoff sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to down Penn (5/18) and keep Arizona’s season alive, one of her two RBI in the game … Went 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored against Baylor (5/18).  

Prior to Arizona: Spent two years (2011-12) at Pacific University after attending Seton Catholic High School under Head Coach Jerry Mullin in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Awarded Big West Freshman Player of the Year in 2011 ... Cited as first-team all-conference in both season with the Tigers ... 2011 second-team NFCA All-Pacific Region ... Named Big West Player of the Week May 9, 2011 ... In two years with Pacific, batted .350 with 58 runs scored, 14 doubles, seven home runs, 58 RBI and swiped eight bags in nine attempts ... Led Pacific with a .381 batting average as a freshman, good for seventh highest batting average in Pacific history, and third best for a freshman ... Her time at Pacific followed a very successful career at Seton Catholic High School in which she was a part of two consecutive state championships including an undefeated senior season.

Personal: Born Kelsey Anne Rodriguez in September of 1991 to Adam and Lisa Rodriguez in Placentia, Calif. ... Has one brother, Ryan (16), and one sister, teammate Courtney (18) ... In her free time, enjoys baking and cooking ... Plans to major in psychology ... Chose Arizona over New Mexico State, New Mexico, San Diego State because Arizona is a, “competitive, hard-working program with the top coaches to learn from.”

Career Honors:


All-Pac-12 (Honorable Mention)

Career Single-Game Highs:

Hits: 2, 13 times

Doubles: 1, 9 times

Triples: 1, vs Oklahoma, Feb 21, 2013

Home runs: 2, Utah State, Feb 17, 2013

Total bases: 8, Utah State, Feb 17, 2013

RBI: 5, Utah State, Feb 17, 2013

Runs scored: 3, Utah State, Feb 17, 2013

Walks: 2, Arizona State, May 05, 2013

Hit by pitch: 1, Arizona State, May 04, 2013

Sac flies: 1, 5 times

Sac bunts: 2, at Oregon State, Apr 26, 2013 ; at Utah, Mar 29, 2013

At bats: 4, 11 times

Stolen bases: 1, vs San Diego State, Feb 09, 2013 ; vs Penn State, Mar 15, 2013

Field chances: 10, vs Bradley, Feb 08, 2013 ; vs Cal Poly, Feb 09, 2013

Putouts: 10, vs Bradley, Feb 08, 2013

Assists: 3, at Utah, Mar 30, 2013

Runners CS: 1, vs Cal Poly, Feb 09, 2013 ; vs San Diego State, Feb 09, 2013