22 Dakota Smith-Porter
Made nine appearances in the circle with four starts ... Went 0-3 with a save and a 4.44 ERA ... Worked 34.2 innings with two complete games ... Struck out six and walked 18 ... Allowed three runs on seven hits and six walks in 5.1 innings at USF (3/14) in her first career start ... Also threw a career-high 95 pitches against the Bulls ... Suffered her second loss in her first complete game - a 7-5 decision to Seton Hall (3/15) in the USF Spring Break Tournament in Clearwater, Fla. ... Struck out a career-high two in 4.2 innings of a no decision against Iona (3/16) a day later ... Earned her first career save with two innings of no-hit ball on 14 pitches in a 6-1 win over Yale (4/2) to complete the DH sweep ... Had a very solid outing in a complete-game loss at Fordham (4/19) in the second game of a DH, holding the Rams to just one run on two hits through five innings, before allowing five runs in the sixth of a 6-2 setback ... In her only plate appearance, she struck out at St. Bonaventure (4/12) in a pinch-hitting role.
Turners Falls High School:
Five-year letterwinner (8th-12th grade) at Turners Falls HS for coach Gary Mullins ... Two-time ESPN Boston All-State selection as a senior (1st team) and junior (2nd team) ... The Indians won Massachusetts state titles during her sophomore and junior seasons, while claiming four Western Massachusetts Division 3 titles from 2009-12 ... She hit .560 during her senior year (.440 with runners in scoring position) with 16 doubles, four triples, three home runs and 27 RBI ... On the mound, she went 28-3 with 246 strikeouts in 192 innings ... Tossed a 1-hit, complete-game shutout in the 2012 state championship, a 4-0 Turners Falls win ... She was a 4-time Western Mass. All-Scholastic Softball honoree ... Played AAU ball for the Polar Crush Gold 18U in 2013, Westfield Whips 18U in 2012 and the N.W.S Elite 16U in 2011 ... Three year member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars ... In 2013, she received the President's Award for Academic Excellence, the Class of 1947 English Award and the Molly Baxter Scholarship.
Full name is Dakota Moon Smith-Porter ... She was born on Dec. 7, 1994 in Northampton, Mass. ... Daughter of Kathleen and Michael Smith-Porter ... Favorite quote is "You win not by chance but by preparation" --Roger Maris ... Psychology major.