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10   Sara Plourde
Sara Plourde

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bristol, Conn.

High School:
Bristol Eastern

Height:
5-9

Position:
P

Birthdate:
01/27/1990

B/T:
R/R


09/03/2012

Softball Announces Fall Schedule, Alumni Weekend Activities

1992 Women's College World Series Team to be recognized

06/28/2012

Sortino, Three Minutewomen Among ECAC All-Star Honorees

Honors include Pitcher of the Year (Plourde), Rookie of the Year (Diaz-Patterson) and Coach of the Year (Sortino)

06/22/2012

Title IX Anniversary Coverage To Include Sara Plourde & Carolina Diamonds

Plourde is in her rookie season with National Pro Fastpitch

06/11/2012

Plourde, Matthew Named To Easton All-America Team

The Minutewomen have now earned 32 All-America selections in school history

06/08/2012

Softball Collects Three NCAA Statistics Titles In 2012

Sara Plourde ranks in the top-10 in five categories

Sara Plourde Videos

As A Junior (2011): Game-by-Game Statistics
Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American Third Team ... Easton All-American Second Team ... Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team ... Four-time A-10 Pitcher of the Week (3/15, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9) ... Made 44 pitching appearances, started in 42 ... Went 27-15 with a 1.30 ERA, 13 shutouts, and 498 strikeouts in 295 1/3 innings ... Led the nation in strikeouts in the regular season for the second straight year ... Tossed an eight-inning two-hit, 15-strikeout shutout vs. Quinnipiac (5/8) ... Did not allow an earned run and struck out a combined 27 batters in 14 innings in a sweep at Rhode Island (5/7) ... Threw the 12th perfect game in UMass history, striking out eight in six innings after fanning 18 in a seven-inning two-hitter in game one of a doubleheader vs. La Salle (5/1) ... Struck out 14 and became the third pitcher in UMass history with 1,000 career Ks in a win vs. Boston University (4/27) ... Named ECAC Pitcher of the Week and UMass Athlete of the Week (4/25) ... Threw a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts in game one and went all eight innings and struck out 10 in game two in a sweep vs. George Washington (4/24) ... Fanned 15 batters in a game one loss and tossed a two-hit shutout in game two of a split vs. Syracuse (4/22) ... Struck out 12 in a two-hit shutout vs. Fairfield (4/21) ... Allowed just three to reach base in a 13-strikeout shutout at Connecticut (4/20) ... Struck out 17 in a three-hitter at Dayton (4/15) ... Had a 30 1/3 inning no-hit streak at home (3/30-4/10) ... Has not allowed an earned run at home in 31 2/3 innings ... Fanned 15 batters in each game of a doubleheader sweep, throwing a no-hitter in game one, vs. St. Bonaventure (4/10) ... Named NFCA National Player of the Week and UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (4/4) ... Set a school record with 18 2/3 consecutive no-hit innings (3/30-4/6) ... Earned the win in relief, striking out three in 1 2/3 perfect innings vs. Saint Louis (4/3) ... Tossed her second no-hitter in as many starts, fanning 16 vs. Saint Louis (4/3) ... Pitched two no-hit innings to earn her first career save vs. Dartmouth (3/30) ... Threw her first no-hitter of the season, striking out 16 in a 1-0 win vs. Dartmouth (3/30) ... Pitched all eight innings, striking out 12 and allowing four runs on four hits in a win at Saint Joseph's (3/27) ... Fanned 13 batters in six innings of work at Temple (3/26) ... Allowed just two earned runs on nine hits in 20 2/3 innings with 20 strikeouts in a two-game set at Charlotte (3/18-19) ... UMass Athlete of the Week (3/14) ... Fanned a season-high 18 in a four-hit shutout vs. Green Bay (3/12) ... Threw a complete-game one-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts at USF (3/11) ... Struck out a total of 25 batters and allowed just two hits and one earned run in 14 innings pitched in a pair of 1-0 losses vs. Penn State and UAB (3/4) ... Struck out 11 batters in 4 2/3 innings vs. Fresno State (2/27) ... Allowed two earned runs and struck out 10 in six innings vs. #14 Cal (2/25) ... Struck out a dozen batters in win at FAU (2/19) ... Struck out 12, walked none, and allowed two earned runs in loss vs. Michigan (2/19) ... Fanned 15 in a complete game shutout to start the season vs. Penn State (2/18).

As A Sophomore in 2010: Game-by-Game Statistics
Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American Third Team ... NFCA All-Northeast Region First Team ... ECAC Pitcher of the Year ... ECAC First Team All-Star ... Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team ... Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week five times (2/15, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12) ... Appeared in 50 games and started in 48, going 40-8 with a 1.30 ERA and 556 strikeouts in 311.1 innings pitched ... Led the nation in strikeouts with the ninth-highest total in NCAA history ... Struck out 10 in a shutout victory in the A-10 Championship vs. Fordham (5/15) ... Threw a three-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts vs. Saint Joseph's (5/13) ... Fanned 13 in a two-hit shutout and passed the 500-strikeout mark on the season vs. Saint Joseph's (5/9) ... Struck out 10 in a five-inning one hitter vs. Temple (5/8) ... Struck out nine and broke Danielle Henderson's UMass single-season strikeout record (465 in 1999) vs. Boston College (5/5) ... Fanned 14 in a one-hit shutout at Saint Louis (4/23) ... Threw her fifth no-hitter of the season vs. Quinnipiac (4/20) ... Struck out 17 in a three-hitter vs. Charlotte (4/10) ... Threw a no-hitter, striking out 13 and walking one vs. Charlotte (4/9) ... Fanned 15 batters and walked none in a two-hit shutout vs. Boston University (4/7) ... Struck out 20 batters, a school-record for a seven-inning game and did not allow a hit until two outs in the seventh inning at Boston College (4/6) ... Pitched UMass to a doubleheader sweep, striking out the first nine of game one and being perfect through 6 2/3 before allowing a hit in a 18-K win, and fanning 11 in the complete game victory in game two at Fordham (4/3) ... Pitched both ends of a twinbill sweep, striking out 14 in game one and tossing four no-hit innings in game two at La Salle (4/1) ... Was part of two no-hitters, throwing the first four innings and striking out 10 of combined perfect game in game one and allowing just one walk in an eight-strikeout complete-game no-hitter in game two at George Washington (3/28) ... Struck out 11 and allowed just three hits and one run vs. Oregon State (3/20) ... Struck out a UMass record 22 batters and didn't allow a hit until the ninth inning vs. #22 Texas A&M (3/20) ... Fanned 17 and allowed just one run on four hits vs. San Diego (3/19) ... Threw a complete game shutout with 14 strikeouts and no walks vs. Illinois-Chicago (3/19) ... Did not allow an earned run and fanned 15 in a win vs. Kansas (3/18) ... Pitched four innings of relief with six strikeouts to earn the win vs. Robert Morris (3/7) ... Struck out 14 in a complete game victory at USF (3/6) ... Tossed a three-hit complete-game shutout with 10 strikeouts vs. Virginia Tech (3/6) ... Allowed just two hits and one earned run in five innings to get the win vs. Loyola Chicago (3/5) ... Threw a complete-game four-hit shutout, striking out 13 vs. Chattanooga (3/5) ... Named All-Tournament Team at NFCA Leadoff Classic (2/26-28) ... Threw the second no-hitter of her career, while tying Danielle Henderson for for the UMass record for strikeouts in a seven inning game with 18 vs. Illinois State (2/27) ... Threw 5 1/3 innings of one-hit shutout relief with 12 strikeouts vs. NC State (2/26) ... Got the complete game win in nine innings with nine strikeouts vs. Mississippi State (2/26) ... Struck out a then career-high 15, including seven in a row at one point, in a win at FIU (2/14) ... Struck out 12 batters in a complete-game win vs. Illinois-Chicago (2/13) ... Threw a complete-game 10-strikeout shutout in her first start of the season vs. NC State (2/12).

As A Freshman in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team ... Named Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week (4/13) ... Twice named A-10 Rookie of the Week (3/23, 4/6) ... Pitched in 11 games, started in seven ... Was 6-1 with 1.83 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings pitched ... Threw five complete games with two shutouts ... Tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout with eight strikeouts at Saint Joseph's (4/10) ... Struck out 11 batters in six innings while allowing one earned run on six hits in a win vs. Vermont (4/2) ... Went six innings, allowing one run on four hits with four strikeouts to get the win vs. Saint Louis (4/5) ... Fanned 12 batters in five innings while allowing two runs on three hits and one walk vs. St. Bonaventure (3/28) ... Threw a no-hitter in just the second start of her career, retiring 18 in a row after hitting the first batter of the game with a pitch and striking out nine at Dayton (3/22) ... Pitched 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief with one strikeout vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3/15) ... Got the first win of her career in her first ever start, striking out 13 batter while allowing one run on two hits vs. Jacksonville (3/14) ... Tossed three no-hit shutout innings of relief with three strikeouts vs. Oklahoma (2/22) ... Made her collegiate debut, pitching three innings, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out four vs. Tennessee (2/20).

Before UMass:
Four-year letterwinner for Chris D'Amato at Bristol Eastern (CT) High School ... Four-time All-Conference and three-time first-team All-State ... Named Bristol Female Athlete of the Year and Coca-Cola Player of the Year in 2008 ... In 2008, named Pony National Champions ... Also played volleyball for three years, where she earned All-Conference and All-State honors.

Personal:
Sara Ann Plourde ... Born January 27, 1990 ... Daughter of Robin and Lisa Plourde ... Has two brothers, Patrick (15) and Timothy (12) ... Majoring in Sociology with a minor in Education.

Sara Plourde's Career Statistics at UMass (Pitching)

Yearavggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2009.... .000 13-7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0-0 1 10 1 .917
2010.... .231 5-5 13 0 3 1 0 0 1 4 .308 0 0 1 1 .231 0 0 0-0 12 26 1 .974
2011.... .179 9-9 28 1 5 1 0 0 4 6 .214 2 1 8 0 .258 0 1 0-0 5 25 4 .882
2012.... .296 49-47 98 16 29 3 0 11 32 65 .663 3 3 22 0 .327 3 1 0-0 5 28 0 1.000
TOTAL... .262 76-68 141 17 37 5 0 11 37 75 .532 5 4 32 1 .301 3 2 0-0 23 89 6 .949


Yeareraw-lappgscgshosviphrerbbso2b3bhrbfbavgwphbpbksfasha
2009.... 1.83 6-1 11 7 5 2/0 0 49.2 35 20 13 16 67 6 1 1 207 .197 4 7 0 1 5
2010.... 1.30 40-8 50 48 36 17/3 0 311.1 169 80 58 103 556 25 5 20 1222 .157 23 22 1 2 17
2011.... 1.30 27-15 44 42 38 13/1 1 295.1 142 79 55 107 498 25 1 18 1166 .140 20 22 0 6 14
2012.... 1.74 36-11 48 46 44 13/0 0 309.1 114 90 77 212 541 20 1 19 1304 .111 43 52 1 1 12
TOTAL... 1.47 109-35 153 143 123 45/4 1 965.2 460 269 203 438 1662 76 8 58 3899 .139 90 103 2 10 48


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 3, at Boston College, Apr 18, 2012 ; at La Salle, May 06, 2012
Doubles: 1, 5 times
Home runs: 1, 8 times
Total bases: 7, at La Salle, May 06, 2012
RBI: 3, at St. Bonaventure, Apr 08, 2012 ; at George Washington, Apr 15, 2012
Runs scored: 2, at La Salle, May 06, 2012
Walks: 1, 5 times
Hit by pitch: 1, 4 times
Struck out: 4, at Fordham, May 04, 2012
Sac flies: 1, Rhode Island, Apr 24, 2012 ; Fairfield, Apr 26, 2012 ; vs Northwestern, Mar 20, 2012
Sac bunts: 1, at Fordham, May 04, 2012 ; Dartmouth, Mar 30, 2011
At bats: 6, at Fordham, May 04, 2012
Innings pitched: 17.0, at Fordham, May 04, 2012
Walks allowed: 15, vs Illinois, Mar 17, 2012
Strikeouts: 22, vs Texas A&M, Mar 20, 2010
Batters faced: 62, at Fordham, May 04, 2012
Field chances: 4, George Washington, Apr 24, 2011
Putouts: 1, 22 times
Assists: 4, George Washington, Apr 24, 2011
Runners CS: 2, vs Illinois, Mar 17, 2012

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