2016 NCAA Division III National Champions
Alaina Kissinger
2016-17 Softball
NO
23
POS
IF
B/T
R/R
HT
5-7
CL-EXP
SR-3L
HOMETOWN
Telephone, Texas
PREVIOUS SCHOOL
Sam Rayburn HS
Alaina Kissinger

Honors & Awards:
- ASC First Team All-Conference (2014, 2015, 2016)
- NFCA Pitcher of the Week (3/12/16)
- NFCA All-West Region Second Team (2014)
- ASC Newcomer of the Year (2014)
- ASC Pitcher of the Week (3/24/14, 2/24/15; 3/14/16; 2/14/17) 

Junior (2016): Alaina Kissinger enters her senior season with a 44-2 career record after going 13-1 as a junior, including earning the win over Messiah College to clinch the 2016 NCAA DIII National Championship for the Patriots in Salem, Virginia... Kissinger made 25 appearances in her third season in Tyler with 16 starts... She continued her collegiate dominance by throwing eight complete games with six shutouts and also earned a save... Kissinger had a season-best eight strikeouts in a five-inning win over Concordia and was named the NFCA Pitcher of the Week after earning wins over Illinois Wesleyan, SUNY Oneonta and Trine in a three-day span... She would finish the year with 85 strikeouts and only 13 walks in 100.0 innings of work where she had a 1.33 ERA... Kissinger limited opponents to a .181 batting average during the season and had the second fewest walks per game in program history with ony 0.91... She enters her final season at UT Tyler second all-time with 288 strikeouts and 16 shutout and is fourth all-time with her 44 wins... She leads the program with a 0.91 career ERA through 301.0 innings during her career. 

Sophomore (2015): Kissinger completed her sophomore season with an incredible 18-0 record and with a 0.62 ERA…  A right-handed pitcher, Kissinger had four shutouts and had 101 strikeouts in 102 1/3 innings… She would make 19 starts and appear in 28 games in the season where she posted an 11-strikeout performance against Howard Payne and a 10-strikeout game against LeTourneau.

Freshman (2014): Had a stellar true freshman year for the Patriots...Finished the year with a 0.78 ERA, which ranks first all-time for lowest ERA in a season...Held opponents to a .168 batting average, which also ranks first all-time in a season...FInished the year with 7.24 strikeouts per game, which ranks first all-time in a season...Went an impressive 13-1 on the season...Made 23 appearances, finished with nine complete games...pitched 98.2 innings, giving up just 56 hits while striking out 102.

High School: Played for coach Bret Cranford at Sam Rayburn HS.

Personal: Daughter of Vince and Kay Sluder... Has two siblings, Kandice and Dillan Kissinger.

Major: Electrical Engineering

Why I chose UT Tyler?: "Tyler is a beautiful town and is full of wonderful people. Also, being apart of the UT Tyler softball program means that I am part of something bigger than myself. We are idols to many students and children, it is an honor to uphold a standard that allows us to touch the lives of others."

BEYOND THE GAME
FAVORITE PRO SPORTS TEAM: Texas Rangers
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Adrian Beltre
FAVORITE MOVIE: Hercules
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Once Upon a Time
FAVORITE BAND/MUSICIAN: Cody Johnson
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE HOBBY: Reading
FAVORITE SOFTBALL MEMORY: Winning the National Championship
FUNNIEST TEAMMATE: Abby Frame
MOST SERIOUS TEAMMATE: We are all serious when its game time.

Year  era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2014....  0.78 13-1 23 17 9 5/4 1 98.2 56 17 11 15 102 13 0 4 376 .163 3 3 0 2 12
2015....  0.62 18-0 28 19 6 4/6 2 102.1 56 13 9 15 101 10 1 2 391 .156 1 6 0 0 10
2016....  1.33 13-1 25 16 8 6/6 1 100.0 64 20 19 13 85 12 0 7 388 .181 2 10 0 2 10
TOTAL...  0.91 44-2 76 52 23 15/16 4 301.0 176 50 39 43 288 35 1 13 1155 .167 6 19 0 4 32
CAREER ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Lowest earned run avg.: 1st (0.91)
Lowest opponent batting avg.: 1st (.167)
Most strikeouts/7 inn game: 1st (6.70)
Most intentional walks allowed: 1st (2)
Fewest walks allowed/7 inn game: 2nd (1.00)
Most combined shutouts: 2nd (16)
Most strikeouts: 2nd (288)
Most strikeouts looking: 2nd (67)
Most hit batters: t-2nd (19)
Most wins: 3rd (44)
Most saves: 3rd (4)
Most appearances: 3rd (76)
Most games started: 3rd (52)
Most games finished: 3rd (20)
Most shutouts: 3rd (15)
Most fly outs: 3rd (439)
Most innings pitched: t-3rd (301.0)
Most sacrifice flies allowed: t-3rd (4)
Most doubles allowed: 4th (35)
Most home runs allowed: 4th (13)
Most batters faced: 4th (1155)
Most at bats against: 4th (1057)
Most sacrifice hits allowed: 4th (32)
Most complete games: 5th (23)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS:
Lowest earned run avg.: 1st (0.62 in 2015)
Lowest opponent batting avg.: 1st (.156 in 2015)
Most strikeouts/7 inn game: 1st (7.24 in 2014)
Most intentional walks allowed: 1st (2 in 2014)
Lowest earned run avg.: 2nd (0.78 in 2014)
Lowest opponent batting avg.: 2nd (.163 in 2014)
Fewest walks allowed/7 inn game: 2nd (0.91 in 2016)
Most strikeouts/7 inn game: 2nd (6.91 in 2015)
Most sacrifice flies allowed: t-2nd (2 in 2016)
Most sacrifice flies allowed: t-2nd (2 in 2014)
Most fly outs: t-2nd (150 in 2016)
Most hit batters: 3rd (10 in 2016)
Most combined shutouts: t-3rd (6 in 2015)
Most combined shutouts: t-3rd (6 in 2016)
Lowest opponent batting avg.: 4th (.181 in 2016)
Most strikeouts/7 inn game: 4th (5.95 in 2016)
Most strikeouts: 4th (102 in 2014)
Most saves: t-4th (2 in 2015)
Most strikeouts: 5th (101 in 2015)
Most fly outs: 5th (148 in 2015)
Most home runs allowed: t-5th (7 in 2016)