Golden Hurricane plays two games Friday, two games Saturday and one game Sunday
Tulsa Softball vs. Arkansas March 31, 2015 Photos: Bill Powell
Career at Tulsa: A returning letterwinner.
Junior (2014): Played in 62 games with 62 starts at left field and catcher ... started 38 games in left field, 14 games at catcher and nine games as the DP ... NFCA Mideast Region Third Team ... hit .324 with 45 RBI, 51 runs scored, 11 doubles, 13 home runs, 28 walks, 14 HBPs, a .590 slugging percentage, and a .444 on-base percentage ... had 124 putouts, nine assists and four errors for a .971 fielding percentage ... had 11 multiple RBI games and 20 multiple hit games ... went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI vs. Louisville (2/8) ... was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI at No. 9 Texas A&M (2/16) ... homered, drove in two runs and scored twice at Georgia Tech (2/22; G1) ... went 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs vs. Georgia State (2/23) ... was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI vs. Western Illinois (5/10) ... scored three runs and had an RBI at Marshall (3/15; G1) ... went 4-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBI vs. Wichita State (4/1) ... was 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI at UTSA (4/18; G2) ... went 3-for-3 with a double, RBI and three runs vs. Middle Tennessee (4/26; G1) ... was 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored at North Texas (5/3; G1) ... went 2-for-2 with a homer, double, two RBI and two runs vs. North Texas in the Conference USA Tournament (5/9) ... doubled and drove in three runs in C-USA Championship game vs. Marshall (5/10) ... went 4-for-5 with a homer, a double, four RBI and three runs scored in NCAA Regional vs. Houston (5/17) ... hit game-winning home run in bottom of the 11th inning at No. 17 Baylor in NCAA Regional (5/18), sending the teams to a winner-take-all final game.
Previous School: Spent two years at Oklahoma, where she played in 111 games with 28 starts, helping the Sooners win the National Championship in 2013 ... as a sophomore in 2013, she played in 49 games and scored 19 runs, including a run in four of the Sooners' five Women's College World Series games ... as a freshman, she started 27 games, recording 27 runs and four homers with 18 RBI.
High School: As a four-year letterwinner at Tahlequah High School, she hit .462 with 181 hits, 28 RBI and 130 runs ... earned Oklahoma Class 5A all-state honors as a senior in 2011 after hitting .556 with 14 home runs, 65 RBI and 39 runs scored ... earned all-conference Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2011 ... played for the Oklahoma Diamond Girls club team.
Personal: Born Erica Danielle Sampson on June 4, 1993 in Tahlequah, Okla. ... daughter of Terry and Arden Sampson ... has one brother and one sister .... Father, Terry, played baseball at Northeastern State University ... favorite professional athlete is Josh Hamilton ... her most memorable sporting event was winning the 2013 Women's College World Series with Oklahoma ... her craziest ambition is to ride a roller coaster that goes upside down 36 times ... she doesn't eat the last bite of anything ... favorite movie is The Hunger Games ... favorite TV shows are "Desperate Housewives" and "Pretty Little Liars" ... favorite book is Holes ... major is sociology.
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