Career at Tulsa: A returning letterwinner ... has played in 22 games with 10 starts.
Freshman (2010): Played in 22 games with 10 starts ... hit .205 with two home runs and two doubles, six RBI and five runs ... four of her nine hits were for extra bases ... hit a game-winning two-run home run in the eighth inning vs. Wichita State (2/18); went 2-for-3 with five RBI and two homers in the game ... went 2-for-3 with a run vs. UTEP (2/20) ... hit an RBI double vs. Arkansas (3/31; 1).
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner in softball at Olympia High School ... led her team to the Illinois State Championship as a senior, and to the state finals as a junior, regionals as a sophomore and the Elite Eight as a freshman ... was a four-time Coaches All-State selection ... ranks fifth in IHSA history with 178 career RBI and sixth in IHSA history with 228 career hits ... was a four-time Peoria Journal Star All-Area, and the 2009 Player of the Year ... was a three-time Chicago Tribune All-State selection ... was a four-time All-Cornbelt Conference first team selection ... was named a Cornbelt Conference Scholar Athlete ... had a career .461 batting average, with 44 doubles, 26 triples, 23 home runs, 178 RBI and 220 hits ... as a senior hit .533, with 63 hits, 17 doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 46 RBI, a .956 slugging percentage and a .585 on-base percentage ... also pitched to a 29-1 record with a 0.62 ERA, 19 shutouts, six no-hitters and two perfect games as a senior ... also lettered once in basketball and swimming, and ran cross country as a senior.
Personal: Born Keri Elizabeth Leach on Nov. 13, 1990 in Hopedale, Ill. ... daughter of Gilbert and Deb Leach, and Susan and Terry Pyle ... has two brothers and one sister ... father Gilbert swam at Indiana ... hobbies include reading ... favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and favorite TV show is "The Office" ... her dream as a child was to play professional basketball ... major is art.
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