9 Katie Junge
9 Katie Junge
Birth Date: 03/14/1982
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moreno Valley
High School: Valley View HS
Position: First Base/RH Pitcher
Appeared in 27 games as a field player and eight games as a pitcher for the Gauchos...Compiled a perfect 3-0 record in the circle, two as a starter and one in relief...At the plate she went 16-for-70 for a .229 average...In the circle, Junge worked her way to a 2.57 ERA in 30 innings of work, striking out 14...Third among returnees with a .321 on-base percentage...Ended the year third on the team with a .981 fielding percentage amongst players with more than 75 chances...Finshed sixth on the team and second among returning players with eight walks as a hitter...Allowed a team-low .240 opposition batting average against left-handed hitters...In her two complete game starts she gave up just three walks, posting a shutout against Centenary (4/15)...Averaged .30 walks per game at the plate, tops among returning players and third on the team...UCSB went a perfect 5-0 with Junge as the designated player...Had a team fifth-best six game hitting streak where she went a combined 7-for-15 with three walks, starting against Colorado State (2/9) and lasting through the game against Michigan State (2/21)...Fanned a season-high seven batters in her complete game shutout of Centenary (4/15).

Established herself as the Gauchos' number two pitcher, Junge went 12-13 with a team high .480 win percentage...Her 12 wins were the ninth most in the conference...She led UCSB in Big West play, going 7-4, with three shutouts in 72.2 innings of work...Made 25 starts, the ninth most in the Big West, going the distance in 20...Threw a no-hitter against Providence (2/22), and gave up just one hit in each of Santa Barbara's wins over USD (3/27) and UC Riverside (4/21)...Went 26 innings without allowing a run, recording three consecutive shutouts victories over St. Mary's (4/17) and UC Riverside (4/20 & 4/21) before giving up one run in the sixth inning to Utah State (4/6) in her next start...Her seven shutouts on the season were just one short of tying UCSB's single season record, but they did move her into ninth all-time on the Gauchos' career list...Spent some time at first base as well, posting a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with 62 chances combined at both positions...Finished ninth in the Big West striking out 29 batters looking...Laid down three sacrifice bunts in 23 at-bats.

Spent time in the circle and at first for a total of 39 games and 32 starts...Batted .197 reaching base safely .311 percent of the time...Had a personal best four game hit streak compiling a portion of her 15 hits...As a hurler she held a team best .500 winning percentage with a record of 2-2...Allowed only two walks in 21.0 innings pitched...Tied for the team lead with 4.0 innings pitched per appearance...Fanned seven batters en route to a 3.33 ERA.

High School
Prepped at Valley View High School under Mary Partida where she posted a career batting average of .350...Helped the Eagles to a CIF Division I Championship in 1999 and three straight league championships...Was named All-Sunbelt League and All-City her senior year to go with her All-Riverside County Honorable Mention and All-Corona Tournament Team honors...Named Valley View's Female Student Athlete of the Year.

Travel Ball
Played for the SoCal Crunch travel ball team.

Katie Elizabeth Junge was born March 14, 1982 in West Covina, CA...Double major at UCSB in Film Studies and Religious Studies...Aspires to become a assistant director and screenwriter...Her favorite movies are "Dangerous Beauty," "Mulholland Drive" and "The English Patient"...Enjoys watching "Sex and the City" and "Six Feet Under"...Enjoys true crime novels and biographies...Likes to read "US" and "Entertainment Weekly" magazines...Roots for the Angels and Tim Salmon, and seeing them win the World Series she lists are her most memorable moment in sports...Enjoys listening to Madonna...Nicknamed KJ...Has a younger brother, Jake...Daughter of Richard and Gina Junge.