Keilani Ricketts

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Keilani Ricketts – Professional Softball Player

 

Keilani Ricketts is an elite professional softball pitcher. She was born in San Jose, California on September 1, 1991. She played high school softball for Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose and played college level softball for the Oklahoma Sooners from 2010 – 2013.

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Bats: Left
  • Throws: Left
  • Height: 6’2’

College Career

Keilani played for the Oklahoma Sooners under Patty Gasso for all four years of her college career. She played the position of pitcher and helped lead the Sooners to their second ever Softball National Championship in the Women’s College World Series (WCWS) in 2013.

Stats:

Keilani had an impressive ERA of 1.23 with 1021 innings pitched and 1531 strikeouts in her collegiate career for the Sooners. She was also the first pitcher in 5 years to throw a no-hitter in the WCWS when she did it in 2013 against Michigan.

Keilani wasn’t just an outstanding pitcher she was also one of the Sooners’ top hitters. She had an overall .334 batting average for the four years with 503 at bats. This included 156 RBI’s and 47 home runs. Her on base percentage was .502.

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Awards:

  • Two-time USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
  • Most Outstanding Player in the WCWS 2013
  • 2013 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year and All-Big 12 Defensive Team honoree
  • 2012 Honda Softball Player of the Year and a finalist for the Honda Cup
  • 2013, 2012 and 2011 NFCA first-team All-American and 2010 NFCA second-team All-American
  • 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year
  • Finalist for 2012 Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 first-team All-Big 12
  • Named to the 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 NFCA All-Central Region first team
  • 2010 Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player
  • A top-25 finalist for USA Softball’s National Collegiate Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011
  • two-time NFCA Player of the Week
  • 16-time Big 12 Pitcher of the Week
  • Big 12 Player of the Week
  • Three-time USA Softball National Player of the Week

Professional Career

Keilani Ricketts USSSA Pride

Keilani Ricketts – USSSA Pride

Keilani was drafted 4th overall in the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch Draft by the USSSA Pride. Her fellow pitchers on the Pride include Cat Osterman, Blair Luna, Jordan Taylor, Chelsea Thomas and Sarah Pauly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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