19 Kelsey Warkentine
19 Kelsey Warkentine
Height: 5-9
Year: So.
Hometown: Auburn, KS
High School: Washburn Rural
Position: 1B
Bats/Throws: R/R

Notes: Often sings the national anthem prior to Yale's home games.

2011: Started 27 games, mostly as the designated player... Had 17 hits and 16 RBI... Her two home runs tied for fourth on the team... Had a .403 slugging percentage, which was fourth on team... Knocked in five runs, including belting a two-run homer that snapped a 7-7 tie in the second game, in Yale's doubleheader sweep of Columbia...Had three RBI against both Penn and Harvard.

2010: Third on the team with two home runs… Started 22 games, mostly at first base… .344 on base percentage… First career home run came against Dartmouth… Also homered against Brown… Did not commit an error in 130 chances.

Before Yale: Named to the 2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America team... Two-time first team NFCA All-South Central Region... Earned first team all-state, all-league and all-city honors as both a junior and senior... Led Washburn Rural High School in eight offensive categories as a senior, including matching the school record with a .524 batting average... Led the Centennial League with 37 RBI... Did not make an error during junior year in 120 chances at first base and ended high school career with an overall .990 fielding percentage... Helped lead Washburn to the 2008 6A state championship... Team had a 90-7 overall record during her career... Played for the Kansas City Zephyrs Gold, which placed second in the NAFA nationals in 2008.

Personal: Performed a vocal solo of the national anthem for the U.S. Olympic softball team's exhibition game in 2008.