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#14 - JACKIE BATES
OF | SR.
MIDDLETOWN HS SOUTH
LINCROFT, N.J.

As a junior (2014): Led the Scarlet Knights with a .390 batting average, 16 doubles, 40 RBIs and a .685 slugging percentage while starting all 47 games in center field … named to the NFCA Division I All-Mid east First Team and the All-American Athletic Conference First Team for her standout performance … tied for the team lead with nine home runs … her 16 doubles were the third-most recorded by a Scarlet Knight in school history … finished second on RU with 57 hits, 23 walks and 100 total bases … added two hits including a home run for RU in a win over Connecticut (April 27) … had a 10-game hitting streak snapped against St. John’s (April 23) … drove in five RBIs and hit a homerun in a three-game series at home against Memphis (April 18-19) … guided RU to a 4-2 week and earned a spot on the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll, hitting .579 (11-for-19) with five doubles, a home run, six RBIs and a 1.000 slugging percentage (April 1-6) … hit .400 in the three-game series against Louisville, picking up two runs and four RBIs (March 22-23) … hit .421 with a home run in RU’s 6-0 weekend in Clearwater, Fla. (March 14-16) … batted .438 and drove in nine runs in all five games during the NFCA Division I Leadoff Classic (Feb. 21-23) … drove in three runs with one home run against College of Charleston, going 3-for-4 at the plate in the victory (Feb. 23) … went 2-for-3 in the 5-0 win over UTSA, hitting her first home run of the season (Feb. 15).

As a sophomore (2013): Started all 56 games for the Scarlet Knights and led the squad with 35 RBIs … went a career best 3-for-3 in a 10-0 win over Rider, hitting a home run and double, scoring two runs and notching four RBIs ... scored three runs and knocked in three as part of a 2-for-4 day against Villanova (April 10) … went 2-for-3 against Cornell, posting two RBIs, two walks and a homer … went 3-for-3 with a double, run scored and a pair of RBIs in a win over Hartford (March 27) … posted a .444 batting average with four runs scored and one RBI in the Scarlet Knights’ BIG EAST-opening series against USF (March 24) … notched her first RBI of the season in the team’s season-opener against Boise State (Feb. 17).

As a freshman (2012): Started 49 of 51 games played in the outfield … recorded 48 putouts from the outfield and notched three putouts in four different games …  finished with a .216 average on the year with three doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs … recorded two hits and three RBIs in the first of a three-game series against St. John’s (April 28) … recorded two RBIs against Miss. Valley State (Feb. 11) … was fourth on the team in runs with 17 … drew 14 walks, good for second on the team … recorded two stolen bases.

Prior to Rutgers: A varsity starter at Middletown High School South all four seasons … co-captain during her senior year … mounted career statistics of 308 at bats, 127 hits, 27 doubles, six triples, 19 home runs (current record holder at Middletown), 89 RBI’s, 37 stolen bases and a .412 batting average … team dubbed Class A North Division Champions (2008-11) and Central Jersey Group III Champions (2008-11) … team won New Jersey State Group III Championship in back-to-back seasons … a three-time First Team All-Shore Conference and First Team All-Class A North selection … named first team all-state during her junior and senior campaigns … a First Team All-Group III and First Team All-Monmouth County honoree since sophomore season … was a 2010 nominee for Gatorade Player of the Year … selected as Co-MVP for the Middletown High School South softball team in 2011 … made the Honor Roll/High Honor Roll during all four years … recognized by the Middletown Township Board of Education Commendation for Exemplary Achievement … played for the JAXX Gold club team since 2008.

Personal Info: Parents are Albert and Susan … plans to major in animal science … her mother, Susan, graduated from Rutgers in 1988 … born Feb. 24, 1993.  

 

SEASON
AVG
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
HR
RBI
BB
SB
2012
.216
51-49
125
17
27
3
3
12
14
2-3
2013
.258
56-56
182
34
47
13
6
35
19
10-12
2014
.390
47-47 146 31 57 16 9 40 23 7-10
CAREER
.289
154-152
453 82
131
32
18
87
56
19-25

 

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