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2013-14 Softball
Kirsten Bembnowski
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Kirsten Bembnowski
Kirsten Bembnowski

POS.3B
HT.5-6
B/TR/R
YR.Sr.
HOMETOWNPalm Harbor, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLEast Lake HS

As A Senior (2014)
Game-By-Game Stats
Started all 60 games at third base for FGCU…hit .222 in 171 at bats…knocked in 26 runs…hit four homeruns…posted 128 assists at the hot corner with a fielding percentage of .968…went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a homerun against Liberty (Feb. 9) in the season-opening weekend…knocked in two RBI on a two-run double in the team’s win over Wisconsin (Feb. 16)…plated three runs on a home run against Eastern Michigan (Feb. 26)…went 2-for-3 against Michigan State (Mar. 2)…had four RBI on two hits in a double header against Lipscomb (Mar. 8)…went 3-for-3 at Jacksonville (Apr. 12)…went 2-for-2 against UNF at home (Apr. 19)…followed by going 2-for-3 against Mercer (Apr. 26) with an RBI at home…finished the regular season with two hits on three at bats with a run scored and an RBI at NKU (May 4)…knocked in four runs on a 3-for-4 appearance against top-seed USC Upstate (May 9)…hit her fourth homerun of the season in a seventh-inning solo shot that proved to be the game winner against Upstate…added one hit and one walk in the team’s elimination game against Mercer (May 9).

As A Junior (2013)
Game-By-Game Stats
Played in and started 53 games for the Green and Blue, all of which came at third base … Was a key part of an FGCU infield that recorded 26 double plays to rank  first in the A-Sun and eighth in the nation … Collected a team-high 136 assists in the field ... Posted a fielding percentage of .981 at the hot corner, the highest in that category on the team among those who made at least 35 starts … Recorded one two-HR game, five two-RBI games, one three-RBI game and two four-RBI games to solidify her place in the Eagle batting order … Connected on two home runs against Lipscomb (Mar. 30) with a three-run shot and a solo bomb for a total of four RBI ... Against Mercer (Apr. 6), struck a two-run double and a home run with a runner aboard to compile four RBI against the Bears ... Struck an RBI single against Jacksonville (Apr. 13) in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift FGCU to a 6-5 walk-off win. 

As A Sophomore (2012)
Game-By-Game Stats
Named to the All-Atlantic Sun Second Team … 2012 All-Academic Team … played in 61 games, making 58 starts all at third base … tallied two hits and two RBI vs Maine (Feb. 11) … went a perfect 3-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored against Binghamton (Feb. 19) … recorded three hits, including a homerun and a double with two RBI and two runs scored vs Villanova (Mar. 4) … collected two hits and two RBI vs Rutgers (Mar. 16) … on Mar. 17, went 5-for-6 with a RBI and a run scored in two games combined (vs. UNC Wilmington and vs Fairfield) … Was named A-Sun Player of the Week on Mar. 19 for the seven hits and three RBI she recorded the weekend prior  … recorded three hits and fell one hit short of the cycle (triple) at Belmont (Apr. 7) … tallied two hits, three RBI and a run scored on a double and a homerun at ETSU (Apr. 20) … blasted one of two solo homeruns in the victory over Florida in the NCAA Regionals (May 18).

As A Freshman (2011)
Game-By-Game Stats
Was named to the A-Sun All-Freshmen Team … also named the team Defensive Player of the Year after tallying only eight errors on 172 chances at third base, a position she played for the first time in her life … played in all 56 games, starting 55 of them mainly at third base … topped the conference in assists (120) … posted a .225 average with five multi-hit outings … tied for third on the team in doubles (5) and was sixth in RBI (15) … improved her average in conference play, going .273 at the plate … had her first career hit and run scored against USF (Feb. 12) … followed that with a 2-for-4 performance that included a two-run home run in a 8-2 victory against Long Island (Feb. 13) … went 4-for-4 against Iowa (Feb. 25) with an RBI and run scored … earned a season-high two walks versus St. Francis (Feb. 27) … had a three-game hitting streak from Mar. 4 - Mar. 9 that included the only hit against then-No. 7 Arizona State (Mar. 9) … fired a walk-off home run to beat Weber State (Mar. 13), 6-4 in the Diamond Devil Tournament … posted her first career double against Buffalo (Mar. 16) … tallied another double to open conference play at Campbell (Mar. 26) … had a .500 average (3-for-6) in the Mercer series (Apr. 2) with an RBI and one run scored … had a three-game hitting streak in conference play against ETSU (Apr. 9) and Lipscomb (Apr. 14) with three RBI, including a two-run double versus the Bucs … had two RBI in a loss to Belmont (Apr. 16) … had a hit in both games against Jacksonville (Apr. 18) and at UNF (Apr. 19) with an RBI … closed out the season going 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the 7-0 win versus Stetson (Apr. 22).

High School
A three-time first team All-Pinellas County selection … was named to the Class 5A All-State first team in 2009 and 2010 … finished her senior season batting .457 with five home runs and 22 RBI … was one of the leading hitters for the Tampa Mustangs, who were the 2009 ASA National Champions at the 18 and under level, coached by Walt Rozanski.

Personal
Born October 15, 1991 … daughter of Robert and Leslie … has a brother, Austin (19) … English major and education minor.

Single-Game Highs 
At-Bats: 5, 2x, last vs. Jacksonville (Apr. 13, 2013 - Game 2)
Hits: 4, vs. Iowa (Feb. 25, 2011) 
Runs: 3, vs. USC Upstate (Apr. 20, 2013 - Game 1)
Doubles: 2, vs. USC Upstate (Apr. 20, 2013 - Game 1) 
Home Runs: 2, vs. Lipscomb (Mar. 30, 2013)
RBI: 4, 3x, last vs. USC Upstate (May 9, 2014 - A-Sun Tournament)
Walks: 3, vs Western Michigan (Mar. 2, 2012)