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Softball: Paige Sneed

Paige Sneed

  #31     Bats/Throws: R/R
  Position: C    Ht.: 5-9
  Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
  Previous School: Collins Hill HS
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Biology

2014: Enters her senior campaign with a .988 career fielding percentage, which is tied for the third best in program history... She is also eighth in career put outs (602), ninth in sacrifice flies (3) and 10th in sacrifice bunts (20).

2013: Started in all 50 games behind the plate... Batted .248 with 36 hits, 10 doubles, one triple and a home run... 23 RBI... Finished second on the team with 18 walks... Also posted six sacrifice bunts and finished second with her .991 fielding percentage... Accounted for a pair of six-game hitting streaks... Went 7-for-23 (.304) from Mar. 3-12... Followed with another six-game hitting streak from Mar. 20-27 as she batted 8-for-18 (.444)... Belted her first collegiate HR in second game at Erskine (Apr. 2) as part of a four-homer effort by the Pioneers to tie a program single-game record... Went 3-for-4 in road win at Carson-Newman (Mar. 27)... Finished the year with six multiple-hit games... Reached base safely in 12 consecutive games from  Feb. 24-Mar. 13... Tallied 11 put outs vs. Concord (Mar. 11)... Preceded that with 10 put outs against West Georgia (Feb. 24)... Made only two errors in 227 total fielding chances for a .991 fielding percentage (T9th in TC history).

2012: Played in 45 games, including 42 starts... Led the team with 25 walks (T4th in SAC/52nd in NCAA II)... 25 walks were also fourth in TC history... Batted .181 with 19 hits, five doubles, nine runs scored and 14 RBI... Four multi-hit games... Went 2-for-3 against Milligan (Feb. 15)... Also went 2-for-3 against Glenville State (Mar. 4) and Lincoln Memorial (Mar. 20)... Posted two doubles against Glenville State... Tallied season-best two RBI against Shepherd (Feb. 25)... Did not make an error in her final 12 games... Finished the year with a .981 fielding percentage as she committed four errors in her 206 total chances.

2011: Played and started in all 49 games behind the plate in her first Tusculum campaign... Batted .189 with 21 hits, including four doubles and a triple... Scored seven runs and finished second on the team with 10 sacrifice hits (T6th in SAC)... Recorded four multiple-hit games, including her 2-for-3 performance in a 7-1 win over No. 13 California (Pa.) (Feb. 6)... Also posted two hits each against St. Andrews (Feb. 7), Alderson-Broaddus (Feb. 26) and North Greenville (Apr. 19)... Accounted for two RBI at St. Andrews, with a double... Posted another double in the second game of a twinbill at No. 2 North Georgia (Mar. 11)... In the opener, Sneed threw out consecutive base-runners in the bottom of the seventh inning in Tusculum's 2-1 upset win over the nationally-ranked Saints... Threw out nine runners on the season, while leading the league with three pickoffs... Tallied a stolen base at Carson-Newman (Apr. 7)... Finished second on the team with 232 putouts and a .992 fielding percentage (T4th in TC history), committing only two errors in 260 total chances.

High School: Graduated from Collins Hill HS... Coached by Billy Dooley... Member of 2009 State Championship team... Four-year letter-winner... Scholar-Athlete Award recipient (2007-10)... On the prep diamond, played at first base and catcher... Played for the Georgia Elite Club Team... Coached by Brett Sampson.

Personal: Born Jan. 16, 1992 in Manassas, Va... Daughter of Randy and Colleen Sneed... Brother - Joshua; Sister - Chloe; Father played football at Ole Miss... Brother, Joshua played football at VMI (2008-11)... Majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Future plans: Attend physician assistant school...  Community service includes: Tabernacle Church Soup Kitchen volunteer and Holsten Home for Children volunteer... Favorite book: "50 Shades of Gray"; Favorite class at Tusculum: Vertebrate Zoology... Favorite midnight snack: Chocolate Ice Cream with chocolate syrup; Favorite musical artists: Pink, Usher, Rascal Flatts; Favorite song: "Just Give Me a Reason"; Paige can't go a week without: Her little sister; Most thrilling moment in sports: Winning the SAC Championship in 2013; Advice to kids: "Always work hard towards the goal you want to reach and never let anyone tell you you're not good enough"; Favorite colors: Blue and Pink; Favorite food: McDonald's Chicken Nuggets and Macaroni & Cheese; Favorite sport other than softball: Football; People Paige most admires: Her family; Toughest opponent Paige has ever played against: Lori Spangola; What people don't know about Paige: Her collar bone has been broken three times; When she was a kid, she tried to be like: Her older brother; When people first meet Paige, they think: "She is crazy and loud".