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Softball: Alix Kruel

Alix Kruel

  #11     Bats/Throws: R/R
  Position: 2B    Ht.: 5-3
  Hometown: Horicon, Wisc.
  Previous School: Horicon HS
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Accounting

2015: Enters her senior campaign with 32 career sacrifice bunts, which is the second most in Tusculum softball history... Also has 249 fielding assists, which is ninth in school history... 

2014: Appeared and started all 55 games during her junior season at second base... Tallied 24 hits including six doubles, three triples and a homer for a .283 slugging percentage... Reach base via walks 10 times... Posted 15 RBIs and scored 13 runs... Had a team-high 104 putouts and was second on the team in defensive assists (128, 9th in TC history)... Had four muti-hit games and ranked third on the team with five multiple-RBI games... Batted .300 during a six-game hitting streak from April 5-10... Was 6-for-20 during that span with a double, triple, home run, eight RBIs, and three runs scored... Went 4-for-6 (.667) in a doubleheader against Queens (Mar. 22)... All four hits went for extra bases (three doubles and a triple) and she registered three RBIs... 2-for-3 at the plate with a two-run single. a double and a run scored that accounted for all three runs against Shorter (Mar. 5)... Helped TC upset No. 23 Kutztown in the Pioneer Classic with a pair of hits and a walk (Feb. 22)... Smacked a three-run homerun that played a major key in the Pioneers' victory at Francis Marion (Apr. 10)... Only committed one error in 61 attempts during the first 30 games of the season. 

2013: Finished third on the team with her .314 batting average... Started in all 50 games at second base... Posted 44 hits with five doubles, two triples and a home run... Scored 25 runs and drove in 15 RBI... Third on the team with 14 walks and was a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen bases... Her team-best 13 sacrifice bunts are tied for the fifth most in program history... Placed third with her 115 put outs and 92 fielding assists... Led the Pioneers with 14 multiple-hit games... Batted 9-for-17 during five-game hitting streak from Mar. 11-13 at the National Collegiate Sports Festival in Myrtle Beach, S.C... Went 3-for-3 against Pricipia (Mar. 13).. Tallied two-hit performances against Shepherd (Mar. 12) and Glenville State (Mar. 13)... Reached base safely in nine consecutive games (Mar. 3-13) and ended the season on a six-game run (Apr. 13-present)... Went 3-for-3 at Erskine (Apr. 2), including her first collegiate home run... Her HR was part of a program-tying 4-homer effort against the Flying Fleet... Tied a school record with her two sacrifice bunts against Newberry (Mar. 8)... Did not strike out in her last nine games... Batted .467 (7-of-15) in her last six games... Did not commit a fielding error in her first 14 games (Feb 5-24).

: Played in 33 contests, including 21 starts in her rookie season with the Pioneers... Finished fourth in the league with her 14 sacrifice bunts (T3rd in TC history)... Batted .091 with four hits and four runs scored... Went 3-for-4 in stolen bases... Posted a .956 fielding percentage with three errors in her 68 total chances... Scored runs against Milligan (Feb. 15), Virginia Intermont (Feb. 23), Erskine (Apr. 2) and Carson-Newman (Apr. 19 - SAC Tournament)... Recorded her first collegiate hit against Armstrong (Mar. 8)... Drew a walk in three straight games (Mar. 25-27)... Accounted for a pair of sacrifice bunts in 8-1 SAC Tournament win over Brevard (Apr. 20).

High School
: Attended Horicon HS... Coached by Roger Schliewe... Holds school records for hits, doubles, assists, runs scored, triples, home runs, RBI and batting average... 2011 All-State Third Team... 2011 Conference Player of the Year... 2011 First Team All-Conference... 2011 Stats: BA - .586, OB%: .621, SLG%: .879... First Team All-Conference selection in 2010 and a two-time Second Team selection... All-District selection and runner-up for Conference Player of the Year in 2010, batting .406 with a .575 slugging percentage, a .494 on-base percentage and 47 stolen bases in 54 attempts...  Played for the Wisconsin Bandits club team for Coach Roger Schliewe... 2011 Summer Stats: 35 hits, 24 runs scored, 19 RBI, 3 triples, 14 sacrifice bunts, 16 stolen bases, Batting Avg: .368, OB% - .450.

: Full name is Alixandria Pearl Kruel... Born May 1, 1993 in Waukesha, Wisc... Daughter of Thomas and Jennifer Kruel... Sisters - Riley, Quinn... Majoring in accounting with a minor in general management... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Favorite book: "My Sister's Keeper"; Favorite midnight snack: Juice Box; Favorite musical artists: Rihanna; Favorite song: "Moment 4 Life"; Alix can't go a week without: Music; Most thrilling moment in sports: Playing on the Wisconsin Badgers softball field for the State Tournament; Advice kids: "Don't take what you have for granted"; Favorite color: Blue; Favorite food: Cereal; Favorite sports other than softball: Basketball and Soccer; People Alix most admires: Her parents; Toughest opponent Alix has ever played against: Ivy Renfroe; When she was a kid, Alix tried to be like: Her mother; When people first meet Alix, they think: She's short.