Nicole

Pendley

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Outfield
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rio Rancho, N.M.
High School: Rio Rancho HS

Bio

Season AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG BB HBP SO OBP SB SBA FLD%
2015 .364 57 54 154 50 56 8 0 7 35 .552 23 2 23 .450 8 9 .949
2016 .321 65 64 184 38 59 7 2 8 40 .511 18 2 27 .385 7 9 .987
2017 .323 70 70 223 44 72 8 3 17 65 .614 20 0 32 .377 8 11 .986
2018 .314 62 62 169 45 53 8 0 15 49 .627 33 1 25 .420 8 12 .985
TOTAL .329 254 250 730 177 240 31 5 47 189 .578 94 5 107 .406 31 41 .980

Career
Named to 2016, 2017 and 2018 All-Big 12 Second Team ... 2018 First Team All-Region honoree and 2015 and 2017 Second Team honoree ... Named Most Outstanding Player at the 2018 Big 12 Championship and selected to 2017 and 2018 All-Tournament Teams ... 2015 All-Big 12 Freshman Team ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree in 2016 and 2018 and Second Team selection in 2017

Record Book
Finished her career ranked sixth in games played (254) and RBIs (189), seventh in home runs (47), eighth in at-bats (730), ninth in total bases (422) and runs (177) and tenth in extra-base hits (83) and hits (240). 

2018 (Senior)
Started all 62 games in center field … Tied for the team lead with four sacrifice flies, which ties for seventh-most in a single season in school history … Committed just one error all season, including an error-free regular season … Led the outfielders with 62 putouts … Ranked 41st nationally in home runs (41) and 48th in sacrifice flies (4) … Totaled 14 games with multiple RBIs and 12 games with multiple hits … Opened the season with a six-game hitting streak, setting a career-long streak of 13 games dating back to the 2017 campaign … Hit two sacrifice flies and totaled three RBIs against Missouri State (3/3) … Drilled her fourth career grand slam to lead the Sooners to a 4-2 victory against South Carolina (3/10) … Broke a scoreless tie with a solo homer against Oklahoma State (5/2) … Finished the Big  12 Championship .667 (6-for-9) with seven RBIs, four runs scored, two homers, a double and a slugging percentage of 1.444 … Homered in the Big 12 Championship opener against Texas (5/11) … Matched a single-game career high with five RBIs against Baylor in the Big 12 Championship game (5/12) … Homered in back-to-back NCAA Regional games, a solo shot against Tulsa (5/19) and a two-run blast against Missouri (5/20).

2017 (Junior)
Started all 70 games in CF ... led the team in home runs, slugging percentage and total bases and tied for the lead in triples ... 223 at-bats tied for seventh most in OU history and 65 RBI tied for eighth best ... finished 12th in the country in total bases (137), 14th in RBI (65), 17th in home runs (17) and 50th in RBI per game (0.93) ... hit a three-run homer vs. Baylor at the WCWS (6/1) ... accounted for 5 of OU's 8 RBI during the Super Regional; hit .429 vs. Auburn ... recorded a pair of HR in the Norman Regional and hit. 389 with 6 RBI ... broke a scoreless tie in the 5th inning of the Big 12 Championship game with a two-run HR against Oklahoma State; OU won 2-0 (5/13) ... hit a first-inning grand slam to help OU win the series vs. Baylor (4/23) ... slashed .538/.647/1.154 at OU's Courtyard Marriott Tournament with 4 runs scored, 1 triple, 3 triples, 5 RBI, 4 walks and a stolen base ... was 8-17 (.471) with 7 runs scored, 2 HR and 7 RBI at the Houston Classic ... tied career high with 5 RBI, scored 3 runs and and was 3-4 vs. Incarnate Word (2/17)

2016 (Sophomore)
Played in all 65 games with 64 starts in CF ... hit the first grand slam of her career in the NCAA Regional against Wichita State (5/20), tying a season high in RBI ... hit a 3-run homer at No. 12 Tennessee and scored twice (4/23) ... set season high with 4 RBI, including a 3-run homer, at No. 19 Baylor (4/10) ... tied career high in hits by going 4-4 with a  double, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI vs. UCLA (2/27)

2015 (Freshman)
Played in 57 of 58 games with 54 starts in CF ... career-high 4 hits, going 4-4 with 3 RBI and 2 doubles at Texas Tech (3/29) ... hit a game-tying 2-run homer in the seventh against No. 13 Arizona (2/19) ... hit first two home runs of her career and drove in 5 runs at Hawaii (2/7)

High School
Earned five letters under head coach Paul Kohman … named first-team all-state, all-district and all-metro while setting the school's single-season home run record (19) … as a junior, hit .600 with 43 runs scored, 37 RBI, 19 home runs and 42 stolen bases … team was the Class 5A, District 1 runner-up … also earned two letters in track and field, where she won the state championship in javelin in 2013

Travel Ball
Spent five seasons playing for the New Mexico Sundancers of Rio Rancho, N.M., under head coach Paul Kohman … team competed at the PGF National Championships from 2011-13 … in the Summer of 2013, hit .385 with 31 runs scored, 21 RBI, eight home runs and 13 stolen bases

Personal
Daughter of Jerry and Jeri Pendley … has one brother, Matthew, and one sister, Shelby … sister, Shelby, was a three-time All-American at OU from 2013-15 … uncle, Ben, played baseball at New Mexico State ... majoring in an Arts and Sciences planned program
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