Nicole

Mendes

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Utility
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Home School

Bio

Season AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG BB HBP SO OBP SB SBA FLD%
2017 .408 59 51 184 55 75 8 3 7 24 .598 12 2 24 .449 21 25 .977
2018 .309 60 57 165 46 51 6 5 0 15 .406 19 1 29 .384 13 18 .959
2019 .348 60 52 138 39 48 4 4 6 39 .565 19 1 24 .422 7 11 .982
TOTAL .357 179 160 487 140 174 18 12 13 78 .524 50 4 77 .419 41 54 .971

Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO AVG WP HBP
2017 0.75 1-0 13 2 0 0/7 0 18.2 9 3 2 8 14 .141 0 3
2018 4.67 1-0 5 0 0 0/4 0 6.0 10 4 4 1 3 .357 1 0
2019 4.50 0-0 9 0 0 0/3 0 9.1 13 6 6 4 12 .317 0 0
TOTAL 2.47 2-0 27 2 0 0/14 0 34.0 32 13 12 13 29 .241 1 3

Career
Named to 2017 and 2019 WCWS All-Tournament Team ... 2017 All-Region First Team selection and 2018 Third Team pick... 2017 All-Big 12 First Team honoree ... Named to 2017 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team ... 2017 Big 12 Freshman of the Year and All-Big 12 Freshman Team selection ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week (3/28/17) ... 2018 and 2019 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree. 

Record Book
Finished the 2019 season tied for third in OU career history with 12 triples.

2019 (Junior)
Played in 60 games with 52 starts (51 in center field, one at first base) … Also made nine appearances in the circle, totaling 9.1 innings of work … Tallied 13 games with multiple hits and 10 games with multiple RBIs … Reached base in 22 straight games from Feb. 24-April 5 … Recorded a .306 batting average during the postseason and a .316 average in the WCWS, both ranking second on the team … Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI against Charlotte (2/9) … Three straight multi-hit performances from March 14-15 … Finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a career-high four RBIs at Utah (3/31, game two) … Stole two bases in OU’s Big 12 Championship game vs. Texas Tech (5/10) … Was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a home run in OU’s regional opener against UMBC (5/19) … Strung together a season-long five game hitting streak during Super Regionals and the WCWS (5/25-6/2) … Drove in the game-winning run with an RBI triple in OU’s WCWS opener vs. Alabama (5/30) … 2-for-3 in OU’s season finale vs. UCLA (6/4).

2018 (Sophomore) 
Appeared in 60 games with 57 starts (56 in right field, one at first base) … Made five appearances in the circle, totaling 6.0 innings pitched with a 1-0 record … Led the team with five triples, ranking 24th nationally and tying for ninth-most in a single season in school history … Matched Caleigh Clifton with a team-high 13 stolen bases, stealing five in the NCAA tournament … Led the team with a .714 batting average (5-for-7) at the NCAA Norman Super Regional (5/25-26) … Totaled 14 multiple-hit games … Went 3-for-4 with one RBI at Baylor (3/29) … Scored three runs at Baylor (3/30) … Matched a season high with three hits and three runs in game one of Supers against Arkansas (5/25) … Registered her first mutli-RBI game of the season in game two of Supers, driving in two runs on her fifth triple of the season (5/25).

2017 (Freshman)
Played in 60 games with 52 starts (42 in RF, 7 at DP, 2 at P, 1 in LF) ... led the team in batting average and stolen bases and tied for the lead in triples ... ranked 29th in the country in hits (75), 46th in runs per game (0.90) and 49th in batting average (.408) ... wrapped up a career-best 21-game hit streak from April 14 to May 26 (two off the school record) and 35-game on-base streak (March 18 to May 26) ... homered in both games of the WCWS Championship Series vs. Florida (6/5-6) ... had at least two hits in every game of the Norman Regional, going 11-21 (.524), including a leadoff homer in the finals against Tulsa on the first pitch of the game ... combined with Paige Lowary on a no-hitter and accounted for the only run with a solo home run at Oklahoma State (5/6) ... during the Texas Tech series, was 8-12 (.667) with 7 runs scored and 6 stolen bases ... went 4-4 at Loyola Marymount with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles and a triple coming a HR short of becoming the first Sooner ever to hit for the cycle (3/16) ... was 3-5 with 3 runs, 3 RBI and a triple at Long Beach State (3/14) ... slashed .600/.667/.700 at the OU Tournament with 5 runs, a double and two stolen bases ... earned her first career win in her OU pitching debut with two strikeouts in 1.2 hitless innings against Incarnate Word (2/17)

Travel Ball
Played for Diamond Sports Hotshots ... in summer of 2016, hit .355 with 27 runs scored, 20 runs driven in, two home runs and 20 stolen bases and threw 135.0 innings with 136 strikeouts and 1.45 ERA

Personal
Daughter of Paul and Nina Mendes … has one sister, Brittany … was home schooled ... chose OU over Tennessee, Missouri, Texas A&M, LSU and Texas ... majoring in psychology

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