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Paige Palkovich
Paige  Palkovich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
Utility


05/28/2015

Record 14 Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Honors

Fourteen members of the Minnesota softball team were named academic all-conference honorees Thursday

05/01/2015

Groenewegen Twirls Gem, Gophers Win

The sophomore pitcher struck out 15 batters in a 1-0 win over Purdue

04/26/2015

Gophers Blank Hawkeyes to Secure Sweep

Minnesota picked up its third-straight shutout of Iowa

04/22/2015

Gophers Split Twin Bill With NDSU

Minnesota beat the Bison, 8-0, in the first game before dropping the second game, 5-4

04/18/2015

Anderson Shines in Gophers' 7-1 Win

The junior allowed just three hits in 6.1 shutout innings against Michigan State to improve to 7-2

02/18/2013

Palkovich Game-Winning Blast

Paige Palkovich hit a two-run home run to break a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning of a 3-1 win vs. UNI.

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2015 Game-by-Game Stats

2014 Game-by-Game Stats

2013 Game-by-Game Stats

2015JUNIOR SEASON:
Played in 58 games with 51 starts in the outfield, including 45 starts at the left field position • Academic All-Big Ten • hit for a career-best .310 average, .448 on-base percentage and .570 slugging percentage • hit .380 in Big Ten play and .355 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium • led Minnesota with two grand slams, including a walk-off grand slam at Arizona in the NCAA Tucson Regional (May 17) • paced the Gophers with five bases-loaded hits, going 5-for-11 in such situations • had three multi-hit games and eight games with multiple RBI • drove in four runs three times, including back-to-back four-RBI performances against Northwestern April 11-12 • registered the game-winning RBI four times and scored the game-winning run in victories over Stanford (March 7) and Fresno State (March 14) • put together a career-long nine-game hit streak from April 18 to May 1 and ended the regular season with a 13-game reached base streak • was successful on nine of 10 stolen base attempts • had a .967 fielding percentage and recorded an outfield assist against James Madison (Feb. 27).

2014
SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Made 46 appearances with 27 starts • hit .160 with a .222 on-base percentage in 50 at-bats • stole six bases and scored 10 runs, including two in the Gophers' season-opening win over Murray State and the game-winning run against South Carolina (Feb. 28) • notched an RBI against South Carolina and had hits against both the Gamecocks and Detroit Feb. 28 • had hits in both games of a doubleheader versus Wisconsin (April 6) • posted a .985 fielding percentage.

2013 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 50 games, with 42 starts, mainly at first base • batted .189 on the season • was hit by pitch 12 times, the most on the team • hit two triples, tied for the team lead • tallied seven doubles on the season • hit an RBI triple at UNLV (Feb. 10) • went 2-for-3 with a solo HR vs. Illinois State (Feb. 15) • tripled and scored a run vs. Northern Iowa (Feb. 16) • hit a game-winning two-run home run in the second game that day • batted 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBI and a HR at Northwestern (March 30) • went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI at Iowa State (April 24).

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2012 graduate of Eastview High School • earned all-conference honors three times • batted .436 with a .536 on base percentage as a senior • batted .700 during the Section 3AAA tournament • in addition to playing shortstop, she pitched, and had four wins and three saves • four-time academic letter honoree • captain of both the softball and basketball teams.

PERSONAL:
The daughter of Mark Palkovich and Mary Palkovich.

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A FLD
2013 .189 50-42 111 20 21 7 2 3 15 41 .369 23 9 12 .313 2 6 6-7 279 9 .986
2014 .160 46-27 50 10 8 0 0 0 1 8 .160 2 2 10 .222 0 3 6-8 129 2 .986
2015 .310 58-51 100 36 31 6 1 6 31 57 .570 16 9 18 .448 0 5 9-10 57 1 .967
TOTAL .230 154-120 261 66 60 13 3 9 47 106 .406 27 23 59 .351 2 14 21-25 465 12 .984

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