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#8 Kelsey Chambers
Position: Infielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: Concord, Calif.
High School: Clayton Valley
Club: Sorcerors
Experience: High School
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* Updated season/career stats are available via the link above, and to see preseason career game-by-game stats (PDF) click here.

 

• One of team’s most consistent and powerful hitters, sports power to all fields and has unique ability to work the count until she gets a pitch to her liking.

• Enters 2012 campaign ranked seventh all-time in school history in homers (26), only 11 behind the school record.

• Her junior season and career-best home run total (13) in ‘2011 ranked sixth all-time for UO. Also leads Duck returnees in career hits (110), doubles (23) and RBI (90).

• The team’s starting shortstop most of the past three seasons, has also got opening nods at second and third base.

• As a freshman, saw the most action among newcomers and was one of its top hitters.

• As a prep, was a three-time All Bay-Valley choice and played for the 2008 national champion Sorcerer Gold ASA club team.

 

2011 SEASON (Junior)
Continued to solidify the team’s middle infield both defensively and offensively. At the plate, again proved a steady source of power with at least two roundtrippers each month, and six in February. On the season, led Ducks with career highs in home runs (13) and extra-base hits (21-tied) and stood third on the team in RBI (30) and slugging (.574). Homered six times in first 12 games of season, then five more times in last three series of Pac-10 play – all of which UO won, 2-1, against top-12 ranked teams. Recorded multiple RBI on eight occasions – second-most on team. Stood second on team in game-winning RBI (7) with homers vs. No. 9 Arizona, No. 10 Stanford, No. 12 UCLA and Santa Clara, a double vs. UNLV, a single vs. NCAA qualifier Pacific, and sacrifice fly vs. San Jose State. Her season-high seven-game hitting streak came at end of February and early March in trips to tourneys at Stockton and Orlando (7-for-16, 3 HR, 7 RBI) with five of the games vs. NCAA returnees UNC, Virginia and #17 Louisiana-Lafayette and '11 advancer Pacific. Also had five-game streak the following week in games vs. Weber State, Utah State and Portland State (10-for-16, 2 HR, 7 RBI). Broke a 2-for-30 slump in heart of Pac-10 play with a career-best 4-for-4 effort at returning NCAA runner-up and then-No. 9 Arizona (2 HR, homers, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 3 runs). Other top games came against Nevada (2-for-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI) and returning World Series advancer and No. 9 Hawai'i (3-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI). Started 54 games with 51 of those starts at shortstop, and sported a .864 fielding mark (56 putouts, 71 assists, 20 errors).

2011 Season Game Highs
Hits: 4, at #9 Arizona (4/30/11)
RBIs: 3, Four times, last at #9 Arizona (4/30/11)
Doubles: 2, at #9 Arizona (4/30/11)
Home runs: 2, Twice, last at #9 Arizona (4/30/11)
Total bases: 12, at #9 Arizona (4/30/11)

 

2010 SEASON (Sophomore): All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention
Led team in game-winning RBIs (9), and ranked second on squad in RBI (39), total bases (81), multi-RBI games (13), sacrifice flies (2) and sacrifice hits (6); third in hits (49), home runs (8), multi-hit games (14) and walks (13); fourth in batting (.301), slugging (.497), on-base percentage (.359), doubles (8); and fifth in runs (24). In Pac-10 play, led team in RBI (15), and stood second among starters in batting (.300), home runs (4), total bases (34), slugging (.567), and third in on-base percentage (.377). One of two Ducks with Samantha Pappas to start all 57 games, and opened contests at third base (8 games) and second base (1) the first two weekends, and at shortstop the 48 afterwards. Five  of her game-winning RBI’s came against NCAA qualifiers – Auburn in the postseason (sixth-inning suicide squeeze in 1-0 win), Notre Dame (solo homer, 4th inning), Creighton (solo homer, 5th inning), Long Island (one-run double, 1st inning) and then-No. 9 Arizona State (two-run single, 1st inning). Her other four game-winning RBI came against Cal State Northridge (eight-inning, fielder’s choice in 3-2 win), San Diego (first-inning, one-run single in 14-5 win), North Dakota (third-inning, one-run single in 7-1 win), and at Oregon State (first-inning, one-run double in 8-3 win). In mid-February’s Louisville Slugger Classic in Las Vegas, hit .368 (7-for-19, double, home run, 6 RBI). The following weekend in the Cathedral City Classic, hit .363 (4-for-11, double, 1 RBI) that included 3-for-3 day and 2 RBI in win vs. World Series advancer Hawai'i. In league action, led team in batting at Arizona State (6-for-8, 1 homer, 3 RBI, 1 walk), and at No. 15 Stanford (.286, 2-for-7, 2 doubles, 2 RBI), and hit at same mark in sweep of No. 13 California (home run, 2 RBI). Also topped .300 in San Diego Classic (3-for-9), the team’s 10-game spring home stand (.385, 10-for-26, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, 2 walks), and three-game set at Oregon State (.333, 4-for-12, 2 doubles, homer, 5 RBI).

2010 Season Highs
Hits: 3, Twice (most recent vs Boise State (3/13/10))
RBIs: 3, Three times (most recent at #9 ASU (4/24/10)
Doubles: 2, vs Texas Tech (2/13/10 at Tempe, Ariz.)
Home runs: 1, Eight times (most recent vs #9 ASU (4/24/10))
Total bases: 6, Twice (most recent at OSU (4/2/10))

 

2009 SEASON (Freshman)
One of team's most versatile fielders and quickest to adjust offensively to collegiate pitching. Ultimately started 49 games, and played all 50 - the most in either category among Duck newcomers. Drew opening nod in right field in 23 of first 24 games of campaign (with a designated player start in the other). Played shortstop in next game at Portland State, then started the next 24 games at second base, and shortstop once again to close the season. Opened career with season-long four-game hitting streak en route to .545 mark the opening weekend in the Kajkawa Classic in Tempe (6-for-11, 1 run, 1 double, 6 RBI). The following week hit .385 in Louisville Slugger Classic in Las Vegas (5-for-13, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 6 RBI) - a stretch that included four multi-hit games in the first 10 events. Capped year with 6-for-12 stretch vs. eventual national champion and No. 4 Washington (1-for-3), No. 6 Arizona (2-for-4) and No. 9 Arizona State (3-for-5). Hit first collegiate homer vs. Hawai'i the second weekend of season, then belted her other four in a five-game stretch in early March vs. Nevada (3-for-4), Portland State (1-for-4) and Seattle in a doubleheader (1-for-4, 2-for-3), with a career-high four RBI in the last contest. At season's end, led squad in sacrifice bunts (5-tied) and ranked top-four on team in multiple-RBI games (second, 6-tied), doubles (second-tied, 7), batting (fourth, .225), slugging (fourth, .408), on-base percentage (fourth, .319), home runs (fourth, 5), total bases (fourth, 49), runs (fourth, 19) and multiple-hit games (fourth, 8). Was one of team's most capable players at working the pitch count, evidenced the opening weekend when she hit a game-winning single vs. Texas Tech in Tempe in the eighth-inning on a 10-pitch at-bat.

2009 Season Highs
Runs: 2, 5 games, most recent vs. #12 California, 4/3/09
Hits: 2, 8 games (most recent vs. #11 ASU, 5/8/09
Doubles: 1, 6 games, most recent at #4 Washington, 5/2/09
Home Runs: 1, 5 games, most recent vs. Seattle, 3/24/09
RBIs: 4,vs. Seattle, 3/24/09
Total Bases: 6, Twice, most recent vs. PSU, 3/11/09

 

Prep: In summer of 2008, drew national notoriety in July as her Sorcerer Gold-Pete ASA club was the 18U Louisville Champion in the Louisville Slugger Independence Day Tournament in Boulder, Colo., thanks to its 9-1 record. As a junior, hit .388 with a .738 slugging percentage to go along with 30 RBI and 27 runs scored to claim a spot on the All-Metro First Team in 2007, and was a second-team choice in ’06. Among team honors, she was picked as the team’s Best Offensive Player in ’07, Best Defensive Player Award in ’06 and MVP in ’05. Other Contra Costa Times newspaper honors last season included Athlete of the Week, All-Time Capsule and a spot among the Top 100 Prep Athletes of the Year. Both she and sister Kelsey owned 3.5 GPA’s and also starred three seasons as guards on the basketball team. High School (Coach): Clayton Valley '08 (Jen Arnold).

Personal: Sociology major. Parents are Ron and Kim and has one brother Colby and another sister Kamryn.

 

CAREER STATS
Year  Avg   GP  GS  AB  R  H 2B 3B  HR RBI TB SLG% BB  OB% SF-SH SB-AT PO   A  FLD%
2009  .225  50  49 120 19 27  7  0  5  21  49 .408 14 .319  1-5   0-1  52   33 .904
2010  .301  57  57 163 24 49  8  0  8  39  81 .497 13 .359  2-6   2-4  53   88 .876
2011  .241  54  54 141 26 34  8  0 13  30  81 .574 12  313  3-3   2-3  56   71 .864
TOTAL .259 161 160 424 69 110 23 0 26  90 211 .498 39 .332  6-14  4-8 161  192 .878


CAREER HIGHS
Hits: 4 at #9 Arizona (4/30/11)
RBIs: 4 vs Seattle (3/24/09)
Doubles: 2 Twice, last at #9 Arizona (4/30/11)
Home runs: 2 Twice, last at #9 Arizona (4/30/11)
Total bases: 12 at #9 Arizona (4/30/11)
Walks: 2 Twice (last vs. Oregon St. (4/23/11)


FUN FACTS

Nickname(s): Kels, Kelster, Good twin
Favorite Color: Blue.
Pets Growing Up: Dauchshaund named Annie.
Favorite Saying: "Dream Big".
Favorite Pro Team: San Francisco Giants.
If I didn't play softball, I would play: Basketball.
Greatest Accomplishment: Awarded Athlete of the Year in high school and being able to play Oregon Softball.
Personal Heroes: Mom and dad.
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: An Artist.
Current Intended Profession: Firefighter, Paramedic.
I'd Die Without My: Sister.
First Car: 2002 Ford Explorer Sport.
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough.
Favorite Snack: Ritz Crackers and Cheese.
Favorite Drink: Lemonade and Sprite mixed together.
Favorite Type of Food: Mexican.
Best Dish I Can Make: Mac and Cheese .
Favorite Movie: Walk the Line.
Favorite Actor: Kevin Costner.
Favorite Actress: Jennifer Aniston.
Favorite TV Comedy: Friends, Seinfeld, Family Guy.
Favorite Cartoon Character: Peter Griffin.
Favorite Singer: Toby Keith.
Favorite Book: A Million Little Pieces.
Favorite Video Game: Wii Bowling.
I Chose Oregon Because: My Dad Went Here.

 

 

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