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#5 Vanessa Kellems
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: La Mesa, Calif.
High School: Steele Canyon H.S.
Major: Health Ed/Pre-Physical Therapy
Experience: 4 Letters
Career Statistics Career Statistics

2015: Played in 31 games as a senior with 23 starts, mostly as the designated player, but also started games at both first and second base ... set career highs with 17 hits, two triples 10 RBI and 17 walks ... went 2 for 4 with two RBI vs. Kansas City (2/13) ... Went 1 for 2 with a triple and two RBI vs. Cal Poly (3/13) ... hit a pinch hit RBI double in a win over Omaha (4/3) ... hit an RBI triple in a win over Fort Wayne (4/26)

2014: Played in 36 games during the season with 28 starts, all in the outfield ... finished the season on a five-game hitting streak ... recorded her first hit of the season vs. Missouri State (2/15), her first of two doubles on the season ... Went 2 for 4 with her first-career homerun at Evansville (3/10) ... also homered in the regular season finale against Kansas City (5/3) ... went 1 for 3 with an RBI vs. South Dakota (5/7) in The Summit League Championships ... posted a .963 fielding percentage, with just one error and one assists in 27 chances

2013: Played in 30 games, mostly as a pinch runner, with nine starts in the outfield ... finished the season with three hits, including a double, and four walks ... scored nine runs on the season ... made good on all five chances in the field for a perfect fielding percentage

2012: Played in 11 games with five starts ... recorded a .154 batting average with two hits in 13 at-bats ... hit one double and drew four walks while striking out nine times ... finished the season with an on base percentage of .353

Before SDSU: Four-year starter and softball letterwinner ... team captain in 2011 ... earned postseason honors in the Grossmont League and second-team all-East County honors in 2011 ... batted .467 in an injury-shortened junior season in 2010 and .388 as a senior in 2011 ... helped lead Steele Canyon High School to three league finals and three California Interscholastic Federations semifinal or final games ... named to the San Diego Union Tribune all-academic team from 2009-11 ... also earned four varsity letters in cross country and wrestling in high school ... played travel ball with the San Diego Renegades and placed ninth at the 16U nationals and third in the 18U Colorado Fireworks tournament ... four-year honor roll student ... graduated with honors