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Courtney Brinkman   4
Courtney Brinkman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Troy, N.Y.

High School:
Troy

Height:
5-7

Position:
P/OF

B/T:
R/R


GENERAL - Strong presence all over the field...Can hit for power and average...Made great strides as a fielder and a pitcher last season...Was a multiple-sport athlete in high school...Daughter of Daniel and Alison Brinkman.

AS A JUNIOR - Made 40 appearances, splitting time between pitching and the outfield...Hit .207, with a home run, 10 runs batted in, and three stolen bases...Went 3-for-3 with 3 RBI's against Morgan State (2/27)...Pitched in 26 games, with 14 starts...Had a 6-7 record with a 3.93 ERA...Allowed one earned run or less in six of her final seven appearances.

AS A SOPHOMORE - Appeared in 40 games in the outfield making 39 starts...Also made 18 appearances in the circle, starting 14...Hit .231 with two home runs and ranked second on the team in RBI (14), runs scored (14), total bases (36) and steals (6)...Tied for the team lead with five wins as a pitcher, posting a 5-8 record with a 5.38 ERA and five complete games...Reached base all four times, going 3-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored against Rider (4/5)...Went 3-for-4 with a career-high tying three RBI vs. Quinnipiac (4/30)...Also drove in three runs and slugged a home run at Manhattan (4/18)...Earned first victory, hurling seven innings allowing just one earned run on five hits while walking one and striking out five against Binghamton (3/31)...Struck out a career-high eight batters in victory over Rider (4/5)...Limited Iona to just three hits and held them scoreless over six innings of work while walking just one and striking out seven in picking up final win of the year (4/13).

AS A FRESHMAN - Started 34 of 37 games she played in...Had 17 hits in 83 at-bats...Hit three doubles, two triple and a home run with 10 RBI...Scored eight runs and was 3-for-4 in stolen base attempts...Went 1-for-2 with a triple and two RBI against Stephen F. Austin (2/22)...Went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in the front end of a doubleheader against Quinnipiac (5/1)...Struck out a season high five batters against Stephen F. Austin (2/24)...Recorded her first career victory with a five-hit shutout to help defeat Brown in the second game of a doubleheader (3/22).

BEFORE SIENA - Section II Player of the Year as a senior...Troy Record and Times Union First Team All-Area selection as a senior...Big Ten MVP as a junior and senior...Big Ten All-Star as a sophomore.

LAJEUNESSE ON BRINKMAN: "Courtney has developed into a pretty steady player in the MAAC. I'm looking for Courtney to provide stability for us in the circle this year. She's a very talented athlete who hits the ball and runs the bases extremely well, so we're looking for her to be a catalyst."

BRINKMAN'S STATS

year AVG gp-gs ab r h 2B 3B HR rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2008 .205 37-34 83 8 17 3 2 1 10 27 .325 3 0 17 0 .233 0 1 3-4 36 20 3 .949
2009 .231 40-39 117 14 27 3 0 2 14 36 .308 3 0 30 0 .250 0 2 6-9 26 32 7 .892
2010 .207 39-37 92 8 19 3 0 1 10 25 .272 3 1 31 1 .250 0 2 3-3 16 32 5 .906
Totals .216 77-73 292 30 63 9 2 4 34 88 .301 9 1 78 1 .250 0 5 12-16 78 84 15 .915
year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2B 3B HR bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2008 6.41 1-8 14 9 4 1/0 0 55.2 78 60 51 33 38 16 4 9 285 .326 10 6 0 1 6
2009 5.38 5-8 18 14 5 0/1 0 78.0 115 84 60 22 38 21 3 11 396 .330 14 11 0 3 12
2010 3.93 6-7 26 14 8 0/1 0 107 123 73 60 46 55 18 2 9 428 .287 14 9 0 3 11
Totals 4.97
12-23 58 37 17 1/2 0 240.2 316 217 171 101 131 55 9 29 1109 .295 38 26 0 7 29
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