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  Kayla Zinger
Kayla Zinger

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Sunnyslope High School

Position:
P

2009: Kayla Zinger struckout a season-high nine batters against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, just one shy of her career best...recorded her first shutout of the season in that game...also recorded shutouts against Buffalo and South Florida...pitched four shutout innings and recorded four strikeouts vs. Maryland...her six wins on the season moved her into fifth place for career wins with 25...is currently ranked third place all-time for career ERA (2.52) and is tied for fourth in career shutouts with six...defensively, she recorded 43 assists and two putouts...posted 64 strikeouts in 98.2 innings for the season.

2008: Zinger earned her first All-Big East selection with third team honors...garnered her first career no-hitter against Connecticut...holds Pitt's single-season ERA record at 1.88...recorded a RBI single against Texas-Arlington in the FIU Tournament... pitched a complete game against Virginia Tech, facing 29 batters and holding the Hokies to eight hits...recorded a shutout in the championship game of the FIU Tournament...tallied five strikeouts against Bucknell...fanned four batters in just three innings against Long Beach State...hit a two-RBI single against Rutgers...earned the Panthers' sixth shutout-victory of the season against Villanova...pitched the win in the second game against Akron, striking out six batters in five innings...smacked a two-RBI shot to lift Pitt to its first-ever win over Notre Dame...garnered the 7-3 win over No. 23 DePaul during the regular-season double-header.

2007: Zinger appeared in 26 contests, making starts in 18...pitched a team-leading nine complete games...posted six wins in her rookie season...tallied 94 strikeouts in 120 innings of actions...allowed just two hits in 6.0 innings against UCF and again in 5.2 innings against Miami, Ohio...fanned six batters in the same game...struck out three batters and recorded three putouts in the first Winthrop contest...struck out seven batters in her win against St. Francis (PA.)...fanned a batter to earn the third out with two runners on base in the win against Providence.

HIGH SCHOOL: Zinger earned all-state honors three times...an all-region first team selection twice...posted a perfect game as a senior, which was a team first since 1980...fanned 19 batters during a playoff run...named to the all-region list after securing the team's first tournament win...voted the region's Most Valuable Player...led her team to a 16th place finish in the NFCA national poll...recorded a .410 batting average, 0.60 ERA and over 700 strikeouts...garnered Female Athlete of the Year accolades as a senior...a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born December 4, 1987...daughter of Daniel and Desiree Zinger...has one brother, Matt...majoring in rehabilitation science.