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ASU Softball BIO
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Sashel Palacios
Player Profile:
Sashel Palacios 1766940
Position: Catcher
Height: 5'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: Otay Ranch
Experience: High School

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Career Overview: 

  • Established herself as the team's starting catcher in 2015 and will look to split those duties with Katee Aguirre in her junior campaign.

Junior (2016):

  • Has done what she is supposed to do with a runner on third and less than two outs, second on the team with nine RBI on 11 opportunities.
  • Holds team's second-longest hit streak this season at 10 games while her 13-game reached base streak earlier this year is also second-longest.
  • Went 4-for-10 with four RBI at the Diamond Devil Invite and was the lone offensive bright spot against Minnesota (2/26) with her solo home run.
  • Had a solid bounce back weekend at the Littlewood Classic, finishing 4-for-10 with a walk and five RBI.

  • Had a pinch hit three-run home run against Illinois State to help blow things open in a 6-0 victory (2/20).

  • Wore the walk-off hit by pitch with the bases loaded to seal a 9-1 victory in five innings over San Diego (2/14).

Sophomore (2015): 

  • Finished third on the team with a .459 on-base percentage and was one of the biggest surprises on offense on the season. 

  • Her .323 batting average was fifth on the team. Did not have a single error until the postseason and finished with a .993 fielding percentage.

  • Earned Pac-12 All-Defensive honors and was named to the NFCA All-West Region team as well. 

  • Recorded an RBI single in the first game of the season against Creighton, Feb. 5.
  • Went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and an RBI single against Illinois State on Feb 13.
  • Went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, a double and two walks against California on Mar. 20.
  • Went a perfect 7-for-7 with four RBI in the first two games of the Stanford series on May 1-2.

Freshman (2014):

  • Got her first career hit against Penn State on Feb. 8.

High School: 

  • As a sophomore at Otay Ranch, Palacios hit .460 with a .505 on-base percentage... Had 34 runs scored and 43 RBI.

  • Had an even more impressive season as a senior with a .523 batting average and .552 on-base percentage, leading the league in batting average in the process.

  • Was named First-Team Mesa League as a sophomore, junior and senior and was a three-time MVP selection in the league as well.

  • Played travel ball for Team Muzino and 18UGold San Diego Renegades for coach Mike Fox. Helped lead her summer team to a sixth-place finish at the 16U Champions Cup and a runner-up finish in the 18U Cup as well.

Personal: Born Sept, 17, 1995 to Francisco and Soida Palacios in Chula Vista, Calif...Plans to major in education...Graduated with honors with a 4.3 GPA from Otat Ranch....Has been playing softball since the age of four...Lettered in volleyball twice in high school...

Trophey Case:
2015
Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention | May 13th
Third-Team All-West Region 

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