Emily Gaitan Pitches Five Scoreless Innings in Relief
2014 (Senior): Started every game but one during her senior season at first base ... Knocked in a team-high 34 RBIs, which is tied for the seventh most in single-season program history ... Hit a team-high seven home runs ... Had five games in which she recorded at least four RBIs ... Went 1-3 in the series finale vs. LSU, scoring two runs ... Went 3-4 with four RBIs, a career-high four runs scored, and a career-high tying seven total bases, including a double and a home run, in game one vs. Alcorn State ... Went 3-4 with two RBIs and a walk in the series finale vs. No. 11 Kentucky ... Hit a three-run home run in the series finale at South Carolina, her sixth of the year ... Went 3-4 in the series opener vs. Arkansas with a solo home run and two runs scored ... Tallied a 2-3 day vs. Louisiana Tech ... Went 2-4 with four RBI, two runs, one double and one home run in game two at ULM ... Went 1-3 with a double in game two at Florida, knocking in two of the Rebels' three runs ... Combined to go 2-4 with four runs, two RBI, two doubles and three walks in doubleheader vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Went 2-4 with a home run, a double and two RBI vs. Utah State ... Had a 2-2 night vs. UT Martin ... Went 2-3 vs. Saint Louis with one run ... Tallied a 2-3 night vs. Western Carolina, highlighted by a grand slam and a career-high five RBI ... Posted a 2-3 performance vs. Kansas with a three-run home run and four RBI ... Went 1-3 vs. Western Kentucky with an RBI.
2013 (Junior): Hit .289 with a team-high tying seven home runs, including one grand slam ... Was second on the team with 31 RBI ... Made 230 putouts and 13 assists defensively with just one error for a .996 fielding pct. ... Went 2-3 with a home run, double and three RBI in the season finale vs. Alcorn State ... Finished 1-3 in the series opening win over Texas A&M with a two-run double ... Hit solo home runs in each of the first two games at Miss. State ... Went 2-3 with the Rebels' lone RBI in game two at Auburn ... Closed out the series vs. Florida with a 2-3 performance, including one double ... Went 1-3 in the series finale at Georgia, hitting her fourth HR of the season ... Finished 1-3 with one run, one RBI and two walks at Belmont ... Was 2-3 with a double in the series finale at No. 15 Kentucky ... Went 2-4 in game one at Kentucky, hitting a pair of doubles to the outfield wall ... Hit an RBI double vs. Villanova, going 1-3 ... Went 1-2 vs. Penn, hitting a solo home run to lead off the second inning ... Went 2-2 in game one vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, recording a double off the wall and a two-run single to left field ... Hit a two-run home run against Drake that ended up being the game-winning hit as the Rebels defeated Drake 2-1 ... Went 2-4 with a grand slam against Tennessee-Martin that tied the game in the bottom of the seventh inning and sent it to extra innings ... Was 1-3 with a run scored in the Rebels' opening game vs. Southern Miss ... Finished 2-2 at South Alabama, her second multi-hit game of the season ... Was 1-3 against Central Arkansas with two RBI ... Went 2-4 in the Rebels' season opener vs. Saint Mary's.
2012 (Sophomore): Started all 54 games at first base ... Earned SEC Player of the Week honors for March 12 ... Led the Rebels with six home runs and 44 hits ... Finished second on the squad with a .321 batting average and .511 slugging percentage ... Also was second on the team with 35 RBIs and eight doubles ... Homered versus South Carolina (5/4) ... Collected four hits, including two doubles, and drove in four runs in a doubleheader sweep of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (5/1) ... Walked twice in a win at No.23 LSU (4/22) ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI double at No. 6 Florida (4/8) ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI double versus Southern Miss (3/27) ... Went 2-for-2 with a homerun and two RBI at No. 10 Stanford (3/11) ... Smashed a two-run homer at No. 10 Stanford (3/10) ... Recorded four hits, including a pair of doubles, drove in three runs and walked twice in a doubleheader sweep at Arkansas (3/7) ... Homered and tied a season-high with four RBI at Central Arkansas (3/6) ... Doubled, homered and tied a season-high with four RBI against Texas-San Antonio (2/24) ... Picked up three hits, drove in two runs, scored twice and added two walks in a doubleheader versus Stephen F. Austin (2/11) ... Collected two singles and drove in two runs at Florida State (2/10).
2011 (Freshman):Led the Rebels with 21 RBI, a .472 slugging percentage and five home runs... Finished second on the squad with nine doubles ... Finished fourth on the team with a .276 batting average and 34 hits ... Homered, picked up an RBI and scored two runs at No. 4 Georgia (4/17) ... Went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBI at No. 4 Georgia (4/15) ... Posted two hits, two RBI and a double at Mississippi State (4/1) ... Homered and had two RBI at Central Arkansas (3/16) ... Collected five hits, two home runs and four RBI in three games at South Carolina (3/11-13) ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI versus UTEP (3/6) ... Smashed two doubles and had three RBI versus Louisiana Tech (3/5) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI versus Mississippi Valley (2/22) ... Posted a double and had one RBI in the season opener versus No. 16 BYU (2/11).
High School:The Gatorade Player of the Year for Mississippi as a junior and senior ... Also named The Clarion Ledger Mississippi Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Earned all-state honors all four years of high school ... Named Team MVP her final three years ... Helped lead Northwest Rankin High School to a 5A state title in 2009 after she led the Lady Cougars with a .517 batting average, seven home runs, 28 RBI and 38 runs scored ... Voted most athletic in high school ... Graduated fifth in her class with a 4.0 GPA ... Also won one letter in basketball and two in soccer.
Club Teams:Played for the Mississippi Blast, Germantown Red Devils and Tri-State Blue Angels.
Personal: Full name is Londen Brooke Ladner ... Born April 30, 1992 ... Daughter of Stewart Ladner and Renee Jones ... Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 20122 and the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2012 ... Named to the Dean's Honor Roll in Fall 2011 ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Father played football at Southern Mississippi ... Enjoys going to the movies, hanging out with friends and college football.
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