Taylor Sigmon hits two RBI single for the win
Catamounts face Mocs in Final SoCon Series of the Season
Catamounts play first SoCon road series of the season
Individual Records and team precedents set
Amber Steinhardt homerun sets tone for the game
2007 (Sophomore): Southern Conference First Team selection (third base) ... Named to the NCCSIA All-State Team ... Named to the 2007 Spring Southern Conference's TIAA-CREF Academic All-Conference team ... Voted MVP of the Second Annual Best Western Catamount Classic Tournament ... Named Southern Conference Athlete of the Month for March ... Western Carolina Softball MVP for 2007 season ... One of two players to start all 62 games ... Led the team, and broke the school record, for hits in a season with 70 ... Also broke the school record for doubles in a season with 14 ... Led the team, and ranked second in the Southern Conference, with a .363 batting average, which also broke the school record for batting average in a season ... Led the team in runs scored (38) and RBI (43) ... Ranked second on the team in homeruns with eight ... Recorded a team-leading 16-game hitting streak from March 21 through April 14 ... Had 15 multiple hit performances.
2006 (Freshman): Started all 61 of Western's games in 2006 making 60 starts at third base and one at short stop ... Recorded 14 multiple hit and four multiple RBI games ... Tied for the third-longest hitting streak reaching successfully in eight-straight games from Feb. 25-Mar. 4 with four of those outings being two-hit performances ... Successfully laid down six sacrifice bunts, tied for the second-most on the team ... Posted 90 assists in the field, second on the squad ... Drove in two on an RBI double to right field to lift WCU over rival, Appalachian State, in extra innings, 3-1 (4/1/06) ... Given the "Coaches' Award" as chosen by the WCU coaching staff ... Was one of four returning Catamounts to be awarded the SoCon's Commissioner's Medals ... Was also named to the SoCon's Honor Roll for the 2005-06 academic year.
High School: Helped lead Central Cabarrus to an undefeated season, back-to-back conference and state championships, and a final ranking of third in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll ... As a senior, hit .454 scoring the fourth-most runs (38) and driving in the third-most runs in the state (38) ... Set a state record by driving in eight RBI in a single-game ... Earned MECA 8 Player of the Year honors, while also garnering All-Charlotte Observer and All-Piedmont accolades ... During her junior season, was named all-conference, all-state, and third team All-America, hitting .447 with 47 runs scored and 43 RBI, helping to win the first of two state championships ... Also, as a junior, recorded a state record 21-game hitting streak ... Played club softball with the Carolina Cardinals alongside Catamount teammates Mollie Fowler and Mendy McKenzie ... Also played basketball as a prep, earning the "most hustle" award in 2003 and the team defensive award on the junior varsity squad.
Personal: Full name is Stephanie Marie Beatty ... Daughter of Ronald and Cindy Beatty ... Was born in Cambridge, Ohio ... Has two siblings; Jennifer and Zack ... Majoring in Pre-Nursing.