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7  Ashley Hamada
Ashley Hamada

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Touchet, Wash.

High School:
DeSales Catholic HS

Height:
5-4

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
07/18/1990

Experience:
4L

B/T:
L/R


05/18/2012

Talley Pushes Red Raiders to 6-1 Victory Over Maryland

Texas Tech will face Washington at 3 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon

05/16/2012

No. 24/23 Texas Tech Opens Washington Regional Against Maryland

Red Raiders begin fifth all-time postseason appearance with a 5:30 p.m. CT first pitch Friday

05/13/2012

Texas Tech Selected to NCAA Washington Regional

Red Raiders will make third-straight postseason appearance Friday against Maryland

05/10/2012

Nine Red Raiders Honored on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Texas Tech leads all Big 12 members with nine selections and three 4.00 GPAs

05/07/2012

2012 TECHSPY Awards Honor Texas Tech's Brightest

Annual awards event recognized the best student-athletes, coaches and administrators

06/13/2012

SB: 2012 Highlight Video

05/13/2012

SB: Tech No. 2 seed in Seattle Regional

Texas Tech will be the No. 2 seed in the Seattle Region of the NCAA Women's Softball Tournament.

04/18/2012

SB: Texas A&M Highlights (Wed.)

Sandy James' grand slam in the sixth inning and Ashley Hamada's final out catch in right field secures the 8-6 win in the final Big 12 meeting between Texas Tech and Texas A&M.

05/22/2012

Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State - Senior Day

Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State on Senior Day at Rocky Johnson Field

05/19/2012

NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Harvard vs. Texas Tech

Texas Tech Softball was eliminated from the Seattle Regional following a 2-0 victory by the Harvard Crimson on Saturday.

05/19/2012

NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Washington vs. Texas Tech

The Red Raiders take on the Huskies in the winners bracket of the 2012 Seattle Regional.

05/18/2012

NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Maryland vs. Texas Tech

The Red Raiders defeated the Terrapins 6-1 in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Softball Tournament in Seattle, Wash.

05/17/2012

NCAA Washington Regional (Thurs.)

Red Raiders go through practice for NCAA West Regional.

Ashley Hamada Photo Gallery

IN THE TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOK
• Career Runs Scored - 9th (87)
• Career Games Played - 6th (216)

SENIOR SEASON (2012)
Wrapped her career as one of the top defensive outfielders in school history ... appeared in all 58 games with 55 starts ... 54 of those starts came in right field with the other coming in center field March 3 against Binghamton ... had not previously played in center field throughout her career ... known best for her glove as she did not commit an error for the third-straight year ... ended her career having not recorded an error in 193-straight games ... finished with a .230 average after going 23-for-100 at the plate ... had a home run and two RBI, all of which that came during Big 12 play ... scored 26 total runs, matching her career high ... drew three walks and was plunked by one pitch for a .260 on-base percentage ... normally batted in the No. 9 spot in the lineup ... laid down the most bunts among Tech players, finishing with a team-high six sacrifice hits ... went 6-for-8 in stolen base attempts ... marked her most stolen bases in a season since her 2010 sophomore year when she also had six ... struck out only 11 times which was the fewest amount among regular position players ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... played and started in all 23 games from her spot in right field ... posted a much better average during league action ... hit .279 (12-for-43) which was the third-highest average among Tech's usual starters ... was 3-for-5 combined over the first two games of the Iowa State series ... her 2-for-3 performance in the March 31 game marked the first of three multiple-hit games on the year ... outing included her first RBI of the season with a single up the middle ... also scored five runs during that stretch, including three during the series opener (March 30) that matched her career high ... appeared in her 200th career game April 13 in the series opener at Missouri ... finished career with 216 total games played which ranks sixth in school history ... totaled a career-high two stolen bases at Oklahoma on April 6 that helped Tech win one game in the series ... successfully stole third in the top of the seventh and immediately headed home when the throw went into left field ... run proved to be the game-winner ... helped the Red Raiders salvage the Texas A&M series with a pair of diving catches in the April 18 finale ... slid into the right field wall just inside the foul pole to rob Meghan May of a potential game-tying extra-base hit to end the game ... opened the Kansas series by going 2-for-3 at the plate ... helped Tech tie the Oklahoma State series May 6 with a 2-for-3 performance that included a solo home run to right field ... was only the third home run of her career ... Emily Bledsoe followed immediately after with a solo shot of her own ... AT NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... combined to go 0-for-7 at the plate ... totaled one sacrifice bunt ... AWARDS AND HONORS ... Academic All-Big 12 first team selection ... was one three Red Raiders and six conference players to be nominated with a perfect 4.0 GPA ... also named to the Capital One Academic All-District team for the second-straight year ... honored as the Female Student-Athlete of the Year at the annual TECHspy awards ... received the Dr. Gerald Lage Ward that is presented by the Big 12 ... among the top student-athletes in program history for academic excellence.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Once again was the primary figure in right field ... appeared in 53 games, including 49 starts ... recorded a .275 average, a few points shy of her career high ... also added a home run and 12 RBI ... 4-for-5 on stolen base attempts ... scored 25 runs and added three doubles ... has eight multiple-hit and two multiple-RBI games ... recorded her first career triple against Bryant on Feb. 19 ... continued to shine with the glove as she has no errors for the second-straight season ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... only hitting .196 against conference pitching ... reached base 12 total times ... had one RBI ... had two hits in consecutive games with Baylor, April 6, and Iowa State on April 9 ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Kansas in the first game of a doubleheader ... helped Tech recover from a tough second inning at Texas A&M with a diving catch in the gap ... AT NCAA TUCSON REGIONAL ... went 2-for-12 at the plate ... only two hits came in the elimination game against New Mexico State ... had an RBI in both elimination games that day against Harvard and NMSU ... also scored a run against the Aggies ... AWARDS AND HONORS ... Academic All-Big 12 first team selection ... one of five conference players to record a 4.0 GPA ... Capital One Academic All-District second team.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Continued her success from freshman season, playing in all 56 games, including 52 starts ... was Tech's primary right fielder ... hit .283 with 16 RBI and 26 runs scored ... posted a .358 on-base percentage ... had seven multiple-hit games and two multiple-RBI performances ... had seven doubles in 120 at-bats ... was 6-for-8 in stole base attempts ... recorded five assists from the outfield ... also had no errors on the season ... successfully laid down 11 sacrifices ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... average went down to .122 in conference play ... had a .234 on-base percentage ... totaled three runs scored during that time ... scored three runs in a 1-for-2 day at the plate against Boise State on March 5 ... went 3-for-3 against Jackson State on March 13 ... also added an RBI and run scored in the game ... ended non-conference with a 2-for-4 day against Maryland ... AT NCAA STANFORD REGIONAL ... went 2-for-8 at the plate over the four games ... drove in a run against Stanford in the tournament opener ... AWARDS AND HONORS ... named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
The outfielder started 46 games and hit .222 with 22 hits and 10 runs scored ... tallied 34 put outs and assisted on three others ... had best offensive game with a pair of hits versus USF ... knocked in three runs over the course of the year and rapped a pair of doubles and blasted a home run against Oklahoma State on May 2 ... is known for her stellar work ethic in practice, she will provide versatility in the outfield, with the bat and with speed off the bench.

CAREER HIGHS
Games Played (Season) - 58 (2012)
Games Started (Season) - 55 (2012)
At-bats - 4, several times, last vs. Oklahoma State, April 16, 2011
Runs - 3, three times, last vs. Iowa State, March 30, 2012
Hits - 3, twice, last vs. Appalachian State, Feb. 13, 2011
RBI - 3, vs. N.C. Central, March 13, 2010
Doubles - 1, several times, last at Nebraska, April 30, 2011
Triples - 1, vs. Bryant, Feb. 19, 2011
Home Runs - 1, three times, last vs. Oklahoma State, May 6, 2012
Walks - 2, vs. Nebraska, April 10, 2010
Strikeouts - 3, at Texas, April 6, 2010
Stolen Bases - 2, at Oklahoma, April 6, 2012
Hitting Streak - 4 Games, several times

HIGH SCHOOL
Played softball, basketball and swam ... was a two-time, first-team Blue Mountain All-Conference member in basketball as her team was three-time conference champions ... was her team's captain ... was a member of the 4H Club and earned National Honor Society membership.

PERSONAL
Born July 18, to parents Alan and Debbie Hamada ... Father is a farmer and Mother is a homemaker ... has a younger sister, Andrea ... hopes to teach and coach basketball and softball at the high school level, preferably in her home town of Walla Walla ... majoring in education.

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