Lauren Kehlenbrink

#27 Lauren Kehlenbrink

Pos. C/IF
Ht. 5-10
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Ballwin, Mo.
High School (Prev. School) Parkway South

2022: Appeared in 36 games, starting 20 games at catcher and 13 at designated player ... hit .271 (26-for-96) with 11 runs scored and 22 RBIs ... led team in RBIs, doubles (9), home runs (4) and slugging percentage (.490) ... raised slash line to .314/.368/.614 within MVC-only play ... ranked second among MVC players in conference-only action in doubles (9) and ninth in RBIs (20) ... registered eight multi-hit games and led the team with seven multi-RBI games ... picked up a pair of hits Feb. 20 in win over Binghamton ... drove in two runs in nightcap of twinbill March 26 at Missouri State ... hit a home run in all three games of Bradley series April 2-3 ... became first Valpo player since 2012 to homer in three consecutive games and just the fourth in program history ... went 4-for-10 with three runs and five RBIs in the series against the Braves ... launched a homer as part of a 3-for-4, two-run, four-RBI performance in April 20 win over Loyola ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs April 23 in series opener at Drake ... helped Valpo to series win over Loyola April 26, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs ... closed the regular season strong, going 7-for-12 with three runs scored, four RBIs, four doubles and three walks over the final four games - the series finale at Illinois State May 1 and the three-game set with Evansville May 7-8 ... had three straight multi-hit games to start that stretch before reaching base in all three plate appearances (double, two walks) in the regular season finale win over the Purple Aces.

2021: Saw action in 32 games, including 28 starts - 22 at catcher and six at designated player ... hit .149 (11-for-74) with three runs scored and five RBIs ... drove in a pair of runs with an RBI double March 20 in MVC series opener at Bradley ... went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in March 27 nightcap at Evansville ... connected on solo home run April 11 in opener at UNI ... went 1-for-2 with a run scored off the bench April 21 at Loyola ... drove in a run in opener of April 25 twinbill against Drake ... reached base twice in MVC Tournament game against Indiana State May 12, going 1-for-2 with a HBP.

2020: Started all 19 games for Valpo as a freshman, making 12 starts behind the plate and seven at designated player ... hit .193 (11-for-57) with seven runs scored and a team-best 11 RBIs ... ranked sixth in the MVC with four HBPs ... made immediate impact on her debut, connecting on game-tying two-run double in the sixth inning of eventual win over defending A-10 champion Fordham Feb. 7 ... shone in rematch victory against the Rams the next day, going 4-for-4 with a three-run homer ... the four hits were a Valpo season high and tied for second-most in a single game in program history ... tied a Valpo season high with four RBIs in Feb. 14 win at Gardner-Webb, connecting on a two-run homer and a two-run double to go along with a walk and two runs scored ... went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored March 7 against North Carolina A&T.

Prep: Hit .459 with 23 runs scored and 20 RBIs for Parkway South H.S. as a senior in 2018 ... slugged at a .784 clip ... a First Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference honoree in each of her final two seasons ... a three-time All-District selection as well ... played her travel ball for Illinois Force Gold.

Personal: Major is integrated business and engineering.