Caitlyn Kowalski

#45 Caitlyn Kowalski

Pos. P
Ht. 5-10
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Temperance, Mich.
High School (Prev. School) Notre Dame Academy

2023: Made 31 appearances in the circle as a junior, starting 22 times ... finished the year 2-19 with a 7.14 ERA ... struck out 70 batters in 100 innings of work ... opened season Feb. 9 against Saint Louis with six strikeouts in three innings ... threw four innings of no-hit relief, striking out a season-best eight batters, to earn victory March 4 at Bellarmine ... later that day, entered in relief again and tossed two shutout innings to pick up a save in a one-run win over Eastern Illinois ... tossed 12th no-hitter in program history April 15 at Bradley, striking out six batters ... first no-hitter in program history which came in a 1-0 win ... came back later that afternoon in two shutout innings of relief against the Braves ... tossed a scoreless inning of relief in shutout win over UIC April 19 ... struck out five batters in complete-game effort versus Drake April 22 ... surrendered just three runs on six hits while going the distance April 28 at MVC regular season champion UNI, matching the fewest runs the Panthers scored in an MVC game on the season ... closed season with one inning of shutout relief at MVC Tournament May 10 against Indiana State ... earned College Sports Communicators Academic All-District recognition.

2022: Made 21 appearances in the circle, starting nine times ... finished season with a 6.22 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 59.2 innings of work ... threw 4.2 innings of two-hit shutout ball March 11 against Eastern Kentucky ... struck out a season-best six batters in four innings of action against Bradley April 3 ... followed a week later with five strikeouts in relief appearance against Southern Illinois ... went the distance in the circle April 15 against UNI ... surrendered just one unearned run, scattering three hits while striking out three in four strong innings in start at Drake April 23 ... got five outs out of the bullpen at Illinois State April 30 and did not surrender a run while striking out three ... took tough-luck loss in tremendous relief effort May 7 against Evansville, retiring the first 11 batters she faced before a walk came around to score in extra innings ... went 4.2 innings against the Purple Aces and did not surrender a hit, striking out three.

2021: Made 30 appearances in the circle in her first season at Valpo, starting 20 times ... finished the year 4-16 with a 5.20 ERA ... struck out 78 batters in 113 innings of work ... threw five complete games ... debuted with a bang Feb. 13 against Western Illinois, throwing a complete-game one-hitter in 3-1 victory over the Leathernecks ... struck out a season-high nine batters in the win ... did not give up a hit until a sixth-inning home run ... did not give up an earned run in two innings of work out of the bullpen later that day versus Kansas City ... earned run-rule win at Belmont Feb. 27, scattering six hits over five innings and giving up just one run while striking out eight ... recorded complete-game win at Marshall March 7, giving up just three earned runs and striking out five ... came out of the bullpen to earn win at Bradley March 21 with 5.1 shutout innings of work ... entered with bases loaded and two outs in the second inning before inducing flyout ... scattered four hits and struck out three ... went the distance against Evansville in tough-luck loss March 27, giving up just two hits and two runs in six innings of work and striking out seven ... struck out seven Indiana State batters April 2 ... posted a 2.86 ERA over three consecutive relief appearances in MVC play: April 17-18 against Missouri State and April 21 at Loyola ... scattered six hits and allowed just three runs in a complete-game effort at Southern Illinois May 1.

Prep: Standout in the circle for Notre Dame Academy ... twice named conference Pitcher of the Year ... a three-time First Team All-Conference honoree ... a two-time Second Team All-District recipient ... closed her time at Notre Dame Academy the holder of single-season program records for wins and strikeouts, as well as career records for strikeouts, ERA and wins ... most recently played her travel ball for Turnin2 Softball after previously playing with Michigan Finesse ... played alongside Valpo classmates Kylie Millhorn and Kayla Skapyak at both stops.

Personal: Major is business.