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  Casey Hiraiwa
Casey Hiraiwa

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Honolulu, HI

High School:
Iolani HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
UT

Birthdate:
06/25/1979

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2001 — Saw time in the early-season rotation at second base, also making appearances as a baserunner … Tore a tendon in her left (glove) hand in UCLA’s Alumnae Game on March 24 …?Had surgery to repair the tendon on April 6 …?Pinch-ran in three of UCLA’s four games during the NCAA Regional, scoring one run … Also scored a run at the Women’s College World Series, against LSU, while pinch-running for Stacey Nuveman.

2000 — Pinch-ran in three games of the Women’s College World Series … Played in three of four games in the Los Angeles Regional …?Had one stolen base at the WCWS … Scored a run and went 0-for-1 at the plate at the Regional … Played in 18 games, going 2-for-6 at the plate with four runs scored …?That total includes a seventh-inning bloop single at Washington in UCLA’s 3-1 loss on April 21.

1999 — Started five games and played a total of nine in right field before tearing her ACL at the UNLV Softball Classic on Feb. 19 … Granted a medical redshirt for the 1999 season.

1998 — All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection … One of UCLA’s top newcomers … Enjoyed an excellent rookie campaign, finishing third on the team in batting with a .280 average …?Saw action in all 45 games, starting all but one … Enjoyed her best outing of the season in a 7-4 win over Oregon on May 2 … In that game, she went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and a double … Helped UCLA to an upset of No. 18 Oregon on April 18 after going 3-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI … Registered a nine-game hitting streak from March 6 to April 4 …?Batted an impressive .462 during the streak, scoring four runs, collecting two RBI and a double … Ranked third on the team with nine multiple-hit games, finishing the season with 37 hits, 19 runs scored and 11 RBI …?Saw action at five different positions, spending most of her time at shortstop.

High School — Lettered four years in softball and three years in basketball at Iolani High School in Honolulu, HI … Named the Interscholastic League of Hawai`i Player-of-the-Year as a pitcher … Also earned first-team ILH honors at both pitcher and first base … Helped lead Iolani to two state championship titles in basketball.

Personal — Full name is Casey Ann Sachiko Hiraiwa … Born June 25, 1979, in Honolulu, HI … Parents are Bruce and Charlotte … Chose UCLA for its numerous opportunities both academically and athletically … Favorite class is math … Majoring in civil engineering.

Hiraiwa’s Career Stats

YearAvg.GP/GSABRH2B3BHRRBITBSL%SB-ATTPOAEFL%
Fr., 1998.28045/4413219373011143.3262-3596312.910
RS, 1999.4179/5126510159.7502-23101.000
So., 2000.33318/064200002.3333-3000--
Jr., 2001.21416/3145300013.2141-15901.000
Totals.28788/5216434474021757.3488-9677312.921

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