2019 First Team All-South Region
2019 SEC Player of the Week (3/26/19)
2019 Second Team All-SEC
2018 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019)
Made 32 appearances and started 19 times in the circle for the Tigers ... Had 86 strikeouts on the year and allowed only 59 runs in 137.2 innings pitched ... She finished with a 13-10 record and had five saves ... Had a 2.34 earned runs average and recorded five shut outs ... Held her opponents to a .218 batting average She was also a lead batter for the Tigers, batting in 60 of the 62 games ... She finished fourth on the team with a .340 batting average ... Led the team in RBI with 60 total and tied for first on the team in home runs with 17 ... Ranked eighth in the SEC and 28th in the nation for homeruns ... Had 54 hits in 159 at-bats and scored 30 runs for the Tigers ... Had a .468 on base percentage ... Led the team in multiple RBI games with 17 total and had 12 total multiple hit games ... Hit two runs in a single game against Tulsa (Feb. 8) ... Ranked fourth in the SEC and 17th in the nation for RBI ... Ranked fifth in the SEC and 29th in the nation for her .778 slugging percentage ... Had a career day against Memphis on February 22nd when she struck out 10 batters with 95 total pitches and allowed only two hits in seven innings ... Recorded a season-high four RBI on two occasions ... Ended her first season victory with a strikeout against Tulsa when she collected six strikeouts on the day ... Helped the Tigers claim the series against Georgia when she hit her 13th home run on the year to tie up the game and eventually win ... Recorded four RBI on three hits in the Baton Rouge Regional ... Had a career game against Texas Tech when she pitched 13 full innings for a total 179 pitches and only gave up four runs ... In the regional championship against Texas Tech, she hit a three-run home run, her 17th on the year, to give the Tigers a 5-1 lead and eventually the win.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
Appeared in 36 games this season with 34 starts ... missed three weeks of action due to injury at the beginning of the season, but when she returned she solidified her place in the Tiger lineup at the designated player position ... she had 24 hits in 92 at-bats with a .261 batting average and a .358 on-base percentage ... hit the second most home runs on the team with seven and had six doubles this season ... scored 12 runs and drove in 14 RBI ... appeared in five games as a pitcher and started two ... posted a 3.68 earned run average holding her opponents to a .224 batting average and striking out six batters in 13.1 innings of work ... she received the first start of her career on February 9th against UT Arlington where she pitched a seven inning complete game victory throwing 134 pitches and striking out one batter ... in the bottom of the seventh inning against Ole Miss on April 7th Sunseri stepped to the plate with the game tied and hit a walk-off home run over the right field fence on the first pitch she saw to win the game for Tigers 1-0.
Was a four-year letterwinner in softball under head coach Katie Roberts at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas… During her prep career as a pitcher and first baseman, Sunseri was a four-time District MVP, three-time Academic All-District selection, Gatorade Player of the Year nominee, four-time Galveston County Player of the Year, three-time THSGCA 5A All-State selection, three-time NFCA All-American, four-time team MVP, three-time All-Greater Houston honoree, and a three-time TSWA All-State selection… During her senior season, she hit .541 with 40 hits, 48 total RBI and 10 home runs… As a senior pitcher, she finished the year with a 1.21 ERA, including 215 strikeouts in 155 innings of work for a 24-4 record…During her junior season, she hit .461 with 41 hits in 89 at-bats with 39 total RBI and five home runs… As a junior pitcher, she finished the year with a 0.88 ERA, including 293 strikeouts in 174.1 innings of work for a 24-6 record… As a sophomore, she pitched a total of 221.1 innings and tallied 329 strikeouts for a 29-7 record and a 0.69 ERA… At the plate during her sophomore season, she hit .454 with 44 hits, 38 RBI and 15 doubles… As a freshman, she registered a .336 batting average with 25 RBI and 36 hits… Was also an honor roll student, a National Honor Society member, part of Student Council, a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee and was a member of the Students Against Destructive Decisions club…Sunseri was named a PGF East All-American and participated in the Triple Crown Sports All-American Game during her final summer season with the Texas Bombers.
Full name is Shelbi Renee Sunseri, born January 30 in Texas City, Texas… Parents are Michael and Donna Sunseri… Father Michael was on the golf and baseball team at Mary Hardin-Baylor… Has a sister, Ciara… Planning to major in communications disorders with an emphasis in speech pathology.