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2   Bridget Gates
Bridget Gates


Milford, Conn.

High School:
Academy of Our Lady of Mercy Lauralton Hall




Bucknell Places 262 Student-Athletes on University's 2013 Spring Semester Dean's List and 270 on Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

32 Student-Athletes Earned Perfect 4.0 GPAs this Spring


Bucknell Softball Leads Patriot League with 12 Academic Honor Roll Selections

Cydnee Sanders Leads Way with 4.0 GPA


Bucknell Softball Faces Army in Patriot League Tournament Opener

Bison Playing for Third Patriot League Title in Program History


Bucknell Softball Clinches Patriot League Tournament Berth with Four-Game Sweep at Holy Cross

Bison Seeded Third in First Postseason Appearance since 2010


Bucknell Softball Sweeps Lafayette with 4-0 & 8-3 Sunday Wins

Bison Log First Patriot League Sweep since 2005

2012: Made 10 starts in 20 appearances at pitcher ... finished with a 4-8 record and two saves ... two saves is tied for second-most in a single season at Bucknell ... moved up the Bucknell career record lists in strikeouts (sixth, 202), innings pitched (seventh, 372.1), appearances (eighth, 72), starts (eighth, 53) and wins (t-ninth, 22) ... led the team with a 2.80 ERA and .298 opponent batting average ... ranked ninth in the Patriot League in strikeouts and eighth in opponent batting average ... tallied a season-high six strikeouts in back-to-back appearances vs. Colgate ... did not allow an earned run in final six appearances of the season ... pitched 6.1 innings of one-hit scoreless relief in game two vs. Holy Cross ... at the plate hit 2-for-3 with three RBI vs. Cornell ... hit a two-RBI triple and scored a run vs. Columbia at the Rebel Spring Games ... also earned the pitching win against Columbia with a 6-0 complete-game shutout.

2011: Started 24 of her 26 appearances at pitcher ... 26 single-season appearances tied for ninth, while 24 starts was fourth all-time at Bucknell ... also ranked seventh in innings pitched (149.0) and tied for 10th in shutouts (3) on the program's single-season record lists ... finished season ranked eighth at Bucknell in career strikeouts (147) ... named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week (3/14) after allowing one earned run in two 7.0-inning outings at George Mason Classic ... struck out a then-season-best five batters vs. Binghamton at the George Mason event ... struck out a season-best seven and did not allow an earned run in a complete game vs. Lehigh ... posted a team-best 2.77 ERA and three shutouts ... finished season with a 6-18 record ... registered 16 complete games ... ranked among the top 10 in Patriot League play in strikeouts (third, 42), innings pitched (fourth, 65.2), appearances (fourth, 11), wins (seventh, 3) and opponent batting average (eighth, .270) ... hit 2-for-3 with a double vs. Cornell and 2-for-2 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) as the designated player ... double against the Big Red was her first career extra-base hit.

2010: Made 26 appearances with 19 starts at pitcher ... ranked eighth in program history in single-season appearances (26), tied for seventh with 12 wins and tied for ninth with 133.1 innings pitched ... led Bucknell in innings pitched ... ranked in the top 10 in Patriot League play in ERA (sixth, 2.98), strikeouts (third, 40), wins (sixth, 5), opponent batting average (sixth, .280), appearances (third, 11), starts (sixth, 8), relief appearances (sixth, 3), innings pitched (fifth, 56.1), hits allowed (10th, 63), runs allowed (eighth, 31), home runs allowed (third, 2), walks allowed (seventh, 18) and doubles allowed (eighth, 10) ... finished season with a 12-6 record ... joined classmate Alex MacLean as the first Bison with at least 10 wins in their freshman season since 1992 ... did not allow an earned run and went 3-0 in first three career appearances ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week (3/8) after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA at the George Mason Invitational ... earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week for a second time (4/19) after going 3-0 with a 1.27 ERA, 16 strikeouts and three walks against Colgate ... at the plate, went 2-for-3 with a run vs. Harvard ... also went 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter at Mount St. Mary's.

Personal/H.S.: Four-year letterwinner in softball ... team captain as a senior ... member of the 2008 Class M State Champion team ... also was named the State Tournament MVP ... four-time All-Conference ... CHSCA All-State selection in 2008 and 2009 ... twice selected to the Hartford Courant All-State, New Haven Register All-Area and Connecticut Post All-Area teams ... received William Garfield/Lauralton Softball Scholarship as a senior ... earned Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics in 2007 ... awarded Excellence in Spanish Composition and English Language and Literature in 2008 ... four-year honor roll student ... member of National Honor Society ... played travel softball with the CT Charmers Gold ... major is psychology ... Bucknell Dean's List member.



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