Missouri State scores twice in seventh to win regular season finale and advance to MVC Tournament
Honors -All-MVC First Team (2013, 2012)
-Fairfield Inn & Suites All-Tournament Team (2012)
-Blues City Classic All-Tournament Team (2012)
-MVC Honor Roll (2013, 2011)
At Missouri State
A returning two-time all-conference honoree, Brentz looks to continue her impressive offensive showing as a smooth lefty hitter.
Brentz earned her second-consecutive first-team All-MVC honor after hitting .295 and drawing 17 bases on balls ... played in 50 games, starting on 46 occasions ... led the Bears with four sacrifice flies, tied for the MVC lead in the category ... her eight sac bunts were one shy of the team lead and tied for fourth among Valley players ... she had productive outs, advancing 23 runners on the year, tops on the team and one shy of the league lead ... her nine-game hitting streak from March 16-29 was the longest on the team in 2013 ... had nine multi-hit games on the season ... went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored against Creighton (April 28) ... hit .362 in league play including multiple hits against eight of nine MVC foes ... tied career-high with three walks at UTSA (Feb. 15) and at Wichita State (April 24) ... drove in a pair of runs in rout at Memphis (March 12) and again versus Wichita State (April 30)
Brentz led the Bears in hitting with a .304 average and started all 51 games ... tied Stevie Pierce for the team lead with 29 walks, the fourth-highest single season total in program history ... her 24 runs and 45 hits were the most on the team ... she was one of two Bears with more walks than strikeouts ... began the season with a 4-for-4 day with two runs scored and a stolen base against Sam Houston State (February 17) to spark the Bears to Holly Hesse's 600th win ... named to the all-tournament teams at both the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tournament and the Blues City Classic ... recorded at least one hit against every Valley opponent on the season ... racked up a team-best 11 multi-hit games ... had a season-best six-game hitting streak from April 3-11 in which she went 10-for-19 with five runs scored ... one-third of her hits (15) came with two outs ... tied for the team-lead with a .333 batting average with runners in scoring position ... stole seven bases, the second-best total on the squad.
Brentz appeared in 35 games for MSU in her first year ... she started 11 games, nine of which were at second base ... her .250 batting average was second-best among freshman ... tallied her first career triple at Indiana State on March 26 ... went a combined 5-for-9 with two runs scored and an RBI in a doubleheader with Wisconsin in her first action as a Bear on February 19 at Austin, Texas ... did not commit an error in 41 fielding chances.
Brentz was a three-time all-conference selection as an infielder at Parkway South High School ... swiped 50 bases in her career and helped lead the Patriots to a Missouri Class 4 runner-up finish as a junior in 2008 ... playing on a team that produced three Division I signees, Brentz added all-district and all-region honors to her resume after leading South in hitting with a .450 average as a senior in 2009.
Ashley Nichole Brentz is the daughter of Steve and Patty Brentz ... born October 29, 1991, in St. Louis ... has one brother, Jacob, who was drafted by and signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013 ... is a psychology major with a minor in political science.