Kirstin Cutter talks about her confidence at the plate
-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll
-All-MVC First Team (2011)
At Missouri State
Cutter is the Bears' leader on the field and at the plate as the leadoff hitter and infield quarterback.
Cutter played in every game in 2012, starting on 50 occasions ... as the Bears' primary leadoff hitter, she led the team in at-bats with 156 ... her 33 hits were third on the team ... nearly doubled her career walk total by drawing 12 bases on balls ... was the only Bear with double-digit steals, swiping 13 bases on the season ... had the most hits off of a left-handed opposing pitcher on the season ... began two separate four-game hitting streaks with hits in each game of a three-game conference series (March 16-22 & May 5-10) ... used her speed to fluster opposing teams as she reached base via fielding error on 10 occasions ... had seven multi-hit games ... her three doubles came in her birthday month, February.
Cutter started all 55 games at shortstop for the Bears in her second campaign at MSU, the only player to start every game in 2011 ... she earned All-MVC first team accolades ... led all Bears with a .298 batting average, 161 at-bats, 48 hits and 15 stolen bases ... her 11 multi-hit games were best on the team ... hit a one-out triple in the seventh inning to drive in the game-winning run in MSU's NCAA Tournament win over Iona in the elimination game ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a 5-3 win at Wichita State on April 20 ... scored three runs and drove in another in a 3-for-4 performance at the plate at Indiana State on March 26.
Cutter saw action in 51 games as a freshman, including 48 starts at shortstop ... her seven steals was second-highest total on the team ... finished fifth on the squad with 30 hits ... batted .294 in 25 Valley games and .326 at home ... recorded seven multi-hit games ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base at Evansville (March 27) ... recorded hits in four of her eight at-bats in the Bears' first-ever road sweep of Creighton (April 2-3) ... went 4-for-11 (.364) in MSU's three-game sweep of Indiana State (May 1-2) ... turned in a season-high four-game hit streak, April 28-May 2, going 5-of-14 (.357) to help the Bears go 3-1 over the same stretch.
Cutter was an all-state and all-region selection as a senior at Oklahoma City's Western Heights High School in 2008 ... earned first-team all-conference honors as a utility player her last two years as a prep after picking up second-team and honorable mention recognition in her sophomore and freshman years, respectively ... competed in basketball, cross country and soccer at Western Heights as well.
Kirstin Ann Cutter is the daughter of Michael and Cindy Cutter ... born February 6, 1991, in Oklahoma City ... has two sisters, Megan and Rachael ... is majoring in sport and park administration.