|| Erin Howe
Coach Rittman on Erin Howe:
"Erin is coming off of knee surgery and has been working extremely hard in rehabbing her knee to get ready for this season. Erin has played a lot of different roles for us during her three years in the program, and this year, we'll look for her to provide leadership, get some time behind the plate, start at first base and DP for us. Erin is a great hitter from the left side of the plate. We're looking for her to stay healthy and have a very productive year."
As a Senior in 2008: Earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention ... Started 62 games for the Cardinal and appeared in all 64 ... Primarily a designated player, but also played first base ... Third on the team with a .294 batting average on the year ... Carried one of the Pac-10's top-five on-base percentages in conference play (.449) ... Walked 38 times, the second-best single-season total in school history ... Season walk total ranked fifth in the Pac-10 ... Also finished her career fourth all-time with 88 career walks ... Had 40 hits, eight doubles, two homeruns, 17 RBI and scored 13 times ... Fourth on the team with a .441 on-base percentage ... Notched eight multi-hit games ... Finished second on the team with a .283 average in conference games ... Went 2-for-3 with the game-winning double in the bottom of the seventh against Long Beach State (2/10) ... Doubled twice in the game against the 49ers ... Nabbed the game-winning RBI in an extra-inning victory over Florida Atlantic (2/21) ... Went 3-for-3 with two more doubles against Ohio State at the Palm Springs Classic (2/23) ... Registered what proved to be the game-winning RBI in a 3-1 comeback win over Texas Tech (3/8) ... Scored a season-high two times in games against College of Charleston (3/7) and Princeton (3/22) ... Belted her first homerun of the year, a three-run bomb, to help the Cardinal beat East Carolina (3/23) ... Went 2-for-4 with a homerun and a double in the Cardinal's rout of Oregon State (4/11) ... Tallied a season-high four RBI in the game against the Beavers ... Scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth in a 4-3 comeback win over Cal (4/18) ... Also had multiple hits against UCLA (4/26) and Oregon (5/2) in Pac-10 play ... Recorded two hits in each of Stanford's final two NCAA Regional games ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the regional title game against Massachusetts (5/18) ... Went 2-for-3 in the season finale at the College Station Super Regional.
2008 Game-By-Game Statistics
As a Junior in 2007: Started 50 games for the Cardinal and appeared in 51, mostly as a first baseman ... Finished with a .248 batting average and a .397 slugging percentage ... Notched 30 hits on the year and scored 16 runs ... Recorded five multiple-hit games ... Homered on first at-bat of the season, with a solo shot against Western Michigan (2/9) ... Also doubled in that game and racked up four RBI ... Later in the weekend, blasted a grand slam against Northwestern State (2/11), with a season-best 3-for-3 performance and five RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double against Syracuse (2/24) ... Also went 2-for-4 against UC Davis (3/25) ... Tripled, scored and went 2-for-3 to help Stanford top Cal (4/6) ... Doubled in back-to-back double-header games against Purdue and Syracuse (2/24), as well as in back-to-back double-header games against Portland State and UC Davis (3/25) ... Third homerun came in the team's win over Oregon (4/1) ... Doubled and scored in the team's NCAA Regional win over Cal State Northridge (5/18) ... Ended the year on a season-long four-game hitting streak.
2007 Game-By-Game Statistics
As a Sophomore in 2006: Appeared in 57 games, starting 56 ... Played mostly at catcher, but also saw significant action at first base ... Hit .185 with 13 runs, 28 hits, four doubles and 21 RBI ... Stole two bases in two tries ... Had seven multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games ... Went 2-for-3 against Santa Clara (2/17) with a double and a season-high two runs and three RBI ... Hit her second double of the season later that day against Drake (2/17) ... Blasted a three-run homerun in the team's second win over Drake a day later (2/18) ... Hit the game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh to help the Cardinal upset Oregon State (4/7), going 2-for-3 on the night ... Matched a season-high with three RBI in an upset of California (4/15) ... Doubled in Stanford's second win over Oregon State (4/29) ... Scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth in a 4-3 win over San Jose State ... Doubled in the first game of the NCAA Super Regional at Alabama (5/26).
2006 Game-By-Game Statistics
As a Freshman in 2005: Played in 53 games for Stanford, starting in 42 ... Hit .274 on the year, collecting 31 hits and seven runs in 113 at-bats ... Earned 21 RBI with four homeruns and five doubles ... Tallied two RBI early in the season versus DePaul (2/12), going 1-for-1 ... Recorded her first collegiate homerun versus Hofstra (2/19), hitting home two RBI ... Went 2-for-3 against Utah (3/20), scoring one run and two RBI off of a double and her second homerun of the season ... Went 1-for-2 during the second game of a doubleheader at Sacramento State (4/20), hitting one homerun with three RBI ... Went 2-for-3 at UCLA (4/30) with one homerun and three RBI ... Collected three RBI versus Oregon State (5/8) and went 2-for-2.
High School: A 2004 graduate of Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas ... A four-year letterwinner ... A four-time first-team All-District selection and two-time first-team All-Region pick ... A 2004 first-team All-State selection ... Named to the 2004 High School All-America First Team ... A two-time NFCA National Scholar Athlete ... Named the 2004 Houston Softball Scholar Athlete.
Club: Competed for the Texas Magic Gold under Tommy Howe and Rabitt Blake.
Personal: Daughter of Barbara and Tommy Howe ... Sister Cara played softball at Brown University ... Sister Kristie played softball at Ohio University ... An Economics major ... Considering a career in finance ... Completed an Investment Banking internship with Seven Hills Partners in San Francisco during the summer of 2007 ... Hobbies include tap dancing, Texas country music, and Sudoku ... Full name is Erin Nicole Howe.
Howe's Career Batting Stats