11 - Caitlyn Hynes
Caitlyn Hynes
Height: 5-8
Year: So.
Hometown: Upland, Calif.
High School: Upland
College: Pomona College
Position: P/1B
Major: History
Bats/Throws: B/R

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed her second season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Softball team, where she plays first base and pitches…2012: Second-team All-SCIAC utility player...Batted an even .300 on the year with 11 RBI and was 5-6 in the pitching circle...Hit .370 in conference games...Had one of the biggest hits of the year for the Sagehens with a game-winning two-run double in the seventh inning of a 3-2 win over La Verne, which clinched the program's first SCIAC Tournament bid since 2008...Was 4-for-4 in the La Verne game and 8-for-16 against La Verne over the four game series...Hit a three-run homer in a win over Puget Sound...Was 2-for-3 with an RBI double in a win over No. 13 Redlands...Also had an RBI double in the first meeting with Redlands at home...Had a seventh-inning single in a 3-2 comeback win over CMS in the regular season finale...2011: First-team All-SCIAC utility player...Batted second on the team with a .360 average as a freshman (41-114), percentage points behind senior Alyssa Corley (.361) for the team lead…Hit four homers and drove in 14 runs…Struck out only five times in 118 plate appearances…Perfect 5-5 stealing bases…Also had a 1-2 record in the pitching circle, primarily as a reliever.

High School: Attended nearly Upland High School, where she competed on the basketball and softball teams…Second-team All-League selection as a senior and the Highlander of the Year in softball as a sophomore…Helped the Highlanders to a 2010 CIF championship as a senior, and an appearance in the sectionals as a junior…Baseline League’s Academic First Team selection as a senior…Also earned Highlander Education Foundation Awards in both English and US History…Selected to National Honors Society, Junior Honor Guard and Principal’s Honor Roll…Competed in National History Day, and was a California State Champion and silver medalist in 2008…Also earned two district championships…Children’s Voice Award Winner on California State History Day in 2008…Played travel ball with American Pastime, CA Dreamin’ and CA Crusaders…Helped her club teams to ASA 18U national qualifiers in 2009-10, an ASA Open State Qualifier in 2011, a third-place finish in the Western Nationals in 2007 and a fifth-place finish in 2008…Also helped her club team to an 11th-place finish in the ASA California State Championship in 2008.

Personal: Attending Pomona College, where she majors in history (specializing in Holocaust Studies)…Father is a high school teacher and mother is a college professor…Has one brother and one sister, who played basketball at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps…Nicknamed “Kit”…Lists “African Diaspora in the United States” as the most interesting course she has taken while at Pomona…Volunteers as a tutor with the Pomona Hope after-school program…Worked as an intern with the Los Angeles Urban Project in the summer of 2012, serving as a volunteer teacher at Adventures Ahead, a summer enrichment program for at-risk students in impoverished areas...Chose Pomona because “I loved the environment of the school and the academic opportunities available. The individual attention and opportunities are things that you can’t get anywhere else.”…Born April 17, 1992.