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61 Autumn Bishop

Class: Junior Position: INF Height: 5-8 Previous School: Murrieta Valley HS Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.

2018 (So.)
• Played in and started all 63 games at first base
• NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region second team first baseman
• Big South Tournament MVP
• VaSID All-State first team first baseman
• Big South All-Conference first team first baseman
• Big South All-Tournament team selection
• Named Big South Player of the Week on March 26 and April 2, the first Lady Flame since Keely McMillon in 2011 to be named Big South Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks
• Batted .365 on the season, with a conference-leading and program-record 25 doubles (second in nation), two triples, eight homers, 41 RBI, team-best 48 runs scored, a .439 on-base percentage, .630 slugging percentage and program-record seven sacrifice flies (tied for national lead)
• In conference play, hit .444 with 12 doubles, two homers, 14 RBI, 17 runs, a .730 slugging percentage, .487 on-base percentage and five sacrifice flies
• Recorded 21 multiple-hit games and 12 multiple-RBI contests
• Hit safely in each of her first 13 games of the year
• Went on a 20-game hitting streak midway through the season, the longest hitting streak by a Lady Flame since Katie Zavodny's program-record-tying 23-game hitting streak in 2013
• Had three-hit games against Detroit Mercy (Feb. 11), Gardner-Webb (March 31) and Hampton (April 26)
• Hit game-winning, go-ahead grand slam in fifth inning of 6-3 win over Virginia Tech (April 17), the first grand slam in Liberty Softball Stadium history
• Became just the second player in program history to hit two sacrifice flies in one game, April 21 against Charleston Southern
• Hit a go-ahead three-run homer during fifth inning of 4-2 win at Radford in Big South semifinal
• Got Liberty on the board with a two-run double in the second inning of Big South final
• Went 4-for-13 (.308) during NCAA Columbia Regional

2017 (Fr.)
• Played in 50 games, starting 49 times (20 – C, 12 – 1B, 9 – DP, 7 – RF, 1 – LF)
• NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region first team utility player, the first freshman in program history to be named first team all-region
• VaSID All-State first team utility player
• Big South All-Conference first team utility player
• Big South All-Freshman team
• Three-time Big South Freshman of the Week (Feb. 27, March 6, May 1)
• Batted .381 with 15 doubles, three triples, two homers, 23 RBI, 41 runs scored, 19 walks, a .473 on-base percentage and 8-for-11 on stolen bases
• Ranked second in the Big South in on-base percentage, fourth in batting average, tied for fourth in both doubles and triples and tied for fifth in slugging percentage
• Hit .481 in 10 conference games played, despite missing a month due to injury
• Registered 16 multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI contests
• Recorded first career hit, a double, in first career game against Chattanooga (Feb. 10)
• Went 2-for-3 with three RBI against Fairleigh Dickinson (Feb. 11)
• Tied program record with two triples versus Morgan State (Feb. 12), going 3-for-4 with three runs scored
• Posted three-hit game against Texas State (March 4)
• Hit first career home run versus Rhode Island (March 10)
• Batted .519 (14-for-27) with three doubles, one homer, four RBI and 10 runs scored during 10-game hitting streak, from March 14 through April 26
• Led Liberty with a .387 batting average during the NISC, going 12-for-31 with three doubles and a .457 on-base percentage in the event
• Hit 3-for-4 with a double and one run scored in win over Lamar (May 24), forcing a winner-take-all NISC final game
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

• Graduated from Murrieta Valley High School
• A four-year starter, she batted .434 for her career with 24 homers and 96 RBI
• Four-time All-Southwestern League selection
• 2014 Southwestern League MVP
• Hit .526 with nine homers and 21 RBI as a senior
• As a junior, batted .505 with seven home runs, 28 RBI and 44 runs scored
• Also played high school volleyball

• Daughter of James and Elizabeth Haney
• Plans to major in exercise science, with the career goal of becoming an occupational therapist for military veterans
• Twin sister, Amber Bishop, is a junior on the Liberty softball team
• Birthday is Feb. 14

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  • Autumn Bishop Named ASUN Player of the Week

    After a dominant week at the plate, Liberty junior infielder Autumn Bishop has been named ASUN Softball Player of the Week. Read More

    Apr 22

  • Liberty Voted No. 1 in ASUN Preseason Softball Poll

    Conference newcomer Liberty was voted the favorite to win the ASUN Conference title in the ASUN Preseason Softball Poll, released Wednesday by the league office. Read More

    Jan 16

  • Autumn Bishop Named to USA Softball Top 50 Watch List

    Liberty junior infielder Autumn Bishop has been named to the Top 50 Watch List for the 2019 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. Read More

    Jan 30

  • Bishop Twins Listed Among Softball America's Top 100

    Liberty junior infielders Amber and Autumn Bishop appear on Softball America's list of the top 100 NCAA Division I softball players. Read More

    Feb 7