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61 Autumn Bishop

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

2020 (Sr.)
• Played in and started all 23 games at first base; has started each of Liberty's last 152 games at first base
• Preseason ASUN All-Conference
• Batted .239 with five doubles, one triple, two homers, 16 RBI, 10 runs scored, four walks, three HBP and .304 on-base percentage
• Recorded four multiple-hit games and three-multiple-RBI contests
• Finished her senior season as the program record holder in career sacrifice flies (12) and doubles (53), while ranking third in on-base percentage (.439), fifth in runs scored (134), fifth in batting average (.350), sixth in walks (79), eighth in hits (212), eighth in slugging percentage (.527) and 10th in total bases (319),
• Went 1-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and one run scored against No. 10 Missouri on her birthday (Feb. 14), as her three-run home run brought Liberty to within 5-4 in the seventh
• Her diving catch against No. 1 Washington made SC Top 10 Plays on Feb. 14
• Batted 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and one run scored against Hofstra (Feb. 28)
• Hit her second career grand slam on Feb. 28 against Penn, going 2-for-3 with a double, homer, four RBI and one run scored
• Hit 2-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored against Texas Southern (March 6)
• Batted 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored in season finale against New Mexico (March 8)
• After batting just .143 through first 12 games, hit .379 with five doubles, one homer and 11 RBI in the final 11 contests

2019 (Jr.)
• Played in and started all 62 games at first base
• USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List
• Preseason ASUN Player of the Year
• ASUN All-Conference first team first baseman
• Named ASUN Player of the Week on April 22
• Listed as No. 80 on Softball America Top 100
• NISC All-Tournament Team (both Regional and National rounds)
• Batted .352 with eight doubles, two homers, 32 RBI, 35 runs and led the team with 29 walks and a conference-best .459 on-base percentage
• Recorded 17 multiple-hit games, including two three-hit games and one four-hit contest, and nine multiple-RBI contests
• Her 13-game hitting streak from April 2-20 was the longest by a Liberty player this season
• Opened the season with a 3-for-5 game against BYU (Feb. 8), driving in one run and scoring once
• Tied her own program single-game record with two sacrifice flies against Rutgers (Feb. 17)
• Batted 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in nine-inning win at Duke (March 27)
• Had back-to-back two-hit games at North Florida (April 14) and at Virginia (April 16)
• Went a combined 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI and three runs scored in doubleheader sweep of Jacksonville (April 20)
• Hit 3-for-3 with two RBI against Longwood
• Batted 2-for-2 with two RBI and one run scored in NISC Regional Final win over Marshall
• Her first two homers of the season came in the NISC National Round opener against UT Arlington, as she batted 2-for-2 with a career-high five RBI and three runs scored
• Named to ASUN Honor Roll

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
• Graduated with Bachelor's degree in exercise science, with the career goal of becoming an occupational therapist for military veterans
• Twin sister, Amber Bishop, is a senior on the Liberty softball team
• Birthday is Feb. 14