Softball


Remeny Perez
Remeny Perez
17

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tustin, Calif.

High School:
Tustin

Height:
5-4

Position:
1B

Birthdate:
03/17/1994

Bats/Throws:
L/R

Career Honors
2014 Academic All-Big Ten

Career Game-By-Game Stats: 2013 | 2014

2014 - Sophomore: Appeared in 43 games at first base, starting all but one ... Hit .274 with a .496 slugging percentage and a .410 on base percentage ... Totaled 31 hits, seven doubles, six home runs, 12 runs, 24 RBI, 13 walks and 13 HBP in 113 at-bats ... Ranked third in the Big Ten in hit by pitch and 28th in the nation in HBP per game (0.30), just one shy of the Illinois record ... Led the Big Ten and tied the Illinois record by turning 22 double plays, including nine in Big Ten play ... Entered the season riding a 10-game reached-base streak and extended that to 18 games to start the year, before being held off the base paths by No. 1 Tennessee ... Went 3-for-4 with her second career grand slam and five RBI to open the season against UIC. Followed by going 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI, a run and two walks against Loyola in game two of opening day ... Went 4-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs and four RBI against Binghamton. Followed Allie Bauch's first-inning leadoff home run with a solo homer to mark the first time in program history that an Illini pair led off a game with back-to-back dingers ... For the second time in eight days, Bauch led off the game with a home run against Creighton, and Perez followed with a solo homer in her first at-bat, however this time she was batting third rather than second ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run against Florida Atlantic ... Reached base three times against Omaha, with two walks and an HBP ... Doubled and set up a key run in game one against No. 16 Missouri, then singled, scored and drove in a run in game two ... Hit two doubles in the Wisconsin series, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in game two, then hitting a game-tying, two-out RBI double in the finale ... Hit a two-run homer in game one against No. 25 Northwestern ... Singled, walked and was hit by a pitch in game one, then singled, was hit by a pitch and scored in the finale of the No. 4 Michigan series ... Went 2-for-3 in the series opener at Penn State ... Crushed a 3-run homer in the seventh inning to solidify the Illini's victory over Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament.

2013 - Freshman: Appeared in 44 games as a freshman, making 39 starts ... Started 38 of the final 39 games at first base ... Finished second on the team with a .308 batting average, leading the Illini with a .514 slugging percentage and a .431 on base percentage ... Registered the highest slugging percentage and on-base percentage of any first-year letterwinner in Illinois history, ranking seventh among rookies in batting average ...Tied for the team lead with seven doubles and five home runs, adding 19 RBI, 16 walks, 11 runs and three sacrifice bunts in 107 at-bats ...Walked against Drake in her first career start ... Had a breakout weekend in Palm Springs, going 5-for-9 with a double, a walk, and an HBP against top competition ... Continued to excel the following weekend in Florida, hitting .400 with six extra-base hits for an .800 slugging percentage. Had a double in each of the first three games, then finished off the Providence game with a two-run homer, tabbing three RBI in the game ... Had a hit in all three games of the Fighting Illini Invitational, coming through in the clutch with a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh against Loyola to send the game into extras. She then hit her second home run in three games later in the evening against Western Michigan ... Hit a solo home run against Indiana State ... After striking out three times in the first game at Northwestern, she reached base in all three plate appearances against the same pitcher in the finale ... Earned Illinois' lone RBI against Eastern Illinois ... 2-for-3 in game two of the Minnesota series, then tabbed an RBI in the finale ... Went 2-for-3 with the game-winning home run in the second game against Indiana, leading the Illini to their first 1-0 victory of the season ... Drew three walks, including two in the eight-run second inning, in game one against Iowa ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI in game two against Michigan State, then hit the Illini's first grand slam of the year in the series finale ... 3-for-3 with a double in game two vs. Ohio State.

High School: Earned second-team all-league and received the MUN Outstanding Award while playing for Tustin ... Hit .421 with a pair of homers as the lead-off hitter for Tustin High School in 2011 ... Plays travel ball for the California Cruisers and coach Lyn Christensen, batting .375 while the Cruisers earned a third place finish in the nation and second place finish within the state of California.

Personal: Born March 17, 1994 ... Daughter of Lorraine Perez and Robert Larson ... Was invited to and attended President Obama's Inauguration ... Chose to become an Illini over, among other choices, offers from Purdue and UC Davis.

Getting to Know Remeny:

Favorite Food: Literally anything. I love everything!

Favorite Pro Team: Anaheim Angels

Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory

Favorite Pregame Meal: Steak

Dream Job: CEO of a company

Pregame Superstitions: Listening to country music before every game

Fun Fact about you: I love astronomy

Secret talent: I can juggle

Lucky Number: 7

If you were to win $10 million, what would you do with it? Use a certain amount to buy the things I find most important and use most of it to pursue my dream of helping people.

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why? Italy, to experience the different culture.

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