Kara Rainey

Number21
ClassSr.
Position2B
Height5-4
HometownLittleton, Colo.
Prev. SchoolLittleton HS
Bats/ThrowsL/R

Statistics

Batting Statistics
Season     AVG  GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD% 
2005      .360  48-48   164  44  59  11   2   5  19   89  .543  18   2  21   0  .427   1   1  10-14    92  70   7  .959
2004      .365  52-52   178  28  65  16   1   0  28   83  .466  19   1  14   0  .429   0   2  12-13   129  99  13  .946
2003      .298  48-48   141  18  42  10   1   0  18   54  .383  14   0  18   0  .359   1   2  10-11    66  77  14  .911
2002      .325  54-54   157  30  51   7   2   1  19   65  .414  14   2  18   0  .387   0   8   8-11    42  90   7  .950

Pitching Statistics
Season    ERA   W-L   APP  GS  CG SHO/CBO SV    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR   AB B/Avg   WP HBP  BK  SFA SHA

Fielding Statistics
Season      C   PO   A   E   FLD%  DPs  SBA CSB   SBA%   PB  CI
2005      169   92  70   7   .959    3    0   0    ---    0   0
2004      241  129  99  13   .946    2    0   0    ---    0   0
2003      157   66  77  14   .911    2    0   0    ---    0   0
2002      139   42  90   7   .950    0    0   0    ---    0   0

Notes:

2005: Was named Honorable Mention All-RMAC.

2004:Named first team All-RMAC ... Ranked sixth in the conference in hitting, .365 ... Tied with teammate Jennifer Dykstra for the RMAC lead in doubles with 16 ... Had an on base percentage of .429 ... Was 12-for-13 on stolen bases ... Drove in 28 runs ... had three RBI at Adams State on Mar 6 ... Went 3-for-4 with and scored a run at Adams on Mar 7 ... Had a ten-game hitting streak from Mar 13 to Mar 21 ... Went 4-for-4 vs. Mesa State on Mar 14 ... Tripled and drove in two runs at Colorado Mines on Mar 21 ... Had another perfect 4-for-4 day against Fort Lewis on Apr 18 ... Was a combined 7-for-8 in a double header against Colorado State-Pueblo on Apr 21 ... Had two hits and an RBI vs. Regis in the RMAC Championship game on May 1.

2003: Earned Academic All-American status ... Also named academic All-RMAC ... Excelled on the playing field as well and was named second team All-RMAC ... Started all 48 games for the Mountain Lions ... Finished the season fourth on the team in hitting with a .298 average ... Had 18 RBI and 10 doubles... Led the team in stolen bases with 10 ... Had three hits and an RBI vs. Mesa State on Mar 1 ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against Regis on Apr 6 ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored vs. Colorado College on Apr 9 ... Went 3-for-3 and scored a run against Northern Colorado on Apr 16.

2002: Hit a team-high .325 with seven doubles and 19 RBI … Scored a team-high 30 runs ... Had a .414 slugging percentage and a .387 on-base percentage ... Also had eight sacrifices, which ranked second on the team ... Was 8-for-11 on stolen bases ... Led the team with 17 multiple-hit games ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk on 2/03/02 at Colorado Mines ... Had a double, a triple, and an RBI on 2/16/02 vs. Adams State ... Had a pair of hits and scored a run vs. Northern Colorado on 2/17/02 ... Went a combined 4-for-6 with three runs and an RBI in a double-header with Adams State on 3/04/02 ... Went 2-for-4 with a career-high four RBI on 3/10/02 at Colorado Mines ... Had five hits and scored five runs at the Washburn Tournament ... Went 3-for-5 at Colorado College on 4/04/02 ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored on 4/06/02 vs. New Mexico Highlands ... Finished the season on fire hitting .446 (25-for-56) over the final month of the season ... She remained hot this fall hitting a team-high .367 with 12 RBI, with zero strikeouts in 49 at bats.

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before CU-Colorado Springs: Was named All-Conference first team twice while at Littleton High School ... Played in two senior all-star games ... Led her team to a share of their conference championship her junior season.

Personal Notes:

Personal: Major is undecided...Has two younger brothers, Ian and Marshall ... Parents are Rory and Tracie Rainey ... Born on November 15, 1982.

Stories featuring Kara Rainey

January 29, 20062006 Softball PreviewHaving lost seven seniors, including four All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference performers and the reigning NCAA home run record holder, many expect the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team to take a step backward in 2006. That notion brings a smile, or maybe more of a smirk, to Mountain Lions' coach Scott Peterson's face.
May 9, 2005Krebs, Colton named RMAC Player and Pitcher of the yearUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs seniors Crystal Krebs and Amber Colton were named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Player and Pitcher of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday.
May 7, 2005Loss in RMAC title game ends seasonA season of promise ended Saturday as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team was eliminated from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.
May 6, 2005Familiar challenge faces Mountain LionsWell, this looks familiar.
April 30, 2005Split guarantees UCCS second placeThe Mountain Lions are now officially backed into the win-the-conference-tournament-or-else corner.
April 23, 2005Top, bottom of order shine in sweep of Fort LewisKara Rainey and Brianna Workman had six hits each and Charlene Berg belted two home runs to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a doubleheader sweep of the Fort Lewis Skyhawks Saturday at Aspen Field. The Mountain Lions were pushed to extra innings in the opener, taking nine innings to win 4-2. They won the nightcap 8-1.
April 17, 2005Regis sweeps UCCS Sunday, salvages series splitDuring the 2005 season, there have been good Mountain Lions and bad Mountain Lions. Sunday, the bad Mountain Lions made an appearance.
April 14, 2005Sweep Puts UCCS in Second PlaceThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs vaulted into second place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with a sweep of the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Wednesday at Rawlings Sports Complex.
April 9, 2005Krebs' Memorable Blasts Complete Mines SweepKrebs hit a pair of memorable home runs – her nation-leading 16th and 17th of the season – and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs got two more strong pitching performances as the Mountain Lions defeated Colorado School of Mines 3-0 and 9-1 to complete a four-game sweep of the Orediggers.
April 8, 2005Pool No-Hitter Highlights UCCS SweepFor much of the past two seasons, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs pitchers Brenna Pool and Amber Colton have played a friendly game of anything-you-can-do-I-can-do. On Sunday, Colton upped the ante by throwing a no-hitter at Nebraska-Kearney.
April 2, 2005Split Halts Six-Game UCCS Win StreakAnne Manning hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers a 2-1 victory in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader at Harvey Park and put an end to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' six-game winning streak. The Mountain Lions won the opening game of the four-game set in Kearney, Neb., 6-2.
March 25, 2005Lions Finish Rebel Games with a FlourishJennifer Dykstra hit an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Friday.
March 24, 2005UCCS Takes Two at Rebel GamesCrystal Krebs drove in 12 runs as the Mountain Lions won two games Thursday at the Rebel Games, beating the Pace Setters 8-0 in a five-inning mercy rule affair, then knocking off the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats 8-2.
March 23, 2005UCCS Rally Falls ShortA sixth-inning rally fell short Wednesday as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs dropped its fourth straight game 9-7 to the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats.
March 22, 2005Lions Drop Opening Pair in FloridaAfter Tuesday's 4-0 loss to No. 19 Florida Southern, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson was smiling. To the outsider, such a reaction would seem, at best, puzzling. After all, the Mountain Lions had just lost their second game of the day and been shut out in consecutive games for the first time since March 21, 2002.
March 20, 2005Krebs Slam Helps UCCS Avoid SweepCrystal Krebs hit a grand slam to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 9-1 victory in the opening game of Sunday's doubleheader and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Mesa State Mavericks.
March 20, 2005Shandera's Record Day Lifts UCCS Past RegisLindsay Shandera tied the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs school record by driving in seven runs Wednesday to lift the Mountain Lions to a 9-6 victory over the Regis Rangers.
March 5, 2005UCCS Falls to 1-4 After Doubleheader SweepLike they did in 2004, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions have limped out to a 1-4 start on the season thanks to a pair of losses Saturday to the Fort Hays State Tigers at Mountain Lion Field.
February 13, 2005Softball Wins Season OpenerIt took the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team six innings to get its offense untracked, but the Mountain Lions still managed a sweep to open the 2005 season.
September 30, 2004Fall ball shows that Lions are loadedCollegiate softball's fall season operates much like pro football's preseason. The games don't count in the standings, so the primary goal is to evaluate talent for the upcoming spring season. After 17 games of evaluation, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs can be assured of one thing concerning its 2005 softball team.
May 17, 2004Powerful recruiting class bolsters Mountain LionsIf the coaches in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the Southwest Region thought the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' run to the RMAC title and the regional championship game was a one-time fluke, they'll need to reevaluate that assessment. Not only did the Mountain Lions graduate no seniors, but they also will get back a star pitcher and have signed one of the strongest recruiting classes in school history.
May 8, 2004Fortune finds Lions in finalsFortune frowned, then smiled, on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon. In the end, though, the Mountain Lions were all smiles on their way to an 8-6 victory over the St. Mary's Lady Rattlers and a shot at the championship game of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Softball Tournament.With the scored tied at six in the seventh inning, Brenna Pool drilled a double down the left field line that easily scored Charlene Berg. The ball, however, got stuck in the fence and Berg was forced to return to third on the ground-rule double. It seemed as if the fates were against CU-Colorado Springs (39-12) when the next two batters were retired.
May 8, 2004Softball advances to regional semifinalsSAN ANTONIO - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs extended its run at the NCAA Division II Regional Softball Tournament by defeating the Tarleton State TexAnns 5-3 Saturday in an elimination game.
May 8, 2004Mountain Lions run out of gasNOTE: The regional tournament wrap up will be posted Sunday evening.SAN ANTONIO - Charlene Berg hit her seventh home run of the season, but that was the lone highlight for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the exhausted Mountain Lions were eliminated from the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Tournament 9-1 Saturday evening.
May 7, 2004Colton pitches Lions past PioneersSAN ANTONIO - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs waited 14 seasons to qualify for NCAA Division II South Central Regional Softball Tournament, so a few extra hours wasn't going to make a difference. Amber Colton shook off the affects of a 6½ hour rain delay as the Mountain Lions defeated the Texas Woman's Pioneers 2-1 Friday night to stave off elimination. CU-Colorado Springs will play Tarleton State in yet another elimination game on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (9:30 MST).
May 6, 2004Softball win's regional openerSAN ANTONIO, Texas - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs infielders have a drill they do prior to each game. Assistant coach Tanya Ramsay hits imaginary balls that the Mountain Lions snag with an assortment of brilliant dives and lunges. It's a particularly appropriate exercise for a team that has been living a fantasy season in 2004.But there was nothing imaginary about what the Mountain Lions did Thursday morning.No. 4 seed CU-Colorado Springs pounded 16 hits to run-rule the No. 5 seed Midwestern State Lady Indians 9-1 in six innings in the opening game of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Softball Tournament. The Mountain Lions will face top-seed St. Mary's Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m.
May 6, 2004Lions let top seed escapeSAN ANTONIO - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs had the biggest fish in the region on the hook and let it get away.Kym Kling hit two home runs, the second a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning that keyed a seven-run rally, as the top-seeded St. Mary's Lady Rattlers defeated the No.-5 seeded University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 11-4 in second round of the South Central Regional Softball Tournament Thursday evening.
May 5, 2004Mountain Lions go from rags to regionals"This is so cool," said University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson. "I can remember driving to Omaha in those old school vans. It was our only real road trip of the year."Peterson and his Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion Mountain Lions were being driven to the airport in one of the school's colorful and comfortable Mountain Lion shuttles on Tuesday. There they boarded an airplane for the flight to San Antonio, Texas, where they will compete in the NCAA Southwest Regional Softball Tournament for the first time.
May 3, 2004Softball sweeps RMAC awardsWith a conference championship already in hand, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team garnered even more honors on Monday as seven Mountain Lions were named All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
May 1, 2004Mountain Lions are RMAC CHAMPS!!!Saturday was the day the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs had been waiting for, and when Amber Colton snagged a line drive to close out the Regis Rangers it ended in jubilation the Mountain Lions have dreamed about.CU-Colorado Springs beat Regis 6-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament championship game, giving the Mountain Lions softball team its first conference championship.
April 30, 2004Mountain Lions win RMAC opner, spank HighlandsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won its first game of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament as they run ruled the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls 9-1 Friday afternoon at 4-Diamonds Sports Complex.
April 21, 2004Softball grabs records, RMAC crownThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs clinched the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season softball title Wednesday with a doubleheader sweep of the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves at Four-Diamonds Sports Complex.CU-Colorado Springs (31-10, 23-3 RMAC) beat CSU-Pueblo (12-29, 9-20) 10-0 in five innings in the first game and 6-5 in eight innings in the nightcap. The Mountain Lions will host the RMAC championship tournament on April 30-May 1.
April 17, 2004Mountain Lions take two from RegisThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs got one step closer to winning the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after sweeping the Fort Lewis Skyhawks Saturday afternoon at 4-Diamond Sports Complex.The Mountain Lions (28-9, 20-2 RMAC) got two stellar pitching performances, winning Game 1 5-4 behind Amber Colton, and Game 2 2-0 behind Brenna Pool.
April 15, 2004Mountain Lions split with Utah Valley StateBrittni Carlson's single to center drove in Kara Rainey in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a dramatic 5-4 win over the Utah Valley State Wolverines in Game 1 of a two-game set Thursday evening at Four Diamonds Sports Complex.Division I Utah Valley State (16-11) came back to win Game 2, out-bashing the Mountain Lions 9-6.
March 27, 2004Softball team remains unbeaten at homeCrystal Krebs went a combined 5-for-6 with four RBI and four runs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team remained unbeaten at home with a doubleheader sweep of the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday at Four Diamonds Sports Complex.Crystal Krebs went a combined 5-for-6 with four RBI and four runs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team remained unbeaten at home with a doubleheader sweep of the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday at Four Diamonds Sports Complex.
March 24, 2004Softball earns split with No. 5-ranked BakersfieldUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson summed it up best following his team’s 6-2 victory over the No. 5-ranked Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners.
March 21, 2004Mountain Lions split with MinesThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions did something Sunday that they hadn’t done in nearly a month. They lost a game.
March 20, 2004Mountain Lions keep on rolling, take two from OrediggersScott Peterson knew the Mountain Lions were going to be good. But he never expected this.
March 17, 2004Softball wins school-record 10th straightThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team set a new team record by winning its 10th straight game after a two-game sweep of the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Wednesday night at Pueblo.
March 14, 2004Mountain Lions sweep Mavericks, remain atop RMAC standingsOn Saturday the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team proved it could beat perennial Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference powerhouse Mesa State.
March 6, 2004Mountain Lions take two behind Colton and PoolThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (4-5, 3-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) got stellar pitching performances from Amber Colton and Brenna Pool as the Mountain Lions swept the Adams State Grizzles (2-18, 0-6) 12-0, 3-2 Saturday in Alamosa.
February 28, 2004Softball splits conference openerThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team opened its conference schedule with a split on the road against the Fort Hays State Tigers Saturday. The Mountain Lions won the first game 2-1, then dropped the nightcap 2-0.
February 6, 2004Softball wins opener, splits first day of tourneyThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team had plenty to overcome in its season-opening game against the Eastern New Mexico Zias Friday at the Las Vegas RMAC/Lone Star Classic.
February 5, 2004Softball team primed for encoreLast year, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team did something it had never done before - win a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoff game. So what can the Mountain Lions and coach Scott Peterson do for an encore?
November 12, 2003Softball team gets four verbal commitmentsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team received verbal commitments from Sarah Cleland, Kaleigh Beekman, Erin Selby, and Sarah Brisky.
May 5, 20032003 softball season recapCU-Colorado Springs made school history this season by becoming the first softball team to ever win a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoff game. Amber Colton threw a complete game two-hitter and Brittni Carlson drove in a run and scored another to lead the Mountain Lions to a 2-1 victory over New Mexico Highlands in the opening round of the RMAC Tournament.
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