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Abby Vock 10
Abby Vock

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Morrison, Ill.

High School:
Morrison

Height:
5-4

Position:
IF

B/T:
R/R


Club Team: Heartland Havoc and Indiana Slammers

Picked Mizzou Over: Northwestern, Illinois, Illinois State

2010: Continued to be one of the top defensive players on the team, putting up a .990 fielding percentage while splitting her time at second and third. Picked up her first hit of the year in dramatic fashion, connecting on a walkoff RBI single to right field to give Mizzou a 7-6 win over upset-minded Radford at the NFCA Leadoff Classic. On March 19 against Northern Colorado, Vock went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI single. Followed that up the next day with a 2-for-3 performance against the same Northern Colorado team, as she doubled in a run and scored. Came off the bench to score a pair of runs against Iowa State on April 28. Singled in a run against Baylor in the opening game of the two-game set. Honors: NCAA Elite 88, First Team Academic All-Big 12.

2009: Missouri's starting shortstop in 49 of the Tigers' 62 games of 2009, Abby Vock recorded 75 putouts and a squad high 112 assists. Against Big 12 Conference opponents, Vock turned in a .961 fielding percentage with 21 putouts, 28 assists and only two errors in the field. Throughout the year, Vock proved successful advancing Missouri's baserunners, notching a .585 success rate and .385 average with runners on third and two outs. Vock was a perfect 2-for-2 in game two of Missouri's doubleheader with Western Illinois on March 18, managing back-to-back singles in the third and fourth innings. Honors: Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2008: As a freshman, Vock saw significant playing time on the Tiger softball team, starting in 57 of Missouri's 64 games. Missouri's shortstop for a majority of the season, Vock helped turn eight double plays and recorded 80 putouts and 98 assists. Taking her turn at the plate, Vock was responsible for driving in 22 runs. Connecting on four doubles as well as two triples and two home runs, Vock scored 20 of the Tigers' runs in 2008 including two at the NCAA Regional Tournament in Iowa City, Iowa. Vock's run in the bottom of the seventh against Iowa, May 16, helped tie the game up at two sending it into extra innings where Missouri came out on top, 3-2. On May 23, Vock was one of only two Tigers to manage a hit in game one of the NCAA Super Regional Tournament against Alabama. Taking on Alabama ace Kelsi Dunne, Vock ripped a two out single up the middle in the fifth, becoming the third Tiger to reach base in the game.

Morrison: Coached by Tammy Deter at Morrison High School, Vock played at shortstop, second and catcher during her high school career. Vock and the Fillies' softball team finished third at the Illinois State Championships her senior season (2007). For her work on the field, Vock was recognized as the team's Most Valuable Player and Player of the Year. Strong academically, Vock was her graduating class' valedictorian and was a four-year member of the National Honor Society, earning Illinois State Scholar honors her senior year (2007). Vock earned eight letters playing softball and basketball and was a member of the Heartland Havoc club softball team. With the Heartland Havoc, Vock helped her team to a state title.

Personal: Abby Vock was born April 6, 1989, to parents Phil and Tracy Vock. The sister of Michaele (23) and Nathan (24), Vock is majoring in accounting. Her sister, Michaele, was a member of the Tiger softball team from 2007-10.