Guest coaches

Kelly Olson

Played softball -- pitcher and outfielder -- for the University of the Pacific from 1981-85. My 1983 team went to the College World Series. I began coaching about 10 years ago and have coached competitive softball at the 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18 Gold level. A majority of that time was spent with the California Grapettes. I also assisted Coach Loger for four years and was the junior varsity coach for two years before that.

2016 Season
One of four pitchers on Sacramento State’s staff…had 12 appearances, seven starts, one complete game and was part of a combined shutout…threw 30.2 innings…had a win at home against North Dakota, in which she threw four innings, allowing just four hits and no walks…five of her final seven appearances of the season came in relief…threw two shutout innings of relief at Cal…was part of Sacramento State teams that combined for 103 wins during her four seasons with the program.

2015 Season
Made 17 appearances in the circle, including four starts…went 3-1 with a 3.83 ERA…threw 45.2 innings, the third highest total on the team…13 of her appearances came in relief…was 3-0 with a 2.48 ERA when she entered a game in relief…threw 5.1 innings of shutout ball in a win over Northwestern State…also had wins in relief over UC Davis and North Dakota…never allowed more than two earned runs in any of her relief appearances.

2014 Season
Went 3-2 with a 2.41 ERA in 12 appearances in the circle…had six starts, two complete games, one shutout and one save in 40.2 innings pitched…named Big Sky Pitcher of the Week on March 24 after going 2-0 with two complete games and a 0.50 ERA in victories against Princeton and North Dakota…the win against Princeton was a six-hit shutout in the Hornets’ 4-0 victory…in the win over North Dakota, she yielded just one run over seven innings…went 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA in conference play.

2013 Season
Appeared in nine games in the circle, including three starts and one complete game…finished the season 0-1 with a 3.73 ERA and 30.0 innings pitched…her first three appearances were starts, but pitched in relief during her final six outings…had a 2.77 ERA as a reliever…lone complete game came in a 2-1 loss to UC Riverside where she allowed nine hits and two runs over seven innings…threw 4.2 innings of shutout relief against Saint Mary’s.

Prior to Sacramento State
Spent her first collegiate season (2012) at the College of Charleston in South Carolina…that team finished 37-23 overall, and 14-9 in the Southern Conference, good for third place in the league standings…made seven appearances (four starts) in the circle during the team’s first 19 games, but missed the remainder of the season with a back injury…was granted a medical hardship because of the injury…finished 0-1 with a 3.07 ERA…in 13.2 innings, she allowed six earned runs while striking out five batters…allowed no earned runs in four of her seven appearances, including 3.2 innings of shutout relief against Virginia Tech on Feb. 25…left-handers batted just .143 (3-for-21) against Yerby.

High School
A 2011 graduate of James C. Enochs High School in Modesto…played four years of varsity softball for the Eagles…named first team all-Modesto Metro Conference and team MVP during each of her final two seasons…also a first team all-district and scholar-athlete selection as a senior…during her senior season (2011), she went 14-2 with a 1.24 ERA, including 72 strikeouts in 101.1 innings pitched…offensively, she batted .379 that season as well…helped lead the Eagles to second-place conference finishes in 2010 and 2011, and a combined 41-17-1 overall record and 23-7 league mark during that two-year stretch…the Eagles improved their conference record all four years of Yerby’s career, going 4-11 in 2008, 5-9 in 2009, 10-5 in 2010, and 13-2 in 2011.

Parents are Steve and Jerilyn Yerby…a child development major who graduated from Sacramento State in the spring of 2016…played club softball for 10 years, including her final three seasons with the All American Sports Academy (Woodland, Calif.)…cousin, Ashley Applegate, played four years of softball at LSU, starting all but two games in the outfield for the 2012 Tigers squad that reached the College World Series.