Jade Gortarez

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jade Gortarez has played for the US women's national team.

Gortarez was the starting shortstop for the USA in the 2014 Women's Baseball World Cup at age 16. She did very well, going 8 for 16 with a double, run, hit-by-pitch and 3 RBI while fielding .875. She scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th against Canada, singling off Amanda Asay and coming around on a Tara Harbert grounder. Against Australia, she got the game-tying RBI by doubling off Brittany Hepburn to score Sarah Hudek. In the Gold Medal game, a 3-0 loss to Japan, she made an error that let Ayako Rokkaku score the first run.

Jade finished the event 4th in average (behind Miki Atsugase, Shae Lillywhite and Chu-Yu Pan), 5th in OBP (between Bradi Wall and Tsz-Chin Lau), 5th in slugging (between Lillywhite and Stéphanie Savoie), toed Hsiao-Mei Chen for 5th in hits, tied Christina Kreppold and Ya-Ting Wen) for 7th in total bases and tied for 4th in assists (11). She was named the tourney's Outstanding Defensive Player but lost the All-Star nod at SS to Atsugase.

In the qualifiers for the 2015 Pan American Games, Gortarez added pitching to her role for the USA and beat Puerto Rico in the opener as the US advanced to the Pan Am Games.