12 - Kara Willis
Kara Willis
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Burrillville, R.I.
High School: Burrillville
Position: P
B/T: R/R
app 21
gs 20
w 7
l 11
sv 0
ip 108.0
era 5.57
k 48

2012 Capped off one of the most historic pitching careers in Beacons history as one of the top two UMass Boston starters in 2012 … Finished off her illustrious career as the all-time UMass Boston leader in wins (25), strikeouts (223), complete games (52), innings pitched (393.0 IP) and tied for the lead with one save … Ended her career third all-time with a .322 opponents batting average and fourth all-time with a 4.63 earned run average amongst qualifying pitchers … Ended the year with a 7-10 record in 21 games, including 20 starts despite dealing with an arm injury … Recorded a 5.51 earned run average over 108 innings … Struck out 48 batters, while walking 55 … Held opponents to a .352 opponents batting average … Started the season with wins in each of her three starts and a 2.58 ERA … Struck out a season-high six batters and allowed three runs over seven innings in UMass Boston’s season-opening 4-3 win over Grace College on March 12 … Allowed just two runs in five innings of work in a 5-0 Beacons win March 14 against Minnesota Morris … Pitched her best game of the season April 5, allowing one unearned run in a complete-game four hit win at Suffolk University.     

2011 Appeared in a total of four games in the circle for UMass Boston ... Combined for 11 strikeouts in 15.0 innings of work.

2010 Started 19 games on the mound for the Beacons, posting an 8-10 overall record ... On April 7, registered her first career shutout by tossing seven scoreless innings vs. Mount Ida, scattering four hits while striking out six in UMass Boston's 4-0 win ... From April 7-14, registered a perfect 4-0 record in four outings while notching a minute 0.95 ERA to go along with 24 strikeouts ... On April 28, produced a career-high of 10 strikeouts over a five inning outing vs. Newbury College in a 10-2 UMB victory ... Recorded 77 strikeouts on the year to rank sixth in the Little East Conference and fifth all-time in UMB annals ... Tossed 15 complete games on the season.

2009 Enjoyed a fine rookie season for the Beacons, leading the Little East Conference with a school-record 163 innings pitched ... Ranked third among LEC leaders and matched the school standard with 27 appearances, ncluding a league-best 26 starts ... Tied the school mark with 10 victories, which placed eighth among LEC pitchers, while striking out 87 batters to rank eighth in the conference and stand as the second-highest total in school annals ... Hurled 23 complete games for the third-most in school history, while posting a 4.68 earned run average to place seventh in a season among all-time Beacons ... Held opponents to three or fewer runs in 12 starting assignments ... Allowed just one run on seven hits and two walks, while striking out a batter in a nine-inning complete game victory over University of Southern Maine on April 14 as part of a stretch of 15 1/3 innings pitched, where she allowed just one earned run ... Did not allow an earned run in 10 2/3 innings over parts of four games, including a seven-inning complete game win over Framingham State College, where she gave up an unearned run on four hits and five walks, while fanning six on March 26.

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Earned three varsity letters playing for Burrillville High School ... Appointed team Captain and received the Broncos' Most Valuable Player award in 2008 ... Named to the All-Academic Team her senior year ... A two-time All-Division selection for BHS ... Born December 2, 1989 ... Daughter of Brandon Willis ... Interests include many types of art including drawing, design work and illustrating ... Majoring in art and would like to pursue a career as a video game/graphic designer.

Career Stats

Year 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%
2009.... .000 27-26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 3 35 3 .927
2010.... .000 19-19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 1 11 4 .750
2011.... .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 2 2 2 .667
2012.... .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 3 13 2 .889
TOTAL... .000 46-45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 9 61 11 .864

 

Year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2009.... 4.68 10-16 27 26 23 0/0 0 163.0 207 142 109 100 87 33 3 12 804 .306 35 2 1 6 19
2010.... 3.47 8-10 19 19 15 1/0 0 107.0 140 78 53 40 77 25 4 4 511 .315 10 5 0 3 19
2011.... 6.07 0-0 4 1 0 0/0 1 15.0 20 14 13 8 11 6 0 0 72 .317 2 1 0 0 0
2012.... 5.51 7-10 21 20 14 0/0 0 108.0 167 115 85 55 48 27 3 13 562 .352 15 10 3 3 20
TOTAL... 4.63 25-36 71 66 52 1/0 1 393.0 534 349 260 203 223 91 10 29 1949 .322 62 18 4 12 58
Recent Games
Apr 28 at Western Connecticut State University L, 16-2
Apr 28 at Western Connecticut State University L, 6-4
Apr 29 Brandeis University L, 10-4
Apr 29 Brandeis University W, 3-2
May 3 at Eastern Connecticut State University L, 9-0
May 3 vs. Western Connecticut State University L, 2-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 21 7
Plate appearances 0 0
At Bats 0 0
Runs 0 0
Hits 0 0
Doubles - -
Triples - -
Home Runs - -
Runs Batted In 0 0
Total bases 0 0
Walks - -
Hit by pitch - -
Strikeouts - -
Sacrifice Flies - -
Sacrifice Hits - -
Hit into double play - -
Stolen Bases - -
Caught Stealing - -
Batting Average - -
On Base Percentage - -
Slugging Percentage - -
Appearances 21 7
Games started 20 7
Wins 7 1
Losses 11 5
Saves 0 0
Complete Games 14 5
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 108.0 36.1
Hits 165 70
Runs 115 46
Earned Runs 86 39
Walks 55 17
Strikeouts 48 18
Strikeouts per Game 3.11 3.47
Doubles Allowed 28 13
Triples Allowed 3 1
Home Runs Allows 13 7
At Bats Against 473 171
Batting Average Against .349 .409
Earned Run Average 5.57 7.51
Wild pitches 14 7
Hit Batters 10 4
Balks 3 -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed 4 1
Sacrifice Hits Allowed 20 6
Total Chances 16 3
Put Outs 2 0
Assists 12 3
Errors 2 0
Fielding Percentage .875 1.000
Double Plays - -
Stolen Bases Allowed 26 11
Runners Caught Stealing 5 2
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage .161 .154
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Mar 12 vs. Grace College (Ind.) W, 4-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 12 vs. Ripon College (Wis.) W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Hood College W, 9-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 14 vs. University of Minnesota Morris W, 11-2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 14 vs. SUNY Fredonia L, 12-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 15 vs. University of Scranton L, 4-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 15 vs. St. Joseph College (Conn.) W, 7-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 22 at Salem State University L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 22 at Salem State University L, 7-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 27 at Bridgewater State University (Mass.) L, 10-1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 27 at Bridgewater State University (Mass.) W, 11-7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Framingham State University L, 4-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 28 Framingham State University W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at UMass Dartmouth L, 4-0 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 1 at UMass Dartmouth W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 at MIT W, 6-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 at MIT W, 9-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 5 Suffolk University W, 8-1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 7 at Rhode Island College L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Rhode Island College L, 3-0 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 11 at Gordon College W, 18-7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 11 at Gordon College W, 21-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 Eastern Connecticut State University L, 6-0 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 14 Eastern Connecticut State University L, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 Keene State College L, 11-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 18 Keene State College W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 at Curry College L, 7-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 19 at Curry College W, 10-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Plymouth State University L, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Plymouth State University L, 6-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 24 at University of Southern Maine L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at University of Southern Maine W, 11-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 28 at Western Connecticut State University L, 16-2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 28 at Western Connecticut State University L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 Brandeis University L, 10-4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 29 Brandeis University W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 3 at Eastern Connecticut State University L, 9-0 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 3 vs. Western Connecticut State University L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Mar 12 vs. Grace College (Ind.) W, 4-3 1 0 0 7.0 6 3 3 3.00 6 6 1
Mar 12 vs. Ripon College (Wis.) W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Hood College W, 9-3 1 0 0 7.0 8 3 3 3.00 1 4 -
Mar 14 vs. University of Minnesota Morris W, 11-2 1 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 2.80 5 3 1
Mar 14 vs. SUNY Fredonia L, 12-3 0 0 0 1.0 3 4 2 14.00 1 1 -
Mar 15 vs. University of Scranton L, 4-3 0 1 0 7.0 5 4 4 4.00 6 4 -
Mar 15 vs. St. Joseph College (Conn.) W, 7-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 22 at Salem State University L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 22 at Salem State University L, 7-5 0 1 0 6.0 12 7 6 7.00 5 0 -
Mar 27 at Bridgewater State University (Mass.) L, 10-1 0 1 0 5.1 6 10 2 2.62 1 2 1
Mar 27 at Bridgewater State University (Mass.) W, 11-7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Framingham State University L, 4-3 0 1 0 7.0 8 4 3 3.00 0 1 -
Mar 28 Framingham State University W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at UMass Dartmouth L, 4-0 0 1 0 6.0 9 4 4 4.67 3 2 -
Apr 1 at UMass Dartmouth W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 at MIT W, 6-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 at MIT W, 9-6 1 0 0 4.0 9 4 4 7.00 2 0 -
Apr 5 Suffolk University W, 8-1 1 0 0 7.0 4 1 0 0.00 0 5 -
Apr 7 at Rhode Island College L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Rhode Island College L, 3-0 0 1 0 6.0 8 3 2 2.33 1 3 1
Apr 11 at Gordon College W, 18-7 1 0 0 5.0 8 7 5 7.00 3 1 1
Apr 11 at Gordon College W, 21-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 Eastern Connecticut State University L, 6-0 0 1 0 7.0 15 6 6 6.00 3 3 2
Apr 14 Eastern Connecticut State University L, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 Keene State College L, 11-6 0 1 0 6.1 6 7 6 6.63 2 3 1
Apr 18 Keene State College W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 at Curry College L, 7-6 0 0 0 4.0 9 6 6 10.50 3 0 1
Apr 19 at Curry College W, 10-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Plymouth State University L, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Plymouth State University L, 6-5 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 3 INF 3 0 -
Apr 24 at University of Southern Maine L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at University of Southern Maine W, 11-6 1 0 0 7.0 11 6 3 3.00 2 6 2
Apr 28 at Western Connecticut State University L, 16-2 0 1 0 4.0 18 16 15 26.25 3 1 1
Apr 28 at Western Connecticut State University L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 Brandeis University L, 10-4 0 1 0 3.0 6 5 0 0.00 1 2 -
Apr 29 Brandeis University W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 3 at Eastern Connecticut State University L, 9-0 0 1 0 3.1 7 9 7 14.70 4 1 1
May 3 vs. Western Connecticut State University L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Mar 12 vs. Grace College (Ind.) W, 4-3 3 0 2 1 .667 - 2 - - - -
Mar 12 vs. Ripon College (Wis.) W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Hood College W, 9-3 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
Mar 14 vs. University of Minnesota Morris W, 11-2 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. SUNY Fredonia L, 12-3 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
Mar 15 vs. University of Scranton L, 4-3 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. St. Joseph College (Conn.) W, 7-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 22 at Salem State University L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 22 at Salem State University L, 7-5 1 0 1 0 1.000 - 2 - - - -
Mar 27 at Bridgewater State University (Mass.) L, 10-1 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 27 at Bridgewater State University (Mass.) W, 11-7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Framingham State University L, 4-3 2 0 2 0 1.000 - 3 - - - -
Mar 28 Framingham State University W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at UMass Dartmouth L, 4-0 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
Apr 1 at UMass Dartmouth W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 at MIT W, 6-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 at MIT W, 9-6 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
Apr 5 Suffolk University W, 8-1 2 0 2 0 1.000 - 1 1 .500 - -
Apr 7 at Rhode Island College L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Rhode Island College L, 3-0 2 0 2 0 1.000 - 3 - - - -
Apr 11 at Gordon College W, 18-7 2 1 1 0 1.000 - 3 - - - -
Apr 11 at Gordon College W, 21-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 Eastern Connecticut State University L, 6-0 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - 1 1.000 - -
Apr 14 Eastern Connecticut State University L, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 Keene State College L, 11-6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 18 Keene State College W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 at Curry College L, 7-6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 19 at Curry College W, 10-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Plymouth State University L, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Plymouth State University L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 - - 4 - - - -
Apr 24 at University of Southern Maine L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at University of Southern Maine W, 11-6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 28 at Western Connecticut State University L, 16-2 0 0 0 0 - - 3 1 .250 - -
Apr 28 at Western Connecticut State University L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 Brandeis University L, 10-4 1 0 0 1 .000 - 1 1 .500 - -
Apr 29 Brandeis University W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 3 at Eastern Connecticut State University L, 9-0 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
May 3 vs. Western Connecticut State University L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
2011-12 21 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Total 21 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
  g gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/g hr era
2011-12 21 20 7 11 0 14 108.0 165 115 86 55 48 3.11 13 5.57
Total 21 20 7 11 0 14 108.0 165 115 86 55 48 3.11 13 5.57
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
2011-12 21 16 2 12 2 .875 - 26 5 .161 - -
Total 21 16 2 12 2 .875 - 26 5 .161 - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 21 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Conference 7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Away 10 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Neutral 5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -

Wins 7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Losses 14 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -

  g gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/g hr era
Total 21 20 7 11 0 14 108.0 165 115 86 55 48 3.11 13 5.57
Conference 7 7 1 5 0 5 36.1 70 46 39 17 18 3.47 7 7.51
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - - - 0.00

Home 6 6 1 4 0 3 30.1 42 27 18 9 14 3.23 3 4.15
Away 10 10 3 6 0 7 50.2 97 72 54 27 16 2.21 8 7.46
Neutral 5 4 3 1 0 4 27.0 26 16 14 19 18 4.67 2 3.63

Wins 7 7 7 0 0 6 42.0 50 26 20 19 25 4.17 5 3.33
Losses 14 13 0 11 0 8 66.0 115 89 66 36 23 2.44 8 7.00

  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 21 16 2 12 2 .875 - 26 5 .161 - -
Conference 7 3 0 3 0 1.000 - 11 2 .154 - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -

Home 6 6 0 5 1 .833 - 9 3 .250 - -
Away 10 5 1 4 0 1.000 - 13 2 .133 - -
Neutral 5 5 1 3 1 .800 - 4 - - - -

Wins 7 8 1 6 1 .875 - 7 2 .222 - -
Losses 14 8 1 6 1 .875 - 19 3 .136 - -