Linnie Malkin - Softball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#22 Linnie Malkin

OF | R-Sr. | 5-11 | R/R | Broomfield, Colo. | Broomfield HS

Career Highlights
NFCA All-South Region Second Team (2021)
SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021)

2021 | Redshirt Junior
NFCA All-Region Second Team … One of two Razorbacks to play and start in all 54 games: 41 as the designated player, nine in right field and four at first base … Hit .265 (45-for-170) posting a .352 on base percentage and .612 slugging percentage, the third highest on the team … Totaled 45 hits, five doubles, 18 home runs, 45 RBIs, 18 walks, five hit by pitches and 29 runs scored … Placed 19th nationally and fourth in the SEC in home runs … Ranked second on the team in home runs, the second-most in a single-season in program history … Finished third on the team in hits, RBIs and total bases (104), ranking 20th in the SEC in total bases … Collected more home runs and RBIs than her first three seasons combined … Logged 13 multi-hit games, the third most on the team … Hit .192 in SEC games (15-for-78), homering five times … Batted from the fifth spot in the batting lineup more than any other Razorback and hit .265 with 12 home runs and 25 RBIs … Went 0-for-1 and walked a career-high four times in the season opener against Oklahoma State (Feb. 11) … Hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the 14th inning in a 3-for-7 day with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored at McNeese (Feb. 20, Game 1), helping to win the second longest game in program history … Hit two home runs in a game for the first time since her collegiate debut in 2017 … Homered in consecutive games at McNeese (Feb. 21) and at UTA (Feb. 22, Game 1) … Went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, one run scored and a career-high five RBIs against North Dakota State (Feb. 25, Game 1) … Compiled a season-long seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 25 through March 4, hitting .500 (10-for-20) over that span … Hit a two-run home run, one of Arkansas’ two hits on the day, to defeat Mississippi State (March 26), 2-0 … Homered in three straight games against Kansas (March 24) and Mississippi State (March 26, 27) … Hit one of Arkansas’ six home runs against Missouri State (April 6), setting a program single-game record … Tied season-high in hits and registered second multi home run game of the year with a 3-for-3, two home run and four RBI performance against Central Arkansas (April 21) … Hit .267 (4-for-15) in the NCAA Tournament with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs … During the regional led Arkansas slashing .444/.500/1.222 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs.

2020 | Junior
Started all 25 games; made 23 starts in right field and two as the designated player … Hit .247 with 18 hits, four doubles, six home runs, 24 RBIs, 13 runs scored and seven walks … Led the team in home runs and RBIs … Tied for the 11th most RBIs in the SEC … Tied for the team lead with eight multiple RBI games … Tied for second on the team recording 40 total bases … Tied for the team lead in hits (11) with runners in scoring position … Collected two three hit games at New Mexico State (Feb. 8) and against Bradley (Feb. 9)… Hit a grand slam against Villanova (Feb. 28) … Totaled two four RBI games against South Dakota State (Feb. 21) and Villanova (Feb. 28) … Scored a career-high three runs against Villanova (Feb. 29).

2019 | Sophomore
Played in 36 games and made five starts, three as the designated player and two at third base… Batted  .293 on the year, slugging .439 with one home run… her lone long ball came in game-winning fashion against LSU (April 18) as she helped propel the Razorbacks to an 8-5 win… Had three doubles on the year against Northern Colorado (Feb. 15), Wichita State (April 10), and Furman (April 14)… Contributed nine RBIs on 12 hits, while scoring two runs.

2018 | Freshman
Played in 23 games and made 14 starts… In her collegiate debut hit two home runs, drove in three runs and scored twice against Grand Canyon (Feb. 17)… Over the season, she hit three total home runs on 12 hits and eight runs scored … Batted .279 on the year, with a .535 slugging percentage … Had multiple hits in three games.

Before Arkansas
Guided Broomfield High School to a state runner-up finish her senior year and registered a .603 batting average with 11 home runs, 35 RBIs and a 1.365 slugging percentage… Named the Colorado State Gatorade Player of the Year and 2016 5A Player of the Year…. Earned Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) All-Mountain Region Team recognition… Three-time all-state first team selection… Helped Broomfield to two league titles and four state tournament appearances during her career… Finished her high school career with a .495 batting average, 32 home runs and 127 RBIs… Played travel ball with the Colorado Stars Gold.

Personal
Daughter of John and Angela Malkin… and has a brother, Matthew… Majoring in Sports Management.