Cal Softball BIO
Katie Sutherland-Finch
Player Profile:
Katie Sutherland-Finch 1578238
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hillsboro, Ore.
High School: Glencoe HS
Major: Undeclared
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Highlights:
  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention (2015)
  • 2x Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week (2/23/15 & 5/11/15)

As a Sophomore (2015):

Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention…Two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week on Feb. 23 and May 11…Led the Bears in the circle with 34 starts in 41 appearances, registering a 19-11 record and 3.93 ERA through 178.1 innings pitched…Held batters to a .295 average with 120 strikeouts…Went 1-1 in NCAA Regional action with two starts against Pitt…Earned her first career postseason win against Pittsburgh, throwing five innings and giving up three runs…Picked up all three wins in the series sweep of Stanford, allowing just three earned runs in 12.2 innings in the circle…Tossed 11.1 innings throughout the UNLV series, giving up just one earned run while striking out 11…Turned in a 2.31 ERA in the Oregon State series, throwing 11.2 innings, including a complete-game victory against the Beavers in the series opener…Threw a complete game against Arizona State to help the Bears to a 6-5 win…Went 2-1 at the highly competitive Mary Nutter Classic with a 1.05 ERA and three earned runs across 20 innings in three complete-game performances…Earned a 1-0 complete-game shutout over No. 10 Tennessee, allowing only five hits and two walks while striking out a career-high nine batters…Threw a no-hitter against Santa Clara on April 14…Earned her first career save against Houston, relieving Nisa Ontiveros for the final three innings and allowing four hits, no runs and no  walks while fanning three

As a Freshman (2014):

Started 15 games with 31 total appearances in the circle (the most of any Cal pitcher) and a 6-5 overall record and 6.36 ERA…Racked up 94.2 innings overall and 38 innings in conference play…Pitched four complete games, including one against Oregon State…Fanned 58 batters while allowing a .332 opponent batting average…Career-high seven strikeouts came against Oregon State (3/30)…Collegiate debut came against New Mexico (2/7)

High School:

As a senior, was named a High school All-American by MaxPreps… Led Glencoe High school to a 2nd place finish in the 6A State Championships…Finished senior season with a 26-2 record, 373 strikeouts and 0.65 earned run average…Also named to First Team All-State and named the Pacific Conference Pitcher of the year as a senior and a junior… As a junior was awarded the Betty Grayson Memorial Award for Outstanding Career in Youth Softball…Was named to Second Team All-State as a sophomore… Led her high school to a Conference championship all four years… As a freshman, aided Glencoe High School to win the Oregon 5A State Championships…Four year Honor Roll Student… Member of National Honor Society

Club Ball:

Played with the Northwest Bullets Gold squad, one of the most dominant squads in the Pacific Northwest region...Finished in Top 10 in Premier Nationals in her sophomore year and at the Canada's Cup.


Hobbies include swimming, reading,, writing, lifting, bonfires with friends, watching scary movies and participating/watch sports…No relation to Jennie Finch…Nicknamed “The Bulldog” during high school playing days due to her tenacity on the field…Parents are Holly and Lloyd… Has a younger brother Peter…


Undeclared- Hopes to eventually get her master’s in education and become an elementary school teacher or pitching coach at a college or university.

6.36 6-5 31 15 4 0/0 0 94.2 133 94 86 57 58 .332 7 7
2015 3.93 19-11 41 34 18 3/0 4 178.1 216 113 100 63 120 .295 12 4
4.77 25-16 72 49 22 3/0 4 273.0 349 207 186 120 178 .308 19 11
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