Catherine Leigh "Cat" Osterman (born April 16, 1983) is an American, former collegiate 4-time All-American, left-handed softball pitcher originally from Houston, Texas. She completed her college eligibility in 2006 at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a starting pitcher for the Longhorns since 2002. Osterman pitched on the USA Women's Softball Team which won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Osterman is the Big 12 wins, ERA, strikeouts and shutouts leader, additionally claiming the NCAA Division I records for strikeout ratio (14.34), WHIP and perfect games (7). She owns numerous records for the Longhorns and within the NCAA, where she is also one of five pitchers to strikeout 1,000 batters with 100 wins, an ERA of under 1.00, and averaging double digit strikeouts.
She started playing softball in first grade before quitting to play soccer and basketball. Osterman found her way back to the diamond in fifth grade, when she was filling in as a backup pitcher for a little league team.
Osterman was born in Houston, Texas to parents Gary and Laura Osterman. Her younger brothers are Craig and Chris. She attended Cypress Springs High School in Cypress, Texas from 1997 to 2001, where she set several records on the school's softball team.
In 2001, she struck out 33 batters in a 14-inning 1-0 shutout over Cy-Fair High School. The performance ranked 16th on the strikeouts-in-a-single-game (extra innings) list, behind:
61, Alicia Hollowell; Fairfield High School 0, Woodland High School 1; May 25 & 29, 2001; 30-innings; 53, DeeDee Weiman; Cerritos Gahr 0, Lakewood St. Joseph 1; 1986; 29-innings; 49, Jennifer Deering; Salinas North Salinas 9, Gilroy 4; April 14 & May 8, 1997; 34-innings; 48, Lisa Fernandez; Lakewood St. Joseph 1, Cerritos Gahr 0; 1986; 29-innings; 47, Kristen Sloubar; Van Nuys Montclair Prep 2, Santa Monica Crossroads 1; May 8–9, 2005; 21-innings; 44, Samantha Freeman; Pleasant Hill MO vs. Jefferson City Helias MO; October 20, 2001; 21-innings; 43, Terry Carpenter; Huntington Beach Edison 0, Burbank Burroughs 0; 19xx; 24-innings; 43, Jenny Schachtner; Flintridge Prep 2, Westright Tigers 1; June 27–29, 2005; 26-innings; 42, Kristy Goodrich; Warren Lordstown OH 6, Bristol OH 2; 1998; 21-innings; 42, Tracy Tiensvold; Truman MO vs. Blue Springs MO; October 14, 2000; 35-innings; 40, Marissa Marzan; Fresno Bullard 0 vs. Clovis 1; 2000; 22-innings; 40, Michele Granger; Placentia Valencia 1, La Mirada 0; 1988; 25-innings; 40, Kayla Richardson; West Jefferson Ashe County NC vs. Mt. Airy North Surry NC; April 22, 25 & 27, 2005; 26-innings; 35, Lucy Cezarez; Chula Vista Bonita Vista 1, La Mesa Helix 0; 1976; 29-innings.
As such, she set a national record for strikeouts in a game under 20-innings, beating Jenny Stallard's previous record of 31 in 19 innings in 1978; she also set a national record for strikeouts in a 14-inning game, breaking Granger's former record of 31 in 1985.
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