Kratochvil is back for her third season on the Bluejay coaching staff. The former Bluejay catcher is in her second
season as a full-time assistant afer serving as a volunteer in 2010. The Creighton alum works primarily with
catcher at Creighton from 2006-09, Kratochvil appeared in 155 games during her
four-year career with the Bluejays, making 109 starts. The backstop did not make an error as a
sophomore or junior and finished her career with a .984 fielding percentage
(only eight errors in 509 chances).
helped Amy Baker develop behind the plate in 2011 after she didn’t catch at all
during her freshman season in 2010.
Baker led the MVC in pickoffs and ranked second in the league with 16
runners caught stealing.
Northridge, Calif., native was enjoying a career year with the Jays in 2009,
when her final season was cut short due to an injury. She had started 24 of the 26 games she’d
appeared in during her senior season, but suffered a leg injury in practice in
early April. Despite playing only half
the season, she established career highs for hits, home runs and RBI. She was leading the team with a career-high
.338 average and was tops on the team in home runs (5) and RBI (24) when she
suffered the injury.
freshman she started 43 of the 46 games she appeared in and led the team with
232 putouts, while gunning down 10 runners attempting to steal. She finished second on the team with eight
doubles, including a team-high five in conference play. As a sophomore she backed up all-conference
catcher TJ Eadus, but still threw out six of 10 attempted base stealers in
limited catching duties. She also led
the team with five pinch hits, and collected 14 RBI on 13 hits in her second
her junior season, Kratochvil was 4-for-11 as a pinch-hitter. Highlights during her junior season included
a game-winning RBI against All-American Taryne Mowatt and seventh-ranked
Arizona and a pinch-hit, two-run home run against in-state rival Nebraska.
(pronounced CRAT • oh • vill) graduated from Creighton with a history degree in 2009.