Kimberly L. Warrington
Grad Year: 2004
Year Inducted: 2012
Kimberly L. Warrington ’04 is one of the best pitchers in RIC softball history. She appeared in 109 games, starting 92 of them. She posted a 53-37 record with a 1.59 earned run average and 629 strikeouts in 632.0 innings pitched. The North Kingstown, R.I. native logged 77 complete games and 17 shutouts. At the conclusion of her career, she was the program’s all-time leader in games started, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. She was tied for the lead in shutouts, was second in both complete games and relief appearances and third in career ERA.
She was a four-time All-LEC selection as a pitcher and earned two honors as a designated player. Warrington was named to the All-75th Anniversary Softball Team in 2005.
As a hitter, Warrington played in 134 games, starting 124 of them. She batted .281 with 381 at bats, 107 hits, 56 runs, 26 doubles, 11 triples, three home runs, 26 walks and 62 RBI. She owned a .430 career slugging percentage and a .329 on-base percentage. At the time of her graduation, she was second all-time at RIC in triples, third in RBI, fourth in total bases and fifth in hits.
As a senior in 2004, Warrington was named Second Team All-Little East Conference as a pitcher for the fourth consecutive season and was also selected as the team’s MVP. She appeared in 27 games, starting 19 of them. She owned an 11-8 record with a 2.01 ERA. In 143.0 innings pitched, she struck out a team-high 175 batters. At the plate, she played in 28 games, starting 24 of them. She batted .288 with 21 hits, four doubles, two home runs, seven walks, six runs and 11 RBI. Warrington owned a .425 slugging percentage, a .350 on-base percentage and a .925 fielding percentage.
As a junior in 2003, she was named Second Team All-Little East as a pitcher. Warrington appeared in 29 games, starting 26 of them. She was 15-11 with a 1.94 ERA, 22 complete games, three shutouts and 172 strikeouts in 176.2 innings. As a hitter, she played in 32 games, starting all of them. She batted .253 with 13 runs, 24 hits, four doubles, three triples and 16 RBI. She owned a .358 slugging percentage, a .317 on-base percentage and a .917 fielding percentage.
As a sophomore in 2002, she was named First Team All-Little East Conference as a designated player and Second Team All-LEC as a pitcher. Warrington appeared in 28 games, starting 25 of them. She was 16-9 with a 0.98 ERA, 23 complete games, seven shutouts, and 146 strikeouts in 171.2 innings. As a DP, she played in 33 games, starting 29 of them. She batted .189 with nine runs, 17 hits, three doubles, four triples, 12 RBI and two stolen bases. She owned a .311 slugging percentage, a .229 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage.
As a freshman in 2001, Warrington was named First Team All-ECAC and All-Little East Conference as a designated player and Second Team All-Little East Conference as a pitcher. Warrington was named RIC's MVP and to the LEC All-Tournament Team. She appeared in 25 games, starting 22 of them. She was 11-9 with a 1.49 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 140.2 innings. She posted three shutouts on the year. When not pitching, Warrington assumed the designated player role. She played in 41 games, starting 39 of them. She batted .366 with 45 hits, 23 RBI, 29 runs, 15 doubles, four triples, one home run and four stolen bases. She owned a .577 slugging percentage, a .400 on-base percentage and a .967 fielding percentage.
The Speaker of the House and the Rhode Island House of Representatives named her a Scholar-Athlete in 2004 and 2002 and the Rhode Island Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) named her a Distinguished Student-Athlete in 2004.
Warrington earned All-State and All-Division honors during her career at North Kingstown High School.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Rhode Island College in 2004.
Warrington is currently a special education teacher at Portsmouth High School.
She resides in North Kingstown, R.I. with her husband Andrew and daughter Madlyn Mae.