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JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Once again one of the main cogs in the Texas Tech rotation ... appeared in 39 games while making 18 starts in the circle ... her 39 appearances marked the most in her career ... finished with a 9-5 record and team-leading 2.77 earned-run average (ERA) ... her nine wins were second-most on the team ... totaled 106.0 innings after tossing three complete games, one of which that was a shutout ... finished the year among the top-five in school history for career wins and saves ... also among the top 10 for career appearances, games started, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts ... once again efficient with 70 strikeouts and just 28 walks ... on pace to record one of the lowest walks per seven innings averages in school history ... her 21 appearances out of the bullpen marked the most for a Red Raider all season ... marked the second-straight year she led the category ... earned the opening day start for the third-straight year ... went 4.2 innings against Central Florida, giving up one run off four hits in Tech's run-rule victory ... now 2-0 in opening-day starts ... followed up with another 4.1 innings the next day against Minnesota in her second win of the season ... had four wins in the first two weekends of the season with victories over Penn State (Feb. 16) and New Mexico State (Feb. 17) in the Troy Cox Classic ... recorded two of her best outings of the season during Tech's trip to San Diego ... started the trip by tossing a complete-game victory over Bryant (March 13) ... gave up just one run off four hits against the Bulldogs ... followed up with a five-hit shutout of Marist on March 17 ... matched her career high with seven strikeouts ... the seven strikeouts also marked a season high ... closed the San Diego trip 4-0 overall with a 0.72 ERA over 19.1 innings ... closed non-conference play by earning her only save of the year in the first game of a doubleheader against Boise State ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in 15 of 18 conference games while making four starts ... was often Tech's first reliever out of the bullpen ... finished 0-1 with a 4.06 ERA after totaling 29.1 innings ... earned starts against Oklahoma State (March 30), Kansas (April 6) and Baylor (May 4) ... longest outing came April 5 with five full innings against Kansas ... gave up just one run off five hits in a close loss ... also went four innings against Baylor in the series opener ... combined for the shutout with Cara Custer in the Big 12 opener at Oklahoma State ... AWARDS AND HONORS ... one of three Red Raiders named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Provided a solid 1-2 punch in the rotation with freshman Cara Custer ... improved from her freshman year with better pitching numbers across the board ... finished 12-5 in the circle with a team-leading 2.21 earned-run average ... brought her ERA down nearly a point from her freshman year ... tossed a career-high 130.0 innings, moving her into the career top 10 in the process ... made 30 total appearances with 19 being starts ... her 11 outings out of the bullpen marked the most on the team ... would often come in for the lefty-lefty matchup ... moved into the top 10 all-time in school history for both games played and appearances ... finished with a .706 winning percentage, the fourth-highest in Tech single-season record book for pitchers with at least 10 decisions ... threw six complete games with two being shutouts ... entered the top 10 in career history for both categories as well ... was near a 3-to-1 ratio in strikeouts to walks ... fanned 66 total batters while walking only 23 ... opposing hitters hit .251 against the left-hander ... started off the year with a gem against Tennessee in the Kajikawa Classic ... held the Lady Vols to just run off six hits in the complete game effort ... earned her first win of the season the following weekend with a three-hit complete game against DePaul ... followed that performance with a complete game shutout of Texas State on Feb. 24 in the Texas Shootout opener ... picked up wins in consecutive days against Binghamton and UT Arlington March 2-3 ... wrapped non-conference with a win in her final three starts against New Mexico, Stony Brook, and Monmouth ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in 12 games while making eight starts ... was 3-2 from the circle with a 2.74 ERA ... threw 46.0 total innings, second-most on the team ... joined Custer as the only Tech pitchers to earn a start during league action ... tossed a one-hit shutout gem in the series opener at Missouri that may go down as one of her best performances to date ... gave up a one-out triple in the first before retiring 19-straight hitters from that point ... marked her second conference victory after starting opening league play with a win against Iowa State on March 31 ... came in to finish out the rain-delayed April 27 series opener at Kansas ... tossed final three innings after play resumed to earn her only save of the year ... came back the following weekend to pick up the win over Oklahoma State in the middle game of the series ... AT NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... appeared in both the Maryland and Harvard games ... tossed six innings of relief against Maryland to pull out the opening victory ... gave up just four hits against the predominately left-handed Terrapins ... earned the start in the elimination game against Harvard ... pitched 3.2 innings before being pulled after giving up two runs off just three hits ... AWARDS AND HONORS ... named to the Capital One Academic All-District team ... was one of three Tech players to earn the honor.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Turned into one of Tech's most reliable pitchers as only a freshman ... started the year 11-1 ... finished 14-6 overall ... recorded a 2.70 ERA, the lowest on the team ... recorded five shutouts and nine complete games ... pitched 119.1 innings, the most on the team ... held opponents to a .258 batting average ... limited nationally-ranked California to four runs, none of them earned, to pick up her first career win ... picked up the save later that night against Indiana ... went on to pick up the win in her next seven outings ... tossed a five-inning no-hitter against Dayton on March 4 ... was only the third player in school history to record a no-hitter ... game up only a run two days later against Howard ... has come in relief six different times this year ... went the full seven innings four different times this year ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in 11 games with eight starts ... recorded a 4.46 ERA against conference hitters ... 3-5 record during league play ... struggled at the beginning of conference ... has come along late in the year with back-to-back strong outings at Nebraska and Texas A&M ... threw a six-hit shutout of the Huskers in the series finale ... only other shutout came in the second game against Kansas ... Tech run-ruled the Jayhawks who only picked up two hits ... surrendered three runs to A&M in the final series of the year, going the distance in the process ... AT NCAA TUCSON REGIONAL ... appeared in all four regional games ... made the start in the opener against New Mexico State ... only lasted 2.1 innings, giving up five runs off five hits ... came back the following day to record saves in both elimination games ... combined with Kelsey Dennis for the shutout of Harvard ... did not allow a runner to reach base over the final three innings ... pitched one scoreless inning to close the second game against the Aggies ... gave up four runs over two innings of relief in the championship game against Arizona.
Innings Pitched - 7.0, eight times, last vs. Marist, March 17, 2013
Runs Allowed - 7, at Oklahoma State, April 17, 2011
Earned Runs - 6, vs. Texas, April 23, 2011
Walks - 4, at Texas A&M, May 13, 2011
Strikeouts - 7, twice, last vs. Marist, March 13, 2013
Hits Allowed - 11, vs. Texas, April 23, 2011
Home Runs Allowed - 2, four times, last vs. Louisville, Feb. 8, 2013
Wild Pitches - 1, nine times, last at Baylor, May 4, 2013
Four-year letterwinner for Little Elm High School ... helped lead the school to its first-ever playoff appearance as a sophomore ... team made the playoffs the following two seasons as well ... named to the first team All-District squad as an infielder following freshman season ... selected to the first team as a pitcher the next year ... was selected as the district's Pitcher of the Year as a junior and senior ... was a second team All-Dallas-Fort Worth selection in 2009 by the Dallas Morning News ... selected to the first team the following year by the publication ... an honorable mention All-State selection her senior season ... posted over a 1,000 career strikeouts along with three perfects games ... was the Little Elm H.S. Athlete of the Year in 2009 and 2010 ... also the Denton County Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... member of the school's Student Council, National Honor Society and was sophomore and junior class president ... graduated salutatorian at the Class 4A school ... also played for the Texas Glory Gold club team that had most its roster commit to Division-I programs.
Born April 15, 1992, to parents Gerry and Michelle Talley ... has a younger brother, Beau ... father is a high school principal while mother is a cosmetologist ... both parents are graduates of Sam Houston State ... enjoys the outdoors ... a chemical engineering major with a minor in biotechnology.