SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Used more in the field as opposed to in the circle during sophomore year ... appeared in 43 total games while making seven starts ... only three of those appearances came in the circle ... saw action mainly as a pinch runner late in the year ... frustrated opponents with her speed, going 12-for-13 in stolen base attempts ... her 12 stolen bases were second on the team only behind Mikey Kenney's 16 ... was one stolen base shy of entering the top 10 in single-season history ... also hit .200 on the year as she was 5-for-25 at the plate ... drove in her two RBI on the year with a single against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 25) and then a triple against Binghamton (March 3) ... tried to come all the way around for an inside-the-park home run against Binghamton before being thrown out at the plate ... marked the first extra-base hit of her career ... tossed one inning in the circle against both Northwestern and Manhattan (second game) ... gave up one unearned run against Northwestern ... wrapped the year with a 4.85 ERA in 4.1 total innings pitched ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in 16 contests, all off the bench ... was hitless in her only four at-bats ... recorded a career-high two stolen bases in the series finale against Oklahoma State ... scored the game-winning run to send Tech to the series win ... only outing in the circle came against Baylor on April 21 ... gave up three runs off seven hits over 2.1 innings ... AT NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... saw action in all three games, all as a pinch runner ... struck out in her only plate appearance of the tournament which came against Maryland ... also stole a base against the Terrapins that set up a Holley Gentsch RBI single.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Was Tech's only player to both pitch and play in the field ... appeared in 40 games overall including 12 starts ... 21 of those games have come in the circle ... picked up two starts in the circle as well ... been used primarily as a reliever ... has also pinch run frequently ... scored 13 runs on the year while compiling a .281 average ... 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts ... driven in three runs as well ... in the circle, has pitched 52.2 innings, posting a 5-2 record ... tossed her first career no-hitter against Alcorn State on March 13 ... became only the fourth player in school history to do so ... came back less than a week later to go 2-for-3 at the plate against Utah Valley on Feb. 19 ... was her only multiple-hit game of the year ... went 8.2 innings in relief in Tech's come-from-behind win over Liberty ... the longest outing for any Tech pitcher this season ... currently has three saves, which is tied for the Big 12 lead ... inherited 24 runners in relief with only six of those scoring ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... made one start in the field against Texas on April 23 ... went 1-for-2 at the plate while playing left field ... eventually came in to pitch against the Longhorns ... is 0-2 in the circle during conference with a 6.43 ERA ... AT NCAA TUCSON REGIONAL ... struggled in her only relief appearance ... went 2.2 innings in the regional opener against New Mexico State, allowing four runs off five hits ... gave up three home runs in the game ... came into the regional having surrendered only seven homers on the year ... struck out five batters in the game.
At-bats - 3, six times, last vs. Stephen F. Austin, Feb. 25, 2012
Runs - 2, twice, last vs. Texas, April 11, 2012
Hits - 2, vs. Utah Valley, Feb. 19, 2011
RBI - 1, three times, last vs. Howard, March 5, 2011
Doubles - None
Triples - 1, vs. Binghamton, March 3, 2012
Home Runs - None
Walks - 1, three times, last vs. Manhattan, March 17, 2012
Strikeouts - 2, vs. Howard, March 6, 2011
Stolen Bases - 2, vs. Oklahoma State, May 7, 2012
Hitting Streak - 3 Games (Feb. 26-March 4, 2011)
PITCHING GAME HIGHS
Innings Pitched - 8.2, vs. Liberty, March 20, 2011
Runs Allowed - 4, twice, last vs. New Mexico State, May 20, 2011
Earned Runs - 4, twice, last vs. New Mexico State, May 20, 2011
Walks - 3, vs. Baylor, April 6, 2011
Strikeouts - 9, vs. Appalachian State, Feb. 13, 2011
Hits Allowed - 8, vs. Oklahoma, April 2, 2011
Home Runs Allowed - 3, vs. New Mexico State, May 20, 2011
Wild Pitches - 1, twice, last vs. Manhattan, March 17, 2012
A four-year all-district selection at Midway High School in Waco ... played for a very successful program at Midway ... teammate of current Red Raider Holley Gentsch as a freshman and sophomore ... team advanced to the regional quarterfinals in 2007 and 2009 after a state semifinalist appearance in 2008 ... squad won the Class 4A State Championship in 2010 ... pitched a no-hitter in the game to go along with 15 strikeouts ... also had the game-winning RBI off a double in the 1-0 victory ... was named the tournament MVP ... profiled by ESPN Rise as the website's Player of the Month in June 2010 following the tournament performance ... finished her senior season with a 31-1-1 record on the mound with a 0.36 ERA ... also stuck out 428 batters and 20 shutouts ... six of those shutouts were no-hitters and 11 were one-hitters ... hit .413 at the plate with a .504 on-base percentage ... named the district MVP in both her junior and senior seasons ... was on the Waco Tribune Super Centex team her final three seasons ... was the Super Centex Player of the Year those years as well ... All-State selection her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... Class 4A Player of the Year her senior year ... was also a member of the basketball team that won the state title in 2009.
Born May 2, 1992 ... father is Kermit Ward and grandmother is Robbie Walker ... father is a high school principal and graduate of Baylor ... grandmother is a retired VA supervisor ... father was an All-American sprinter at Baylor ... has 12 brothers and sisters ... majoring in psychology with a minor in communications ... hopes to become a sports psychologist.