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  Natalie Armstrong

Natalie  Armstrong

Player Profile


Murrysville, Pa.

High School:
Franklin Regional





2006: Pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout against Vermont, striking out a season-high six batters ... Threw a complete game two-hitter, giving up only one unearned run, in win over Oakland.

2005: Made 20 appearances inside the circle all of them coming in relief ... Finished with a 3-4 record and a 4.36 ERA ... Saved one game for the Bobcats ... Struck out 18 batters in 35.1 innings of work ... Earned her first victory pitching a scoreless inning against Oakland on March 13 ... Tallied her second victory of the year pitching 2.1 scoreless innings against St. John's on March 19 ... Recorded her third victory of the season pitching 2.2 innings while allowing three runs on four hits at Marshall on April 16.

2004: Led Ohio in most pitching categories during her freshman season, with 129 innings pitched, a 2.12 ERA, 80 strikeouts and four combined shutouts in 42 appearances ... Led the Mid-American Conference with seven saves and posted a 7-6 record on the season ... Her 42 appearances tied her for second most on the school's single season list for appearances made by a pitcher ... Struck out four of the six batters she faced in her first appearance in a Bobcat uniform against Stony Brook ... Earned the first victory of her career against Liberty, shutting out the Flames over the final four innings to preserve the Bobcats' 8-1 victory ... Posted a streak of 21.1 shutout innings March 25-April 9, allowing just 20 hits while striking out 15 during that span ... Played a key role in the Bobcats doubleheader sweep of Marshall, going a combined 4.2 shutout innings in the two contests and earning a save in game one and while recording the win in game two ... Had her best performance of the season in game one of the Bobcats doubleheader against Buffalo, entering the circle in the fifth inning and keeping the Bulls hitters from registering a hit over the next seven frames in the Bobcats 1-0 12-inning victory ... Struck out eight batters in the contest ... Earned two wins and a save in the Bobcats three-game sweep of Miami, going seven innings while allowing no runs on three hits ... Pitched two shutout innings in the second game of the Bobcats doubleheader versus Northern Illinois to clinch the Bobcats spot in the MAC Tournament.

High School: A four-year all-section selection at Franklin Regional ... Named to the Post Gazette All-Star squad after her freshman and senior campaigns ... Tribune Review All-Star her senior season ... Recorded 162 strikeouts and a .313 batting average in 2003 ... Recorded 554 strikeouts during her career ... Also lettered in Golf and Cross Country at Franklin.

Personal: Majoring in Hearing/Speech and Language Sciences ... Born April 25, 1985 ... Daughter of Jim and Sherri Armstrong ... Has two brothers, (Nicholas and Travis) ... Her grandfather, Marvin Hardt, played football at Ohio.