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  Michelle Sauter

Michelle Sauter

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chehalis, Wash.

High School:
W.F. West

Height:
5-6

Position:
P

Birthdate:
04/14/1986

B/T:
R/R

2008: Became Ohio's all-time leader in career strikeouts after tallying 117 on the season ... Named to the MAC All-Tournament Team after leading the `Cats to the MAC championship game ... Selected to the All-MAC Second Team ... Set all-time pitching records with 146 appearances, 13 shutouts, and 48 wins ... Finished her career second in the Bobcat record book with 112 starts, 665.1 innings pitched and 57 complete games ... Holds 18 single-season records ... First Bobcat pitcher to ever pitch a perfect game (against OVU in 2008).

2007: Finished second in the conference with 15 wins which is fourth all-time in Bobcat history for most wins in a single season ... 117 strikeouts on the season was top-10 in the conference ... Tied for first place in the MAC with five shutout performances ... Started 31 times in 38 appearances in the circle ... Finished the season with a 2.58 ERA ... Pitched 14 complete games and 168 innings on the season ... Placed fourth all-time with 33 career wins and 308 career strikeouts ... Struck out eight batters against Morehead State (2/17) and Elon (2/23) ... Was named the MAC East Pitcher of the Week four times.

2006: Threw all seven innings, allowing only one run on three hits, to pick up the win against Buffalo ... Pitched a complete game, four-hit shutout versus Kent State ... Threw all 12 innings, allowing only one run on six hits, in win over Bowling Green ... Pitched four scoreless innings, allowing only one hit, to earn win versus Ball State ... Shut out Miami in a complete game, two-hitter ... Recorded a career-best 16 strikeouts in a career-high nine innings of work against Vermont ... Threw five scoreless innings versus Cornell to earn the win ... Pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings to earn win over Buffalo ... Threw a complete game, three-hitter in earning win over Dartmouth ... Earned the win against Youngstown State, pitching all seven innings and allowing one earned run on seven hits ... Struck out a career-best nine batters, in only four innings of work, in earning win over Army.

2005: Made 27 appearances inside the circle for the Bobcats in her freshman year ... Started 18 games finishing with a record of 6-10 with a 3.53 ERA ... Struck out 59 batters in 111.0 innings of work ... Earned her first collegiate start pitching 2.2 innings while surrendering three runs on four hits against Villanova on February 18 ... Notched first win as a Bobcat pitching four innings while striking out two against Columbia on March 6 ... Pitched first complete game victory allowing three runs and striking out seven batters against Fairfield on March 19 ... Pitched a complete game victory allowing two runs and striking out three batters in game one of a doubleheader against Youngstown State on April 5

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner out of W.F. West High School in Chehalis, Washington ... Named the 2004 PAC-9 league MVP after guiding her team to a third place finish at the state championships ... Received Washington State and Thurston County first team honors in her senior season, while also being named the Lewis County MVP ... Set three new W.F. West High School records in 2004 for pitching with 244 strikeouts, 15 strikeouts in a game and most triples in a season, 4 ... Named PAC-9 an Lewis County MVP in 2003 while earning all-state honorable mention honors ... Guided her squad to two District Championship titles (2002, 2004) ... Also lettered in soccer and basketball ... Member of the Washington Heat softball club team.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise Physiology ... Daughter of Pat and Shannon Sauter ... Born April 14, 1986.