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Paige Parker
Player Profile:
Paige Parker 1967641
Position: Left Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Independence, Mo.
High School: Truman HS
Season AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG BB HBP SO OBP SB SBA FLD%
2015 .394 58 58 137 27 54 5 0 9 43 .628 32 3 23 .514 1 1 .920
2016 .286 17 15 28 3 8 0 0 1 3 .393 9 0 8 .459 0 0 .870
2017 .257 21 15 35 1 9 1 0 0 4 .286 8 0 7 .395 0 0 1.000
TOTAL .355 96 88 200 31 71 6 0 10 50 .535 49 3 38 .486 1 1 .937

 

Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO AVG WP HBP
2015 1.65 28-7 42 31 23 9/6 3 217.0 129 56 51 57 224 .170 4 10
2016 1.64 38-3 47 36 32 14/3 0 252.1 174 69 59 68 269 .194 8 10
2017 1.43 26-5 44 31 15 6/6 2 210.1 136 54 43 47 262 .179 10 7
TOTAL 1.58 92-15 133 99 70 29/15 5 679.2 439 179 153 172 755 .182 22 27

Career
NFCA First Team All-American in 2016 and Second Team All-American in 2015 and 2017 ... Named Most Outstanding Player at the 2016 WCWS and added to the WCWS All-Tournament Team in 2016 and 2017 ... Top-25 finalist for the 2016 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and Top-34 Finalist in 2017 ... 2015, 2016 and 2017 First Team All-Region ... 2015, 2016 and 2017 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team Honoree ... Named Most Outstanding Player and placed on All-Tournament Team at 2017 Big 12 Championship ... Ranked No. 3 on ESPNW's 2017 Preseason Top 25 Players Countdown ... 2015 NFCA Freshman of the Year and 2015 Big 12 Freshman of the Year ... Two-time USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week (4/12/16 and 4/14/15) and NFCA National Pitcher of the Week (4/14/15) ... 16-time Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (2017: 5/2, 4/25, 4/18, 3/14. 2016: 5/17; 5/10; 4/12; 3/15; 2/23. 2015: 5/5; 4/28; 4/14; 3/24; 3/17; 3/10; 2/9) ... Named to 2016 (4.0 GPA) and 2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team, 2016 and 2017 Academic All-District Team and 2016 Academic All-America First Team

Record Book
Finished the 2017 season second in OU history in career win percentage (.860), third in strikeouts (755), fourth in wins (92) and strikeout rate (7.78), fifth in appearances (133) and saves (5), sixth in complete games (70) and innings pitched (679.2), seventh in shutouts (29) and opponent average (.182) and eighth in starts by a pitcher (99) ... also ranks sixth in career on-base percentage (.486)

2017 (Junior)
Played in 52 games with 35 starts (31 as P, 4 as DP) ... led the team in ERA, wins, innings, strikeouts, appearances and starts ... ranked seventh in OU history in strikeout rate (8.72), eighth in opponent average (.179) and win percentage (.839) and tied for 10th in saves (2) ... finished 13th in the country in strikeouts (262), 14th in wins, 16th in strikeout rate, 24th in ERA and 26th in hits/7 IP (4.53) ... enjoyed a career-best scoreless streak of 38.1 IP from April 14 to May 19 ... set career postseason high with 14 strikeouts in four-hit shutout at Auburn Super Regional (5/26) ... threw a complete-game shutout with 10 strikeouts in Regional championship against Tulsa (5/22) ... set career high with 15 strikeouts at Kansas (4/14); also struck out 13 against No. 5/4 Arizona (3/14) ... threw a 10-inning, 2-hit shutout against Tulsa (3/8) and doubled to start the 10th inning rally

2016 (Sophomore)
Played in 51 games with 40 starts (37 at P, 3 as DP) ... tied the school record with 38 victories (third most in Big 12 history), finished third in OU annals with a .927 winning percentage (38-3), ranked fourth all-time at OU with 32 complete games and 14 shutouts, posted the eighth most strikeouts in Oklahoma history (269) and ranked 10th in OU history with 7.46 strikeouts per seven innings ... led the nation in wins, was second in shutouts, 10th in strikeouts, 21st in ERA and 23rd in hits allowed/seven innings (4.83)

2015 (Freshman)
Started all 58 games (32 at P, 26 at DP) ... tied an NCAA record with four perfect games on the season ... led the Big 12 in ERA, shutouts, wins and hits allowed per seven innings (4.16) and was second in saves and walks per seven innings (1.84) and third in on-base percentage ... finished 13th nationally in hits allowed/seven innings, 14th in shutouts and wins and 19th in ERA ... tied for second in OU history with three saves on the year and opponents' batting average of .170 was sixth lowest in a season at OU

High School
Earned four letters under head coach Amy Temples … 2010-11 and 2012-13 Gatorade Missouri High School Player of the Year … ranked No. 36 on the Top 100 Players in the 2014 Class by StudentSports.com … four-time first-team all-conference, all-district, all-region and all-state honoree … team won state championship as a junior and was runner-up as a freshman … team also was a three-time sectional champion, as well as four-time district champion and conference champion … in senior season, boasted a 0.25 ERA with a 23-2 record and 342 strikeouts in 166.0 innings pitched … also hit .600 with 13 runs scored, 33 RBI and nine home runs … as a junior, recognized as first-team all-area and All-Area Player of the Year by Independence Examiner and named the Kansas City Star All-Metro Player of the Year … in sophomore season, Independence Examiner named her first-team all-area and Kansas City Star selected her as first-team all-metro … as a freshman, chosen first-team all-area and all-area Co-Player of the Year by the Independence ExaminerKansas City Star All-Metro Player of the Year … two-time academic letterwinner … member of National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society … two-time academic all-state

Travel Ball
Has spent the past seven seasons playing for Originals Gold from Kansas City, Mo., under head coach Chad Bernholtz … in summer of 2013, struck out 315 batters in 155.0 innings with a 0.68 ERA, while hitting .350 at the plate with 12 runs scored and 25 RBI … team finished ninth at both the 14U ASA/USA Nationals and 16U ASA/USA Nationals

Personal
Full name is Paige Nicole Parker … daughter of Kim and Terry Parker … has one sister, Samantha … chose OU over Kansas, Missouri and UCLA ... majoring in an Arts and Sciences planned program

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