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Jayden Chestnut
Player Profile:
Jayden Chestnut 2528041
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'8"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mustang, Okla.
High School: Mustang HS
2016 3.23 9-1 23 4 2 2/1 0 73.2 73 34 34 28 52 .259 4 3
TOTAL 3.23 9-1 23 4 2 2/1 0 73.2 73 34 34 28 52 .259 4 3

2016 (Freshman)
Played in 23 games with four starts in the circle ... entered in relief and got a win against Texas Tech after 2.1 innings (5/8) ... earned the win in start at Iowa State with 4.0 scoreless innings (5/1) ... struck out a career-high 12 in three-hit shutout of Lipscomb (4/24) ... came on in relief to earn the win in game two of a doubleheader against Texas, allowing just one hit in 2.2 innings (4/15) ... threw 2.0 scoreless and hitless innings against North Texas with two strikeouts (4/13) ... started against UMKC and earned the win by allowing two runs on three hits and one walk and striking out four in 5.0 innings (3/26) ... threw 4.0 shutout innings in relief to earn win vs. Grand Canyon (3/19) ... struck out three in 2.1 relief innings vs. DePaul (3/18) ... made the first start of her career with a two-hit shutout in game one of a doubleheader against Dartmouth (3/5) ... got the win in relief against No. 11 UCLA, matching career high with 7.0 innings pitched ... earned first career win with six strikeouts and one run allowed on three hits in 7.0 innings of relief against No. 20 Fresno State (2/26) ... combined on shutout of Western Michigan by throwing 1.1 scoreless innings in relief (2/20) ... recorded two strikeouts against Creighton (2/19) ... made Sooners debut in relief against No. 20 Washington (2/12)

High School
Earned four letters in softball under head coach Bryan Howard … 2015 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year ... four-time Daily Oklahoman Player to Watch ... three-time All-Big City honoree ... went 24-3 during her senior season with a 0.92 earned run average and 242 strikeouts in 164 innings to help lead her team to a state championship ... threw three perfect games during the season and posted a .405 batting average with four homers and a .613 slugging percentage ... captured 2014 6A fastpitch state championship ... two-time 6A state semifinalist ... state quarterfinalist in 2012 ... helped lead Mustang to four regional championships ... won 2014 Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference championship ... in 2014, named COAC Player of the Year and District MVP as she pitched 164 innings with a 0.92 earned run average, 242 strikeouts and a 24-3 record, and hit .356 with 27 RBI and four home runs ... chosen to 2014 6A All-State and All-Region teams ... November 2014 Wal-Mart Player of the Month and Mustang News #1 Mustang High School Athlete ... two-time All-District Team selection in 2012-13 ... team was district runner-ups in 2012 and 2014 ... named 2011 District Pitcher of the Year as team was district champions ... member of National Honor Society in 2013-14

Travel Ball
Spent three seasons playing for Rusty Fisher and the Gametime Stars before spending the past three seasons with Oklahoma Exclusive and Donnie Hughes ... will play for Gamtime Stars again in the summer of 2015 … played in the 2014 High School All-American Game at the Fireworks Tournament in Denver, Colo. ... finished fifth at the 2014 Fireworks Tournament ... finished sixth at the 2014 ASA National Tournament


Full name is Jayden Shay Chestnut… daughter of Craig and Shannon Chestnut … has one brother, Jace ... father, Craig, played football at Northwestern Oklahoma State University ... mother, Shannon, played basketball at Northwestern Oklahoma State University ... chose OU over Texas, Missouri, Auburn, Houston, Minnesota and Oklahoma State

Why Oklahoma?

“I chose the University of Oklahoma because it felt like home. I started going to pitching lessons and camps there when I was in the seventh grade, and I knew OU was where I wanted to be. To be able to represent my state and put on a Sooner uniform is a dream come true. I look forward to earning my degree in the medical field and the opportunity to win a national championship. God has truly blessed me, and I am very proud to call myself a Sooner.”

Coach Gasso Says:"I’m very proud of Jayden and her continued growth as a pitcher. I'm especially proud of the way she finished her high school career as a state champion. Jayden will bring an added force to our mound and will turn some heads as a freshman."

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