Mariah

Lopez

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#42

Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Saugus, Calif.
High School: Saugus HS

Bio

Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO AVG WP HBP
2017 2.08 18-1 31 21 2 1/8 2 101.0 72 32 30 18 109 .197 2 4
2018 1.56 14-0 23 17 0 0/7 0 76.1 65 20 17 10 87 .230 1 2
TOTAL 1.86 32-1 54 38 2 1/15 2 177.1 137 52 47 28 196 .211 3 6

Career
Top-25 Finalist for NFCA Freshman of the Year ... 2017 All-Big 12 Freshman Team honoree ... Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (3/22/17)

Record Book
Finished the 2018 season tied for second in OU history in walk rate (1.10 BB/7IP) and ranking fifth in strikeout rate (7.74 K/7IP). 

2018 (Sophomore)  
Appeared in 23 games with 17 starts, totaling 76.1 innings pitched … Was undefeated on the year, finishing with a 14-0 mark … Finished the season with a 1.56 ERA and a .230 opponent batting average … Ranked third nationally in strikeout-to-walk ratio (8.70), seventh in walks per seven innings pitched (.92), 13th in hit batters (two), 34th in ERA (1.56) and 38th in strikeouts per seven innings pitched (.92) …  Combined on seven shutouts … Threw her first double-digit strikeout game with 11 against Montana (2/10) … Struck out nine against North Carolina (2/24) … Combined with Paige Lowary to no-hit Baylor (3/30) … Entering the game with a six-run deficit, tossed 3.1 scoreless innings in relief to keep OU in the game against Wichita State (4/11).

2017 (Freshman)
Appeared in 31 games with 21 starts this season ... tied for 10th in OU history with two saves ... ranked 33rd in the country in walks per 7 IP (1.25) and 41st in hits per 7 IP (4.99) and strikeouts per 7 IP (7.6) ... was the winning pitcher in Game Two of the WCWS Championship Series vs. Florida as the Sooners won the national title (6/6) ... stuck out six in 5.1 innings of relief vs. North Dakota State in the NCAA Regional (5/21) ... needed just 78 pitches to throw first no-hitter at Long Beach State (3/14), finishing one walk away from a perfect game ... struck out career-high 8 in first complete game vs. Western Kentucky (3/5) ... threw 3.0 hitless innings in relief at Houston (2/18) to get her first career win

High School
Has earned three letters ... missed most of her junior season because of injury, but still became her school's all-time strikeout leader ... in preseason limited play, threw 124.0 innings with 194 strikeouts, a 12-2 record and 1.05 earned run average ... as a sophomore, named Foothill League Pitcher of the Year and first-team all-conference after throwing 94.2 innings with a 15-2 record, 170 strikeouts and a 0.59 ERA in league play

Travel Ball
Spent the past four seasons playing for the OC Batbusters in Anaheim, Calif. ... helped lead her team to Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championships 2013, 2014 and 2015 ... in 2015, threw 78.2 innings with a perfect 15-0 record, 104 strikeouts and a 0.62 ERA

Personal
Daughter of Gama and Valerie Lopez … has two sisters, Makayla and Alexis and one brother, Gavin … uncle, Roland De la Maza, played baseball at Sacramento State, saw time in the Cleveland Indians organization and appeared in a major league game for the Kansas City Royals … cousin, Andru Cardenas, play baseball at Chico State … cousin, Ruben Cardenas, plays baseball at Cal State Fulleron … chose OU over Florida, Arizona, Washington and Fresno State ... undecided on a major

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