2  Sarah Christian
Sarah Christian

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenville, N.C.

High School:
D.H. Conley

Height:
5-5

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R


2013 C-USA All-Academic Team
2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2012 Conference USA All-Freshman Team

As A Sophomore (2013)
Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... Selected to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ...Earned a spot on the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) Softball Second Team ... Led the team in wins (15), strikeouts (104) innings pitched (169), complete games (16) and ERA (2.94)... Limited right-handed batters to a .257 batting average and lead-off batters only hit at a .248 clip against her ... Went 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched in the Pirate Classic (2/8-10) ... Earned the win in the first game against Cleveland State (2/8) with one run allowed ... Threw seven innings in relief against Ohio (2/9) with three strikeouts ... Picked up her second win of the season with six innings worked, two runs allowed and a career-high seven strikeouts against Towson (2/10) ... Won a pair of games at the Pirate Clash (2/15-16) with a 1.24 ERA and nine strikeouts in 11.1 innings thrown ... Threw the complete game three-hitter against Georgetown (2/15) and only surrendered one unearned run for her third victory of the season ... Came in relief and threw four scoreless innings with three strikeouts to defeat St. John's (2/16) ... Started and went the first four innings with one unearned run in earning the victory over Liberty (2/22) ... Had a five-inning relief outing and allowed two runs (one earned) against Liberty (2/24) ... Threw a career-high nine innings and surrendered two runs in earning the extra inning victory against Binghamton (3/1) ... Threw 6.1 innings against No. 22/20 Baylor (3/2) ... Had a six-inning performance against No. 20/23 Hawai'i on the islands where she didn't allow any earned runs (3/12) ... Earned her seventh win of the season with a complete game against UAB (3/16) ... Picked up the win in the first game of the doubleheader against N.C. State (3/27) ... Credited with her first career save with two innings worked against No. 20/18 Tulsa ... Pitched in all three games of the Marshall series (4/13-14) going 15 innings with 10 strikeouts and a 2-0 record ... Allowed just one run and tied her career-high with seven strikeouts in the first game of the series against Memphis (4/20) ... Earned her 15th and final victory of the season with her 16th complete game in the win over Memphis (4/21) before she was forced to sit out the team's final six games because of injury.

As A Freshman (2012)
2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
Earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors after turning in strong debut season ... Posted an 18-16 record with a 3.61 earned run average ... Finished the campaign ranked among the top three in C-USA in appearances (42/2nd), games started (31/T-3rd) and innings pitched (200.0/3rd) ... Tossed 17 complete games ... Established ECU rookie records in innings pitched and appearances ... Eighteen victories were good for fifth in the league and the third most by a freshman in program history ... Tossed a pair of shutouts, at Cal State Fullerton (3/6) and versus Marshall (4/29) ... Issued just 43 walks, an average of only 1.5 per contest ... Held opponents to a .298 batting average with two outs (81-for-272) and with the bases empty (127-for-426) ... Posted a 3.50 earned run average as a starter ... When working with a full count, allowed only seven hits in 36 opportunities (.194 batting average) ... Tallied her most strikeouts with an 0-2 count (22-of-63) ... In Conference USA action, went 8-7 with a 3.15 earned run average in 93.1 innings ... Stood fifth in the league in innings pitched and wins within conference games only ... During league starts, posted a 2.91 earned run average to go along with seven victories ... Excelled in home games, going 12-3 with a 2.04 ERA ... Held opponents to a .247 batting average inside the ECU Softball Stadium ... During the Pirates' 25 victories, compiled a 1.85 ERA ... Improved from the first half of the season to the second, going 8-10 with a 3.91 earned run average during the squad's first 27 games and turning in a 10-6 record and 3.25 ERA over the final 26 contests ... Tallied seven of the Pirates' eight victories in March ... Pitched complete games in final six starts of the regular season and posted a 5-1 record and 1.70 ERA during the span ... With a win over Canisius (2/10), became the first East Carolina freshman pitcher to record a victory in initial career appearance since Caitlin Wainright against Middle Tennessee on Feb. 7, 2009 ... Also was the first Pirate rookie hurler to win initial career start since Suzanne Riggs downed North Florida on March 12, 2008 ... Recorded first career strikeout versus Canisius (2/10), retiring Jen Consaul to open the third inning ... Turned in first career complete game in victory over UNCG (2/17) ... Became the first ECU freshman pitcher to go 3-0 in first three career starts since Britt Howell in 2008 ... Tossed first career shutout at Cal State Fullerton (3/6), surrendering just one hit on an infield single ... Threw a career-high 9.1 innings at Tulsa (3/17) and struck out a personal-best five batters ... Earned all three victories over UTEP (3/24-25) to become the first Pirate to win all three games of a C-USA series since Toni Paisley topped UCF three times April 2 and 3, 2010 ... In the last seven seasons, joined UAB's Leigh Streetman, who topped Marshall on May 7 and 8, 2011, as the only league freshmen to win all three contests of a C-USA series ... Threw first conference shutout in finale versus Marshall (4/29).

D.H. Conley High School
A four-year letterwinner who was a four-time N.C. Softball Coaches Association 3A All-State selection ... Also earned a trio of all-district and All-3A Coastal Conference selections ... Capped career by leading D.H. Conley to its first state championship title ... Ended senior campaign with a 0.69 earned run average, 188 strikeouts, 71 hits allowed and 11 earned runs surrendered in 142 2/3 innings ... Threw seven solo shutouts and combined in 10 others ... Named the North Carolina 3A-East Pitcher-of-the-Year, 3A-District 1 Pitcher-of-the-Year and The Daily Reflector Pitcher-of-the-Year as a senior after earning the North Carolina 3A-District 1 Pitcher-of-the-Year honor as a sophomore ... At the 2011 state championship series, earned most valuable player honors after recording three victories and 25 strikeouts in 27 innings ... During junior year, posted a 19-4 record with 23 complete games and 12 shutouts while striking out 147 ... Enhanced softball experience by playing for numerous travel teams throughout the country including the Hawai'i Pearls, Hawai'i Guava Jam, Maryland's Wagners Gold and the Carolina Wildcats ... Helped the Pearls to a 17th-place finish at the prestigious Fireworks Tournament in Aurora, Colo., and the Wildcats to 25th place at the ASA 18U Nationals during the summer of 2010 ... Also a standout in the classroom who was a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars ... Included in the Who's Who Among American High School Studentsand served as the student body vice president after being elected the president of her junior class.

Personal
Intended academic major is business ... Daughter of Cal and Kay Christian ... Has a younger brother, Conner ... Father is an associate professor of accounting in ECU's College of Business.