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Kelsi Briggs hits game-winning home run in the bottom of the sixth inning
Sarah Christian ties her career-high in strikeouts with seven
East Carolina Hosts Memphis in Crucial Conference USA Series This Weekend
Jordan Lewis walks to run her consecutive on-base streak to 19 games.
East Carolina returns home to host Tar Heels on Wednesday For Strikeout Cancer Game
Watch highlights of East Carolina's 3-0 victory over Marshall on Senior Day.
Watch highlights from ECU's Saturday sweep of Southern Miss.
Watch highlights of East Carolina's sweep of Longwood.
Watch highlights from East Carolina's 4-2 victory over UAB.
Watch highlights from East Carolina's sweep of UNC Wilmington.
2013 C-USA All-Academic Team
2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2012 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
2014: Earned Conference USA Pitcher-of-the-Week honors two times (3/10 and 4/7) and was one of just three pitchers in the league to receive the recognition multiple times during the season...Posted a 17-10 overall record and 2.81 ERA with 16 complete games and two shutouts...Struck out 121 batters in 181.2 innings pitched...Earned the win with 6.1 innings of work, allowing five hits and three runs against Grand Canyon in the season opener (2/7)...Pitched six innings of shutout relief for her second victory of the season against Southern Utah (2/8)...Hurled five innings of two-hit ball, allowing one unearned run and a walk with five strikeouts to earn the win against Drexel (2/16)...Allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out four in five shutout innings to earn a victory over Albany (2/21)...Earned a complete-game win, surrendering just three hits and one earned run with six strikeouts in a 9-1 victory over Delaware (2/23)...Tallied her second straight complete-game win, going seven innings, allowing 4 runs, no walks and struck out two in a 5-4 victory over Fairfield (2/23)...Earned a pair of complete-game victories in games one and three of the Tennessee Tech series (3/1-3/2)...Finished the series with a 0.50 ERA, allowing just four hits, one run and one walk while striking out 16...Pitched her fourth-career one-hit shutout and struck out a career-high 10 batters, allowing the hit to the first batter of the game before retiring the final 21 batters in order...Named the C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week after earning two complete-game wins against UAB (3/8-9), posting a 0.95 ERA in 14.2 innings and allowing just two runs on eight hits...Two-hit the Blazers in a 7-1, series-clinching win in the finale (3/9)...Threw five innings, allowing seven hits, three runs and a walk while striking out two in a 4-3 win at Charlotte (3/15)...Allowed one earned run in 4.2 innings with four strikeouts at North Carolina (3/26)...Pitched six shutout innings in relief allowing two hits and one walk while striking out six in the second game of a doubleheader at FIU (3/29)...Earned the win in a 12-2 victory over the Panthers in the series finale with five innings of four-hit ball to go with four strikeouts (3/30)...Allowed just one hit and one walk in a five scoreless innings to earn the win in an 8-0 run-rule victory over Southern Miss (4/5)...Tossed another five-inning one-hitter, including retiring the first 11 Golden Eagles (4/6) while notching six strikeouts to complete the series sweep...Earned her 15th win of the season against 15th-ranked Tulsa (4/12) with five innings of two-run ball while walking one and striking out two...Recorded a complete-game victory, scattering five hits and two earned runs to go with two strikeouts against Elon (4/18)...Allowed just five hits and one unearned run and two walks while striking out four in a 2-1 complete-game victory to complete a doubleheader sweep over UTEP (5/3)...Notched her second-career save with two scoreless, hitless innings and three strikeouts in a 4-1 win over FIU in the first round of the C-USA Championship (5/8)...Pitched a career-high eight innings of relief in the C-USA semifinals against Marshall (5/9).
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.
2012: 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).
High School: A four-year letterwinner at D.H. Conley High School 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 Students and 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.