4  Lydia Ritchie
Lydia  Ritchie


Pikeville, Tenn.

High School:
Bledsoe County HS



2015 (Sophomore): Made 17 appearances in the circle with 11 starts over 68 innings pitched … Tossed a team second-best seven complete games with one shutout … Recorded 34 strikeouts against 24 walks … Limited opposing hitters to a .271 batting average … Picked up four victories during the campaign against USF (April 18 and 19), North Carolina (April 23) and UConn (April 26) … Threw a career-high 7.1 innings at Houston (April 3) … Struck out a season-high five batters in the win over the Tar Heels in Greenville … Tallied multiple strikeouts in 11 appearances ... Ended the season with four wins in her final six decisions … Hurled a complete-game shutout using just 78 pitches in a 12-0 run-rule victory over UConn in the season finale … Named to the American Athletic Conference weekly honor roll April 27.

2014 (Freshman): Recorded nine appearances and two starts while logging 15 innings in the circle during her rookie campaign … Made her first-collegiate appearance in relief against BYU (Feb. 7) … Recorded her first-career start against Southern Utah (Feb. 8) … Earned her first-career win with three scoreless innings of relief and allowing just three hits in an 11-6 victory over Seton Hall (Feb. 15) … Pitched 1.2 innings of relief against Albany (Feb. 21) … Pitched two innings of relief in the second game of a doubleheader against Tennessee Tech (March 1) … Pitched one inning of relief and allowed two unearned runs in the second game of a doubleheader against Eastern Illinois (March 11) … Recorded the final out of in relief in an 11-6 win in game two of a doubleheader at Charlotte (March 15) … Started in the circle but faced just two batters at FIU (March 29) … Spent the Fall 2013 semester at Division III Berry College before transferring.

High School: Lettered four years at Bledsoe County High School under her father, Ricky, who coached the team ... Broke every major school pitching record over her four-year prep career and was named the valedictorian of her graduation class ... Named the AA District Player-of-the-Year twice and was a four-time all-district selection ... Also named the team's MVP and best offensive player following her senior campaign ... Hit. 437 and struck out 270 batters during her senior season and was an all-state selection ... Played club softball for Team Worth ... Heavily involved in community service and volunteer work with the Special Olympics, Red Cross, LEAP after school program.

Personal: Born to Janice and Ricky Ritchie in East Ridge, Tenn. ... has two brothers, Robby and Ben ... Ben plays football at Berry College.