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Ashley Kirk
Ashley Kirk

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Round Rock, TX

High School:
Stony Point HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Pitcher

B/T:
R/R

Career
• Holds single-game (14), single-season (214) and career school records for strikeouts (712)
• Second in NT history in ERA (3.04), first in lowest opponent batting average (.213), first in strikeouts/7 inning game (7.98), and first in wins (61)
• First in games started (100), second in complete games (53), second in appearances (129) and second in innings pitched (626)

North Texas 2014
• Became winningest pitcher in school history with her single-season record 22 wins
• Broke her own record for the North Texas single-season strikeout mark with 214 Ks on the year
• Named Second-Team All-Conference USA
• Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team
• C-USA Pitcher of the Week (2/24/14)
• Opened up season with an eight-inning complete-game win over James Madison
• Struck out 13 against Winthrop, one short of her single-game career high
• Had another eight-inning outing against McNeese
• Pitched a career-high 10 innings in the C-USA first round tournament game win over Florida Atlantic
• Tossed a team-high five innings per outing and averaged eight strikeouts per game
• Held right-handed hitters to a mere .188 batting average

2013
• Led pitchers with 15 wins, 17 complete games and 177 strikeouts
• Fourth in the conference in strikeouts and sixth in ERA
• Named second-team All-Sun Belt Conference
• Named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week twice
• Pitched two no-hitters
• Broke her own record for most strikeouts in a single-season
• Pitched in the championship game of the Texas Classic against No. 7 Texas
• Gave up four earned runs off six hits
• Named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week (March 4) following two wins at the CenturyLink Classic
• Tied her own school record with 14 strikeouts in win against Texas A&M Corpus Christi
• Picked up the save against Oklahoma State
• Struck out the final batter of the game to preserve win
• Set the career strikeout record against Middle Tennessee, striking out eight
• Picked up all three wins against ULM
• Pitched two five-inning no-hitters against ULM
• Named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week on April 29 for her performance against ULM
• Picked up the win against SFA, pitching eight innings and allowing one run off three hits
• Went 1-2 at the conference tournament with a .191 ERA

2012
• Led pitchers with 13 wins, 2.39 ERA and 163 strikeouts
• Broke her own record for strikeouts in a single season
• Named to the Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team
• Named tournament MVP of Fairfield Inn and Suites Classic
• Named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week (2/20/12)
• Tied for tourney-low with ERA of 0.00
• Picked up first win of season against Missouri State
• Tied her own school record with 14 strikeouts
• Picked up first career save against Wichita State
• Struck out 12 in loss to FIU in six innings of work
• 12 strikeouts is second-most in a single game at North Texas
• Pitched two one-hitters against ULM
• Was one out away from a no-hitter before giving up a double in the bottom of the seventh inning
• Picked up two wins in the series against Troy
• Struck out eight in win against SFA
• Went 2-1 in the conference tournament, making appearances in all four games of the conference championship
• Picked up the wins against No. 8 FAU and No. 2 FIU
• Recorded a three-hit shutout in the 3-0 win against the Owls and then combined with Brittany Simmons to shutout the Panthers, 8-0

2011
• Led pitching staff with 11 wins and 158 strikeouts
• Tied for fourth for most wins in season
• Set NT's single-season strikeout record against Troy
• One of only four Mean Green pitchers to record 100 strikeouts in a single season
• Named tournament MVP at Courtyard Classic
• Named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week (3/7/11)
• Pitched a five-inning shutout in first appearance of career in 6-0 win against Appalachian State
• Struck out eight batters
• Struck out eight Sooners in 3-0 loss to OU
• Went 3-0 in Courtyard Classic with two complete games and one win in relief
• Struck out a school-record 14 batters against Wichita State
• Struck out eight batters in loss to Middle Tennessee
• Struck out nine batters in loss to FAU
• Allowed just one run off two hits in win against ULM
• Struck out eight in win
• Pitched a complete-game victory against South Alabama
• Combined with Lauren Poole to no-hit Troy
• Pitched three hitless innings
• Struck out 11 in win against UTA

High School/Personal
• Was named District 16-5A MVP in 2009 and District 14-5A MVP in 2008 while playing for Stony Point High School
• Named first-team All-Centex for 2009 as a senior
• Was the Austin Area All-Star Game MVP of the North Team in 2009
• Was on the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-Star Team in 2009
• Picked up team MVP honors as well as first-team All-Centex honors for her junior year
• Was the Williamson County's Player of the Year in 2008
• Holds the school record in most innings played and strikeouts in a single game: 21 innings with 39 strikeouts
• Received honorable all-district honors as a sophomore and was named the team's newcomer of the year as a freshman
• Was named first-team all-district and honorable mention All-Centex as a freshman
• Was a four-time academic all-district honoree
• Played travel ball for Round Rock Blaze Gold
• Daughter of Jeff and Lisa Kirk
• Born on February 6, 1991
• Has two sisters, Ginger and Emily, and a brother, Chris

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