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Lauren Craine
Lauren  Craine
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Aledo, TX

High School:
Aledo HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
Pitcher

Birthdate:
01/06/1997

Experience:
2L


02/11/2017

Mean Green Drop Saturday's Doubleheader

Arkansas Defeats North Texas 11-0, UMass Lowell Wins 8-6

North Texas 2017
• Finished 2017 5-6, a four-win improvement from her freshman campaign
• Logged a career high in strikeouts (34), innings pitched (81.2) and shutouts (two)
• Threw 4.1 innings of relief in the series against La Tech, limiting the Lady Techsters to three runs -- two earned -- while tallying four strikeouts
•  Tallied her fifth win of the season on April 22 after throwing two scoreless innings against FAU
• Threw the second complete-game shutout of her career on March 25 against UTSA in a 1-0 victory
• Tossed 5.2 innings in the series against UTEP from March 11-12, securing the win in game two on Saturday against the Miners
• Went 1-1 at the UNCW Seahawk Softball Classic, throwing the first complete game of her career in a 1-0 victory over Appalachian State on Feb. 24
• Secured first win of 2017 against Lamar, tossing six innings and allowing only one run
• Pitched 4.2 innings of relief at the North Texas Invitational, allowing six runs -- five earned-- on seven hits with three strikeouts

North Texas 2016
• Posted a 1-6 record with a 5.08 earned run average with 16 strikeouts compared to 16 walks in 63.1 innings pitched
• Appeared in 28 games, including five starts
• Making her collegiate debut against No. 13 Arizona, worked 3.1 innings of relief, limiting the Wildcats to two runs on four hits with two walks, including a perfect fifth inning
• Made first career start against Southern Utah
• Earned her first career win in the championship game of the Getterman Classic, limiting No. 21 Baylor to just one run on two hits with a walk in 3.1 innings of relief
• Made second career start against UT Martin, working 3.1 innings and giving up four runs — three earned — on five hits with a walk
• Worked the final 0.2 innings to earn her first career save against Nicholls State, pitching out of a bases-loaded jam with one out in the seventh inning
• Worked a career-long 5.0 innings of relief against WKU, limiting the Lady Toppers to two runs and scattering seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts
• Worked 4.1 innings of relief over three games at Southern Miss, giving up a combined one run on two hits with a walk

High School

• Was a two-time state champion at Aledo, capturing the 4A title in 2014 and the 5A title in 2015
• Earned 2015 All-State Tournament MVP honors
• Named the 2015 Texas Sportswriters Association 5A Player of the Year
• Named the 2014 Texas Sportswriters Association 4A Player of the Year
• Was named to the 2014 and 2015 Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State teams
• Was named to the 2014 and 2015 First Team Fort Worth Star-Telegram Super teams
• Was named to the 2014 and 2015 DFW Varsity All-Metroplex teams
• Played for head coach Jeff Lemons 
• Played travel ball for Texas Austin Express-Gold under head coach Dave McCorkle
• Was high school and travel ball teammates with North Texas teammate Rhylie Makawe
• Was named a Texas Scholar and an Honor Thespian in the National Thespian Society

Coach Kee on Craine: "I believe Lauren knows how to put her team in a position to win games. She's a fierce competitor who is only now beginning to see her own potential. Her skill set will mix well with our current staff."

Why Lauren chose North Texas: "My grandparents are alumni, and I have enjoyed hearing the stories about their days at North Texas from 50 years ago. I am excited for the opportunity to play softball at UNT, and it makes me so happy my grandparents will be able to watch my games. The University of North Texas is a wonderful school, and I feel so fortunate to be able to call it home."

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