Baker pitched in 17 games, making 15 starts ... posted a 9-2 record with a 3.33 earned run average and 73 strikeouts in 63 innings ... tossed three complete games ... struck out a career-high 12 in six innings of one-hit ball in a win against Colorado State on Feb. 27 ... in her next game against Missouri on March 1, she fanned 10 in a complete-game victory ... struck out seven in 4 1/3 innings in a win at Oregon (April 18) ... won six straight starts from Feb. 17 to March 8 ... fanned six in wins against Indiana (Feb. 7), Simon Fraser (Feb. 17) and Longwood (March 8) ... also recorded victories against UNLV (Feb. 13), North Carolina State (Feb. 21) and FIU (March 6).
Was limited to two games during the opening weekend due to injuries ... received a medical redshirt and was granted another year of eligibility ... pitched a scoreless inning in the season opener against Nevada on Feb. 8, striking out two and giving up one hit ... tossed two innings against Santa Clara on Feb. 9, fanning three and allowing a homer and a walk.
Battled through injuries during her freshman season, appearing in 11 games in the circle ... made six starts, throwing three complete games and two shutouts ... went 4-3 with a 2.65 earned run average in 37 innings with 45 strikeouts ... had a season-high 11 strikeouts and allowed just two hits and no walks in a complete-game win over Southern Utah (March 13) ... threw a two-hit, complete-game victory against Canisius on March 10, striking out nine and retiring 17 in a row at one point ... also struck out eight in a win over Loyola-Chicago (March 4) and picked up a victory in relief at California (April 22).
SKYVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Baker earned four softball letters and three volleyball letters at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Wash ... named the 2006 Washington Gatorade Player of the Year for softball ... was a three-time, first-team All-State selection ... also earned All-Region and All-Greater St. Helens League accolades every season ... struck out 949 batters for her career, a Washington high school record ... two-time NFCA High School All-American, earning third-team honors in 2004 and honorable mention plaudits in 2006 ... played ASA softball for Absolute Blast and Vancouver Ford.
Born Whitney Michelle Baker on Dec. 1, 1987 in Portland, Ore ... parents are Michelle and Ty Baker ... has an older sister, Morgan ... enjoys sewing and knitting ... admires Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals ... majoring in history.
Whitney Baker's Career Statistics
Whitney Baker's Game Highs
|INNINGS PITCHED||7.0, vs. Canisius (3/10/07)|
7.0, vs. Southern Utah (3/13/07)
7.0, vs. Missouri (3/1/09)
|STRIKEOUTS||12, vs. Colorado State (2/27/09)|