Becker strikes out seven in a three-hitter and Jones homers, but Cards fall short in elimination game
Cards fall short in Columbia Regional
Maryssa Becker has been named to the NFCA All-Southeast Region third team
Cards will open the Columbia Regional against Kansas Friday at 5 p.m. (ET)
Cards will travel to Columbia, Mo., to face Kansas; the overall No. 10 seed Missouri and Indiana State round out the regional field
Louisville Softball v Kansas | NCAA Regional Game 1
Louisville Softball v WKU
Louisville Softball v Boston College - Game 2
Louisville Softball v Boston College | Game 1
Louisville Softball v Florida State
2014 NFCA All-Central Region Second Team Selection
2014 American Athletic Conference Second Team Selection
Top 25 Finalist for NFCA Freshman of the Year (2014)
As a freshman (2014): NFCA All-Central Region second team selection... Named to the American Athletic Conference second team... One of 25 finalists for the NFCA Freshman of the Year... Became only the second freshman in UofL history to earn NFCA all-region honors - and the first since 2000... Led the pitching staff with a 13-7 record, a 2.13 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 144.1 innings... Led the conference and was 12th in the nation with four saves... Fourth on the team with a .310 batting average... Scored 22 runs and drove in 25... Two-time AAC Pitcher of the Week... Registered her first career no-hitter in the 3-0 win at Western Kentucky... Retired all 20 batters she faced in relief against Wisconsin... Hit her first career home run in the 13-1 win over IUPUI, also notched first career win in that game... Got her first start in the circle in the 5-4 win over Ohio State... Registered her first career hit - a two-run single - in the 7-0 win over St. John's... Struck out a career-high nine batters in the 5-2 loss to Illinois State... Named to the Athletic Director's honor roll in the fall and spring... Named to the Dean's List in the fall... Earned American Athletic Conference all-academic team honors.
High School/Travel: Lettered four years for coach Mike Mayben...Finalist for 2013 Oregon State Prep Softball Player of the Year... Helped her team to the 2012 Oregon High School State Championship... 2012 Oregon Sports Award Prep Softball Player of the Year...Two-time Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year...Two-time 6A State Pitcher of the Year...Two-time first team all-state selection...Three-time first team All-Conference...Three-time Conference Pitcher of the Year...Played for the Washington Ladyhawks...Also lettered three years in basketball for coach Tim Karrick... Two-time Southern Oregon Hybrid League Player of the Year and all-conference first team selection... In addition to her softball accolades, she was also a two-time all-conference selection in basketball...Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Maryssa Leighanne Becker...Daughter of Ron and Carrie Becker...Birthdate is February 4, 1995...Major is biology (pre-med)...Post college ambition is to attend medical school and become a doctor.