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Rachael Walters
Rachael  Walters

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Powhatan, Va.

High School:
Powhatan HS

Last College:
Radford

Height:
5-9

Position:
LHP

Experience:
1L

Bats-Throws:
L-L

09/16/2014

9-16-14 Softball Practice

9-16-14 Softball Practice

JUNIOR SEASON AT AUBURN (2015): Made 47 appearances in her first full season as a Tiger, leading the team...Also was tops on the team with a 2.91 ERA, eight complete games and four saves...Generated an 18-3 record, second-most wins on the team...Pitched over 149 innings, giving up 136 hits, 70 runs, 62 of which were earned, 61 walks and 118 strikeouts...The 118 strikeouts were easily a team-best as she was the only Tiger to have 100 strikeouts or more last season...Her runs allowed were a team-low as well as the .238 opponent’s batting average...In league play, she was a team-best in ERA (4.04), appearances (20), complete games (4), innings pitched (62.1) and strikeouts (46)...In the NCAA Tournament, Walters was her most beneficial out of the bullpen, starting only once, but making seven appearances and one save with a 2.38 ERA...With just 17.2 innings pitched, Walters only gave up 13 hits and six earned runs with 16 strikeouts...In the Women’s College World Series, she made four appearances, all out of the bullpen, pitching 7.2 innings with six hits given up and two earned runs with nine strikeouts and one walk...Tallied five strikeouts or more in 11 appearances, with a season-high nine coming against Missouri (3/28), part of a 7.1 inning outing...Followed that up with a seven strikeout performance and series clincher over #11 Tennessee (4/4) as she saddled 6.1 innings of relief, helping Auburn to a 12-9 victory...Scored the victory over South Alabama (5/17) to secure Auburn a spot in the NCAA Super Regional, going 3.2 innings out of the bullpen with only three walks given up with two strikeouts.

SOPHOMORE SEASON AT RADFORD (2014):
Recorded staff-best 132 strikeouts with 39 appearances and 28 starts...Tied for Big South lead of three saves...Held opponenets to a .235 average...Ranked in the league top-ten in appearances (2nd), starts (3rd), strikeouts (6th), wins (7th) and innings pitched (10th)...Career-high strikeouts was 10th-best total in the Radford single-season record books...Big South Pitcher of the Week in April 2014...Held opponents to a .207 average in league play with a 2.90 ERA.

FRESHMAN SEASON AT RADFORD (2013): Selected first-team All-Big South and All-Freshman team...Started 25 games with 36 appearances...Pitched 174 innings and 13 complete games...Posted a team-best 116 strikeouts, which was the most at Radford since 2010...Was 10-4 in league contests and 6-1 on the road...Two-time Big South Pitcher of the Week...Tossed a season-high of 11 innings with season-best 11 strikeouts against Campbell.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2011 Region A Pitcher of the Year and first-team all-state...Posted a 19-2 record in 2011 with a 0.49 ERA and 196 strikeouts...Three-time all-district first-team selection...2010 and 2011 district pitcher of the year as well as first-team all-region and all-metro...2011 first-team all-state.

PERSONAL: Daugther of Timmy and Michelle Walters...Has an identical twin sister, Chelsea and is majoring in marketing.
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