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Lauren Schmalz
Lauren Schmalz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pembroke Pines, Fla.

High School:
Everglades

Height:
5-4

Position:
P

Birthdate:
11/28/1988

Experience:
3L

Bats-Throws:
R-R

Career ... 8th in Wins (34) ... T-4th in Saves (8) ... 5th in Strikeouts (364) ... 4th in K's per 7.0 IP (7.3) ... Set fourth-best single-season ERA (1.57) in 2012.

In 2012 SEC Rankings ... 7th in ERA (1.80) ... 14th in Opp. BA (.227) ... 15th in Strikeouts (112) ... T-4th in Saves (3) ... T-4th in Fewest Hits Allowed (98) ... 1st in Fewest Runs Allowed (37) ... 1st in Fewest Earned Runs Allowed (30) ... 2nd in Fewest Walks Allowed (30).

2012 ... SEC Pitcher of the Week (2/20) ... Appeared in 31 games with 19 starts ... Posted 9-10 record with team-best 1.80 ERA and three saves in 116.2 IP ... Held opponents to .214 batting average with/RISP and .059 batting average with bases loaded ... In SEC play, appeared in 18 games with 11 starts ... Went 3-6 with 2.52 ERA in 61.0 innings vs. conference opponents ... All three saves came in SEC play ... Started and earned win vs. No. 15 Oklahoma State, throwing 4.2 scoreless innings ... Earned win in relief vs. No. 23 Georgia Tech ... Tossed 3.2 innings of shutout ball vs. Yellow Jackets ... Started and took no-hitter into eighth inning vs. No. 24 North Carolina before taking loss ... Only hit allowed vs. UNC was game-winner with one out in eighth inning ... Earned win in relief vs. Ole Miss (gm. 1), throwing the final 6.2 innings allowing just five hits, in 10-inning win ... Threw 3.1 innings in relief to earn win vs. Arkansas (gm. 1) ... Gave up just two hits and one walk in game one vs. Razorbacks as AU won 3-2 in eight innings ... Earned the save in all three wins at South Carolina ... Entered every game with either the tying or go-ahead run on base vs. Gamecocks but did not allow a runner to score (0/6).

2011 ... SEC Pitcher of the Week (5/2) ... Appeared in 28 games with 19 starts ... Went 15-6 with 2.99 ERA and two saves in 128.2 innings pitched ... Appeared in 13 SEC games, starting nine ... Went 4-5 with 4.67 ERA in 60.0 IP in SEC play ... Became first Auburn pitcher to begin a season 10-0, winning seven of eight starts and three relief appearances ... Set then-career high by striking out 11 in complete-game win vs. Troy ... Earned win vs. Illinois-Chicago, allowing one run (earned) on five hits in 4.1 IP ... Set career high with 13 strikeouts in complete game (6.0 IP) win at Arkansas ... Threw complete game (7.0) to earn game two win at No. 11 Tennessee, allowing just one run (earned) on four hits ... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week after earning win in complete-game effort in game two vs. No. 4 Georgia ... Scattered five hits, allowing one run (earned) in 7.0 IP vs. Bulldogs in a win that snapped seven-game losing streak to Georgia and gave head coach Tina Deese her 800th career victory ... The win vs. UGA was Auburn's first over a top five team since a 2006 win over No. 4 Alabama ... Took loss in game two vs. No. 18 Kentucky, allowed career high seven earned runs and nine hits in 3.2 IP ... Earned win in relief vs. Portland State in NCAA Seattle Regional ... Went 2.1 innings vs. Vikings, giving up just one walk and striking out three ... Started game two vs. BYU but did not earn decision ... Went 2.2 innings, allowing three runs (all unearned) on four hits with one walk and one strikeout vs. Cougars.

2010 ... Appeared in 17 games, starting five ... Posted 3-2 record with a 2.26 ERA, 33 K's, 17 BB's and one save in 40.1 innings of work ... Allowed five runs, all earned, in 1.1 IP vs. No. 5 Arizona State ... Notched first save of season with 3.0 scoreless innings of relief work vs. Texas Tech ... Fanned seven and did not allow a hit or walk vs. Red Raiders ... Made first start of season and earned the win vs. Notre Dame ... Went 4.0 IP, allowed two runs, one earned, on seven hits vs. Irish ... Fanned two and did not walk a hitter vs. Notre Dame ... Started and went 6.0 IP vs. Georgia State but did not earn a decision ... Allowed three runs, all earned, on three hits with five walks and seven strikeouts vs. Panthers ... Started but went just one-third of an inning after suffering injury vs. Nebraska ... Tossed 3.1 innings of relief vs. No. 8 Alabama (gm. 2), allowing three runs, two earned ... Earned win in relief in game one vs. No. 16 Tennessee, going 3.1 innings and allowing just two hits with one walk and three strikeouts ... Pitched 2.0 innings of scoreless relief in game two vs. No. 16 UT, issuing one walk and allowing one hit ... Took loss in game three vs. Vols, going 2.0 IP and allowing four hits, two runs (both unearned) and two strikeouts ... Started vs. Mercer but did not earn decision, throwing 2.1 innings of scoreless ball ... Threw 6.0 innings in two relief appearances vs. No. 13 Georgia, allowing four hits, four runs (all unearned) with two walks and one strikeout ... Took loss in game two vs. UGA, going 2.2 IP in relief and allowing three hits and four runs (all unearned) ... Started but did not earn decision in game one vs. Mississippi State ... Allowed one run, earned, in 1.2 IP vs. MSU ... Earned win in game one vs. Arkansas after throwing 3.0 innings of scoreless relief ... Allowed just one hit and fanned three vs. Hogs.

2009... Received redshirt ... Did not play after suffering pre-season ACL injury.

2008 ... Posted an 8-4 record with a 1.92 ERA in 65.2 IP ... Finished eighth in SEC in ERA (1.92), first in fewest earned runs allowed (18) and fourth in fewest walks (19) ... Appeared in 20 games, with 13 starts ... Did not get a decision in first career start, going 3.1 innings vs. Gardner-Webb ... Did not give up a run, allowing three hits and striking out three ... Pitched complete game shutout (6.0 IP) in win vs. Birmingham Southern ... Matched career high with six strikeouts vs. Tennessee Tech ... Did not earn a decision in game two start vs. No. 15 Mississippi State ... Allowed one earned run in 5.0 IP with four strikeouts vs. Bulldogs ... Won game two vs. Kentucky after pitching 3.0 innings in relief ... Allowed only one hit and had four strikeouts in win ... Went 1-1 with a 2.47 ERA in NCAA Regional play ... Started and earned win vs. Stephen F. Austin in Regional play ... Did not allow a run in 2.1 IP vs. SFA and fanned four.

High School ... High school coach was Heidi Freiteger ... Lettered four years in softball and one year swimming ... Helped lead Everglades High School to state title in 2007.

Personal ... Born Nov. 28, 1988, to Linda Warner and Philip Schmalz ... Has one brother, Alex, 18 ... Major: Criminology.

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