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#23 - Alex Lagesse
2008-09 Softball
POS.
P
B/T
L/R
HT.
5'7"
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
Beecher, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Beecher
Alex Lagesse

2011: Appeared in 33 games as a pitcher during junior campaign ... started 27 games in the circle ... started nine games as the designated player, and came in to pitch in relief during two of those starts ... finished the season with a 13-12 record and a 2.61 ERA ... a Second-Team All-Horizon League honoree ... also hit .321 and raised batting average to .407 in league play ... placed seventh in the Horizon League in wins ... had 107 strikeouts, good for sixth in the Horizon League ... ERA finished ninth in the Horizon League ... had five of her 18 hits for extra bases ... picked up a victory in second outing of the year, a start at Iowa State, by going five innings and striking out four Feb. 13 ... won next start with a seven inning performance, giving up only two runs and striking out four at Stetson Feb. 25 ... picked up a save against Robert Morris Mar. 8 ... won four consecutive starts, all in consecutive outings, Mar. 22 to Mar. 30 ... started win streak with a six inning, five strike out performance in the first game of a double-header at IUPUI Mar. 22 ... did not allow a run and only gave up four hits during next three wins ... threw a perfect game against Detroit Mar. 26, striking out eight over 5 innings ... threw four innings of one-hit ball Mar. 27 against Detroit to earn the win ... named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week Mar. 28 ... went five scoreless innings at Northern Illinois Mar. 30 to finish four game win streak ... recorded a complete game victory, striking out 10 and allowing two runs at Loyola Apr. 9 ... threw seven innings and struck out seven to earn a victory to open a doubleheader at Youngstown State Apr. 17 ... went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double in the same game ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the nightcap at Youngstown State Apr. 17 ... opened up home Wright State series with a seven-inning, seven strikeout outing Apr. 20 ... completed seven innings of work for the victory in game two of a double-header against Wright State Apr. 21 ... went 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI against Cleveland State May 7 ... gave up one unearned run over seven innings against Cleveland State May 13 to pick up the victory at the Horizon League Championship.

2010: Appeared in 43 games as a sophomore for Valpo, making 37 appearances in the pitching circle ... started 23 games while entering in relief on 14 occasions ... also started five games at designated player, entering the circle in relief in two of those contests ... also pinch-hit twice and entered at first base as a defensive replacement once ... finished season 15-12 with a 2.07 ERA ... ranked third in Horizon League in both wins and ERA ... closed season 87th nationally in ERA ... also finished fourth in league in opponents’ batting average (.244), fifth in strikeouts (133) and sixth in innings pitched (158.2) ... moved into third on Valpo’s single-season charts for wins, strikeouts and pitching appearances (37) ... posted six solo shutouts and combined on five other blankings ... earned three Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honors on the season ... first honored by the league Mar. 8 after going 4-0 with an 0.31 in 22.2 innings over five games the previous week ... picked up wins in four straight appearances, including a complete-game five-hitter against Saint Francis (Pa.) Mar. 3 and seven innings of one-hit relief versus Gardner-Webb Mar. 5 ... went 25 straight innings without surrendering an earned run Feb. 27-Mar. 7 before giving up an earned tally at Auburn ... again named HL Pitcher of the Week Mar. 29 after shutout wins at IPFW Mar. 24 and against Green Bay Mar. 27 ... combined for 11 innings of seven-hit ball for the two wins ... earned third weekly honor of season Apr. 5 after nine innings of shutout work over three appearances the previous week ... struck out 10 batters while giving up just five hits against Northern Illinois Mar. 31 and Detroit Apr. 2-3, earning two wins ... tossed a three-hit, six-strikeout shutout of Butler Apr. 6 in opener ... gave up unearned tally in relief to Bulldogs in nightcap, snapping 27-inning scoreless streak ... went 34.2 innings total without giving up an earned run until sixth inning of complete-game win over IUPUI Apr. 13, where she struck out eight ... struck out eight while throwing three-hit shutout of Loyola Apr. 24 ... threw six innings of two-hit ball to beat Youngstown State May 1 ... named to HL All-Tournament Team after putting together a stellar tournament May 13-15 ... pitched 31.0 of the 34.2 innings at the tournament after not pitching more than 15.2 innings in any three-day stretch during the regular season ... posted five-hit shutout of Green Bay, striking out seven, and then scattered seven hits while again striking out seven over 7.2 innings in tough-luck loss to Cleveland State on the 13th ... entered in relief May 14 against UIC, tossing 3.1 innings to earn first career save in one-run ballgame ... blanked Green Bay on four hits later that day in elimination game, striking out 10 batters ... went the distance again against Wright State  on May 15, allowing just five hits ... ended tournament with 0.90 ERA, striking out 30 batters and walking just seven while allowing opponents to hit just .211 ... played for Northern Illinois Lightning 18-and-over team during the summer.

2009:  Appeared in 17 games in the circle for the Crusaders, making 12 starts … a versatile athlete, she also earned six starts as the designated player and made nine pinch-hitting appearances … hit .314 in 51 at-bats during rookie season … went 5-5 with a 3.42 ERA, good for 11th in the Horizon League, in the circle … held opposing hitters to a .283 batting average, sixth-best in the league … walked just 1.3 batters per seven innings, fifth-best in a single season in Crusader history … got first career hit and scored first career run in debut as pinch-hitter Feb. 27 vs. Missouri State … registered first career two-hit game, including a triple, against Holy Cross March 6 … opened career allowing just two earned runs in her first 22.2 innings of work … earned first career win in the circle March 7 vs. South Dakota, tossing a complete-game four-hitter … tossed Valpo’s first no-hitter since 2007 two days later, a five-inning effort against Bryant … threw complete-game five-hitter with season-high five strikeouts for victory March 11 vs. Buffalo … also picked up five strikeouts March 18 at Ball State and April 18 at Green Bay … earned Horizon League Pitcher of the Week accolades for week of March 9-15 … tossed a one-hit shutout to earn first win in Horizon League action March 22 against Detroit … tallied two hits in nightcap of doubleheader March 23 at IUPUI … drove in a pair of runs April 18 at Green Bay … earned complete-game victory in HL Championship win over Youngstown State May 8 … spent summer playing for Northern Illinois Lightning … earned All-Tournament honors as team finished third at USSSA State Tournament … played with Lightning at USSSA National Championships.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Ladycats ... two-time NFCA Third Team All-American ... three-time NFCA North Region First Team honoree ... helped lead Beecher to state title in 2007 ... Beecher won four conference, regional and sectional titles during her tenure ... named 2007 IHSA State Tournament MVP ... a two-time Illinois Coaches Association First Team All-State honoree ... earned All-Area honors from the Chicago Sun-Times three times, including First Team accolades as a senior ... a two-time Chicago Tribune Second Team All-State selection ... four-time All-Conference performer ...  two-time NWI Times Illinois Player of the Year ... posted career ERA of 0.33 while striking out 663 batters in 468.2 innings pitched ... also hit .454 in her four years of prep softball ... led Lemont Rockers DD to ASA 18U national championship in summer of 2008 ... shut down Minnesota Sting Elite in the circle in championship game, allowing just one unearned run in 5-1 win ... also earned three letters in basketball and one letter in volleyball ... team won regional title in 2007 on the hardwood ... senior class president.

Personal: Alex is the daughter of Gary and Tammi Lagesse ... major is sports management ... born June 9, 1989.