#8 Amanda Bolton
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Horizon [Arizona]|
2012: Made one appearance during her junior season ... earned the start Mar. 10 against Pacific, tossing 1.2 innings.
2011: Made 10 appearances, starting one game, in the circle as a sophomore ... finished the season with a 4.45 ERA ... pitched a 1-2-3 frame at UCF Mar. 1 ... went six innings and struck out six to pick up the victory against Wagner Mar. 11 ... did not allow a run in five of her ten appearances ... threw back-to-back scoreless innings of relief against Detroit Mar. 26 and at Northern Illinois Mar. 30.
2010: Made 11 appearances in her first season as a Crusader, taking to the circle six times ... also pinch-run on four occasions and had one pinch-hitting opportunity ... ended year with 2.62 ERA in 5.1 innings of work in the circle ... didn’t allow a run in four of her six appearances ... earned victory at Tennessee State Feb. 27 after registering a pair of outs ... threw a scoreless innings apiece against North Dakota Feb. 14, vs. Holy Cross Mar. 2 and against Northern Illinois Mar. 31 ... scored a run in two of her four pinch-running chances ... came to the plate for her first career at-bat May 1 against Youngstown State and picked up an RBI single to end Crusaders’ run-rule victory.
Arizona: Did not play softball for the Wildcats.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Huskies … teammate of fellow Crusader Sara Strickland at Horizon … earned Second Team All-State honors as a senior … served as the Huskies’ staff ace in her final season, going 25-7 with a 1.61 ERA while striking out 150 batters and walking just 24 … opponents hit just .194 off of her that year as well … a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Amanda is the daughter of Charlie and Brenda Bolton ... major is nursing ... born April 23, 1990.