Lady Bears beat Georgia 6-3 to advance from Super Regional in two games
Smith's homer keys four-run first for BU, Canion continues dominance
Third with 132 appearances ... Third with 87 games started ... First with 45 relief appearances ... Third with 61 wins ... Third with 93 decisions ... First with a 1.26 ERA ... Third with 39 complete games ... Third with 16 shutouts ... Second with eight saves ... Third with 613.1 innings pitched ... First with 644 strikeouts ... First with a .185 opponents' batting average.
Had one of the most impressive seasons for a pitcher in Baylor history ... Was named a finalist for National Player of the Year by USA Softball ... Earned second-team NFCA All-Region honors... Was a first-team All-Big 12 Conference selection ... Named to the first-team academic All-Big 12 Conference squad ... Earned Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week honors three separate times on the season ... Became the first pitcher in school history to record 30 wins in a season ... Became the second pitcher in school history to record 600 strikeouts for her career ... Named to the NCAA Softball Championships All-Region team... Set new NCAA, NCAA Softball Championships and Big 12 Conference single-game records with 28 strikeouts in Baylor's 1-0 16-inning win over North Carolina... Performance earned her CSTV National Student-Athlete of the Week honors and was named CSTV Student-Athlete of the Month for May... Her 28-strikeout performance against the Tar Heels was highlighted on ESPN's SportsCenter... Performance was named Big 12 Conference Women's Student-Athlete Performance of the Year by the Big 12 Showcase... Tossed three no-hitters on the year, including back-to-back no-hitters against Boston U. and Northern Illinois at the Speedline Classic ... Against Boston U., walked the first batter before retiring the next 21 in order ... Also tossed a no-hitter against Kansas in the conference opener ... Led the team with 31 wins and a 0.89 ERA ... Her 0.89 ERA tied the school mark for ERA... Ranked second in the conference in ERA and second in the conference in wins ... Her 31 wins ranked ninth in the country as she ranked 18th in the nation with a 0.89 ERA ... Posted a school record 264 strikeouts on the season to rank fourth the conference ... Allowed only 32 walks on the season ... In 250.1 innings pitched, allowed only 153 hits as opponents batted only .172 against her on the season ... Tied for fourth in the conference with two saves, against UT-Chattanooga and Oklahoma ... Ranked third in the conference with a 0.89 ERA in league games ... Tossed seven shutouts on the season and combined for three others ... Had a career-high eight-game winning streak from Feb. 21 to March 7 ... Recorded over 10 strikeouts five times this season ... Tossed 12 strikeouts in a conference win over Texas Tech ... Allowed only 10 home runs ... Led the team with 17 complete games ... Allowed only 32 earned runs on the year ... Committed only one error on the season ... Owned five wins against teams ranked in the top 25 at the time she pitched ... Earned Compass Bank Invitational All-Tournament honors as well as being named to the all-tournament team for the Speedline Classic, where she was named Most Valuable Pitcher.
Finished 13-16 with 193 strikeouts ... Established Baylor records for strikeouts and strikeouts per seven innings (7.26) ... Ranked fifth in conference in appearances (39), sixth for strikeouts and saves (2), seventh for innings pitched (182.2) and games started (28), eighth in shutouts (5), 10th in wins and 12th in ERA (2.11) ... Also ranked fifth all-time at Baylor in games started, tied for fifth in appearances, tied for eighth in relief appearances (11), eighth in victories, fourth in decisions (29), tied for eighth in complete games (14), tied for fifth in shutouts, tied for fifth in saves and sixth in innings pitched ... Held opposing batters to a .216 average, fifth all-time at Baylor ... Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings with six strikeouts and no walks giving up only five hits Feb. 2 against Florida ... Held Louisiana Tech scoreless on four hits with seven strikeouts and no walks over five innings Feb. 16 ... Recorded season individual game-high and career-best 13 strikeouts in six innings pitched March 1 against Wichita State ... Hurled 7.0 innings recording 12 strikeouts against Buffalo March 6 ... Earned the victory with 6.0 innings of three-hit ball while striking out 11 three days later against Kent State ... Hurled a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts April 8 against Texas Tech ... Tossed 6.0 innings while recording 12 strikeouts April 26 at Kansas ...Tossed a three-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and no walks May 1 against Iowa State in the Big 12 Tournament ... Gave up only five hits with four strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched two days later against then-no. 4 Oklahoma.
Earned second-team NFCA All-Midwest Region and second-team All-Big 12 Conference honors ... Also named All-Tournament at the Getterman Classic, the Compass Bank Invitational and the Hallowell Classic ... Finished 17-9 with a 0.89 ERA and 187 strikeouts ... Established Baylor records for ERA, strikeouts, fewest hits allowed per seven innings (4.11), strikeouts per seven innings (7.26), strikeout-to-walk ratio (8.13) and opponents' batting average (.170) ... Finished third in the Big 12 in ERA, seventh in wins (17), fifth in strikeouts, seventh in innings pitched (180.1), second in appearances (45), tied for third in saves (4), ninth in games started (24), tied for 10th in shutouts (4) and fifth in opponents' batting average ... Ranked third all-time at Baylor in appearances, 10th in games started, second in relief appearances (21), fifth in victories, tied for seventh in decisions (26), fifth in winning percentage (.654), tied for third in saves and seventh in innings pitched ... Was 4-5 with a 1.24 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 62.0 innings of Big 12 Conference action ... In conference games, ranked ninth in ERA, tied for seventh in victories, fifth in innings pitched, fifth in strikeouts, second in appearances (16), tied for fifth in saves (1), tied for fifth in games started (9) and ninth in opponents' batting average (.200) ... Held opposing batters to a .144 average with runners on base, .143 with two outs ... Went 10-4 with a 0.80 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 96.0 innings of work at Getterman Stadium ... Was 2-2 with a 0.71 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 39.2 innings of work on opponents' home fields ... Issued more than one walk just four times, more than two walks twice and never issued more than three walks ... Earned first career victory Feb. 2 against Texas-Arlington, holding the Lady Mavs to one run on five hits with five strikeouts in five innings of work ... Tossed five innings of one-hit shutout ball the following day against UTA, striking out four ... Held McNeese State scoreless on three hits with eight strikeouts over six innings Feb. 16 ... Hurled a two-hit shutout with one walk and eight strikeouts Feb. 18 against Northwestern State ... Joined Joni Miller and Katie Decker for a five-inning no-hitter Feb. 22 against Stephen F. Austin ... Started and went 3.2 innings the next day against SFA in another five-inning no-hitter, this time connecting with Decker ... Took the tough-luck loss March 1 against Chattanooga, allowing no runs on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts ... Chattanooga scored lone run thanks to the international tie-breaker runner in the eighth inning ... Held then-No. 3 Stanford to one run on three hits with five strikeouts in 4.1 innings of relief work March 5 ... Prior to that, enjoyed a streak of 37.0 consecutive scoreless innings that covered 11 outings ... Held opponents to just 14 hits with 42 strikeouts during that streak ... Backed that with most impressive performance of the season at then-No. 10 Fresno State ... Held the Bulldogs to one unearned run on two hits and no walks with 10 strikeouts March 8 ... Posted a career-best 12 strikeouts, tied for second in school history, two days later against Boston, holding the Terriors to no runs on three hits over eight innings ... Earned the victory with 6.1 innings of four-hit shutout ball March 12 in Big 12 season-opener against then-No. 21 Texas A&M ... Held Texas Tech scoreless on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts over five innings March 20 ... Tossed 9.1 scoreless innings in two games against Kansas ... Started and earned the victory with 6.2 innings of four-hit ball with seven strikeouts in second game against the Jayhawks ... Earned the save with three no-hit, scoreless innings of relief work with four strikeouts March 29 at then-No. 4 Nebraska ... Hurled 6.0 innings of two-hit ball with no walks and six strikeouts April 18 against Sam Houston State ... Hit .238 (5-for-21) with two runs scored, two doubles and five RBI in limited action at the plate ... Went 2-for-8 (.250) with two doubles and two RBI against Big 12 pitching ... Hit .333 (4-for-12) with runners on base and .300 (3-for-10) with runners in scoring position ... Posted one multiple-RBI game and ended the season with a two-game hitting streak ... Made eight starts in the batting order, all as the designated player ... Laced a two-run double in Baylor's comeback victory April 6 at Missouri.
Prepped at James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas ... Earned three letters for coach Terry Kangas ... Led Mustangs to state runner-up finishes during sophomore and senior seasons ... Team reached regional finals during junior campgain ... Posted a 27-4 record as a senior with a 0.10 ERA, 293 strikeouts, 20 shutouts and four no-hitters ... Named All-Greater Houston Player of the Year as a senior ... University Independent League and Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state selection in 2001 ... Honored as 2001 Softball Scholar Athlete of the Year by the Houston Athletic Committee ... Chosen District 19-5A MVP as a junior ... Three-time All-Greater Houston, all-district and academic all-district selection ... TGCA all-state pick as a junior ... Texas Sportswriters Association 5A all-state honoree during junior and senior seasons ... Received national recognition May 25, 2000 as ESPN.com National Student-Athlete of the Week ... Also lettered in basketball ... Club team Katy Cruisers won 2000 ASA Gold National Championship ... Member of Spy Softball Scouting Report's Top 46 recruits national list in 2001 ... Teammates with Tina Boutelle (Texas), Rocky Spencer (Texas A&M) and Elizabeth Magee (Sam Houston State) ... National Honor Society member.
Full name is Cristin Dianne Vitek ... Born Dec. 27, 1982, in Houston, Texas ... Daughter of Carl and Brenda Vitek ... Pre-med and accounting major.