Lady Bears win final regular season nonconference game
Strickland, Stearns heroes in Baylor's 7-2 win over Florida State; Canion will start vs. UK
Second with 123 appearances ? Second with 88 games started ? Second with 59 wins ? Fourth in winning percentage at .641 (59-33), best among pitchers with at least 30 decisions ? Third in ERA at 1.70 ? Second with 49 complete games ? Second with 19 shutouts ? First with 10 saves ? Second with 596.2 innings pitched ? Second in strikeouts with 409 ? Opponents' batting average of .232 ranks third.
Finished second on team and fifth in the Big 12 with a 1.05 ERA ? Finished year 18-7, leading team and ranking seventh in the conference in wins ? Winning percentage of .720 ranked third all-time at Baylor, best among pitchers with at least 20 decisions ? Earned run average of 1.05 ranked second in school history and fifth in the Big 12 ? Appeared in 41 games, fourth in school history and tied for fourth in the Big 12 ? Started 26 times, tied for sixth in school history and eighth in the conference ? Tied for Big 12 lead with five saves, matching her own school record ? Tied for 10th in the Big 12 with 134 strikeouts, sixth in school history ? Averaged 5.61 strikeouts per seven innings, fourth in Baylor history ? Tossed four complete-game shutouts, tying Cristin Vitek for 10th in the Big 12 and sixth all-time at Baylor ? Had eight complete games, tied for 10th in school history ? Allowed 4.81 hits per seven innings, third all-time at Baylor ? Issued 1.34 walks per seven innings, ninth in school history ? Strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.19 ranked fourth in Baylor records book ? Held opponents to a .190 batting average, third all-time at Baylor and tied for 10th in the Big 12 ? Went 4-2 with a 0.74 ERA in conference games ? ERA in conference games ranked third in the Big 12 ? Tied for conference lead with three saves in league play ? Held Big 12 batters to a .198 average, eighth in the conference rankings ? Held opposing batters to a .171 average with runners on base and a .203 average with two outs ? Was 9-2 with a 1.28 ERA in 18 appearances at Getterman Stadium ? Went 5-2 with a 0.85 ERA on opponents' home fields and 4-3 with a 0.85 ERA at neutral venues ? Went 2-0 with a 0.98 ERA, one save and eight strikeouts in 14.1 innings of work at the season-opening Getterman Classic ? Tossed a five-hit shutout with four strikeouts Feb. 2 against Northwestern State ? Earned first save of the season the next day with two shutout innings of relief work against Texas-Arlington ? Allowed one unearned run on five hits with five strikeouts in a Feb. 8 victory over Louisiana-Monroe ? Established a school record with 15 strikeouts the following day in a 5-2 victory over Stephen F. Austin ? Tossed a two-hit shutout with five strikeouts Feb. 16 at Houston ? Earned all-tournament honors at the Compass Bank Invitational, going 3-0 with a 0.38 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 18.2 innings ? Hurled first-career no-hitter Feb. 22 against Creighton with one walk and eight strikeouts ? Held San Diego State to one unearned run on five hits with no walks and six strikeouts two days later for the complete-game victory that gave the Lady Bears the Compass Bank Invitational team title ? Started game one of a March 20 doubleheader at Texas Tech, allowing one hit and a walk in three scoreless innings ? Pitched the final two innings of the second game against the Red Raiders with four strikeouts for the save ? Tossed four shutout innings for the victory March 29 at then-No. 4 Nebraska, allowing three hits with three strikeouts ? Picked up the save in game one at Missouri and the victory in game two against the Tigers ? Got Melanie Fisher to ground out with the bases loaded and two outs, preserving a 5-4 Baylor victory in game one at Missouri ? Allowed one run on four hits with three strikeouts in five innings of work the next day ? Earned the victory April 17 at Texas A&M, holding the Aggies to one hit with two walks and four strikeouts in five innings of relief work ? Tossed 5.2 three-hit scoreless innings for the victory April 20 at Oklahoma State ? Went 1-1 with a 0.89 ERA in 15.2 innings of work at the Big 12 Tournament ? Gave Baylor its first-ever Big 12 Tournament victory May 3 against Oklahoma State ? With the Lady Bears facing elimination, held the Cowgirls to one hit and one walk with six strikeouts in seven shutout innings ? Also pitched 4.1 one-hit scoreless innings the next day against Texas A&M.
Earned second-team NFCA all-Midwest and second-team all-Big 12 Conference honors after posting one of the finest seasons in school history ... Established single-season school records for starts (41), wins (27), ERA (1.40) and saves (5), and tied record for shutouts (11) ... Win total tied for 17th nationally ... Saves total tied for fifth nationally ... Finished seventh in the Big 12 in ERA, third in wins, seventh in strikeouts (148), second in shutouts, fourth in innings pitched (275.1), third in appearances (49), third in starts and fourth in complete games (25) ... Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week three times, the only three-time honoree in the conference ... Started season with 11.2 consecutive scoreless innings, including four shutout innings Feb. 2 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and 5.1 shutout innings later that day against Southwest Texas State ... Hurled first seven-inning shutout of season Feb. 17 at Florida, scattering nine hits with no walks and a pair of strikeouts ... Pitched the Lady Bears to the University Centre Invitational title the following day, holding Chattanooga to one run on four hits with no walks and four strike outs over nine innings ... Followed that outing with a one-hit, eight-strikeout shutout Feb. 20 against Oklahoma City University ... All three games were part of a 30.1-inning streak without issuing a base on balls ... Appeared in 15 consecutive games without allowing more than one walk from Feb. 10 to March 6 ... Issued more than two bases on balls just four times all season, more than three just once ... Scattered eight hits and struck out five Feb. 25 to shut out out Oregon ... Shutout Texas-Arlington, allowing only two hits and one walk, March 20 ... Tossed a 14-inning, four-hit shutout March 31 against Oklahoma State with eight strikeouts ... Held then-No. 22 Southwest Texas State to four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in an eight-inning shutout April 4 ... Provided Baylor with its first-ever win over Texas, tossing a four-hit shutout with no walks and six strikeouts ... Hurled a three-hit, 10-inning shutout with three strikeouts April 25 in the first game of a doubleheader against Texas-Arlington ... Pitched the final two innings of the second game, holding the Lady Mavs to a pair of hits with one strikeout for her school-record fifth save of the season ... Finished season with 26 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run, allowing only one unearned run on five hits over seven innings April 28 against Missouri and no runs on four hits the following day against the Tigers ... Was forced to miss the Big 12 Conference Tournament due to season-ending surgery ... Second-team Academic all-Big 12 selection.
Emerged as the Bears? top pitcher ... Appeared in 33 games ... Struck out 127 in 154 innings ... Selected Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (May 2) for completing four games and allowing only four earned runs in 27.2 innings ... Finished her week with a 1.01 earneed run average, striking out 21 batters including a career-high 11 strike outs in Baylor?s 3-1 victory over Texas Tech.
Graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, Okla. ... Played for head coach Janet Chartney ... Was a three-time all-Edmond athlete ... Two-time all-city selection and two-time all-conference pick ... Edmond Player of the Year as a senior ... Named to the all-state team as a senior ... Compiled a record of 35-10 during junior year ... Teammate Sarah Seagraves plays at Oklahoma State ... Member of the National Honor Society and Who?s Who Among American High School Students.
Full name is Joni Marie Miller ... Born Sept. 11, 1981 in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Daughter of Chip and Cathy Miller ... Has an older brother Dustin (27) ... Will marry Luke Richardson this summer ... Father Chip played golf at Southwest Oklahoma State ... Management Information Systems major.