Played in 59 games while starting 52 ... Made 34 appearances in the circle ... Named Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year ... First-team All-Big 12 Conference selection ... Ranks second all-time among freshman in school history with 17 wins in the circle ... Ended the season ranked first among freshman and 12th in the Big 12 Conference with a .340 batting average ... Held opponents to a .211 batting average which placed her seventh in the conference ... Posted 16 multiple-hit games on the season, third among Baylor players ... Collected a season-high three hits on three occasions ... Recorded a season-high three RBI in the victory over Southern Miss to open the season (2/9) ... Had a pair of eight-game winning streaks in the circle as she started out the year with a perfect, 8-0 record ... Picked up wins over nationally-ranked UMass (2/23), Florida (2/24) and Texas A&M (5/5)... Had a season-high eight strikeouts in the win over UMass ... Picked up the victory in the circle in Baylor's win over Texas A&M to clinch the Big 12 Conference regular-season title (5/5) ... Hit three home runs on the season, including the game-winning home run in the deciding game of the NCAA Waco Super Regional against Michigan (5/26).
Graduated from Keller (Texas) High School ... Lettered for four seasons in softball ... Helped lead team to the state title her junior season and to the state championship game as a senior ... Named Gatorade National Player of the Year following her senior season ... As a senior, went 32-2 with a 0.22 ERA and 438 strikeouts in 242 innings ... Pitched 23 shutouts with eight no-hitters, three perfect games and averaged nearly two strikeouts per inning ... Hit .523 with seven doubles, 11 triples, 27 RBI, 47 stolen bases and 47 runs ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News and Texas High School Sports Magazine Player of the Year her senior year ... Career 112-11 record ... Owns Texas 5A state tournament single-game strikeout record (22) ... Broke Texas state records and earned all-time national high school rankings in several categories including: No. 2 in career shutouts (86); No. 7 in career ERA (0.11); No. 8 in career innings pitched (833.2) and No. 9 in career strikeouts (1,544) ... Pitched a one-hit, 22 strikeout, 15-inning shutout in the Class 5A title game against Garland on June 5, 2005 (Texas 5A state tournament MVP) ... Texas 5A State champion and No. 1 national ranking by USA Today/NFCA following her junior season ... Four-time conference most valuable player ... three-time NFCA All-American and All-State selection; four-time conference MVP ... two-time Gatorade Texas Softball Player of the Year ... Recorded more career no-hitters (28) than runs surrendered (22) ... Played club softball with the Fort Worth Batbusters.
Full name is Kirsten Leigh Shortridge ... Born on Nov. 9, 1987, in Tulsa, Okla. ... Parents are Jeff Shortridge and the late Taryn Shortridge ... Majoring in special education.