Panthers predicted to finish seventh in the ACC Preseason Coaches Poll
Over 5,000 student-athletes earned All-America status
Head coach Holly Aprile and staff were one of 11 coaching staffs in the nation honored
Carly Thea selected for second straight year
The Panthers finish 37-22; make first-ever ACC/NCAA postseason appearance
Pitt Softball Fall Ball Pictures
Was a part of the first-ever Pitt softball team to reach the ACC Championship Game and NCAA Regional Final...Earned NFCA Mid-Atlantic First Team All-Region status …ACC All-Tournament Team selection...Started three games in the circle in the NCAA Regional Tournament...Held Florida State to just two runs on four hits in four innings in the ACC Championship...Threw a complete game shutout and picked up a win against North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC tournament...Allowed only one run in a complete game victory over Notre Dame in the first round ACC tournament...Pitched a complete game in the first game against Louisville and struckout six batters...Allowed just two hits against Penn State through 4 innings pitched...Threw in 10.0 innings against Virginia Tech...Pitched in games one and three of the Syracuse series. Threw five strikeouts and picked up the win in both games she appeared in...Threw six strikeouts in Notre Dame series and pitched a complete game in series finale...Threw seven strikeouts in game one at Ohio State...Pitched her 12th complete game of the season throwing three strikeouts in the final game of the Florida State series...Threw nine strikeouts in game one against NC State...Picked up two wins in two games vs. Georgia Tech, improving to 13-2 overall...Pitched 11 innings in two games vs. FGCU including eight strikeouts...Pitched a total of 10 innings between two games against Virginia...Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Cougar Classic...Started in the circle against College of Charleston and Bowling Green at the Cougar Classic, pitching 9 innings and allowing just three runs and walks respectively...Named ACC Pitcher of the Week during week two of play following a successful weekend at the Gaucho Classic...pitched two complete games and came in as relief in the third to throw a total of 17.1 innings on the weekend...Held her opponents to just two runs in three games, including a shutout...Tallied seven strikeouts in California and out of 73 total batters faced, only gave up 13 hits and five walks....Started two of three games at the Hampton Inn and Suites Tournament...Pitched 15.2 innings through three games.
Made team-high 39 appearances and 25 starts in the circle...Led team with 167.0 innings pitched...Picked up eight wins and four saves on the season...Her four saves were tied for most in the ACC...Fired 11 complete games...Faced an opponent in the nation's top-10 five times...Struck out season-high six batters twice, first in six innings of one-run work against Loyola Marymount and again versus No. 1 Tennessee...Held defending national champion No. 2 Oklahoma to one hit over six innings in a narrow 2-1 loss...Pitched three complete games in four starts from 2/15-2/22, going 3-0 over that stretch...Blanked Kent State on 2/21 to give the Panthers the 1-0 victory...Worked season-high 8.2 innings with 171 pitches in a tough one-run loss to No. 8/7 Kentucky...Came on for four innings of one-hit, shutout relief against Boston College to earn her third save of the year...Allowed no earned runs in three consecutive games from 4/6-4/9 during 13.2 innings of work...Appeared at first base in six games with five starts.
2013: Game-by-Game Statistics:
Pitched 3.2 innings in relief work against No. 23 North Carolina and did not allow a hit while striking out four...Named to the Hilltopper Classic All-Tournament team for going 3-1 in the circle and 6-for-11 at the plate with three RBI...Was 3-for-3 against South Dakoata St...2-for-3 with a career-high three RBI against WKU...Was 3-for-4 with a career-high five RBI against LIU Brooklyn...Earned the win against Fordham with five innings pitched, two strikeouts, and no runs allowed...Pitched a complete game against Fairfield with five strikeouts and just one walk...Was 2-for-3 with a home run against Canisius...Pitched a complete game victory against George Mason, allowing just three hits and stirking out five...Tallied her second save of the season against St. John's...Won both of her starts at Seton Hall in complete game outings...Allowed just three hits in the series opnere...Went seven strong innings at Rutgers, allowing just three hits and one run...Was also 1-for-2 at the plate with a run scored and a walk...Pitched the final three innings of the season finale at Rutgers and did not allow a hit while earning her third save of the season...Was 3-for-10 at the plate against the Scarlet Knights with four runs in the three games combined.
2012: Game-by-Game Statistics:
Set Pitt single-season record for appearances (40), innings pitched (227.1), complete games (26) and wins (19)...made 32 starts on the mound...led the Panthers pitching staff with a 1.72 ERA, which ties for the second-best mark in program history...ranked third in innings pitched and appearances among Big East pitchers...finished among the top-10 conference hurlers in strikeouts (fifth), starts (fifth), wins (sixth), overall ERA (seventh) and opposing batting average (ninth)...tallied 196 strikeouts and six shutouts, which rank second among Pitt hurlers in a single season...held opponents to a .221 batting average...garnered a strikeout:walk ratio that eclipsed 3:1 (196 k, 64 bb)...limited opponents to one run or fewer in 20 appearances...registered her first career save with 2.2 innings of work against George Washington (March 16)...tossed a career-high 11 innings in a one-run loss to Fordham (March 17)...won five consecutive decisions between Feb. 24 and March 2...fanned a career-high 13 batters in a win against Robert Morris, tying for the second best single-game strikeout total in school history (May 2)...collected 10 strikeouts against N.C. State (Feb. 25)...posted a .966 fielding percentage that ranked third among teammates with at least 50 chances...recorded her first hit at the plate against Lehigh (Feb. 24)...blasted her first career home run and drove in a career-best three runners against Kent State (March 28).
Four-year varsity starter for the Orange Lutheran Lancers...led the team to their first undefeated season and a Division I League Title...named League Pitcher of the Year as a senior...tallied a 1.24 ERA with 14 wins on the mound while batting .405 her senior year...garnered Orange Lutheran Team MVP honors in 2010-11...selected as a First Team All-League honoree in 2008 and 2011 and a Second Team All-League recipient in 2009 and 2010...named to the All-County Freshman Team in 2008...three-time All-County Team honoree (2009-11)...ranked second in the Trinity League in strikeouts as a junior...selected as tournament MVP after leading her team to a victory in the Gold Bracket Championship of the 2010 Woodbridge Tournament...three-year varsity starter in basketball...led her basketball team to the CIF championships in 2009 and the CIF semifinals and state games in 2010...ranked third in her class academically and was on the honor roll each semester...an AP Scholar that belonged to the California Scholastic Federation and National Honors Society...a 2011 Commended National Merit recipient...nominated for the 2011 Farmers Insurance Female Scholar Athlete Award...received Lutheran 2011 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year..named the AP Statistics Student of the Year...acted as President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Key Club...was a member of TeamSmith, a travel organization coached by Terry Schweikert.
Daughter of Wayde and Tami King...has one brother, Austin...majoring in chemical engineering.
Panthers Fall in Series Finale to Florida State
Pitt Drops Doubleheader to No. 7/6 Florida State
Pitt Concludes Home Slate with Nationally Ranked Florida State
Dates Announced for Pitt Softball Summer Camps
Watch: Shelby Pickett Feature
Schedule Update: Pitt vs. Florida State Time Changes