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Members of the 2012-13 University of Memphis softball team talk about their experience playing summer ball. Interviews with head coach Natalie Poole, senior outfielder Lelani Bernardino, junior pitcher Ellen Roberts and sophomore utility Sara Pearson.
2013 Memphis Softball Portraits. Photos by Lindsey Lissau
Memphis softball at CBU on October 9, 2012 in a 8-2 victory.
September 29, 2012 - Gameday's First Tennessee Fields in Cordova, Tenn.
Memphis vs East Carolina on May 5, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis softball vs Alcorn State on April 10, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. All photos by Joe Murphy
Appeared in 39 games, making 27 starts ... Started twice in the circle (Indiana, UAB) and started 23 games in right field ... Hit .400 when leading off ... Got her first win in the circle with a 3-1 victory over South Alabama (2/12) after throwing 2.2 innings, recording two strikeouts and giving up no runs and one hit ... Had her first collegiate home run, a two-run shot in an 11-4 win over Samford (3/20) ... Had 15 hits and 10 runs scored ... In her first start in the outfield, went 1-for-2 and drew a walk against Houston (3/25) ... Had a multiple-hit game against UCF (4/2), going 2-for-4 ... Scored two runs in a 7-2 win over UTEP (4/15) ... Had a double and an RBI in a 10-0 win over Alcorn State (4/10).
Four year letterwinner at Lakota East High School in Liberty Township, Ohio, as a pitcher and first baseman ... Coached by Steve Castner ... Named a Max Preps second team All-American in 2011 ... Named the Cincinnati Enquirer Sports Department Player of the Year in 2011 and the GMA Softball Athlete of the Year (Greater Miami Conference) ... A 2011 Journal News All-Area softball selection ... Earned all-district and all-state honors in 2010 and 2011 and was a four-time first team all-league selection ... As a sophomore, earned Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) Player of the Year honors ... Named the Butler County Pitcher of the Year in 2009 ... As a senior, won 22 games and struck out 264 in 164.2 innings ... Held a 0.30 ERA in 2011 ... Hit .363 as a senior with 30 RBI, a .434 on-base percentage and six home runs ... Threw a perfect game in a 3-0 victory over Mason on May 5, 2011 ... Led the Thunderhawks to the final four of the Ohio State Tournament in 2010 with 139.1 innings pitched, 222 strikeouts and posting a 0.60 ERA ... Led the team at the plate as a junior, hitting .354 (34 hits out of 96 at-bats) ... First on the team in triples, home runs and RBI ... Also lettered four seasons in soccer as a midfielder.
Full name is Sara Lenae Pearson ... Daughter of Randy and Shawna Pearson ... Born July 23 in Middletown, Ohio ... Nickname is SP ... Major is exercise and sport science.