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Ranks third in school history in lowest career earned run average (3.08), lowest opponent batting average (.257), fewest walks allowed/7 inn. game (2.64) and most innings pitched (238.2)...Tied for third at Memphis for most career wins (17), most games started (38), most complete games (22) and most shutouts (4)...Fourth in school history for most career strikeouts/7 inn. game (3.75), most appearances (52), most games finished (10) and most strikeouts (128).
Named to the 2009 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar First Team...Selected to the 2009 C-USA All-Academic Softball Team...Named as a 2007-08 NFCA Scholar Athlete...A 2007-08 and 2008-09 recipient of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal presented to those student-athletes who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher during the past academic year...Made the 2007-08 and 2008-09 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll awarded to student-athletes who carry a 3.0 GPA or higher for the school year...A fall 2007, spring 2008 and fall 2008 Tiger Academic 30 member recognizing the 30 student-athletes with the best grade-point average on each team and then the next best group of student-athletes, totaling 30...A member of the fall 2007, spring 2008, fall 2008 and spring 2009 Tiger 3.0 Club given to the Memphis student-athletes who have at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester.
Made 28 appearances in the circle with 23 starts...Led the team in ERA (3.14), opposing batting average (.252), innings pitched (136.0), batters struck out (73), appearances and games started...Tied for the team lead in wins (8)...Had a 3-7 record in C-USA games with a 3.40 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 68 innings of work...Had a 2.84 ERA in five games in relief...Ranked in the top 10 in C-USA in opposing batting average (7th), innings pitched (10th), games started (8th) and fewest home runs allowed (8th)...Allowed seven runs on 11 hits against #2/3 Alabama and had three strikeouts...Gave up two earned runs in a loss to Northwestern State, allowing six hits and had five strikeouts...Earned her first victory in a complete-game, three-hit effort against Alcorn State...Struck out five in the game...Earned her second-straight victory in the second game of a doubleheader against Middle Tennessee...Allowed eight hits and one unearned run in 6.2 innings with two strikeouts...Took the loss in a 2-1 contest against Miami (OH) and had five strikeouts...Pitched a two-hitter against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and allowed one unearned run with eight strikeouts in a 3-1 victory...Threw her second-straight two-hitter for a 9-1 victory in game two of a doubleheader against Central Arkansas...Struck out five in five innings and did not allow a walk...Threw a two-hitter against No. 9/11 Cal in a 1-0 loss...Allowed three earned runs on seven hits in a loss to Radford...Pitched in two games in relief in the three game series with Tulsa...Earned a 2-1 victory against Southern Miss, allowing one run on seven hits with one strikeout and one walk...Threw a two-hitter in a 3-2 loss to Southern Miss in the final contest of the series...Earned a 7-2 victory against UT Martin, scattering nine hits with one walk and two strikeouts...Earned a victory against Houston in game one after pitching all seven innings and allowing two earned runs on three hits...Held Houston to just a leadoff hit in six innings of game three's extra inning victory and struck out five....Allowed two runs on four hits in game one against East Carolina...Pitched a two-hit shutout against UCF with six strikeouts...Allowed two earned runs in a 4-3 loss to UCF in game three.
Made 24 pitching appearances with 15 starts...Finished the year 9-6 with a 3.00 ERA, three shutouts, 55 strikeouts and one save...Led the team in ERA (3.00), won-loss percentage (.600), fewest wild pitches (8) and fewest walks (35)...Ranked in the top 10 in Conference USA in games in relief (t8), earned runs allowed (8), walks allowed (8), doubles allowed (t7) and home runs allowed (10)...Averaged 4.28 innings per appearance and 3.75 strikeouts per game...Pitched 4.2 scoreless innings in the Tigers' season opener against Illinois and USF...Made her first collegiate start against Florida Gulf Coast and gave up four runs on four hits in 4.1 innings of work...Earned her first career victory against Bethune Cookman after pitching three scoreless innings in relief...Made four appearances in the USF Wilson Invitational and led the team with a 2.33 ERA with eight strikeouts in 12 innings...Went 2-0 in two starts in the Kajikawa Classic with a 0.50 ERA in 14 innings and seven strikeouts...Earned her second victory in a complete game against Texas Tech...Pitched a complete game without allowing a earned run for a win against Nebraska...Went 1-1 in two complete games in the Blues City Classic and had a 1.00 ERA in 14 innings with eight strikeouts and three walks...Named to the BCC All-Tournament Team...Pitched a shutout against Alabama A&M and allowed three hits in the game...Earned her second-straight shutout with a 4-0 blanking of North Texas with five strikeouts...Earned her sixth victory against Central Arkansas after allowing one unearned run on two hits with no walks...Earned the win against Vermont after allowing one run on two hits with three strikeouts in four innings...Also earned a victory against UT Martin...Threw a four-hit seven inning shutout against Southern Miss...Pitched five innings in a no decision against the Golden Eagles and allowed one earned run with three strikeouts...Earned her first collegiate save against Alcorn State after pitching three innings of relief with no runs allowed...Pitched two scoreless innings against No. 9/11 Houston in the C-USA Championship Tournament.
A southpaw who lettered three years at Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, Calif....Played for Coach Kevin Simpson...Named to the Californian All Valley Team in 2005-06...A CIF Southern Section Finalist in 2005-06...Named first team all-league in 2005-06 and second team all league in 2004-05...Selected as the 2003-04 Rookie of the Year and earned MVP honors from 2004-06...An honorable mention The Press Enterprise in 2004...Received the MVP for Community Sports Award and was an All-League Academic award winner from 2004-07...Named the MVP at the Stu Penter Classic in 2007...Selected to the all-league second team as a senior and received the coaches award...Holds the all-time win record at Temescal Canyon...A 2007 Riverside County All-Star player...A member of the National Honor Society, CSF and is the valedictorian of her 2007 class...Earned the Armed Forces Award in 2007...Riverside County Student of the Year in 2006-07...Class valedictorian.
Played travel ball since the age of 12 beginning on the Lake Elsinore Force...Also played travel ball on the Minors Gold and Chino Blast...Helped the Corona Angels to a fifth place finish at the Western Nationals...Finished her club career playing the last two years with the Dynasty Gold.
Full name is Janelle Marie Lauryn Valle...Daughter of Debra Fendley...Born on January 13, 1989 in Riverside, Calif....Has three siblings: Jazmine, Michael and Anthony...Sister, Jazmine, is a freshman third baseman for Marshall.
Career Hitting Statistics
Career Pitching Statistics
|Pitching Career Highs|
|Innings Pitched||7.0, 15x, last vs UCF (4-25-09)|
|Runs||10 vs Marshall (3-10-08)|
|Earned Runs||9 vs Marshall (3-10-08)|
|Walks||5 vs Houston (4-11-09)|
|Strikeouts||8 vs UAPB (2-26-09)|
|Hits||14 vs Marshall (3-10-08)|
|Doubles||3 vs Tulsa (5-3-08)|
|Triples||1, 5x, last vs. UCF (4-25-09)|
|Home Runs||3, 2x, last vs. Houston (3-29-08)|
|Wild Pitches||3 vs Tulsa (3-21-09)|
|Hit by Pitch||2,6x,last vs So. Miss (4-17-10)|
|Put Outs||2, 2x, last vs So. Miss (3-29-09)|
|Assists||5, 3x, last vs UCF (4-25-09)|
2 vs Texas Tech (2-16-08)