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Has played in 49 of 51 games with 22 starts at pitcher, 15 as the designated player and seven at first base...Has made five pinch hit appearances and two relief appearances...Is 2-for-5 as a pinch hitter (.400, 1 RBI)...Threw a complete game to earn an 11-2 victory over Wichita State in the season opener...Allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and a strikeout...Suffered a 1-0 loss to IPFW after giving up a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a two-hit performance...Pitched all eight innings for a 2-1 victory against McNeese State and struck out five...Named to the Blues City Classic All-Tournament Team...Earned a victory in relief in game two against Belmont...Threw the final two and a third innings and allowed no runs on no hits with two walks...Recorded her first hit of the season in a pinch hit appearance against Drexel...Took the loss in a 6-1 defeat to North Dakota State after allowing three earned runs on three hits, five walks and four strikeouts in three and two thirds...Took the loss in an eighth inning defeat to Rutgers and allowed one earned run in seven and two thirds on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts...Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a walk as the designated player against Jacksonville...Didn't allow an earned run in a 2-1 loss to Fordham and scattered seven hits with three strikeouts...Went 1-for-3 against Virginia Tech in a start at first base...Went 2-for-3 as the designated player in game one of a doubleheader with North Florida...Put on a one person show in game two, setting career highs in RBI and strikeouts...Knocked in five RBI in a 2-for-4 performance with a grand slam...Also earned the victory in the circle with a three-hit performance with seven strikeouts in a 7-1 victory...Combined with Lauren Carley for a 1-0 shutout over UCF in the first game of a doubleheader...Held the Knights scoreless for four and a third innings and scattered four hits...Threw her first complete game shutout in game two of a three-game series against UTEP in a 2-0 victory and allowed just four hits and struck out five, while walking none...Had two hits in the three-game series and knocked in the game winning run in game two with an RBI single in the first inning...Knocked in the game-winning run in the seventh inning of a 1-0 victory over Saint Louis with a pinch hit single up the middle...Went 3-for-3 with a pair of two-run homers in game two of a three game series with Tulsa and had four RBI, including the game-winning RBI...Also earned the victory in the game, allowing one run on six hits in seven innings...Went 2-for-4 and earned the victory in a 5-1 win in the second game of a doubleheader with Mississippi Valley State...Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double in the first game of a three game series with Marshall...Suffered the loss in game two after giving up four runs, one earned, on five hits in two innings...Went 1-for-2 at the plate in the game...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in game one against Alabama State...Went 1-for-2 with a RBI and a run scored in game two against Middle Tennessee...Hit a home run to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning in game three and pitched the final two innings of the 10-inning victory for a 3-2 win...Took the loss to Arkansas after allowing five earned runs on six hits in three and one third innings...Earned the game winning RBI against UAB with a double...Went a combined 1-for-10 in the series...Pitched 2.1 innings in the second game of the the doubleheader and suffered the loss, allowing four runs on six hits...Started first game of three-game series against East Carolina...Suffered loss after giving up three runs on two home runs and three hits in three innings...Earned start on senior day against East Carolina...Suffered loss after allowing one run in top of first...Went 1-for-3 at the plate in games one and three.
Played in 37 games with 31 starts...Made 17 starts in the circle and 23 as the designated player... Ranked fifth in Conference USA in fewest walks allowed (37) and tied for fifth in fewest triples allowed (1)...Ranked ninth in the league in batters struck out looking (34)...Tied for the team lead in wins (8)...Second on the team in ERA (3.42), innings pitched (122.2), batters struck out (69), appearances (24) and games started (17)...Hit .235 with two home runs, four doubles, 10 RBI and five runs scored...Went 8-11 in the circle and 3-7 in conference play...Had four multiple hit games and two multiple RBI games...Had a season long hitting streak of five games...Made her Memphis debut against Alcorn State and earned the victory after pitching four innings...Allowed two unearned runs on four hits with five strikeouts...Went 1-for-3 in the game at the plate and had an RBI single...Went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double against Drexel...Allowed three earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts in the circle...Pitched all nine innings in a 2-1 loss to Buffalo and allowed one earned run on four hits with six strikeouts...Went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Kennesaw State...Went 1-for-3 against Miami (OH)...Went 1-for-1 with a run scored in the first game of a doubleheader at Arkansas-Pine Bluff...Took the loss in a 9-4 defeat to UMKC and allowed five earned runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts...Went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in game one of a doubleheader against Central Arkansas...Had one hit in three at bats in game two...Earned the victory on the mound and had the game-winning hit in a comeback victory against UTEP in game three of a three-game series...Had five hits with three doubles and two RBI in the series with the Miners...Pitched a scoreless inning in relief against Utah...Earned the victory in an eight-inning battle against St. John's and allowed one unearned run on four hits with four strikeouts...Pitched four scoreless innings in relief against Hawai'i with one hit allowed...Pitched five innings in relief against UT Martin for a 5-4 victory in nine innings...Allowed one run on five hits with a strikeout...Knocked in the game-winning run with a walk-off sacrifice fly to right field with the bases loaded...Allowed two earned runs on six hits in a loss against Marshall in game two of a doubleheader....Earned the victory in game two against Houston in a five-inning run rule...Allowed two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts in five innings of work...Credited with both decisions in a doubleheader split with Samford, pitching 11 combined innings and allowing two runs on six hits with six strikeouts...Pitched a complete game three-hit victory in game one...Allowed one earned run on nine hits in game two against East Carolina...Allowed two earned runs in a 3-2 loss to UCF in game one of a doubleheader...Allowed one run in a four-hit complete game against UAB in game two and tied a season high with six strikeouts.
At Phoenix College (2007-08)
Pitched and played infield for two years at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Ariz...Helped team win back-to-back Division II NJCAA championships and finish 67-5 in 2008...A 2008 NFCA All-American first team and a NJCAA Division II All-American second team selection...A 2008 first team All-Region, Region Tournament MVP and first team ACCAC selection...Went 26-3 as a sophomore in 2008 with a 1.21 ERA and 192 strikeouts in 179.1 innings of work...Also hit .500 with nine home runs, 33 RBI and 19 runs scored...Led the team with a 1.56 ERA as a freshman in 2007 and finished 10-2 with 50 strikeouts...Also hit .301 with three home runs and 24 RBI...Ranks in the top five all-time at Phoenix College in season winning percentage (26-3, .896, 2008), wins (26, 2008) and strikeouts (192, 2008).
A four-year letterwinner at pitcher at Moon Valley High School in Phoenix, Ariz....Coached by Tom James...Also lettered one year in swimming...Named all-region all four years...Had 27 RBI and a 1.97 ERA as a senior.
Full name is Vanessa Walle...Daughter of Agustin and Maria Walle...Born on July 10, 1988 in Los Angeles, Calif....Nickname is Bunny...Graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies in May 2011.