#11 Stephanie Becker
Position: LHP
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aurora, IL
High School: West Aurora HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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    CAREER: One of the most accomplished pitchers in school history ... Ranks fourth all-time at MSU in strikeouts (292), sixth in appearances (103), sixth in strikeout ratio (5.35), eighth in games started (60), tied for eighth in victories (28) and ninth in innings pitched (382.1) ... Expected to be one of the top pitchers in the SEC her senior campaign after finishing her junior season 4-0 with a 0.55 ERA and a 22-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in her last nine appearances (eight starts) ... One of two pitchers on the current staff to have thrown a no-hitter, throwing the 13th no-no in school history against eventual Women's College World Series participant South Florida in February 2012 ... The April 23, 2012 SEC Pitcher of the Week, the school's first pitcher to earn a conference weekly honor in over six years.

    2012: Rewrote the single-season school record book, finishing second all-time in games started (36), third in strikeouts (163), tied for sixth in appearances (43) and strikeout ratio (6.25), tied for seventh in wins (18), ninth in innings pitched (182.2) and 10th in winning percentage (.643) ... Led the team in ERA, strikeouts and wins ... Her innings pitched and strikeout totals were also second-most all-time by a MSU junior ... Finished seventh in the SEC in wins, ninth in appearances and strikeouts and 12th in ERA and opponent batting average (.221) ... Named to the 2012 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Picked up the first win of the 21st season of Bulldog softball with her ninth-career complete game, only allowing two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts at South Alabama ... Allowed just one earned run over 4.1 innings in a 9-6 victory against Memphis at the Mardi Gras Invitational ... Improved to 2-0 after yielding just one run in 6.0 innings to go along with four strikeouts in the victory at Samford ... Tallied her second complete-game win of the season against Mississippi Valley State with seven strikeouts and zero walks ... Threw her first no-hitter against South Florida, becoming the first Bulldog to throw a no-no since February 2010 ... The no-no was the first by a SEC pitcher in 2012 and the 24th no-hitter by a Vann Stuedeman-coached player ... Her five-pitch fourth inning against USF was the quickest inning by an MSU pitcher in 2012 ... Improved to 4-1 on the season in the win at 2011 NCAA Tournament team Jackson State, giving up two runs on five hits in 5.0 innings, while striking out two and walking one ... Contributed to an 8-0 shutout vs. Louisiana Tech by picking up the win in 4.0 innings of work ... Went the distance in a five-inning run-rule shutout against Eastern Illinois, striking out seven batters and walking none ... Picked up her seventh win of the season in the final game of the Bulldog Classic vs. Samford ... Was named the only pitcher to the Bulldog Classic All-Tournament Team after racking up a perfect 3-0 record during the weekend ... Threw her fifth complete game of the season against No. 3/4 Florida, striking out a season-high eight batters and yielding just three hits ... Returned in the nightcap of the doubleheader vs. the Gators, surrendering two runs in 5.0 innings of work to keep the Maroon and White in the game ... Struck out a career-high 10 batters in a complete-game shutout in the series opener against No. 7 Georgia ... Labored through 4.2 innings of work in the game two start vs. Georgia, giving up two runs and striking out two ... Went the distance in for her ninth victory of the season in the SEC road opener at South Carolina ... Picked up her 10th win of the season with a 6.1-inning performance at home vs. UAB ... Started in the win at Mississippi Valley State, giving up one earned run and striking out six in six innings of work ... Picked up State's first win at Arkansas in four years with a complete-game three-hitter in game one of the doubleheader sweep on Good Friday, striking out six for her 11th win of the season ... Tallied a complete-game victory at Ole Miss in game two of the series, becoming the first MSU pitcher ever to throw a one-hitter against the rival Rebels ... Came back the next day and led MSU to a sweep over Ole Miss, picking up the win with 4.0 innings of work and two strikeouts ... Struck out nine and walked none in a complete-game win vs. Kentucky in the series opener ... Picked up the win again in game two vs. UK with 2.0 hitless inning in the nationally televised contest ... Completed the sweep of the Wildcats with five strikeouts in four innings of work to notch the win in the series finale ... Was named SEC Pitcher of the Week on April 23 after going 3-0 with a 15-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in the series vs. Kentucky ... Threw her second shutout of the season in the victory at Southern Miss, going the distance for a complete-game four-hitter ... Picked up her 18th win of the season in the series opener at Auburn, throwing five innings of one-hit ball ... Started in game two at the Tigers, pitching a hitless first inning ... Threw a scoreless 2.2 innings to start the series finale against Auburn to end the regular season ...  Earned the start against No. 3 Alabama in the SEC Tournament, throwing a scoreless first inning ... Finished the 2012 regular season with a perfect 4-0 record and a microscopic 0.55 ERA in her last nine appearances (eight starts).
    2011: Named a 2011 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete as well as a 2011 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll selection ... Tossed three innings in relief against No. 11 Washington, allowing four earned runs while striking out a pair ... Notched a pair of wins in the home-opening Bulldog Round-Robin ... Allowed two runs and six hits while striking out three over five innings to pick up the win against Louisiana Tech ... K'd three while tossing 1.1 perfect innings to defeat Southern Illinois ... Collected her third win of the season as she allowed two runs and struck out a career-high five in 5.1 innings against Bowling Green ... Allowed a run and one hit while striking out nine in a win against Alcorn State ... Threw a four-hit, complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win that evened the weekend series against Ole Miss ... Tossed 3.1 innings of perfect relief to earn the win at Mississippi Valley State ... Drew the start in all three games against No. 4 Tennessee, going the distance in the series finale, holding UT scoreless over the final five innings to earn the win ... Allowed a run and two hits over the final 2.2 innings to earn the save in State's series-opening upset of No. 7 Georgia.

    2010: Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Made 28 appearances for the Bulldogs, with the majority of her innings coming in a relief role ... Tied for the most saves on the squad (2) and claimed three wins over 77.1 innings ... Combined on two shutouts while striking out 42 ... Earned her first collegiate save as she tossed two scoreless innings in the Bulldog Round-Robin championship game against UAB ... Tossed 2.2 hitless innings against Louisiana-Monroe at the Aggie Classic in College Station, Texas, to collect her second save of the season ... Held Maryland to three hits in relief at the NFCA Leadoff Classic to claim her first career win ... Defeated Illinois State at the Leadoff Classic, allowing two unearned runs over five innings ... Made her first start against Wright State (March 6) ... Won the Bulldog Classic finale against Troy, allowing one hit over the final 1.1 innings ... Hurled 2.1 scoreless innings in State's series-opening win at South Carolina (April 17).

    PRE-COLLEGE: Enjoyed a four-year prep career at West Aurora High School in Aurora, Ill. ... Played her final two seasons for Dave Zine after pitching under Donna Proctor's tutelage her freshman and sophomore campaigns ... Compiled 82 victories and 818 strikeouts during her career, both West Aurora records ... Won at least 17 games each year and tallied 200-plus strikeouts her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Named All-DuPage Valley Conference all four years, including unanimous first team selections her last three years of high school ... Selected Beacon News Player of the Year First Team and Daily Herald Softball Athlete of the Year First Team Captain following a senior year in which she won 12 games while compiling a 1.02 ERA and career-best 264 strikeouts ... Voted to the Chicago Sun Times All-Area Team and the Chicago Tribune All-State Team following her final prep season ... Named to the Chicago Sun Times Top 100 Softball Players to Watch twice and the Chicago Tribune list of Top-50 players as a senior ... Daily Herald All-Area First Team and Top-Five Pitcher as a junior ...  Claimed 2008 All-Area honors from the Beacon News after posting a 0.78 ERA with 200 strikeouts over 152.2 innings ... Won 22 games as a sophomore, earning Beacon News Player of the Year and all-area honors from the Daily Herald after posting 221 strikeouts and a 0.13 ERA that ranks in the top 12 of the Illinois High School record books ... A four-time DuPage Valley Conference Academic Scholar-Athlete ... Named a Triple Crown 2007 All-America Pitcher and a 2007 adidas Futures Top-100 Recruit.

    PERSONAL: Born Stephanie E. Becker on April 27, 1991, in Aurora, Ill. ...  Daughter of Michael and Kim Becker ... Majoring in elementary education ... Owns a pet hedgehog named Gabe ... Favorite childhood memory is the annual Becker Christmas Eve party.

Innings Pitched    7.0, 16x, last at Southern Miss, 4/2/12
Strikeouts    10 vs. Georgia, 3/9/12
Hits    10 vs. LSU, 4/29/11
Runs    8 vs. Tennessee, 3/23/12
Earned Runs    7 vs. Tennessee, 3/23/12
Walks    8 vs. Alabama, 3/30/12

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