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#25 Jessica Simpson
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Canton, Ohio
High School: Hoover
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Updated through end of 2012 season

2012: Appeared in the circle 57 times for the RedHawks, starting 39 ... was 32-15 overall with a 1.29 ERA ... her 32 wins and 358 strikeouts are single-season school records ... named MAC Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season after going 15-2 with a 1.46 ERA in conference games ... also member of First Team All-MAC ... named to NFCA's All-Mideast Region first-team ... won MAC Tournament MVP after pitching all 42 innings, including 21 on final day, to lead RedHawks to tournament crown ... finished the event 5-1 with a 0.50 ERA ... ranked 10th in the nation with a 1.29 ERA on the season ... was also fifth in the nation in strikeouts with 358, seventh in victories with 32 and fourth in shutouts with 13 ... became MAC's all-time winningest pitcher with her 86th career victory at Morehead State (Apr. 12) ... had first career perfect game in six inning victory over Dayton (Mar. 18) ... threw 35 complete games with 308.2 innings pitched ... was selected MAC East Division Pitcher of the Week seven times as a senior tying the record she set last season ... also has earned MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week honors twice ... threw two-hit shutout at Memphis (Feb. 24) ... allowed only one hit in shutout victory over Northern Iowa (Feb. 26) ... tied career-high with 15 strikeouts vs. Quinnipiac (Mar. 3) ... threw 6.1 innings of no-hit softball in relief vs. CCSU (Mar. 9) ... had four-hit, 10-strikeout shutout of Akron (Apr. 6) ... followed that up with four-hit, 12-strikeout performance vs. Ohio (Apr. 7) the next day ... pitched 10 innings, allowing only two unearned runs vs. Eastern Kentucky (Apr. 17) ... threw three-hit shutout vs. Central Michigan (Apr. 20) ... had back-to-back shutout performances of Eastern Michigan (Apr. 21 and Apr. 22) ... threw her third-career no-hitter in 3-0 win at Buffalo (Apr. 27) ... also allowed only one hit in 3.1 innings of relief work in second game of doubleheader against the Bulls ... threw a two-hit shutout in win over Toledo (May 5) ... struck out 10 while holding high-powered Ball State offense to two runs on five hits in MAC Tournament win over Cardinals (May 11) ... allowed only one unearned run on four hits in MAC Tournament victory over Western Michigan (May 12) ... followed that up with back-to-back shutouts of Central Michigan (May 12) later that day to lead Miami to MAC Tournament title ... allowed only five hits in each of those two games ... shut out fifth-ranked Tennessee in 1-0 upset victory during NCAA Tournament game (May 18), allowing only five hits while striking out six.

 

2011: Won MAC Pitcher of the Year, the first in Miami history... also named First Team All-MAC ... made NFCA All-Mideast Region Second Team ... was named the MAC East Pitcher of the Week on seven different occasions, a conference record ... a member of the Academic All-MAC team ... finished the year 27-15 with a 1.57 ERA ... set single-season school records in several categories, including strikeouts (317), shutouts (15), wins (27), appearances (48), starts (40), complete games (38) and innings pitched (298.1) ... all of those record setting statistics, along with her 1.57 ERA led the MAC ... her 317 strikeouts ranked 18th in the nation, while her ... threw first career no-hitter against Northern Illinois (May 6), allowing only two base runners via walk the entire game ... allowed two earned runs or less in all but three of her appearances ... had a 1.43 ERA and held opponents to a .221 BA in conference play... struck out 10 or more in seven games, including a career-high 15 strikeouts against South Dakota State (Mar. 11) ... had 14 strikeouts in games against UIC (Feb. 19), Butler (Apr. 19) and Northern Illinois (May 12) ... allowed two hits or less in six complete game starts ... had one-hitter against Butler (Apr. 19), allowing only a sixth-inning infield hit ... got opportunity to bat for first time in career, finishing with a .222 average ... hit first career home run in win over SIU-Edwardsville (Feb. 27) ... had seven RBI on the year ... finished the season with only three errors for a .963 fielding percentage.

2010: Earned Second Team All-MAC honors for the second consecutive year ... led Miami's pitchers with a record of 19-16 record and a MAC leading 1.65 ERA ... honored as MAC East Pitcher of the week on Mar. 16 ... appeared in 38 games, starting 30 ... threw 20 complete games ... recorded eight shutouts on the year ... led team with 216 innings pitched ... posted 157 strikeouts and held the opposition to a .247 batting average ... threw a complete game shutout vs. Connecticut (Mar. 5) giving up only four hits while striking out 10 ... had back-to-back shutouts vs. Dayton (Apr. 1) and at Ball State (Apr. 3) ... tied season high with 10 strikeouts in game against Cardinals ... threw consecutive shutouts again vs. Wright State (May 4) and vs. Ohio (May 7).

2009: Served as the primary starting pitcher for the RedHawks, appearing in 44 games, with 33 starts ... named MAC Tournament MVP after going 4-0 with a 0.50 ERA during the event ... also earned Second Team All-MAC honors ... recorded 24 complete games and 10 shutouts while posting a 2.17 ERA in her freshman campaign ... struck out 189 opponents on the season, placing her third in Miami's single-season record book, while her shutouts and complete games placed her second and tied for second, respectively ... had an overall record of 24-12 ... her 24 wins were the second most all-time at Miami ... also recorded two saves ... recorded two one-hit shutouts and two two-hit shutouts ... had a season-high 14 strikeouts in a five-hit shutout victory over Bowling Green (April 11) ... ranked first in the MAC in wins and shutouts, second in ERA, tied for fourth in appearances, tied for third in saves and tied for fifth in strikeouts.

High School: Named Ohio High Magazine Player of the Year in 2008 ... honored as the 2007 Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year ... member of the First-Team All-Federal League in `05, `06, `07 and `08 ... named the Federal League Player of the Year in `06, `07 and `08 ... earned First-Team All-State (Division 1) honors in 2006-08 ... member of 2006, 2007 and 2008 Federal League Championship Teams ... led Hoover High School to Division I state title in 2006 and 2008 ... finished high school career with a 0.36 ERA in 784 innings pitched with an Ohio high school record 69 career shutouts ... Akron Beacon Player of the Year for 2006 and 2008 ... played for Ohio Grand Slam Travel Ball Team, finishing 11th in 16U ASA `A' Nationals (2005) ... finished in the top 10 of the 18U ASA `A' Nationals each of the past three seasons ... member of National Honor Society and Quill & Scroll ... Four-time Academic Letter Winner.

Personal: Has January birthday ... daughter of Karen and Blake Simpson ... majoring in English education.

 

 

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