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1  Amber Matousek
Amber Matousek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glendale, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain Ridge

Height:
5-9

Position:
Pitcher

Bats/Throws:
R/R


Junior (2009): Tossed 98 innings of work and claimed an 8-7 record ... Struck out 61 batters and limited batters to a career-best .281 batting average ... Posted a shutout victory over Hawaii in her first start of the season ... Struck out seven batters while yielding just four hits in the win ... Tossed a complete game win against San Diego State ... Threw four innings of work and tallied a pair of strikeouts against UConn ... Went the distance with five strikeouts in a win over Stetson ... Started and played in seven innings, striking out five against the Hatters in the extra-inning win ... Tossed a complete game win over Morehead State while striking out six batters ... Won game two of the Auburn sweep by throwing four innings, allowing just one hit and striking out three batters ... Went the distance and earned a victory against Miami (Ohio) ... Earned a win over WKU while working five innings and striking out one ... Posted a complete game series-clinching victory over Ole Miss.

Sophomore (2008): Became the first UK pitcher in 10 seasons to toss 10 or more strikeouts in a game ... She achieved the feat three times during the year ... Rose to No. 3 on UK's career strikeout list by fanning 111 batters in her second season ... Started a career-high 29 contests while earning a career-best 4.21 ERA and 11 victories ... Notched her first win of the year in a complete game over Wichita State ... Threw 10 strikeouts in her second win of the season against Toledo, where she gave up just one earned run ... Again tied her career high, fanning 10 batters in a win over Morehead State, and did not give up an earned run ... Saw a career-high 9.1 innings of action in the loss to Chattanooga ... Earned two wins in the team's 4-0 weekend at the Chattanooga Frost Classic ... Started two games against Tennessee, including the upset victory over the Lady Vols in the first game of the series ... Pitched 14 innings and did not give up a single earned run against UT ... Recorded her first career shutout in the 2-0 win over Tennessee ... Tallied her second career shutout in the history making win over Ohio State ... Threw seven innings of work, yielding just two hits while striking out five batters in the win over Eastern Kentucky.

Freshman (2007): Made 23 appearances, earning a team-leading 17 starts in her debut season with the Wildcats ... Notched six wins on the year ... Led the team by striking out 43 batters, including five against both Saint Mary's and Auburn ... Had three or more strikeouts in seven games ... Threw nine complete games, including a 2-1 win over SEC foe Auburn ... Was used for 105.0 innings of work, which was most on the team.

High School: Was a standout pitcher for Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Ariz. ... Tossed a pair of no-hitters, the first two in school history ... Earned all-region honors in 2005 and 2006 ... Named all-state honorable mention in 2005 ... Received the Coach's Award in 2004, the Positive Attitude Award in 2005 and the Heart of a Lion Award in 2006 ... Also a standout in the classroom, Matousek was a two-time recipient of the Rising Star award ... Member of the academic honor roll throughout her high school career. School in Glendale, Ariz. ... Tossed a pair of no-hitters, the first two in school history ... Earned all-region honors in 2005 and 2006 ... Named all-state honorable mention in 2005 ... Received the Coach's Award in 2004, the Positive Attitude Award in 2005 and the Heart of a Lion Award in 2006 ... Also a standout in the classroom,Matousek was a two-time recipient of the Rising Star award ...Member of the academic honor roll throughout her high school career.

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