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Amber Barton
Amber Barton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Osteen, FL

High School:
Pine Ridge HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
P

Birthdate:
10/30/1987


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Junior (2009): Went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and a run scored against Arkansas...threw four innings to pick up first win of the year against Wright State, also hit a 2-run homerun in that game...laced two-run double against UNLV...pitched complete game, had a season-high 11 strikeouts and hit RBI single in 6-1 win against Columbia...had RBI base hit against Towson...hit second homerun of the season and was winning pitcher against Liberty...tossed complete game and drove in a run in 3-1 win over Rutgers...smacked a hit and hurled a complete game three-hitter in 3-2 victory over South Alabama...drove in three runs with a homerun versus ULM...homered as part of a four RBI game against Western Kentucky, also pitched two scoreless innings with four strikeouts in that game....the following day, went 2-for-3 at the plate and twirled complete game six-hitter to complete sweep of Hilltoppers...went 2-for-2 with her fifth homerun of the season in 6-5 win over WKU in Sun Belt Tournament...had nine two-out RBI on the season...had a team-high seven multiple RBI games during the year...climbed further up the list of program leaders in innings pitched, complete games, saves, wins and strikeouts.

Sophomore (2008): Was the Owls no.1 pitcher the entire season...pitched complete game in 2-1 win over South Carolina in her first start of the season...tossed all 10 innings and had 12 strikeouts in 6-3 win against N.C. State, while going 1-for-3 with a homerun and two runs scored at the plate...drove in two runs and had a complete game in the circle against Kent State...had three runs scored, two RBI, a homerun and pitched a complete game in 10-6 win over UNLV...threw 11 innings in 5-4 win over Western Kentucky....gave up six hits in 3-2 win over Illinois in Championship Game of Miken Classic...had an eight-inning complete game shutout against North Texas...surrendered only one run in 11 innings against Troy, also had 11 strikeouts in 2-1 win...went 3-for-3 at the plate while allowing only five hits in complete game shutout of Quinnipiac...went 2-for-3 and had a complete game in 6-3 victory over ULM... went 2-for-3 and had a complete game in 4-2 win over South Alabama...pitched seven extra inning complete games on the season ...allowed only three hits in 3-0 win over Eastern Illinois...had 23 complete games on the season....also hit .245 on the season, including a team high four homeruns...stole two bases on the year...hit a homerun against ULM in the Sun Belt Tournament...went 10-5 with a 2.75 ERA in conference play to earn Second-Team All-Conference honors... also recorded three saves on the season...season put her among all-time program leaders in innings pitched, complete games, saves, wins and strikeouts.

Freshman (2007): Made her first appearance in the circle against South Carolina (2/10)... picked up her first hit, extra-base hit and RBI with one swing of the bat on a double against South Carolina (2/10)...doubled in a run against James Madison in two trips to the plate and earned her first win on the mound, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out four and walking two in 6.1 innings (2/23)...threw five innings, giving up six hits and a run while striking out three against Rutgers in an Owl win (3/11)...went a season-best 3-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBI and three runs scored against Rutgers (3/17)...threw a season-high nine innings against Northwestern State, taking the tough-luck loss while giving up 13 hits and striking out five (4/3)...hit her first-career homerun against Troy, driving in two and scoring twice (4/6)...tossed a complete-game shutout against UCF, giving up just three hits, a walk and striking out three (4/11)...held FIU to just one run on three hits while striking out seven and walking four in a complete-game win (5/4)...doubled in two runs against Florida International in the opening round of the conference tournament (5/11)...came out of the bullpen to toss four critical innings in the semifinals against Middle Tennessee in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, giving up seven hits and a walk while striking out five, as the Owls held off MTSU and advanced to the SBC Championship game.

High School: Played for Jamie Smith at Pine Ridge High School in Sanford, FL...two-sport athlete (softball and volleyball)...earned First Team All-Conference honors in softball her sophomore, junior and senior years, and her junior and senior seasons in volleyball...named team MVP her senior season in both softball and volleyball.

Personal: Elementary education major...daughter of Ryan and Jill Barton...born October 30, 1987, in Sanford, FL...professional goal is to be an elementary teacher.

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