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21 Lexi Betancourt

Career: Betancourt leaves Charlotte as the school leader in career wins (72), appearances (149), and innings pitched (890), and is second all-time in strikeouts (749), and third all-time in shutouts (22)... Leaves ranked sixth in career ERA (2.57)

2016 (Senior): Second-Team All-C-USA Selection... Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team for third straight season... Named to the 2016 Preseason All-C-USA Team...Named CoSIDA Academic All-American...  Named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-C-USA team...Conference USA Honor Roll and C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal.. C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week honors (2/22).. Appeared in 37 games, making 36 starts and tallying 233.2 innings pitched (second in the league)... Recorded her 70th career win against Middle Tennessee (4/30) to become the all-time winningest pitcher in program history... Finished with 72 career wins... Went 20-15 on the season (third best in C-USA) and also ranked third in the league with 186 strikeouts and was second in C-USA with 61 batters struck out looking... Took a no-hitter into at least the fifth inning four times this season.. Came a single and a walk away from a perfect game against Western Carolina (3/23)... Came four outs away from a no-hitter against UNCG (4/26)... Recorded double-digit strikeouts four times (ECU, 2/17) (Yale, 2/26) (Gardner-Webb (Game 1) 3/8) (Middle Tennessee, 5/1)... Recorded eight or more strikeouts in nine games this season... Limited opponents to three hits or less in nine games this season... Tallied five shutouts on the season... Ended season with a 2.64 ERA (sixth best in league)

2015 (Junior): Second-Team All-Conference USA Selection....Named to Conference USA All-Academic Team....Claimed College Sports Madness Conference USA Second-Team honors....Appeared in 40 games in the circle making 37 starts with 32 complete games and seven shutouts...Posted a 18-20 overall record, including 10-10 in Conference USA contests....Threw a career-high 240.2 innings striking out a career-best 225 which ranks fouth-highest in a single season in 49er program history...Limited opponents to a .242 batting average...Set a new career high for innings pitched in a game against Western Kentucky throwing 11.0 innings allowing only one unearned run in a 3-1 win....Also threw a career-high 186 pitches against the Hilltoppers....Struck out a career-best 13 in a hard-fought 1-0 loss to Kent State...Notched 24 games with five strikeouts or more, including eight with 10 or more....Five of those double-digit strikeout contests came against C-USA foes (UTSA, Marshall, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee and WKU)....Held Conference USA regular season, tournament champion & NCAA Tournament regional qualifer Western Kentucky to four hits and one run in the Conference USA Tournament...Led C-USA in complete games (32), ranked second in innings pitched (240.2) and third in strikeouts (225).

2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in the circle for the Niners in 37 games...Started 31 games with 26 complete games...Led the team with a 2.20 ERA...Went 19-15 in the circle...Posted seven shutouts...Tossed 220 innings with 211 batters...Limited opponents to a .242 batting average...Pitched a 9.0 innings against Marshall in a 2-1 victory...Posted 23 games of five or more strikeouts with 11 of eight or more...Posted a career-high 10 strikeouts against North Carolina (4/2) and Marshall (4/26)...Hit first home run of her career against St. Bonaventure (2/21)...Picked up 10 wins during conference play with a 2.41 ERA...Had five shutouts in league play...Held #18 Tulsa to one run in the Conference USA tournament...Third in a single season in strikeouts per seven innings (6.71)...Seventh in wins in a single season (19)...Sixth in shutouts in a single season (7)...Third pitcher to have 200+ strikeouts in a single season...Tied for 33rd in the Nation in shutouts (7)...39th in the Nation in strikeouts (211)...Named to the 2014 Conference USA All-Academic Team...Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal...College Sports Madness All-Conference USA Second Team....Charlotte MVP.

2013: Redshirted...Season-long injury held Betancourt to limited action … Appeared in six games and started in one … Hit .429 in seven at-bats … Finished with three hits and three runs … Recorded hits against Wisconsin (2/8), Drexel (2/15), and Southern (3/1). 

 2012 (Freshman): Made 35 appearances in the circle ... Led the Charlotte pitching staff with a 15-14 record and 2.93 ERA ... Made 27 starts with 20 complete games ... Post three shutouts, including back-to-back against Elon and La Salle ... Hurled a team-high 195.2 innings ... Struck out 127 and walked 56 ... Held opponents to a .271 batting average ... Also batted .300 with three hits in 10 at-bats ... First career hit came against Morgan State on 2/25, where she notched a single and an RBI double ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (4/9) ... Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.

Prep: High school team won three conference championships ... Advanced to third round of playoffs all three years ... All-State and All-Conference selection ... Led North Carolina in strikeouts ... Principal's and Honor Roll Student all four years ... Four-time All-Academic ...

Personal: Daughter of Andy and Sherry Betancourt ... Has two siblings, Jake and Dylan ... Exercise Science major ... Born June 20, 1993.

Position: Pitcher
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Garner, N.C.
High School: West Johnson HS
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