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21 Lexi Betancourt

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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
Height: 5'7"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Garner, N.C.
High School: West Johnson
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