Messina Ranked Among the Nation's Elite

Messina Ranked Among the Nation's Elite

Reigning Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Year Laura Messina, a senior, was ranked among the nation's best pitchers this week by Fast Pitch News.  She ranked as the eighth best pitcher in the country by the magazine.  Messina is coming off a junior season in which she won 24 games and posted an earned run average of just 1.47.

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Messina holds just about every single season and career pitching record for the Blue Devils, and has been the team's primary starter for the last three seasons.  She posts a career record of 73-35 and an ERA of 1.78. 

She has pitched 111 career games making 108 starts and posted 96 complete games.  She has 719 strikeouts in 712.1 career innings pitched and has walked just 108 career batters.  She has 200 or more strikeouts in each of her first three seasons including a career-high and school record 266 last season.  She holds the career records for wins, games, games started, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts.  As a freshman she posted an ERA of 2.01, followed by 1.87 as a sophomore and 1.47 as a junior.

Messina and the Blue Devils open the 2015 season at Elon University on February 27 and will face Brown and Elon on the first day of the tournament. 

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