13 - Jenny Esparza
Jenny Esparza
Year: Junior
Hometown: Avon, Ind.
High School: Avon
Position: P
Bats/Throws: R/R

* 2011 NFCA All-Midwest Region
* 2011 Horizon League Pitcher of the Year
* 2010, 2011 First Team All-Horizon League 

2012:  Pitched in just 12 games, all as a starter, in an injury-shortened season...posted a 6-4 record with a 1.09 earned run average...had six complete games, including two shutouts...recorded 90 strikeouts in 64 innings of work...limited opponents to a .179 batting average...had 12 strikeouts in a complete-game victory at Evansville...recorded 10 strikeouts in four innings at Eastern Illinois...tossed a three-hit shutout against league runner-up Loyola (2-0).

2011: 2011 NFCA All-Midwest Region Team...named as the 2011 Horizon League Pitcher of the Year...named first team All-Horizon League...named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team...played in 36 games with 34 starts...had 268 strikeouts and a 1.67 ERA over 180.1 innings...passed BU's career strikeouts record with 575 in just two seasons...tied her own school record for wins with 18...struck out 18 against Loyola, which set a school record for most strikeouts in one seven inning game...went the distance in a 16-inning game against Cleveland State, which set a school record for innings pitched in one game...had 30 pitching appearances...had 24 hits and 3 home runs on the year...had three multi-hit games and went 3-for-3 against UIC...hit a seventh-inning, game-winning home run against UIC in the Horizon League Tournament to advance the Bulldogs to the championship game.

2010: Made first team All-Horizon League and Horizon League All-Newcomer Team... set a school records with 307 strikeouts and 18 wins...made 36 pitching appearances, including 23 as a starter... had a 1.22 earned run average for 189.1 innings...had a record of 18-11 on the season... ranked first the Horizon League in opposing batting average with a .141 percentage...had a .203 batting average...had 4 runs, 14 hits and 4 doubles on the season...had 12 runs batted in.

High School:  Named 2009 Miss Softball in Indiana...three-year All-State performer at Avon High School...selected as the 2009 Indianapolis Star Super Team Player of the Year...four-time All-Conference and All-Area performer...named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team three times...three-time Hendricks County Flyer Player of the Season...three-time All-County pick and three-time team MVP...compiled a 24-3 record with 413 strikeouts and a 0.15 earned run average as a senior...batted .452 with four home runs and 23 RBIs in final high school season...batted over .400 in each of her four seasons at Avon...posted a 72-12 pitching record with more than 1,200 strikeouts during her high school career...had a 0.35 earned run average as a sophomore and a 0.08 ERA as a junior, allowing just two earned runs...set school records for strikeouts in a game, season and career.

Personal: Born on June 13th, 1991...daughter of Daniel and Mireya Esparza...Digital Media Production major.