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Lauren Parker
Lauren Parker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Port Neches, Tex.

High School:
Monsignor Kelly Catholic

Last College:
Baylor University

Height:
5-4

Position:
Infielder

B/T:
L/R



Career Stats

2009 (SENIOR): Played in 60 games and made 56 starts in her senior campaign ... was named to the SEC All-Tournament team ... batted .333 (54-for-162) with two home runs and 25 RBI ... scored 37 runs, tallied six doubles and two triples ... slugged .432 and sported a .404 on base percentage ... fielded .964 at second base ... batted .254 (15-for-59) with a home run and seven RBI during SEC play ... finished her career ranked fifth all-time at Alabama in batting average (.368), third in slugging percentage (.591) and eighth in on base percentage (.429) ... batted a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored against South Alabama on Feb. 8 ... batted 2-for-3 with a run and RBI against Notre Dame at the BAMA Bash on Feb. 14 ... batted 3-for-3 with two RBI against Wisconsin on Feb. 14 ... batted 2-for-3 with a RBI against East Carolina on Feb. 15 ... was named the BAMA Bash MVP after batting .583 (7-for-12) with two runs and four RBI in four games ... went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs and a RBI at UAB on March 10 ... batted 2-for-4 with a run and RBI at No. 1 Florida on March 29 ... batted 2-for-3 with a run scored against Kentucky on April 14 ... drove in two runs and drew two walks in the series opener against Arkansas on April 18 ... batted 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base against Arkansas on April 19 ... hit a walk-off home run against Auburn in the eighth inning on April 25 ... batted 3-for-3 with a run and a RBI against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament on May 7 ... tallied a hit and scored two runs against No. 1 Florida in the SEC Tournament title game on May 9 ... batted .417 with five runs, a home run and two RBI in the Tuscaloosa Regional ... hit a home run and scored two runs against Mississippi Valley State to open the Tuscaloosa Regional ... batted 3-for-5 with three runs and a RBI against Texas on May 16 ... batted 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Jacksonville State on May 23 in Tuscaloosa Super Regional ... hit 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI in Alabama's 14-0 win over No. 9 Arizona at the WCWS on May 30 ... finished the WCWS with three hits, three runs and two RBI.

2007 (JUNIOR): Parker battled a recurring left shoulder injury throughout the second half of the season but fought through it to finish with a .310 batting average with nine home runs, eight doubles and 38 RBI ... started 37 games while appearing in 48 ... has 11 multiple-RBI games and eight multiple-hit games in limited action ... stole 12 bases in 14 attempts ... posted a .612 slugging percentage and a .362 on-base percentage ... started 27 games at second base over the first half of the season and then made 10 starts at designated player during postseason play ... batted .304 in SEC play with two home runs and 15 RBI ... ESPN.com Preseason First-Team All-American ... Amateur Softball Association Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List ... when healthy during the first half of the year Parker was a force, hitting above .400 in February and March ... should injury flared up during the LSU series in early April ... made her last start at second base on April 12 at Auburn ... did not start the next 15 games while rehabbing her shoulder injury ... returned vs. LSU in the SEC Tournament in Baton Rouge on May 9 ... started two games in the SEC Tournament and eight-of-nine games in the NCAA Tournament ... Parker hit safely in the first 11 games of the season ... recorded multiple hits in the first two games vs. South Alabama and Purdue in the Hampton Inn Bama Bash! ... went 6 for 11 (.545) in the Bama Bash! With five RBI, four run scored and four stolen bases to earn All-Tournament honors ... missed the next 10 starts with injuries, still posting .667 (4 for 6) batting average as a pinch hitter ... during that time went 4 for 4 off the bench with a home run at the adidas Golden Panther Invitational ... returned to the starting lineup to go 2 for 3 with a home run, double and five RBI at UAB on March 6 ... was 4 for 9 with five RBI and three runs scored in a series win over Tennessee ... went 1 for 3 in both games vs. Florida on March 12 ... had an RBI in game one and a double in game two ... was 3 for 8 with three RBI in the Ole Miss series, including a 2-for-3 performance in the second game of a March 29 doubleheader ... hit .455 with four RBI and four run scored vs. LSU ... connected for a ninth-inning two-run home run that tied the series opener at 6-6 that enabled the Tide to complete a dramatic come-from-behind win over the Tigers ... busted out of an 0-for-16 slump since going to the bench with a two-run, go-ahead home run vs. Jacksonville State in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Championship Game ... then connected for her ninth home run - a two-run shot in the first game of the super regional ... started all four games of the Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City at designated player.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Parker's career quickly flourished after her arrival in Tuscaloosa for the 2007 campaign ... a first-team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American and a first-team Easton Bell Sports All-American ... garnered NFCA First-Team All-South honors ... a first-team All-SEC performer ... one of 25 finalist for the USA Softball National Player of the Year ... led the team in batting average >(457), on-base percentage (.509) and slugging percentage (.761), was second in doubles (11), third in hits (63) and fourth in home runs (9) ... led the SEC in on-base percentage, was second in batting average and slugging percentage and was among the top 10 in runs scored and sacrifice flies ... had a hit in 37-of-55 games played and tallied 21 multi-hit games ... drove in more than two runs in 14 games ... was 3 for 4 and recorded her first home run at Alabama against Texas-San Antonio on Feb. 10 ... earned SEC Player of the Week honors on Feb. 26 after hitting .643 with nine hits, six runs scored, six RBI, three doubles a homer and two steals in the Crimson Classic Tournament en route to MVP honors ... was 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBI vs. Seton Hall on March 3 ... named to the Easton Spring Fling All-Tournament team ... went 2 for 4 on March 11 vs. Mississippi State with two RBI and a stolen base ... hit safely in 4-of-6 at bats with three runs scored and four RBI in two games against Arkansas on March 21 ... tore through LSU pitching in a three-game series in Baton Rouge on March 24-25, hitting .636 (7 for 11) with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored ... in five games that week against Arkansas and LSU, Parker posted a .647 batting average (11 for 17) with two home runs and four RBI ... went 4 of 4 with three runs scored, three RBI and two doubles against Georgia on April 1 ... was 7 for 10 vs. the Bulldogs with four RBI, three doubles and four runs scored ... tallied seven hits and scored four runs in the Ole Miss series on April 21-22 ... was 1 for 1 with a run scored off the bench on May 19 vs. California in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional ... did not start in any of the Tide's postseason games, missing the final nine starts of the season with a shoulder injury that required surgery following the season.

2006 (FRESHMAN) at Baylor: Parker started in 30 games at shortstop for the Baylor Bears ... hit .266 (21-of-79) with 11 runs scored, eight doubles and 10 RBI ... went 1-for-4 with two RBI in first collegiate game against Wichita State on Feb. 11 ... was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a RBI vs. Illinois on Feb. 11 ... had two five-game hitting streaks during her freshman season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Parker played three seasons at Port Neches-Groves High School before lettering her finals high school campaign at Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont, Texas ... Kelly captured the 2005 Texas TAPPS 5A State Championship ... named to the Port Arthur Dream Team (2004-05) ... earned TAPPS All-State Selection (2004-05), TAPPS All-District (2005) and TAPPS All-Tournament (2005) honors as a senior ... led team with .511 batting average as a senior and .470 batting average as a junior ... District 20-4A Defensive Player of the Year (2004) ... Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team (2004) ... Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Honorable Mention (2004) ... Newcomer of the Year (2002) ... club team, Beaumont Blast Gold, won 2005 AFA National Championship ... Lauren is the daughter of Joel and Tammy Parker ... has one older brother, Jace ... born on July 20, 1987 in Nederland, Texas.

     
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