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#14 Lauren de Castro
Position: P-1B
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Torrance, Calf.
High School: Torrance HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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de Castro Photos

2013 (Junior): Earned All-Ohio Valley Conference First-Team honors, becoming fourth Lady Gov to be named to the first team at least twice in a career … appeared and started in all 44 games, 22 at pitcher and 22 at first base … ranked in the Top 100 in NCAA Division I in triples (18th), slugging percentage (71st) and batting average (95th) … finished in Top-10 in OVC in slugging percentage (first), triples (second), fielding percentage (second) and batting average (sixth) …  led team in batting average (.383), runs (33), hits (54), triples (5), home runs (8), RBI (35), slugging percentage (.702), multi-hit games (16), multi-RBI games (9), fielding percentage (.995) … in the circle, led team in wins (9), ERA (3.86), strikeouts (72) … became only third player in school history to record at least 50 hits in two different seasons … had five game-winning hits to lead team: Trevecca (2/9), Morehead State (4/6), Belmont (4/20), and Southeast Missouri (4/28 & 4/29) … tied school record with two home runs in one game versus SIU Edwardsville (4/13).

2012 (Sophomore): Earned All-Ohio Valley Conference First-Team honors, becoming first Lady Gov since 2007 to receive that distinction ... became first player in school history to earn both adidas® OVC Player of the Week (3/26) and adidas® OVC Pitcher of the Week (2/27 and 3/5) honors in the same season ... the two adidas® OVC Pitcher of the Week selections in the same season were also a school first ... overall finished in the top 10 in nine different overall categories in OVC including batting average (third, .385), hits (t-eighth, 62), home runs (t-seventh, nine), doubles (t-seventh, 11), total bases (fifth, 102), slugging percentage (fourth, .634), on-base percentage (fifth, .450), earned run average (seventh, 2.54) and opponent batting average (10th, .263) ... in conference play placed in the top six in eight different categories, including tying for the top spot in total hits and being one of five players to finish above .400 in batting average in conference play ... only player in OVC to rank in top 10 in both batting average and earned run average ... offensive numbers put her in the top-10 in eight different single-season categories, including total bases (second), hits (t-third), slugging percentage (t-thirrd), batting average (fifth), doubles and at bats (t-fifth), home runs (sixth) and RBIs (t-ninth) ... tied for a OVC single-game best with five hits versus Tennessee State (3/21) ... led team in every offensive category except triples and hit by pitches, finishing second ... had three game-winning hits, all in conference play, against Morehead State (3/24), Eastern Kentucky (4/1) and Jacksonville State (4/29) ... recorded 18 multi-hit game and six multi-RBI games ... had a team-best 13-game hitting streak, which was third-longest in OVC in 2012 ... set career single-game highs in runs scored (3) vs. Eastern Kentucky (3/31), hits (5) vs. Tennessee State (3/21), RBIs (5) vs. Mercer (2/11), putouts (13) vs. Miami (Ohio) (2/11), innings pitched (8) vs. Morehead State (3/24) and strikeouts (7) vs. Alabama A&M (4/18) ... hit two-out grand slam in top of seventh inning to force extra-innings in win vs. Mercer (2/11) ... drove in team-best 16 RBIs with two outs ... had OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) of 1.084. 

2011 (Freshman): Played and started 49 games ... tied for team lead in batting average (.255) and stolen bases (6) ... second on team in hits (35) and multiple hit games (7) ... led team in doubles (7) ... tied for third on team in RBI (16) and two-out RBI (8) ... had two four-RBI games, Belmont (2/13) and Morehead State (3/12) ... had two three-hit games, Belmont (2/13) and Morehead State (3/12) ... one of three Lady Govs - and only freshman -- to record more than one game-winning hit, versus Alabama State (3/4) and Southeast Missouri (4/3) ... appeared 16 times with 12 starts and one complete game (Eastern Michigan 3/26) ... struck out career-high six batters versus Tennessee State (3/31).

High School: Pitched and played first base for coach Donald Glavich at Torrance High School ... hit .292 as a senior, with five home runs, 20 RBI, a .517 slugging percentage and a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen bases... in the circle, had a 1.36 ERA and a 17-7 win-loss record in 154 innings of work ... had seven shutouts and 223 strikeouts ... named Daily Breeze Player of the Year ...  played first base as a junior, batting .364, with nine doubles, two triples and one home run ... named first-team Daily Breeze All-Area, as well as earning first-team All-Pioneer League honors ... as a sophomore, hit .350, with four doubles and three triples ... named to second-team Daily Breeze All-Area team and second team All-Pioneer League.

Personal: Daughter of Mike and Sueanne deCastro ... one older brother Brandon ... birthday is January 16 ... Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is athlete she most admires ... is a psychology major ... wants to be a child psychologist after college.

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