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#14 Amanda Zust

Height -
Class Sr.
Hometown Des Moines, Iowa
High School East

2009 as a Junior… Given team’s Golden Glove award… appeared in 32 games with 23 starts… finished 16-4 with a 1.89 earned run average… collected 121 strikeouts to 68 walks… tossed nine complete games and five shutouts… threw first-career no-hitter against South Dakota State, with seven strikeouts over five innings (March 22)… tossed complete game, one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in win over Longwood (March 6) and Stetson (March 17)… committed only one error in 66 chances.

2008 as a Sophomore… Named team’s co-Most Improved Player… appeared in 32 games with 20 starts…tossed nine complete games and four shutouts…threw 141 innings and struck out 120 batters… allowed two hits or less in 13 appearances… threw four innings in relief for win over Iowa State, while striking out seven of the 12 batters she faced (April 1)… threw complete game shutout against Ohio State, holding the Buckeyes to just two hits with four strikeouts (March 29)… tossed complete game, one-hit shutout in win over Northern Illinois (March 26)…threw three innings of combined no-hitter against Utah Valley (March 7)…threw six innings of relief and allowed zero runs on only one hit while striking out six in win over Louisiana-Lafayette (March 1)…threw two innings in relief against Miami, OH, for first career save (Feb. 22).

2007 as a Freshman… Named team’s co-Most Improved Player… pitched in 29 games with 20 starts… finished the regular season with a 10-7 record and a 2.23 ERA… led the team with a 0.75 ERA in conference play… struck out 146 batters… tossed eight complete games and three shutouts… picked up first collegiate win against Marist (February 9)… struck out a career-high 12 batters against Upper Iowa (April 18)… struck out seven batters eight times… allowed two hits or less in 10 of her 29 appearances, including three one-hit performances.

High School… Named both Class 4A Player and Pitcher of the Year in 2006… two-time first team all-state selection… named first team all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior… named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic all-American… led her team to a class 4A state title in 2006 and was named captain of the all-tournament team… finished her career with a .371 batting average with 97 RBI… recorded a pitching record of 66-14 with a 0.86 ERA and 798 strikeouts… struck out 315 batters as a senior and compiled a 45-5 record.

Personal… Bats/Throws – Right/Right… Major – Open… Parents – Joel and Cathy Zust… Born – May 24, 1988… High School -Des Moines East… High School Coach -Bob Ligouri.