Illinois State begins play with a quarterfinal contest, Thursday, against either Missouri State or Evansville
ISU enters the season's final weekend third place in the MVC, but just a half-game out of first
ISU hosts the Braves for a 5 p.m., first pitch
ISU still took the series, 2-1, despite the Senior Day defeat
Taylor Baxter, Regan Romshek and Sophia Perez combined to allow just one run, as ISU extended its season-best winning streak to six
The Redbirds fell to Northern Iowa, 9-3, on Senior Day at Marian Kneer Stadium.
2012: Made 16 appearances inside the circle, all out of the bullpen, and posted a 3-0 record with a 2.80 ERA...recorded 42 strikeouts around just four walks in 35.0 innings and held opponents to a .238 batting average...allowed three runs on four hits with three strikeouts in 3.0 innings in her collegiate debut against then-No. 1 Florida (Feb. 11)...earned her first-career win by tossing 6.1 innings of relief, allowing just two this and notching 11 strikeouts vs. Georgetown (Mar. 4)...three an inning of scoreless relief in her Missouri Valley Conference debut at Missouri State (Mar. 17)...got her second win of the second by allowing just three hits and recording three strikeouts without a walk in 3.1 innings of work at Bradley (Apr. 21)...tossed 4.0 innings out of the bullpen, allowing just two hits and striking out five for her third win of the year vs. Creighton (Apr. 28)...did not allow a hit and walked just one in 1.2 innings at Missouri in the NCAA Regional (May 20).
Simi Valley HS: Posted a 14-1 record with a 0.62 ERA and struck out 142 batters in 91 innings as a junior...named the Most Valuable Player at the Suzanne Manlet Tournament, was honored as the Marmonte League co-pitcher of the year and was a Best of the West All-Tournament Team selection...led Simi Valley to a 26-3 record, a conference championship and a Righetti Tournament title...tallied a 10-2 record in the circle with a 0.64 ERA and 141 strikeouts in 93 innings as a sophomore...earned first-team all-conference honors, was selected to the Arroyo Grande Tournament Team and was anmed the most valuable player at the Suzanne Manlet Tournament...member of the SoCal Pumas.
Personal: Born November 9, 1993...Parents: Ed and Sabrina Perez...Sibling: Lorenzo...Major: undecided.