ISU missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years, but had its fair share of highlights in 2013
Five separate players were recognized with awards, while four Redbirds were named captains for next season
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
Balanced offense and solid pitching led Illinois State to its third and fourth-straight wins
2013: Made 25 appearances and 19 starts in the circle, both second-most on the team, going 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA...led the team with 78 strike outs in 119.2 innings...also played in 19 games offensively, including 14 starts, accumulating a .250 batting average with one home run and six RBI...earned first win against Sam Houston State (Feb. 9), going 6.1 innings with seven strikeouts...named to Getterman Classic (Feb. 7-Feb. 9) All-Tournament Team, hitting 5-for-13 and going 1-2 with a 4.44 ERA during the tournament...threw her first-career complete game in the win over Minnesota (Feb. 15), striking out a career-high 12...recorded her first-career save with 0.2 innings of scoreless relief vs. UIC (Feb. 17)...threw 8.1 innings vs. No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 22), the most by a freshman since current pitching coach Shannon Nicholson went 11.0 in 2004...tossed a one-hit shutout vs. No. 14 South Florida (Feb. 24), striking out three...earned a complete-game victory vs. Miami (Ohio) (March 10), while also going 2-for-4 with a career-high two runs scored and four RBI, hitting a grand slam for her first-career homer...pitched four shutout innings of relief to earn the win over Northern Illinois (April 3)...went 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored while tossing 6.1 innings to earn the win over Bradley (April 11)...secured victories in four-straight appearances from April 14-April 25...tossed a complete game while also scoring a career-high three runs at Wichita State (April 20)...threw 4.0 scoreless innings of relief at Wichita State (April 21) to secure her ninth victory of the season.
Prior to ISU: Team MVP, first team all-conference and all-area selection all four years playing for Jim Lewis at GCMS...led Falcons to regional championship as a senior by going 20-8 with a 1.68 ERA and hitting .423 with seven homers and 28 RBI... first team all-state selection...also first team all-state as a junior in 2011...hit .564...second team all-state as a sophomore in 2010 as the Falcons were regional champions...hit .524 on the season...won another regional championship as a freshman, as well as conference and sectional titles...also played basketball, volleyball and golf, earning 12 varsity letters overall
Personal: Regan Patricia Romshek...born June 2, 1993...daughter of Bill and Pam Romshek...younger sister of Jessica and Michael...Michael played football at McKendree University...undecided on major, but hopes to pursue career in nutrition/dietetics.