#8 Brittney Bargar
AS A SENIOR (2009): Finished her career as one of the most durable pitchers in Irish history … team co-captain … anchored the Irish pitching staff to a 43-17 record and an appearance in the NCAA Regionals … BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player … BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team … second team all-BIG EAST … earned her second NFCA Mideast all-Region honor in as many seasons … finished the season with a 1.72 ERA in 42 appearances … led Irish pitchers in wins (24), strikeouts (175) and innings pitched (236.2) … tossed 28 complete games with 10 shutouts … finished first all-time in appearances (172), games started (137), complete games (99) and innings pitched (931.0) … second with 92 career wins and third with 819 strikeouts … gave up five earned runs in the season-opener at No. 1 Alabama, but did not allow another earned run over her next 33.3 innings from the circle … tossed 7.1 innings and gave up just two hits against Penn State (March 12) in the Judi Garman Classic, the first of which came in the sixth inning … followed that performance by coming on in relief to pitch 3.0 innings of three-hit ball to preserve a 4-3 Irish victory over No. 9 Oklahoma (March 12), the first win against a top-10 opponent since downing No. 5 Tennessee in 2005 … did not allow an earned run in 2.2 innings of action against No. 12 Arizona (March 14) … gave up one hit in a five-inning shutout against Toledo (March 18) while receiving 15 runs from the Irish offense … season-high nine strikeouts came against Pittsburgh (April 4) … victorious in five straight decisions from April 5-April 19 … after a first-inning Valparaiso single on April 9, retired 18 straight batters and recorded seven strikeouts in an 11-0 Irish win … earned the third all-BIG EAST citation of her career after the righty went 9-4 in the conference regular season with a 2.37 ERA against league foes … tossed 82.2 innings and struck out 64 batters in conference play, including nine in a win over Seton Hall … made four appearances without allowing an earned run … named the BIG EAST Conference Pitcher of the Week (April 20) and finished the week with a 3-0 record and a 0.33 ERA … during that time, held conference opponents to just one earned run in 14.0 innings of work and her decisions from the circle were all complete-game performances, highlighted by an eight-strikeout blanking of Wisconsin (April 14) … against league foes during that stretch, she went 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA after a 3-0 win over Villanova (April 18) and a 4-1 decision against Rutgers (April 19) … took home the 2009 BIG EAST Championship[apos]s Most Outstanding Player trophy after going 2-0 in the tournament and hurling a complete-game shutout in the BIG EAST Championship against No. 19 DePaul (May 9) … struck out three and gave up just five hits and only one walk in the 1-0 blanking of the Blue Demons … that effort came after tossing a 3-0 shutout against No. 17 Louisville, allowing just three hits en route to the Irish victory and the Cardinals[apos] first shutout loss on the season … pitched 3.1 innings of relief during a 5-3 victory over Miami (Ohio) (May 16) in the NCAA Tournament.
AS A JUNIOR (2008): Team co-captain … second team all-NFCA Mideast Region … first team all-BIG EAST … led the league in innings pitched (117.0), appearances (22) and starts (14) during conference play … she held the opposition to a .192 batting average while allowing only 1.32 earned runs per contest … had 98 strikeouts which ranked second among league pitchers during conference play … ranked among the nation[apos]s best throughout the season in wins and ERA … her 0.61 ERA on April 6 through 26 appearances was the third-best in the country at that point in the season … set program[apos]s single-season record for wins (30), appearances (54), and innings pitched (291.1) … started 39 contests in 2008, completing 32 of those games … totaled eight shutouts with 244 strikeouts … posted a 1.47 ERA overall (49th nationally) and a 30-15 record (the .667 winning percentage was tied for 16th nationally) … registered two saves … made three appearances and logged 18.1 innings of work while posting a 1.91 ERA for Notre Dame during the Kajikawa Classic to earn a seat on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 18) … she struck out 23 batters over that stretch and earned two wins while giving up only nine hits through three games … helped the Irish to a comeback win over California (Feb. 17) after punching in 4.1 innings of relief time and gave up only two hits without a run … held Texas A&M (Feb. 16) to only four hits in a complete-game effort … opened the season against Utah (Feb. 15) with a 6-2 win, limiting the Utes to only three hits … tossed 3.1 scoreless innings of two-hit relief against Gardner-Webb (Feb. 22) … named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on March 10 after making five appearances for the Irish from March 1-9, logging 25.1 innings of work while posting a 0.55 ERA … during that time she fanned 21 batters, issued three walks, and gave up only two earned runs … tossed a one-hitter against Long Beach State (March 7) but did not get the run support needed to earn the victory in Notre Dame[apos]s 1-0 loss … one day later she notched a win over Virginia Tech (March 9) by giving up only one run on six hits with four strikeouts … checked in for the Irish against UCLA to turn in a shutout relief performance … named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on March 17, claiming the honor for the second time in as many weeks … turned in a 0.41 ERA over three appearances at Charleston Southern[apos]s Lowcountry Collegiate Softball Invitational to earn a spot on the event[apos]s all-tournament team … she pitched her way to three wins from the circle – including two shutouts – while giving up only 13 hits in 17.1 frames at the invite … struck out 12 batters over that interval and allowed one earned run … found a spot on the BIG EAST[apos]s weekly honor roll for her efforts against Western Michigan (March 20) … tossed a complete-game shutout to give Notre Dame a 2-0 non-conference win against WMU on a cold Michigan afternoon … gave up only two hits in 7.0 frames of work and struck out nine Broncos … she also helped herself by cleanly fielding six grounders for outs … her only walk of the game came in the bottom of the sixth inning … teamed with Jody Valdivia to help the Irish down DePaul (March 30) in Notre Dame[apos]s conference-opening weekend … Valdivia got the win and went 5.2 innings and struck out three with Bargar stepping in to finish the final 1.1 frames to earn her first save of the 2008 campaign … the duo[apos]s efforts put an end to DePaul[apos]s 25-game regular-season conference winning streak that dated back to April of 2006 … it was also Notre Dame[apos]s first win at DePaul since the 2005 season … the win also signified the first time Notre Dame beat an opponent that carried a No. 17 ranking, and was the 16th time the Irish shut out a ranked foe … tabbed the league[apos]s top pitcher of the week on April 7 … Katie Laing was the conference[apos]s top player for the week as well, marking the only time throughout the season that a pair of players on the same team swept the awards … earned that third conference honor of the season on the strength of her trusty right arm that helped her collect four BIG EAST victories along with a midweek win over Toledo (April 2) … her 5-0 record for the week was parlayed with a 0.00 ERA … fanned 27 batters in 27.1 innings of work … she allowed only 12 hits – all singles – four walks, and one unearned run … tossed 13.1 innings over two games at St. John[apos]s (April 5), totaling 16 strikeouts while limiting the Red Storm to seven hits … she was able to run her streak of innings pitched without surrendering an earned run to 57.1, beginning with the March 14 contest at Charleston Southern and ending with a home date versus Eastern Michigan (April 9) … a game-one start against Villanova (April 13) in which she surrendered four earned runs marked the first time she allowed more than one earned score since a Feb. 24th outing at Florida … her win over the Wildcats in game two gave the Notre Dame program its 200th BIG EAST Conference regular-season win … limited Rutgers (April 14) to one hit in a shutout win … stepped in to toss 2.1 frames at Purdue (April 22) to earn her second save of the season … Notre Dame notched the 800th win in program history in a game-one win at Syracuse (May 4) with style, as Bargar blanked the Orange by tossing the fourth no-hitter of career and the 35th no-no recorded in 20 seasons of Irish softball … made the 100th start of her career in a BIG EAST Tournament battle with Louisville (May 8) … her second no-hitter in as many weeks came in the opening bout of the NCAA Tournament versus Kent State (May 16) … the 9-1 decision marked the fourth no-hitter of Bargar[apos]s career but the second in which the hurler allowed a run … it was the first no-hitter ever for Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): An essential part of the starting rotation … led the pitching corps in all major statistical categories … totaled 252.0 innings in the circle while fanning 243 batters … had 23 wins on a 2.06 ERA while holding the opposition to a .215 batting average … started 40 games while seeing relief time in four games … established herself as one of the most durable and dependable pitchers in the conference … led the BIG EAST in overall wins (23), innings pitched (252.0), strikeouts (243) and complete games (28) … a second-team all-BIG EAST choice … pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and only two runs allowed to start the season off at Auburn (Feb. 16) to take the win … picked up second win in a complete game against Tennessee Tech (Feb. 17), gave up only two earned runs with eight strikeouts against the Golden Eagles … took the tough loss against Virginia Tech (Feb. 18) after scattering nine hits but only one earned run in the complete-game effort … also struck out eight Hokies … selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 19) as she had 24 strikeouts in 20.1 innings pitched at the Tiger Invitational … went 6.0 innings against No. 9 Oklahoma (Feb. 23) … picked up win against UNLV (Feb. 24) tying her career-high with 8.0 innings pitched while also adding 11 strikeouts … went the distance in the win against Ole Miss (Feb. 25) with one run allowed and five strikeouts … threw a complete game with only one run allowed and six strikeouts against Virginia (March 2) … named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (March 5) … pitched 6.0 innings against UCLA (March 11) in the Long Beach Invitational … pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts against No. 2 Arizona State (March 15) at the Judi Garman Classic … went the final 2.0 innings and earned the first save of her career against Fresno State (March 16) … tied a career-high with 12 strikeouts against No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette (March 16) … had the first two at-bats of her career against the Ragin[apos] Cajuns … threw 5.0 innings against No. 8 Texas (March 17) … went the distance and limited IUPUI to four hits in a 6-1 win over the Jaguars (March 22) … threw team[apos]s first shutout of the season in an 8-0 win over St. John[apos]s (March 24) … she only allowed two hits with eight strikeouts against the Red Storm … threw a complete game one-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 2-1 duel over Seton Hall (March 25) … named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week (March 26) after completing a 3-0 week with an ERA of 0.35 and limiting her opponents to a batting average of .106 … allowed one run on three hits in a 4-1 win over Toledo (March 29) … also made her first career hit a memorable one – it was a game-winning, three-RBI walk-off in the bottom of the seventh … allowed only two hits and struck out eight in a 4-0 complete-game shutout of Pittsburgh (March 31) … went the first 6.0 innings with one hit allowed and had a hit herself in the 7-0 win over Syracuse (April 1) … was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (April 2) for the third time on the season as she went 3-0 with a 0.35 ERA on the week with 21 strikeouts in 20.0 innings … pitched the first 4.0 innings with three strikeouts in a no-decision against Eastern Michigan (April 10) … defeated Providence (April 14) in the first game of the doubleheader, as she only allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts … started both games against Western Michigan (April 17) throwing a total of 7.0 innings with no walks, two hits allowed and six strikeouts … picked up the start against Ball State (April 18) and combined with Kenya Fuemmeler to record the 33rd no-hitter in program history … she tossed the first 6.0 innings, fanned seven and issued a pair of walks … it was the second no-hitter of her career and the seventh combined no-hitter in Irish history … started and went the distance while scattering seven hits and striking out five in a 5-0 win over Valparaiso (April 19) … the shutout was her third complete-game shutout of the season … also had a hit and drove in a run against the Crusaders … threw a complete game against Louisville (April 21) … had a hit and an RBI against the Cardinals … pitched in both games of an April 22 doubleheader against South Florida … in the first game against the Bulls, she struck out nine … started both ends of the doubleheader against No. 15 DePaul (April 29) … in the first game, she went the distance and only allowed three runs … then followed that performance with 5.2 innings of work and only three earned runs in game two … pitched her second no-hitter of the season against Loyola-Chicago (May 1) … she struck out 10 with her only blemish coming courtesy of a hit batter in the first inning … had a complete-game win over Rutgers (May 5) with seven strikeouts … started and won both games of the doubleheader over Villanova (May 6) … also drove in the game-winner with a two-run double to leftfield in game two with the Wildcats … named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (May 7) for the fourth time after going 4-0 with 28 strikeouts in 26.0 innings against Loyola, Rutgers and Villanova … went the distance with two hits allowed and seven strikeouts against Connecticut (May 10) in the first game of the BIG EAST Tournament … had a run-scoring fielder[apos]s choice against the Huskies … flirted with perfect game into the sixth inning against No.12 DePaul (May 11) in the tournament[apos]s next round … gave up two runs on three hits against the ranked Blue Demons … went the distance in the championship game of the BIG EAST Tournament against Louisville (May 12) allowing three runs with six strikeouts … over the course of the league tournament, she had a 2-1 record with a 1.75 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 20.0 innings … tossed first 6.0 innings in a 3-0 win over Wright State (May 19) in the elimination game of the NCAA Tournament … struck out nine Raiders and only surrendered three hits and a walk.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Second in the pitching rotation behind starter Heather Booth … posted the biggest victory of her young career over No. 10 Arizona State (March 16) at the Judi Garman Classic … it was then that she allowed seven hits, two runs and fanned seven in the 3-2 Irish victory … picked up her first career shutout victory in game two of a doubleheader at Cal Poly SLO (March 12) scattering six hits, walking three and striking out eight … solid against Tulsa (March 3) as only one earned run crossed the plate with nine strikeouts and five hits in the complete-game 2-1 loss … needed only 3.0 frames to pick up a 10-1 win over Northern Iowa (March 4) … picked up her seventh victory of the season at Western Michigan (March 25) by logging her longest career appearance to that point, going 7.1 innings while allowing just three hits, four walks and sitting down six batters on strikes … pitched into extra innings for the second consecutive outing and earned her first career no-hitter in game two of a twinbill with Connecticut (April 1) … struck out six, walked one and allowed an unearned run against the Huskies in Notre Dame[apos]s 2-1 victory … pitched 5.0 innings and allowed two hits in game two against Providence (April 2), with the Irish pulling out an 8-0 win … dominated game two against Eastern Michigan (April 4), striking out a career-high 11 batters … recorded the last seven outs of the 1-0 victory over Eastern Michigan on strikeouts … saw her six-game win streak come to an end with loss to Akron (April 5) … posted a personal-best 12 strikeouts in game two at Pittsburgh (April 9) … sailed through the first 6.0 innings against Toledo (April 19) to earn the victory, allowing four hits and striking out seven … posted a BIG EAST shutout in game two versus Rutgers (April 23), going the distance and allowing four hits while striking out three … named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (April 23) after posting a 3-0 record during the week with a 1.05 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 20.0 innings of work … completed her freshman season with 1.2 innings of work against No. 11 Northwestern (May 21) in the NCAA Tournament.
THE BARGAR FILE: Four-year starting pitcher at Corona (Corona, Calif.) … perennial all-California Interscholastic Federation selection and three-time team captain … led Corona to the CIF finals in 2005 with a one-hit shutout over No. 3 Norco … a three-time all-Riverside County selection who appeared in the 2005 Riverside / Orange County All-Star Game … named the 2004-05 Riverside County Player of the Year … team co-MVP in 2002, 2003 and 2004 … named team MVP in 2005 … career prep statistics include: 0.39 ERA, 643.1 IP, 692 strikeouts, and an overall record of 66-18 … her best single season came in 2004 when she had a 22-8 record from the circle with a 0.33 ERA and 284 strikeouts in 252.0 innings of action … a tough player who once took a line drive to the face, gathered herself, and finished off the play … daughter of Cindy and Lance Bargar … the youngest of two children … has one brother, Brandon … father played collegiate baseball … first member of her family to attend a four-year university … born Sept. 6, 1987, in Torrance, Calif. … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a marketing degree.
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