Lauren Rudesheim | #11 | P/OF
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Previous School: Pacelli High School
Named to 2015 SAC All-Tournament Team … Tabbed AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Week on April 22 after collecting two wins and helping the Trojans secure the second seed in the SAC Tournament … Was just one walk away from recording the second perfect game of the season for the AU pitching staff versus Coker, while posting a 0.00 ERA and fanning 13 batters in 10 innings of work en route to capturing the weekly honor … Tossed no-hitter against Brevard after striking out seven Tornados and walking six, and followed up 24 hours later by retiring the first seven Coker batters she faced in an eventual 13-0 five-inning victory … Led the pitching staff with 18 victories and 38 appearances, including a team-high 19 complete games and five shutouts … The 18 wins marked the sixth-highest single-season tally in school history … Notched 118 strikeouts in 168 2/3 innings of work … Her 118 strikeouts marked the 10th-highest single-season tally in school history.
Second on the pitching staff with 16 wins and just four losses – The 16 victories were 7th in the SAC and tied for sixth for “wins in a season” in the school record books … Made 30 appearances, including 19 starts and posted nine complete games while tossing 118 1/3 innings … Earned three shutouts and a pair of saves, while giving up 105 hits and 59 runs … Issued 44 walks while striking out 72 batters … Held opponents to a .225 batting average, which was sixth-best in the conference … Ranked ninth in the league with her 30 appearances and 12th with the 19 starts … Offensively, recorded six hits in 23 at-bats, with two doubles and a home run … Also added a stolen base.
Four-year letterwinner … Right-handed hurler who posted a 15-7 record with a 1.10 ERA for the Vikings her senior season … Earned Region Pitcher of the Year accolades after recording 185 strikeouts in 139 innings and was named All-Region and All-West Georgia four times, while helping lead Pacelli to the state playoffs all four years … Batted .365 with three home runs, eight doubles and three triples during her senior campaign and recorded 28 RBI while swiping 32 bases … Named Homecoming Queen and Most Spirited … Member of the Georgia Peaches Gold club team, which placed second at the ESPN High School World Championships … Named defensive MVP for the tournament.
Born on October 17, 1994 … Daughter of Paul and Sheila Rudesheim … Majoring in Biology