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Shelby Babcock
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Hometown: Broomfield, Colo.
High School: Legacy H.S.
Career Stats Career Stats
2013 Game-by-Game 2013 Game-by-Game
2012 Game-by-Game 2012 Game-by-Game
2011 Game-by-Game 2011 Game-by-Game

2013: Appeared in 36 games to lead all UA pitchers, including a team-most 25 starts in the circle … Was the team’s ace and usual Friday starter … Compiled a 16-12 record with a 3.88 ERA on the season … Recorded 13 complete games … Struck out 132 batters in 171.1 innings … Limited batters to a .272 batting average against … Walked a career-low-tying 100 batters … Pitched a complete-game shutout against would-be Women’s College World Series participant Nebraska in the Wildcats’ 1-0 victory in the Hillenbrand Invitational (2/15) … Pitched four innings of a combined shutout along with Nancy Bowling vs. UC Santa Barbara (4/7) … Her 171.1 innings pitched ranked ninth in the conference while her 132 strikeouts were 10th best … Started 25 games, ninth most in the Pac-12 … Tossed 84 innings in Pac-12 play, sixth most in the conference and struck out 63 batters, seventh highest total in the Pac-12 … Struck out a career-high 10 batters in Arizona’s thrilling 8-6, 10 inning thriller against UCLA (4/18) … In a 24.1 inning span stretching five outings (2/23-3/3), allowed just two runs on 11 hits while walking five and striking out 18 batters … College Station Regional: Did not record an out in her start against Baylor (5/17) while allowing four runs on two hits with three walks … Fared better in her next outing vs. Baylor (5/18), pitching two innings and allowing two runs on two hits with four walks and two strikeouts.  

2012: Named Pac-12 Pitcher of the week (4/9-4/15) when she became the second pitcher of 2012 to beat then-top-ranked California (3 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 6 K, 7.0 IP) ... Received the most work in the circle this season with 197 of the team’s 368.2 innings pitched ... Battled with Kenzie Fowler with “ace” of the staff most of 2012 before emerging late in the campaign as the team’s No. 1 ... Compiled a 21-10 record in 39 appearances ... Started 31 games and recorded 23 complete games ... Notched 164 strikeouts in 197.0 innings pitched ... Limited opponents to a .240 batting average against ... Pitched one of the best weeks of her career, going 2-1 with a 1.84 ERA at the Cathedral City Classic. The sophomore posted a K/BB ratio of 20/9 in 19 innings pitched while allowing 15 hits … Pitched her first career no-hitter against College of Charleston (3/3). Babcock was one walk away from perfection in the five-inning no-no. The sophomore struck out six of the 16 batters she faced … Allowed just four base-runners and no runs in Arizona’s six inning victory over UC Davis … Posted a 1.11 ERA while going 3-1 against San Diego State and Stanford. Babcock’s three-hitter in Sunday’s Stanford finale ranks among the best games in her career … Named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week after posting a 1.78 ERA while going 2-0 in four appearances as the Wildcats finished the week 4-2, sweeping Utah and taking one game from top-ranked California. Babcock pitched 19.2 innings, struck out 13 and allowed only five runs on 11 hits while limiting opponents to a .162 clip against her. In the win over Cal, she allowed only three hits with six strikeouts in a complete game effort ... Struck out a career-best nine twice in 2012 (2/9 vs. McNeese State; 5/12 vs. Oregon State) ... Improved in nearly every statistical category; lowered ERA by .96 points, improved by four wins, registered 10 more complete games, pitched four more shutouts, improved by a save, allowed 19 fewer runs in 26.1 more innings pitched, lowered walks by 29 while striking out 47 more batters. Tucson Regional: Saw action in every game, pitching 13 innings of three-run ball ... Allowed 14 hits and struck out 10 batters ... Earned wins against in the regional-opening contest vs. North Dakota State and the region championship vs. Notre Dame ... Norman Super Regional: Dropped game one vs. Oklahoma ... Pitched six innings and allowed six runs on eight hits to the Sooners’ powerful offense ... Pitched the final inning and two-thirds of game two and allowed just one hit while striking out one.

2011: A Pac-10 All-Freshman team selection … Posted an impressive 17-8 record with a 3.98 ERA … Pitched a hefty 170.2 innings on the season, seventh most in the conference … Was the only healthy pitcher on the roster during Kenzie Fowler’s two week absence due to injury, posting a gutsy two-week stretch in the ace’s time off … Started 26 games, half of which she went the distance … Struck out 117 batters, tied for eighth most in the conference … Limited opponents to a .269 batting average … Supplied an excellent performance in relief vs. Baylor (3/12) in which she pitched the final 4.2 innings of the game, limited the Bear offense to no runs on two hits in Arizona’s 9-7 come-from-behind victory … Pitched the final inning of a combined no-hitter with Kenzie Fowler vs. Cal State Northridge (3/25) … Had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of less than one with 117 strikeouts to 129 walks … Tallied a season-high strikeouts vs. Kennesaw State (2/19) with seven in a game she allowed just two base-runners in Arizona’s run-rule win … Slung 13 complete games … Tossed three shutouts and was a part of three combined … Threw a season-high eight strikeouts vs. Idaho State (3/5) … Turned in a masterful performance vs. Loyola Marymount in which she recorded a seven-inning shutout of the Lions (2/27) … Tucson Super Regional: Pitched the final three innings of game one … Allowed just a run on three hits after Oklahoma had scored five runs on five hits prior to her entrance.

High School: Earned four letters under Coach Dawn Gaffin at Legacy High School … Named to all-state, all-region, all-district and all-conference teams all four years … Tagged as Under Armour All-American junior and senior year, EA All-American junior year, NFCA All-American junior year and ESPN Rise All-American senior year … Named Colorado’s Gatorade Player of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year her junior and senior seasons … Set school records in strikeouts, ERA, home runs, wins and most state titles (3) .... Carried a .06 ERA through her senior year in 122 innings pitched with 220 strikeouts while batting .593 with eight home runs and 36 RBI … With club team (STYXX) was named USSSA player of the year in 2006, 2008 Triple Crown World Series MVP and an ASA All-Star five consecutive years … Also earned two letters in basketball … Chose Arizona over Texas A&M, California, Michigan and Tennessee because “it’s been my dream school since I was a little girl and I get to learn from the best coaches in the country.”

Personal: Born Shelby Jean Babcock in Feb. of 1992 to Jerry and Nancy Babcock … Has one brother, Bryce, who is 25 … In her free time, enjoys watching movies … Intended major is education.


Career Honors:


Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week (4/9-4/15)


Pac-10 All-Freshman

Career Single-Game Highs:

Innings pitched: 10.0, UCLA, Apr 18, 2013

Strikeouts: 10, UCLA, Apr 18, 2013

Batters faced: 45, Oregon, Apr 28, 2012

Field chances: 4, Purdue, Feb 16, 2013

Putouts: 2, 4 times

Assists: 3, 6 times

Runners CS: 1, 11 times