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Julie McDonald Career Stats
Tall, lanky pitcher who logged important innings last year as a freshman ... Will likely be counted on for more innings this season ... Can induce the grounder when needed.
* 2016 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete
* 2016 Mountain West Spring All-Academic Team
2016 SEASON - FRESHMAN
Pitched in 21 of the team's 52 games as a true freshman, starting eight times ... Was 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA and a save over 46 2/3 innings, striking out 18 against 12 walks ... Finished with one complete game and combined on a shutout ... Did not commit an error in 14 chances in the field ... In Mountain West play was 0-0 with a 5.25 ERA in seven appearances off the bench and 9 1/3 innings ... Struck out six and yielded six walks in league action ... Held her opponents to a .280 average against right-handed batters, the top mark on the team ... Also led the team with a .091 average against with the bases loaded ... Got her first collegiate win against San Diego on Feb. 21 after tossing four scoreless innings with a strikeout and two hits allowed ... Other win was against Princeton on March 19, where she yielded three runs (two earned) on 10 hits and a walk over a complete game (seven innings), striking out two.
CLUB - SO CAL ATHLETICS
Played her club ball at So Cal Athletics in Murrieta, Calif., for coach Bruce Richardson ... Played for the OC Batbusters earlier in her career, pitching for the team in the 2013 16U Premier national championship game
HIGH SCHOOL - CARLSBAD
Was a two-year letterwinner at nearby Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, Calif. ... According to MaxPreps, was 2-1 with a 0.93 ERA as a senior in 2015 and 4-4 with a 3.03 ERA as a junior in 2014 ... Helped the Lancers to back-to-back first division championships (2013-14) at CIF's and a combined 43-14-1 (.750) record over those two seasons ... Team also was the 2013 and 2015 CIF DI runner-ups, and the champions at the CIF open division in 2014 ... Played her high school ball under coach Danielle Kinley.
Juliana McDonald was born June 6, 1997, in La Jolla, Calif. ... Daughter of Fabiola and James McDonald ... Was also recruited by Cal State Fullerton, DePaul, Michigan and Utah State ... Is undecided on a major.