UCSD Softball BIO
22 Lauren Chastain

AS A JUNIOR IN 2008:  Made 22 appearances in the circle, making 17 starts... Compiled an 11-5 record, with seven complete games and three shutouts... Finished second on the staff with 111.1 innings pitched, 86 strikeouts and a 2.77 ERA... Her strikeout total ranks 10th on the all-time single season list... Enters 2009 ranked sixth all-time with 145 career strikeouts... Tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing just two hits, while striking out five in a 5-0 victory over New Mexico Highlands on February 15... Allowed just one hit and fanned 11 in a 3-0 win against Sonoma State on March 7... Hit .200 at the plate with two runs scored and four RBI.  

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007:  Made 17 appearances in the circle for the Tritons, getting the starting nod 14 times... Went 3-9 on the year with a 5.65 ERA... Struck out 20 in 62.0 innings of work, tossing five complete games and notching one save... Had 11 plate appearances, getting a hit on two occasions... Finished the year with two putouts, 23 assists and no errors while fielding her position.

  Appeared in 19 games for the Tritons, toeing the rubber for 18 starts as a rookie... Posted a 5-9 record with a 5.61 ERA on the year, allowing 101 hits and 59 earned runs in 73.2 innings of work... Threw six complete games... Won three of her last four starts, defeating Cal State San Bernardino, Grand Canyon and Sonoma State in consecutive outings from April 26 and May 5... Three of her six complete games were 7.0 inning outings in which she gave up double digit hits.

A 2005 graduate of Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, Calif... Played softball for coach Margo Melendrez... Helped team to three-straight CIF South Section playoff appearances... Guided squad to the Laguna Hills Tournament Championship in both 2003 and 2004... Was a member of the South Coast League Championship squad in 2004... Named Dolphin of the Year in both 2004 and 2005... Earned Secon Team all-league honors as a junior and senior... Was a league all-scholar athlete during final three years of high school... Played club softball for the San Diego County Breakers U-18 Gold team in 2003, 2004 and 2005... Was a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation.

PERSONAL:  Born March 19, 1987 in Laguna Beach, Calif... Parents are Carey and Karen Chastain... Has a younger sister named Katherine... Is an Economics major at Muir College... Enjoys surfing and shopping in her spare time.

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Laguna Niguel, CA
High School: Dana Hills HS
Experience: High School
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