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Meredith CrisanteClass: Senior
Previous School: Cabell Midland HS
Hometown: Huntington, W.Va.
2011 (Jr.): Appeared in 56 games, making 52 starts (41 – LF, 11 – DP) … tabbed a VaSID All-State second-team selection ... named to Big South All-Tournament team, after batting .438 (7-for-16) with two home runs and four RBIs during Liberty's five-game run to the conference championship … for the season, batted .282 (44-for-156) while tying for third on the team with nine home runs and 32 RBIs … stole eight bases in 10 attempts, and scored 27 runs … one of two Liberty players (Ashley Bensinger) to record hits in all five conference tournament games … posted 13 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI contests … had a season-best nine game hitting streak in mid-April, batting .406 with four home runs and 13 RBIs during the span … went a career-best 3-for-4 with career-high two home runs and six RBIs versus Siena (March 4) … hit two home runs in victory over Winthrop in Big South Tournament (May 13) … belted home runs in three straight games, April 19 and 20, including her first career grand slam against Norfolk State … earned mention as NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete … named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2010 (So.): Named to the Big South all-conference second team … appeared in 46 games for the Lady Flames, starting in 39 … primarily played left field … had the longest hitting streak in the Big South at 12 games … had seven multiple-hit games and ranked third on the team with nine multiple-RBI games … ended the season with a career-high .302 batting average … ranked fifth on the team with 27 runs scored … also tied for fourth on the squad with 24 RBIs … ranked No. 2 on the team with seven sacrifice bunts … led the Lady Flames with 14 stolen bases out of 16 attempts … recorded her first career home run in a win over Big South opponent Winthrop (April 2) … went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs against UNC Greensboro (April 7) … batted 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs in win over James Madison (April 14) … went 3-for-3 at the plate against Coastal Carolina, notching two doubles and a homer (May 8).
2009 (Fr.): Appeared in 24 games for the Lady Flames, with five games started … appeared mostly as a pinch runner, but also saw time as the designated player and in the outfield … finished the season with one hit, four runs scored and four walks in 10 at-bats … ranked fifth on the team with five steal attempts … successfully stole three bases on the year … recorded her first collegiate hit against Virginia (April 1) … scored runs against California, Delaware State, Purdue and Norfolk State … named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
Prep: Graduated from Cabell Midland High School … voted conference Player of the Year and first-team all-state her senior year … named first-team all-conference and received an all-state honorable mention her junior year … first-team all-conference honoree and all-state honorable mention as a sophomore … four year letterwinner … ended junior year with a .456 batting average with five home runs and 30 RBIs … as a senior, batted .515 with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs … also played ASA travel ball for the Diamond Dusters, helping the team to a title victory at the 2007 Carolina Cardinal Classic in Raleigh, N.C. … graduated with high honors … member of Mu Alpha Theta.
Personal: Daughter of David and Susan Baisden … majoring in elementary education … birthday is May 15.