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5 Chase Cassady

Class: Junior Position: P Height: 5-7 Previous School: William R. Boone HS Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

2017 (So.)
• Appeared in 29 games, starting 19 times
• Posted a 6-8 record with a 3.73 ERA, six complete games, three shutouts, one save, 99 strikeouts and a .246 opponents' batting average in 107 innings pitched
• Finished the season eighth in the Big South in opponents' batting average and seventh in shutouts
• Tossed a three-hit shutout in first start of season, striking out five in 9-0 win over Fairleigh Dickinson (Feb. 10)
• Held No. 3/3 Florida hitless through the first four innings, striking out four before being replaced
• Fanned 10 batters against NC Central (March 11), allowing one run on six hits in five innings
• Fashioned a four-hit, five-inning shutout with nine strikeouts against North Carolina A&T (March 14)
• Pitched the final 4 2/3 innings of the Big South Championship title game against Longwood (May 14), yielding just three hits
• Did not allow a run in 14 1/3 innings pitched at the NISC Regional, going 1-0 with one shutout, one save, 19 strikeouts and just five hits allowed (.109 opponents' batting average)
• Struck out a career-high 12 batters during three-hit shutout over UNCW at NISC Regional (May 16)
• Started Regional semifinal against Ohio, going 5 1/3 while striking out four and allowing two hits in no-decision
• Picked up the save in NISC Regional championship game against Ohio, pitching two innings of two-hit relief with three strikeouts

2016 (Fr.)
• Made 27 appearances, including 21 starts
• Big South Pitcher of the Week (March 14)
• Went 8-9 with a 4.16 ERA, seven complete games, one shutout and 125 strikeouts in 109 1/3 innings pitched
• Led Big South and ranked 34th in NCAA Division I with 8.0 strikeouts per seven innings
• Averaged 11.3 strikeouts per seven innings in conference play
• Liberty's opening-day starter at UCF
• Recorded seven or more strikeouts in a game nine times
• Posted a 1.37 ERA, going 2-0 with 22 strikeouts and .104 opponents' batting average in 15 1/3 innings of relief on season
• Picked up first career win versus Morgan State, striking out nine (Feb. 13)
• Held high-powered Louisiana Tech offense to three hits, striking out eight in 5-1 complete-game win (Feb. 26)
• Struck out 10 in five-inning win against Norfolk State (March 10)
• Fanned a then career-high 11 batters during five-inning shutout against La Salle (March 12)
• Posted eight strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of relief at Radford (April 26)

Prep
• Graduated from William R. Boone High School
• Four-year varsity letterwinner
• Helped lead Boone to three straight district titles (2013-15)
• Two-time all-state honoree, as a junior and senior
• During both sophomore and junior seasons, named team MVP and first team All-Central Florida
• Twice named to all-district team, in 2014 and 2015
• 2015 All-Metro selection
• Posted a career ERA of 0.80
• As a freshman, posted a 0.91 ERA and 134 strikeouts, as her team made Division 8A Elite Eight
• Pitched for Wagners Gold travel club, earning runner-up finish at 2013 ASA 18 Gold National Championship before claiming the 2014 ASA national championship
• Also competed in high school weightlifting and swimming

Personal
• Daughter of John and Gina Cassady
• Older sister, Paige Cassady, played collegiate softball at both Presbyterian and Florida International and is currently in her third season on Liberty's softball coaching staff
• Majoring in interdisciplinary studies
• Birthday is May 5

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    Apr 16

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