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5 Chase Cassady

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

2018 (Jr.)
• Competed in 23 games, getting 18 starts in the circle
• Big South All-Conference second team pitcher
• Twice named Big South Pitcher of the Week (April 16 and May 7)
• Went 10-3 with a 2.31 ERA, five complete games (all shutouts), 69 strikeouts and a .247 opponents' batting average in 88 innings pitched
• Ranked second in the Big South with five shutouts on the season
• Enters her senior season tied for ninth in program history with nine career shutouts
• Posted a 5-0 record with three shutouts and a 1.02 ERA during Liberty's 19-game winning streak
• Pitched three-hit shutout in win over Morgan State (Feb. 9) during first start of season
• Won eight straight decisions, starting with a 7-3 win over George Washington (March 3), going nearly three months between losses
• Tossed a two-hit shutout against Gardner-Webb, striking out a season-high nine batters in a just five innings
• During her final 10 starts of the season, posted a 6-1 record, 1.03 ERA, four shutouts and a .181 opponents' batting average
• Started both games of doubleheader sweep of Radford on April 14, allowing one total run on four hits in 9 1/3 innings pitched while earning both victories
• Tossed complete-game shutouts in each of her last three starts, over Hampton, Virginia and Winthrop, taking a 17-inning shutout streak into the conference tournament

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)

• 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

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

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