Paige Lowary

Paige Lowary (born June 27, 1996) is an American former softball pitcher, originally from Dallas Center, Iowa.[1] She attended Dallas Center-Grimes High School in Grimes, Iowa. She attended the University of Missouri in 2015 and 2016,[2][3][4][5] before transferring to the University of Oklahoma.[6][7] She holds the Sooner career record for saves (18) in just two seasons and for her full career ranks top-5 for the same category in all the NCAA Division I.[8][9][10][11][12][13] At both universities, she was both a starting and relief pitcher for the school's respective college softball teams. During her junior season in 2017, Lowary led Oklahoma to the 2017 Women's College World Series final,[9] where they defeated No. 1 Florida, 2–0 to claim the national championship. Lowary was chosen as the number-one pick in the National Pro Fastpitch draft and went on to play for the USSSA Pride for the 2018–2019 season.

Paige Lowary
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1996-06-27) June 27, 1996 (age 25)
Dallas Center, Iowa
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Sport
CountryUSA
SportSoftball
College teamMissouri Tigers
Oklahoma Sooners

InjuryEdit

In her second season at Missouri, Lowary was pitching against the Oregon Ducks softball team. She was struck by a ball off the bat of All-American shortstop, Nikki Udria. Udria's ball hit Lowary in the face, resulting in a serious injury. Lowary suffered emotionally afterwards and ended up transferring to Oklahoma. The coaching staff, including Patty Gasso and Melyssa Lombardi, worked with Lowary to help her regain her confidence in the circle.

Career StatisticsEdit

Missouri Tigers & Oklahoma Sooners
YEAR W L GP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
2015 18 7 37 26 6 0 4 162.2 152 97 79 78 164 3.41 1.42
2016 25 8 44 31 16 4 2 198.0 186 110 92 103 151 3.25 1.46
2017 16 3 43 16 4 1 11 146.2 84 40 32 33 122 1.53 0.80
2018 10 2 41 6 2 1 7 96.0 66 19 15 14 74 1.09 0.83
TOTALS 69 20 165 79 28 6 24 603.1 488 266 218 228 511 2.53 1.18

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stavenhagen, Cody (May 1, 2018). "Paige Parker, Paige Lowary embrace final Bedlam as part of a program-changing senior class". Tulsa World. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Palmer, Tod (July 15, 2016). "Mizzou softball ace Paige Lowary transfers to NCAA champ Oklahoma". The Kansas City Star. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Schuster, Megan (February 25, 2015). "Paige Lowary stays humble while impressing for Missouri softball". Columbia Missourian. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Graeler, Kevin (January 27, 2016). "Missouri softball pitchers share remarkable talent — and modesty". Columbia Missourian. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Graeler, Kevin (May 4, 2016). "After close calls, Missouri softball grapples with face masks". Columbia Missourian. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "2020 Mizzou Softball Media Guide" (PDF). Mutigers.com. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  7. ^ "Oklahoma 2019 Media Guide". Issuu.com. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  8. ^ "Division I Softball Records" (PDF). Ncaa.org. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  9. ^ a b Hays, Graham (February 9, 2018). "Paige Parker and Paige Lowary form an impenetrable partnership at Oklahoma". ESPN. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  10. ^ Pryor, Brooke (May 31, 2017). "How Paige Lowary rebounded from a line drive to the face to become OU's closer". The Oklahoman. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  11. ^ Horning, Clay (May 31, 2017). "Lowary's emergence has Sooners loving life at the World Series". The Norman Transcript. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Horning, Clay (May 21, 2017). "Lowary's time-capsule performance fuels Sooners". The Norman Transcript. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  13. ^ McKelvey, John (July 17, 2016). "Missouri softball ace, Lowary, transferring to OU". The Norman Transcript. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.