Golden Hurricane falls to Northern Iowa, 2-1, Saturday
Kernen two-run home run leads Hurricane
Barrett and Creger on first team, Middlebrooks on second-team All-Midwest Region
Creger named C-USA Pitcher of the Year
Golden Hurricane vs. Knights at 1:30 p.m.
Career at Tulsa: A two-year letterwinner ... has played in 110 games and started 105 games ... has made 58 pitching appearances with 46 starts ... has a .303 batting average, with 51 RBI, 28 runs scored, seven home runs, 22 doubles, a .481 slugging percentage, a .416 on-base percentage and 42 walks ... in the circle, has a 31-11 record, 2.40 ERA, 24 complete games, six shutouts, 285.2 innings pitched, 221 strikeouts, and allowed 242 hits, 127 runs, 98 earned runs, 148 walks and a .226 opponent batting average.
Junior (2012): Played in 55 games with 55 starts at pitcher and designated player ... NFCA Midwest Region First Team, Conference USA co-Pitcher of the Year and first-team All-C-USA selections ... C-USA All-Tournament Team ... named C-USA Hitter of the Week on Feb. 27 and March 30, and C-USA Pitcher of the Week on March 5 ... as a pitcher, posted a 20-6 record with a 2.15 ERA in 31 appearances with 28 starts ... threw 19 complete games and five shutouts with 146 strikeouts, 95 walks, 77 runs allowed, 58 earned runs allowed, 153 hits, and a .221 opponent batting average in 188.2 innings pitched ... at the plate, hit .306 with 38 RBI, five homers, 14 doubles, 16 runs, a .503 slugging percentage, a .421 on-base percentage and 28 walks ... had 14 multi-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games ... went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI vs. Loyola Marymount (2/24) ... was 2-for-3 with three RBI and pitched 5.2 innings vs. FAU (2/25) ... struck out eight in a complete-game win vs. Loyola Chicago (3/3; G1) ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI vs. Southern Miss (3/24; G1), and followed it with eight strikeouts and one run allowed in a complete-game win in Game 2 vs. Southern Miss (3/24; G2) ... struck out a career-high 10 batters and scored the game-winning run in an eight-inning complete-game win at Missouri State (4/11) ... went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI, and struck out eight in a complete-game win over Houston (4/22) ... was 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, an RBI and two runs vs. Arkansas (4/25) ... went 5-for-7 with a home run, two doubles, seven RBI and three runs, and earned two wins in the circle in the series vs. UTEP (4/28-29) ... hit a three-run home run and pitched a one-hit shutout to lead TU to C-USA title-clinching win at UAB (5/6) ... earned two complete-game wins in the C-USA Tournament, pitching eight strikeouts in a win over Houston (5/11), and added a double with the title game win over Marshall (5/12).
Sophomore (2011): Played in 55 games with 50 starts ... as a pitcher, posted an 11-5 record with a 2.89 ERA in 27 appearances with 18 starts, five complete games and 97.0 innings ... allowed 89 hits, 50 runs, 40 earned runs with 75 strikeouts and 53 walks ... allowed a .235 opponent batting average ... at the plate, posted a .298 batting average with 13 RBI, 12 runs scored, eight doubles, two home runs, 14 walks, a .407 on-base percentage and a .447 slugging percentage in 94 at bats as the pitcher and designated player ... went 2-for-3 with two doubles an RBI and two runs scored vs. Centenary (2/26), and in the next game vs. the Ladies that day pitched 5.0 innings allowing just one hit and struck out six batters ... went 2-for-3 with a double, and RBI and a run scored vs. Ohio State (3/6) ... pitched 5.0 innings allowing just one run and four hits with four strikeouts vs. Northern Iowa (3/15) ... earned a complete-game victory over UCF, allowing five hits and three runs, one earned run and struck out nine vs. UCF (3/20) ... went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and a run at Memphis (4/3) ... was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI at UTEP (5/7; 2) ... pitched in four NCAA Regional games, including two starts, after not pitching for a month ... helped the Hurricane to wins in two of those contests, including an elimination game in the championship round at Oklahoma (5/22; 1).
Prior to Tulsa: Pitched in 30 games with 26 starts for the University of Minnesota ... posted a 15-14 record and a 2.52 ERA with 165 strikeouts, 70 walks, allowed 91 runs, 62 earned runs, and a .224 opponent batting average in 172.0 innings ... pitched 23 complete games and four shutouts.
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Liberty-Eylau High School ... pitched her team to the Class 3A State title game as a junior on her way to first team Texas All-State honors ... also earned Texas all-state honorable mention as a sophomore, and was named the Texarkana Gazette All-Area Player of the Year as a junior ... in 2008, posted a 25-4 record with a 0.52 ERA and 375 strikeouts in 217 innings, and also batted .385 with 23 RBI ... in 2007, went 22-3 with a 0.60 ERA and 258 strikeouts in 173 innings ... also played basketball and softball in high school.
Personal: Born Lacey Georgianne Middlebrooks on Oct. 3, 1990 in Greenville, Texas ... daughter of Tom and Julie Middlebrooks ... has one brother and one sister ... father, Tom, played football at Southeastern Oklahoma State, and brother, Will, plays baseball for the Boston Red Sox ... biggest sports thrill was winning the 2012 Conference USA Tournament Championship ... most memorable places she has been are Fenway Park in Boston, and Gettysburg ... favorite professional athlete is the Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett ... hobbies include shopping and writing ... favorite movies are A Beautiful Mind, Taken, Friday Night Lights, and P.S. I Love You ... favorite book is The Pact ... major is communication.
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