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    Christine Farrell

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    La Habra, CA

    High School:
    Sonora

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    05/18/1987

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    AS A SENIOR (2009): Cemented her role as the go-to Irish pinch-runner for the 2009 season ... saw action in 54 games ... checked in against No. 9 Oklahoma (March 12) and collected three bases and a run en route to the Irish upset victory ... saw action against BIG EAST foe Villanova (April 18) by stealing a base and scoring in Notre Dame's 3-0 victory against the Wildcats ... recorded a run scored in both games of a doubleheader against Providence (April 30), the first of which came by way of a Dani Miller grand slam which propelled the Irish in a 9-1 five-inning romp ... scored the go-ahead run against Cleveland State (May 15) in Notre Dame's 3-1 opening round win in the NCAA Tournament ... recorded her team-best 13th stolen base against No. 7 Michigan (May 16) in the NCAA Tournament ... caught stealing only twice and finished the season with 13 stolen bases and 23 runs scored

    AS A JUNIOR (2008): Evolved into a solid pinch runner for the Irish while filling in from the circle when called upon ... stepped in against Pacific (March 1) in a late-game relief effort to register her first action of the season from the circle ... retired the side - including a strikeout - in 1.0 inning to secure Notre Dame's 11-3 win against the Tigers ... closed the door on Towson (March 14) in a combined shutout effort with Brittney Bargar ... pitched 2.0 frames of scoreless ball and fanned one of the nine batters faced ... surrendered only one hit during that appearance ... walked one batter during 1.0 scoreless inning in the circle against Eastern Michigan (April 9) ... Notre Dame out-scored its opponents by a 28-4 margin during her appearances on the rubber ... saw action as a pinch runner at DePaul (March 30) and stole a base against the Blue Demons ... continued to help the Irish on the paths by scoring runs against Wisconsin (April 16), Providence (April 26) and Valparaiso (April 29) ... checked in against Kent State during the NCAA Regional to score a run in the season finale.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Made her Irish debut with 1.0 inning of work against California (Feb. 23) ... gave up one run with two walks and a strikeout during that frame ... stayed in the circle for 3.0 innings against Jacksonville (March 2) ... gave up four hits and a pair of runs - one earned - and struck out a pair over that stretch ... the effort helped her earn the first save of her career ... faced a pair of batters when Notre Dame battled Pacific (March 17) ... punched in 1.0 inning of action against both Syracuse (April 1) and Rutgers (May 5) ... totaled 6.0 frames on the season, four strikeouts, and surrendered only seven hits ... did not allow a single hit to go for extra bases.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Did not see action during her first season with the Irish, as she recovered from off-season surgery.

    THE FARRELL FILE: Played her prep ball at Sonora (La Habra, Calif.) while earning four letters in softball ... a four-time all-conference selection as a pitcher ... the 2004-05 All-Freeway League Girls Athlete of the Year ... led her team to three consecutive Freeway League championships ... three-time team MVP ... pitched every inning of her team's 2004 softball season, totaling 227.0 innings ... wrapped up that season with a 0.03 ERA with 319 strikeouts ... the season was highlighted by a pair of perfect games and four no-hitters ... set Sonora records for career and single-season ERA, career and single-season strikeouts, and career and single-season wins ... competed in the North-South All-Star Game and the Whittier Rotary Club All-Star Game ... also competed in volleyball, earning three letters as a middle blocker ... member of the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation and Key Club ... from the same high school as 2005 graduate and former Irish pitcher Carrie Wisen ... daughter of Sharon and Douglas Farrell ... oldest of two daughters ... has one sister, Kelsey ... mother played softball at Chapman ... born May 18, 1987, in Fullerton, Calif. ... graduated from the College of Art & Letters with degrees in sociology and psychology.

    Farrell's Career Statistics

    Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GDP OB SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD
    2007 .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0 2 1 .667
    2008 .000 16-0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1-1 0 2 0 1.00
    2009 .000 54-0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 13-15 0 0 0 .000
    Total 0.00 70-0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 14-16 0 4 1 .800

    Farrell's Career Pitching Statistics

    Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA
    2007 2.33 0-0 5 0 0 0/1 1 6.0 7 5 2 4 4 0 0 0 1 .269 2 0 1 0
    2008 0.00 0-0 3 0 0 0/1 0 4.0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 17 .071 0 0 0 0
    Total 1.40 0-0 8 0 0 0/2 1 10.0 8 5 2 7 6 0 0 0 58 .200 2 0 1 0

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