2016 Louisiana Tech outfield preview
Lady Techsters looking for consecutive 30-win seasons
Anna Cross' journey with her father through softball has built an unbreakable bond between the two
Softball participates in community service events at 4 Paws, Boys and Girls Club, DART and Operation Christmas Child
Lady Techsters host Bossier Parish CC Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Photos from Louisiana Tech's 1-0 win over UT Arlington in the 2013 WAC Softball Tournament in Ruston, La.
2014: Started 51 games on the year (missed one game due to injury) ... 48 starts came at SS, 2 at pitcher and one at DP ... Batted .284 on the season with 38 hits in 134 at bats ... Totaled 12 doubles and five home runs ... Scored 18 runs and tallied 30 RBI ... Was 10-of-12 on stolen bases ... Was second on the team with 19 walks drawn ... Was 0-3 in the circle with two saves and a 5.88 earned run average ... Made 17 appearances, including two starts ... Logged 25.0 IP allowing 33 hits and striking out 26 ... Had eight multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... Had a season-long seven game hitting streak ... Ended the season with an 11-game on-base streak ... Recorded eight RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Alcorn State and Southern at the ULM Tournament on Feb. 22 ... Recorded three RBI and two hits in a 5-3 win over Stephen F. Austin ... Totaled two doubles and two RBI in a win over C-USA foe Middle Tennessee ... Hit a three-run home run in a 7-0 win at Southeastern Louisiana ... Had two hits and 3 RBI in a loss to C-USA foe Southern Miss ... Had two hits, including a home run, and four RBI in a road loss at Northwestern State ... Was 3-for-3 against C-USA foe East Carolina ...
2013: Named WAC Freshman of the Year by league coaches and by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... Named first team all-WAC by league coaches ... Named second team all-WAC by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... Named WAC Pitcher of the Week (April 1) ... Named LSWA Pitcher of the Week (April 1) ... Named Academic All-WAC ... Started 52 games at either shortstop, right field or pitcher ... Batted .323 with 40 hits in 124 at bats ... Totaled nine doubles and six home runs ... Scored 30 runs and drove home 29 more ... Was 20-of-22 in stolen bases ... Was 6-8 with a 3.06 earned run average in the circle ... Made 26 appearances in the circle while starting 19 games ... Threw 96.0 innings allowing 97 hits and issuing 70 walks ... Struck out 27 ... Recorded nine multi-hit games and even multi-RBI games ... Was 2-for-3 with three RBI in a win over NCAA Tournament participant Northwestern State ... Was 2-for-3 with four RBI as she hit her first collegiate grand slam in a win over New Mexico State ... Was 2-for-3 with three RBI in a win over Southern ... Also homered against UL-Monroe, New Mexico State, Northwestern State and Utah State ... Stole a season-high three bases in win over UL-Monroe ... Picked up her first collegiate win in the circle in an 8-4 win at New Mexico State, handing the Aggies their only conference loss at home in 12 games ... Pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout over NCAA participant Northwestern State ... Threw four more shutout innings (allowing only one hit) and picked up another win against NCAA participant Northwestern State ...
High School: Lettered four years for coach Steve Tardiff at Cross Roads High School in Texas ... Helped lead the Bobcats to the District 21-1A title all four years and a third place finish in the state tournament in 2010 ... As a junior, batted .600 with eight doubles, four triples and six home runs ... Scored 34 runs and drove in 42 ... Was 12-of-13 on stolen bases ... Named the District 21-1A Newcomer of the Year in 2009 ... Named the District 21-1A MVP in 2010 and 2011 ... Named the Player of the Year for Henderson County in 209 and 2010 ... Named all-state in 2011 ... Named to the 2010 All-East Texas Team ... Lettered four years in volleyball, two years in basketball, two years in track and three years in golf ... Named the 2009 District 21-1A MVP Hitter in volleyball ... Named All-Henderson County in 2009 in volleyball ... Named all-state in 2009 and 2010 in volleyball ... Named first team all-district in basketball in 2008 ... Played travel ball for coach David Cotton and the ASA A Nationals for three years ...
Personal: Full name is Anna Elizabeth Cross ... Daughter of John Cross and Alison Bristow ... Has two sisters, Lorin and Lindsey ... Born July 19, 1994 in Athens, Texas.