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  Amanda Pitzenberger

Amanda Pitzenberger

Player Profile


Tomball, TX

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Pitzenberger appeared in 24 games and made 12 starts as a pitcher in 2010 ... in final season at CSUN, finished 9-5 with 3.41 ERA, four complete games, one save and 30 K's in 88.1 innings of work ... the nine wins and 88.1 innings represented new career highs ... finished 2-1 with 1.78 ERA and one save against Big West opposition ... tossed complete game in win over Purdue on Feb. 13 ... led CSUN to extra-inning win over San Diego State on Feb. 24 ... also posted wins over Michigan State, Iowa, East Tennessee State, Georgetown and UC Santa Barbara ... nailed down seventh inning in Matadors' 5-2 victory over Cal State Fullerton on May 15 for only save of the season ... finished career with six saves, tied for fourth in school history.


Pitzenberger appeared in 17 games as a pitcher and started nine games as a fielder for Matadors in junior season ... posted a 4-2 record with career-best 2.78 ERA in the circle ... added 20 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .258 batting-average-against in 58 innings of work ... went 2-2 with a team-best 1.83 ERA and .227 batting average-against in 10 games against Big West foes ... also picked up a save during the year, giving her five in her career, the seventh-most in school history ... tossed complete-game victories at UC Santa Barbara (Apr. 15) and UC Davis (May 9) ... struck out season-high three batters on two different occasions ... walked only 14 batters on the season ... at the plate, batted .107 with two runs scored, one double and one RBI in 28 at-bats.


Pitzenberger continued to play a dual role in her sophomore season for Northridge, making 26 starts in the field and appearing in 22 games as a pitcher ... hit .120 for the season, but raised her average to .167 in 13 Big West Conference games ... finished with three runs scored, six RBIs and three sacrifice bunts ... hit only home run of the season against Pacific on Mar. 29 ... as a pitcher, finished season with a 3-6 record, 3.15 ERA and 27 strikeouts ... led the Big West Conference with three saves and 14 walks allowed ... three saves ranks tied for seventh all-time in school history for a single season ... all three saves came against Big West opponents ... picked up first win of the season after tossing 5.0 innings of two-hit ball against Texas State on Feb. 23 ... earned a win against UC Santa Barbara on Apr. 12 after allowing only one hit in three innings of relief work ...saved first game of the season in game one of doubleheader against UC Santa Barbara on Apr. 12 ... tossed 0.2 innings of work to pick up second save of the season, coming against Cal State Fullerton on Apr. 26 ... nailed down 2-1 victory over UC Riverside on May 4 to earn third save of the season ... four career saves ranks seventh in school history.


Pitzenberger appeared in 28 games as a fielder, starting 26, and pitched in 25 games, starting 18 ... finished second on the team with eight wins, posting an 8-7 record and a team-best 3.19 ERA ... tossed two shutouts and eight complete games in 103 innings of work ... struck out 66 batters and limited opponents to a .254 batting average ... hit .189 on the season, scoring nine runs ... jacked two home runs during the season, finishing with six RBIs ... posted a .954 fielding percentage, recording 62 put-outs and 41 assists ... tossed school's first no-hitter in nearly six years when she blanked Wright State, 8-0, on Feb. 16 ... In no-hitter, struck out seven while walking only one ... teamed with Mercedes Lovato to complete no-hitter against UC Davis on May 12 ... closed out game against Aggies with 3.1 scoreless innings, including three strikeouts ... named Big West Pitcher of the Week on May 7 after recording a win and a save in a weekend series against Pacific ... picked up first win of the season after tossing six scoreless innings and striking out a season-high seven batters against Wright State on Feb. 16 ... also struck out seven against Tennessee-Martin on Mar. 12, tossing seven scoreless innings ... allowed four hits in seven innings of work to win her sixth game of the season against UC Riverside on Apr. 28 ... recorded only save of the season after tossing two scoreless innings against Pacific on May 6 ... collected two hits against BYU on Feb. 16, including only double of the season ... smacked first home run of the season against Tennessee-Martin on Mar. 12 ... had a season-high two RBIs against Washington on Mar. 16 ... went 2-for-3 and scored a season-high two runs against UC Riverside on Apr. 29 ... stole only base of the season against Canisius on Mar. 13.


Pitzenberger was a three-sport star at Tomball High School in Tomball, Texas ... played four years of softball, two years of basketball and one season of volleyball ... was named first-team All-District each season ... earned Newcomer of the Year honors in 2003 ... helped lead the Cougars to a third-place finish in the 2005 5A State Tournament and a runner-up placing in 2004 ... named NFCA Scholar Athlete in `03 and `04 ... was a Louisville Slugger All-American as a junior ... named to the National Honor Society ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.89 GPA.


Born on October 11, 1987 in Cypress, Texas ... parents are Daina and Ronald Pitzenberger ... has three sisters, Holly, Angie and Sadie ... favorites include college football ... says the best thing about being an athlete is being a part of something that so few can take part in, while the toughest thing is the dedication one needs to keep pushing your own limits ... listens to music, writes in a journal and reads when she has time to relax ... doesn't believe in superstitions ... person in history she would most like to meet is Jesus ... would like to switch places for a day with Oprah Winfrey ... her advice to young people is "in anything you do, strive to be the best at it" ... no one knows how much she wants to be happy and successful and help others to be happy ... majoring in business management.