CU Softball BIO
21 Amy Baker
CREIGHTON CAREER:  2012 (Junior) - First Team All-MVC catcher ... Split time between C and 1B, depending on the pitcher, while starting all 54 contests ... Ranked sixth in the Valley and third on the team with .340 batting average ... Finished third in the MVC and second on CU with 46 RBI, making her the only Bluejay in program history with multiple seasons of 42 RBI or more ... The single-season RBI total matched her final 2010 sum to rank in a tie for third all-time in the Creighton record books ... With 125 career RBI Baker ranks third all-time at CU, trailing only her assistant coaches Renae Sinkler (146) and Abby Johnson (144) on the career list ... Her career RBI total also ranks in a tie at No. 11 on the Valley career list and she is within reach to set the MVC career record of 157 RBI, currently held by Illinois State's Heather Stella (1996-99)... Stood No. 74 nationally at 0.85 RBI per game ... Rated fifth in the Valley and second for the Jays with .471 on-base percentage ... Posted fifth-best single-season total for walks at 33 to rank fifth in the MVC and second on the team ... Rated No. 71 in the country with 0.61 walks per contest ... With 76 career base on balls, ranks fifth all-time at CU ... Completed the year at seventh in the Valley and third on the squad with a .551 slugging percentage ... Blasted eight home runs to rank seventh in the conference and third on the team ... Now has 41 homers in career, trailing only Sinkler's school record 50 ... Career home run total of 41 also stands fourth all-time in Valley record books ... Ranked seventh in the league with a slugging percentage of .551 ... Hit .692 vs. left-handed pitching and .413 with runners in scoring position ... Finished second on team with seven doubles... Registered team-best 279 putouts to rank eighth in MVC ... Career total of 286 total bases ranks eighth all-time at CU ... Stands seventh all-time in CU annals with hit by pitch total of 12 ... Named MVC Player of the Week twice (Feb. 12 and April 2) ... Collected both RBI in Creighton's 2-1 win over Nebraska (April 25), including a sixth-inning homer that helped the Jays to first victory over the Huskers since 2009 ... Matched career game highs with three runs at Wichita State (April 7) and three hits at Arkansas-Pine Bluff on (Feb. 12).

2011 (Sophomore) - Named Second-Team All-MVC ... Twice earned MVC Player of the Week ... Of her 53 starts, 52 came at catcher ... Led the MVC with 18 home runs, the most by a sophomore in school history, the second-most in CU single-season history and the third-highest total in MVC history ... Ranked 11th in the NCAA with 0.34 home runs per game and 13th in the nation with 18 homers ... First player in school history and second in league history with two seasons of 15 or more home runs ... Ranked second in the MVC in slugging percentage (.636), third in walks (30), third in total bases (96) and ninth in RBI (33) ... Led the MVC with three pickoffs and ranked second with 16 runners caught stealing ... Crushed 14 home runs in a 17-game span from March 11 to April 12 ... Batted .300 with seven home runs in MVC play ... Had 10 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games which included three three-RBI contests and two four RBI games ... Smashed five home runs in two games on March 11 at the Diamond Devil Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., going 5-for-7 with five home runs and eight RBI in the doubleheader ... Tied a school record by hitting three home runs against Campbell in the night cap on March 11 ... All six of her hits the week of March 7-13 were home runs ... Homered in consecutive games against No. 13 Nebraska (March 30) and Iowa State (March 31) ... Hit one home run in each game of a three-game series with Bradley (April 2-3), finishing the series 7-for-10 with three homers and seven RBI ... Homered in both games of a doubleheader sweep against North Dakota (April 12) ... Smashed a solo home run in both games of a doubleheader split against MVC champion Illinois State (May 7).

2010 (Freshman) - Named First-Team All-MVC and MVC All-Tournament Team after posting the best offensive season by a freshman in school history ... Served as starting designated player in 51 games, after opening the season 4-for-6 as a pinch-hitter ... Set CU rookie records for home runs (15), RBI (46) and total bases (109) ... Her 15 homers ranked 48th in the NCAA, ninth among freshmen ... Led team with 13 doubles ... Her 46 RBI ranked second in single-season CU history ... Sixth player in school history with 100 total bases in a season ... Ranked in MVC top 10 in home runs, total bases, slugging, doubles, RBI and batting average ... Led the team, hitting .489 with runners in scoring position and .434 with runners on base ... Named MVC Player of the Week in consecutive weeks (April 12 & 19), hitting .516 (16-31) with eight home runs and 22 RBI in 11 games over the two-week span ... Homered twice in a game three times ... Twice had two doubles in a game ... First career home run came against Idaho State (March 6) ... Homered in both Nebraska games (April 7 & 28) ... Hit three home runs in NDSU doubleheader (April 5), going 5-for-5 with eight RBI in the twin bill ... Had season-highs with three hits and six RBI in game one vs. NDSU ...  Homered in four straight games (April 5-10) ... Hit .360 with nine home runs and 30 RBI in non-conference play.  

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-State honoree, earned First Team All-Nebraska (all-class) honors as a sophomore and senior and second-team honors as a junior ... Also First Team Class A and all-conference multiple times ... Lettered four years in softball and track and once in basketball ... Among her many school records are home runs in a game (2), season (10) and career (23) and walks in a season (20) ... Her 23 career homers were also a Class A record and her 10 blasts as a junior were a Nebraska All-Class single-season record ... Batted .412 with seven home runs and 28 RBI as a senior ... Hit .504 as a sophomore ... Played club softball for the Quakes and Nebraska Gold.

PERSONAL: The daughter of Mary and Tom Baker ... Has three older siblings AJ, Tony and Evan ... Mother played field hockey at Nebraska ... Sociology (criminal justice) major with a minor in legal studies.
Position: Catcher
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Westside