Brooke Baker
Brooke  Baker


Schererville, IN

High School:
Lake Central




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For the Record: Owns the school record for complete games pitched in a career (56) ... ranks among the career top five in wins (4th with 45), innings pitched (3rd with 580.1) and strikeouts (4th with 377) ... ranks fourth on the single-season complete games list with 21 in 2006 ... owns spots among the Purdue single-season top five in shutouts (3rd with 7), pitching wins (5th with 17), complete games (5th with 20), innings pitched (5th with 205) and saves (5th with 3).

2006: Saw action in 27 games, starting 18 on the mound ... posted a 13-15 record, including four straight victories from Feb. 19 through Feb. 26. Did not allow an earned run for 27 straight innings during that span ... recorded 108 strikeouts in 183.1 innings of work. Struck out five or more batters on seven occasions, including a season-high nine vs. East Carolina ... tallied three straight wins from March 15 to March 18, while not allowing opponents an earned run during the 17-inning span ... tossed a combined one-hitter with Diana LaRiva against Butler ... pitched two innings of the team's combined no-hitter against Ball State ... ranked among the Big Ten's top 10 in appearances (8th with 36), innings pitched (10th with 183.1) and looking strikeouts (10th with 47).

2005: Posted a 2.55 ERA to go with a 15-16 record ... pitched 192 innings, striking out 124 batters in that span ... threw two one-hitters, against Akron on March 18 and against Illinois on April 10 ... pitched 14 complete games, including four shutouts, while also earning three saves ... struck out five or more batters on 12 occasions ... struck out season-high eight batters against Akron and Western Kentucky ... ranked among the top of the Big Ten in number of appearances (5th with 42), saves (5th with 3) and innings pitched (9th with 192) ... named to the all-tournament team at the Wolfpack Challenge in Raleigh, North Carolina ... her 15 complete-game efforts moved her career total to 35, which is good for fourth place on the Purdue career list ... her three saves ranked third among Big Ten pitchers and tied her for fifth on the Purdue single-season list ... was named Co-Most Outstanding Pitcher at team's postseason banquet.

2004: Posted a team-best 1.88 ERA to go with a 17-12 record on the mound ... threw first career no-hitter in a seven-inning effort against IPFW ... struck out five or more batters on 10 occasions including a season-best nine in nine-innings against Illinois ... K'ed 145 batters in 205 innings of work while giving up just 55 earned runs ... pitched seven complete-game shutouts, third most in a single-season in programhistory ... did not allow an earned run for a 30-inning stretch, capped by the no-hitter ... tossed a one-hitter against Valparaiso during the stretch ... earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors after the shutout streak ...ranked fifth all-time on the single season lists for pitching wins (17), complete games (20) and innings pitched (205) ... finished the season ranked fourth in the Big Ten in games finished (15), fifth in appearances (43) and innings pitched (205.0), seventh in wins (17), ninth in batters struck out looking (51) and 10th in games started (28) ... ranked third in games finished (5), fourth in looking strikeouts (23), seventh in appearances (15), innings pitched (72.2) and games started (10) in conference play ... named co-Most Outstanding Pitcher at team's postseason banquet.

High School: The reigning Miss Softball in Indiana and Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year ... pitched four years for the Lake Central Indians, leading the team to three state finals appearances under coach Keith Hauber ... team won the state championship in 2002 and took second in 2003 ... earned Player of the Year honors from The Times of Northwest Indiana and The Post Tribune following her junior and senior campaigns ... a four-time all-state honoree, picking up third team honors as a freshman and first team accolades her final three years ... was Hoosier Diamond's Pitcher of the Year as a junior and Hoosier Diamond's Miss Softball as a senior ... a four-time all-area and team MVP recipient ... carried a 0.05 ERA as a sophomore and junior ... finished career with a Lake Central-record 73 victories and 894 strikeouts to go with a 0.23 ERA ... a two-time recipient of the Youth Merit Award presented by the Schererville Rotary Club ... played for the Indiana Excel travel team, which won the 2001 ASA Indiana State, SluggerFest, Sparks Invitational and ASA National Qualifier championships.

Personal: Given name is Brooke Marie Baker ... born 3/11/85 ... parents are Rick and Candace Baker ... has one sister, Tiffany, and one brother, Ricky ... has two cousins who were students at Purdue ... majoring in organizational leadership and supervision ... nickname is Bakes.


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