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    9  Mercedes Lovato
    Mercedes Lovato


    Simi Valley, Calif.

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    2005 Notes: Appeared in 38 games for the Flames as a rookie in the circle, making 24 starts...posted a 17-11 record with two saves and a 3.72 ERA...owned a 4-2 mark in Horizon League games...posted a victory in each of her first five collegiate starts...named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for the period ending Feb. 20th after picking up a trio of wins at the Georgia Southern Invite...named to the All-Tournament Team at the Wolfpack Challenge, going 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA at the event...notched her first career victory against a nationally-ranked team in a complete-game effort versus #15 Northwestern on April 20th...struck out a season-high four batters on a trio of occasions...tossed a pair of shutouts with the last coming on March 19th versus UNC Wilmington.

    Prep/Personal: Letterwinner at Royal High School in Simi Valley, Calif...helped lead the Highlanders to the Marmonte League title in 2004, posting a 12-2 record in the circle with a miniscule 0.66 ERA...posted a no-decision and allowed just two unearned runs in seven innings in Royal's CIF Southern Section, 3-2, eight-inning quarterfinal loss to Mater Dei...led Royal in both ERA and winning percentage as a senior en route to All-Marmonte League First Team and Daily News All-Star honors...daughter of Pres and Marilyn Lovato...born on April 19, 1987...majoring in Communications.