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#25 Alexa Datko
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Scripps Ranch HS
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Datko Photos

On Datko: Solid pitcher who will see work as both a starter and reliever in 2010.

2010: Made 20 starts and 27 appearances in the pitching circle with a 7-10 record... kept a 2.62 ERA in 117.2 innings pitched... held opponents to a .265 batting average... struck out 74 batters on the year... pitched 4.1 hitless innings to earn the win against Charleston Southern (4/21)... struck out eight batters against Charleston Southern (2/23)... pitched four complete games, going 2-2 in those outings.

2009: Appeared in 12 games with three starts ... all 12 appearances were in the pitching circle with two starts ... as a pitcher, posted a 3-2 record, 5.42 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 31 innings ... as a batter, delivered a double in first at bat of season ... pitched scoreless inning of relief against UMBC (2/22) ... pitched career-high eight innings and earned victory in 6-4 decision at Samford (3/15) ... threw complete game five-hitter, allowing only two runs and striking out four in a 5-2 victory at Appalachian State (4/4).

2008: Made 25 appearances with 13 starts as a true-freshman ... finished season with 4.20 ERA, 2-2 record, two saves and 25 strikeouts in 41.2 innings ... her two saves tie her for the second most in a single season in program history and are tied for fifth best for career records ... threw second complete game of career against Coastal Carolina on April 2 as she went seven innings, striking out career-best seven batters while allowing no earned runs in 9-2 victory ... earlier that same day she recorded her second save of the season by striking out the final batter of a 10-9 win over the Chanticleers ... threw 1.2 scoreless innings against Georgia on February 8 ... notched first save of career with 1.2 scoreless innings in 3-1 win over Towson on February 24 ... went 6.1 innings, striking out five and allowing one walk and no earned runs in 10-6 victory over UNC Wilmington on March 2 ... at the plate, Datko went 2-for-3 against DePaul on February 10 for first career hits ... drew a pair of walks vs. North Carolina on February 16 and again against UNC Wilmington on March 2 ... went 2-for-3 with career-high two RBIs at Western Carolina on April 12.

Scripps Ranch High School: Four-year starter for the Falcons’ softball team as a pitcher and at first base ... three-year starter at goalkeeper for SRHS soccer team ... helped guide softball team to a pair of quarter-final berths as a freshman and sophomore and was key contributor to team’s 2006 runner-up finish in the California Interscholastic Federation ... team compiled 20-9-1 record that season ... as a junior, Datko was dominant on the rubber, producing a 12-4 record with three saves, a 0.82 ERA, 136 strikeouts in 120.2 innings pitched and allowed only four walks and 20 runs, 14 of which were earned ... as a senior, she threw 83 innings, finishing with a 1.12 ERA 102 strikeouts, and allowed only 51 hits, and 12 earned runs ... that season she also did the job at the plate, tallying a .348 batting average with 24 hits, 15 RBI, two doubles, three triples, and two homeruns ... following both of those campaigns, Datko was named First-Team All-San Diego County and a First-Team All-Eastern League selection ... she was also a CIF Second-Team and All-Eastern League Second-Team choice following the 2004 season ... named Scholar Athlete in 2006-07 ... San Diego Union Tribune Athlete of the Week, May 2007 ... member of CIF Breitband Hall of Champions.

Personal: Born in San Diego, California on October 27, 1989, Alexa is the daughter of Keith and Rita Datko ... family includes a sister, Christina, that is currently playing Division I softball at Eastern Kentucky University ... sisters Marisa (14) and Bryanna (13) also play softball ... was on the Student-Athlete Honor Roll from 2004-2007 ... involved with Habitat for Humanity and Girl Scouts ... graduated in Top-10 percent of class ... currently majoring in biology.









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