9 Sara Moulton  
Sara Moulton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eagan, Minn.

High School:
Eagan HS

Position:
Pitcher

Experience:
HS

Bats/Throws:
R/R


09/05/2014

Gophers Hold 2014 Awards Banquet

Kaitlyn Richardson, Sara Moulton, Sara Groenewegen, and Erika Smyth won team awards Friday night

06/04/2014

Moulton, Toomey Receive B1G Medal of Honor

The Big Ten is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Medal of Honor in 2014

05/28/2014

Moulton, Richardson Named All-Americans

The 2014 season marks the third time in program history the Gophers have produced multiple All-Americans

05/25/2014

Gophers' Season Ends With Loss to UO

Minnesota finishes with a 44-12 record

05/25/2014

Minnesota Falls in Super Regional Opener

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series with a 10-2 win in six innings

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2014 SENIOR SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar • Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient, the second Minnesota softball player to earn the accolade • named an NFCA Second Team All-American, the first Gopher to receive the honor as a pitcher • NFCA All-Great Lakes Region First Team honoree • CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 6 First Team member • All-Big Ten Second Team • was a top-25 finalist for the USA Softball National Player of the Year Award and was a top-30 finalist for the Senior CLASS Award • University of Minnesota Outstanding Student-Athlete Achievement Award winner • named Minnesota's Pitcher of the Year for the fourth-straight season • finished her Gopher career with a 112-50 record, holding the program records for wins, appearances (178), innings pitched (1,017), complete games (108), no-hitters (five) shutouts (47), and strikeouts (1,184) • as a senior, went 27-8 with a 1.97 earned run average • led the conference in wins with 27, strikeouts with 244, and was one of three pitchers in the league with a sub-2.00 ERA • was 25th in the nation in strikeouts, was 18th in wins, and was sixth with 12 shutouts • season shutout and win totals both ranked third in school history • was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week three times • Coastal Carolina Chanticleer Classic All-Tournament Team (March 14-16) • had nine double-digit strikeouts performances • tied a career-high with 15 strikeouts against Georgia State (March 14), the most by a Big Ten pitcher in a single game all season • earned road victories against ranked foes No. 17/19 LSU (Feb. 7), No. 3 Arizona State (March 2), No. 15/17 Nebraska (March 21), and No. 3 Michigan (April 18) and defeated the Wolverines a second time to help Minnesota capture its second Big Ten Tournament (May 10) • named to Big Ten All-Tournament team • threw a no-hitter against Hampton (Feb. 22) and four one-hitters • started the season with 28-straight scoreless innings • was named the LSU Tiger Classic Most Valuable Player (Feb. 7-9) • was selected fifth overall in the National Professional Fastpitch League Collegiate Draft by the Chicago Bandits.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Made 48 appearances, including 45 starts, with a career-best 32-12 record • broke her own single-season wins record and tied the shutouts record • named to the NFCA All-Region First Team • All-Big Ten First Team • named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar • earned two Big Ten Pitcher of the Week awards • pitched 14 shutouts, including two consecutive no-hitters • ranked among NCAA leaders in shutouts (t-4th), wins (t-7th) and strikeouts (9th) led the Big Ten in ERA (1.57), wins (32), starts (45), innings pitched (275.2) and strikeouts (308) • tied for first in the conference in home runs allowed (eight) • her season IP and strikeout totals ranked fourth in Minnesota history• held opponents to a .199 batting average, third in the Big Ten • tallied 29 complete games • picked up her first win of the season with a shutout at UNLV (Feb. 10) • shut out Northern Iowa with 12 strikeouts, allowing just one hit and two walks (Feb. 16) • won the second game of the day vs. the Panthers with a one-run performance • gave up one hit and three walks while striking out nine to shut out Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 22) • threw a seven-inning, one-walk no-hitter vs. Albany, striking out 12 batters (Feb. 24) • followed up with a five-inning no-hitter vs. Middle Tennessee State (March 1) • struck out a season-high 15 batters in a win vs. Gardner-Webb (March 3) • held Pacific scoreless and surrendered just three hits with seven strikeouts (March 8) • allowed one run in seven innings to beat FGCU (March 10) • pitched a one-hit shutout vs. Georgia Southern (March 16) • held Iowa to one run in seven innings (March 22) • beat Wisconsin allowing only one run, and pitched five shutout innings to win the second game of a doubleheader the next day (April 6-7) • struck out Illinois and gave up a single run at Illinois (April 13) • pitched a one-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts at Ohio State (April 26) • held Indiana scoreless for 13 total innings, including an eight-inning second game of the doubleheader (May 4) • pitched back to back seven-inning shutouts vs. Penn State and Nebraska (May 10-11) • shut out Portland State with 13 strikeouts in the NCAA Tournament (May 18) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Named Third Team, All-Big Ten pitcher • made 43 appearances with 40 starts and seven shutouts • hurled 30 complete games, which is tied for fourth in school history • hoisted a record of 25-14, which is tied for third most victories in Gopher history, and posted a 1.56 ERA, which ranked Top 30 nationally • pitched 253.1 innings, which ranks fourth in Minnesota history • garnered 302 strikeouts on the season, which ranks fourth in Minnesota history and 14th inthe nation • ranked Top 10 in the Big Ten in ERA (fitst), opposing batting average (first), innings pitched (second), strikeouts (second) and wins (second) • tossed two no-hitters • had 29 games this season where she allowed five or fewer hits • recorded double-digit strikeouts in 13 games • named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week three times (Feb. 13; Feb. 27; Mar. 12) • recorded her first no-hitter in the season opener against Kent State (Feb. 11) with striking out nine • pitched three-hitless innings while fanning eight batters against Weber State (Feb. 12) • tagged Big Ten Pitcher of the Week following the UNLV Tournament (Feb. 11-12) for posting a 2-1 record with a 0.74 ERA in 19 innings of work while also fanning 24 batters • struck out 12 batters and allowed only one hit in seven innings of work against Central Michigan (Feb. 17) • had another one-hit performance against James Madison (Feb. 24) where she fanned 10 • tabbed Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for recording a 2-1 record at the Carolina Classic (Feb. 24-26) and hoisting a 0.67 ERA in 21 innings of work while also striking out 28 batters • notched 13 strikeouts in a seven-inning, three-hit outing against Rutgers (Mar. 4) • hurled her second no-hitter against Florida Atlantic (Mar. 10) while also striking out a season-high 14 batters • named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week following the Embassy Suites Invitational (Mar. 9-11) for going 2-1 and posting a spotless ERA while striking out 34 hitters • allowed only three hits and fanned 11 batters in a complete-game outing against Green Bay (Apr. 11) • pitched 11-shutout innings in the midweek doubleheader with North Dakota State (Apr. 18) with allowing only three hits and fanning 20 batters in the two games • shutout Michigan (Apr. 21) in the series opener by surrendering only two hits and striking out 10 • pitched two-complete games and struck out 11 combined batters to open the Purdue series (May 5) with a pair of victories • capped of her sophomore season by allowing one run off six hits in the second game of the Iowa series (May 12).

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Started 43 games and appeared in 47 • garnered most wins in a season by a Gopher pitcher with 28 • ranked second in the Big Ten with 278.2 inning pitched and sixth with an earned run average of 2.06 • struck out 330 batters, which ranked her 14th nationally and second on Minnesota's single-season records • tallied 10 games where she struck out at least 10 batters • threw 32 complete games and ranked seventh in the nation with 14 shutouts • pitched three one-hit shutouts • named to All-Big Ten Second Team and earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors • chosen as a member of the 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Great Lakes Region Second Team • acquired first career win in a complete game, seven strikeout performance against Rutgers (Feb. 18) • tallied 13 strikeouts in a 7-2 win over Loyola Marymount (Feb. 19) • threw first one-hit shutout versus UNC Greensboro on February 26 while fanning eight and only walking one • snagged seventh win of the season in a complete game two-hit performance over Utah State 2-1 (March 4) • defeated No. 18 Oklahoma State on March 13 by throwing a three-hit shutout • recorded second one-hit shutout on March 19 against North Dakota State • turned in one of her best performance on March 20 versus Western Michigan by pitching a three-hit shutout and striking out a career high 15 batters • matched the Western Michigan outing six days later by throwing an identical three-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts at Indiana (March 26) • struck out another 15 batters in a complete game 10-inning shutout against Iowa State (April 7) • threw third complete game one-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over South Dakota (April 9) • her ERA plummeted to 1.89 at the end of April • hurled 12 innings in a doubleheader at Northwestern on May 4 to acquire two wins after only allowing one combined run off 11 hits and striking out 15 on the day • ended the season with a complete game, 10 strikeout performance in a 3-2 win over Illinois (May 14).

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2010 graduate of Eagan (Minn.) High School • played for coach Courtney Dully • named the 2009-10 Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year • honored as Minnesota's Miss Softball in 2010 • 2009 and 2010 Star Tribune All-Metro Player of the Year • 2009 Pioneer Press Player of the Year • a member of the 2008 state championship team and the 2009 state consolation championship team • a four-time all-state, all-metro and all-conference award winner (2007-10) • a two-time team captain for Eagan High School • earned team mvp honors in 2007, 2009 and 2010 • holds a career 83-13 record with 1,142 strikeouts, a 0.35 ERA, 58 shutouts, 13 no hitters and three perfect games • high school teammate of fellow Gophers freshman Bree Blanchette • a four-year letter winner in softball, also lettered once in basketball • listed on Eagan's A Honor Roll • earned the 2010 Athena Award, which recognizes one outstanding senior female athlete at all greater Minneapolis schools each year • also played for the Minnesota Sting (2005-10) alongside current teammates Dannie Skrove and Kari Dorle • with the Minnesota Sting, finished second at the 2008 18-U ASA Nationals.

PERSONAL:
Daughter of Jeff and Kate Moulton • has a younger sister, Emily • credits winning the high school state softball tournament in 2008 as a sophomore as her most memorable sports thrill • lists yoga and spending time with family and friends as her hobbies • graduated with a degree in business and marketing education.

Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO BF BAvg
2011 2.06 28 16 47 43 32 14/0 0 278.2 238 106 82 83 330 1187 .222
2012 1.52 25 14 43 40 30 7/6 1 253.1 171 76 55 71 302 1029 .186
2013 1.57 32 12 48 45 29 14/2 2 275.2 205 84 62 69 308 1125 .199
2014 1.97 27 8 40 37 17 12/4 1 209.1 167 80 59 53 244 896 .205
TOTAL 1.78 112 50 178 165 108 47/12 4 1017.0 781 346 258 276 1184 4237 .204