Stacey  Jennings

5Stacey Jennings


Aurora, Colo.

High School:
Eagle Crest H.S.






"Stacey appears stronger than ever heading into this season and has picked up a couple of pretty solid pitches that she has seemed to master. A former USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week and an SEC Player of the Week, Stacey is a formidable foe from the mound and will figure strongly in our 2005 rotation. She will also play right field for our team when she's not pitching."


A double threat for Lady Vol foes, Stacey saw time as a starter in left field and drew 26 assignments in the circle...As a hurler, she went 10-6 with a 2.15 ERA in 130.1 innings and 4-3 with a 3.20 ERA in 50.1 innings of SEC play...She registered 98 strikeouts while opponents hit .230 against her...Bounced back from a disappointing start in the batter's box by hitting .259 after being at .143 in mid-March...Had 18 RBI and scored 20 runs...Saw action on the mound against Oregon State and Illinois-Chicago in NCAA Regional play...Allowed five hits and one earned run in seven innings of work in Ann Arbor...Limited No. 11 Georgia to three hits and zero runs in her last outing on May 15 at the SEC Tourney...Kept the Lady Vols alive by picking up the victory against 21st-ranked Florida...Triggered her club's comeback against UF with a single to begin a five-run rally in the seventh...Made her first start since April 24 a successful venture as she fired a one-hitter with six strikeouts in the 8-0 beating of Appalachian State...Batted .288 in 23 league outings after a .333 (3-for-9) series against Georgia...Was 1-for-3 in the championship game of the State-Line Classic versus Virginia Tech after going 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI in the semifinal win over Radford...Had three hits in 10 at bats in the three victories over Florida...Limited the Gators to three hits and totaled five strikeouts in a 3-0 shutout on April 17...Was 2-for-9 (.222) in the home set with Auburn, 4-for-9 (.444) at Arkansas and 3-for-8 (.375) against South Carolina...Delivered a win in the second game with the Gamecocks...Picked up all-tourney honors at the Lady Vol Classic by going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in the circle and batting .375 (6-for-16) with a pair of RBI...Fired back-to-back 5-0 shutouts against UTEP and Gardner-Webb...Picked up a win over Austin Peay in the nightcap by going 6.1 innings and allowing just one hit...Matched her career high with eight strikeouts...Poked an RBI single in the seventh inning of the finale in Tuscaloosa to spoil a shutout...Improved to 2-0 in SEC play by combining with Monica Abbott on a six-hitter in the series finale at Kentucky...Snapped No. 3 LSU's 17-game winning streak by tossing a five-hit shutout on March 7...Kept Louisiana Tech off the scoreboard into the sixth inning in the semifinal round of the Compass Bank Invitational...Smacked a two-run double in the 9-1 beating of Louisiana Tech...Delivered one of the best starts of her career with a complete-game effort versus No. 1 UCLA on Feb. 20...After yielding a leadoff home run in the first inning to Caitlin Benyi, Jennings would allow the Bruins just four hits the rest of the way...Collected first win of the campaign with seven strong innings versus New Mexico State on Feb. 14...Was perfect into the fourth frame before she yielded a slap hit...Bashed her first double of the campaign in 9-0 shellacking of Boston University...Pitched a complete game versus No. 23 Oregon State in Hawaii but wound up on the short end of a 2-0 margin...Scattered seven hits and three Ks over six innings...Started against BYU but was not involved in the decision despite allowing one run in four innings of work.


Stacey played in 68 of the club's 70 games last season...She opened in the circle 35 times and served as a starter in the outfield on 31 occasions...Overall, she sported a .307 average with 40 RBI, 14 walks, 10 home runs and nine doubles...Totaled 14 multiple-hit efforts...In an SEC-leading 54 pitching appearances, the right-hander was 21-15 with a 1.73 earned run average in 206.1 innings of work and had eight solo shutouts and four saves...Issued 64 bases on balls and notched 117 K...Tied for fifth in the league in dingers, the second-best total for a UT rookie behind Carrie Swinford's standard of 13 in 1996...In conference games, Stacey batted .284 and drove in 11 runs...Finished 2-2 with a 1.07 ERA over 19.2 frames at the SEC Tourney and joined Jackie Beavers as the only Lady Vol rookies to win 20 games when she stopped Auburn on May 9...Later held top-seeded Georgia to two hits and zero runs over five innings in UT's 5-3 victory the next day...Worked 7.1 innings against No. 16 Alabama but suffered the defeat on an unearned run...Turned in a 6-for-9 (.667) performance against UGA during the regular season...Allowed just seven hits in 10 innings spanning two games at No. 23 Florida but lost 1-0 twice...Set a UT record by going 10.2 innings at Auburn on April 12 but suffered heart-breaking 1-0 loss...Came across with the winning run and saved the 1-0 upset of No. 14 South Carolina...Went the distance in the 2-1 victory over 18th-rated Alabama on March 15...Jacked the second-longest home run at Tyson Park with a solo bomb against Alabama...Ball hit the facing of the Alcoa Highway overpass overlooking left field...Picked up UT's first-ever win in Baton Rouge with a 1.2-inning relief stint against No. 7 LSU...Became the first Lady Vol rookie to be picked as the SEC's Player of the Week on March 3 after she brought home the MVP award from the Golden Panther Invitational...Batted .438 (7-for-16) in Miami, drove in 14 runs, scored five times and slugged four dingers...Ripped a career-high three hits and tallied six RBI on a pair of three-run homers in a 12-5 slaughter of Furman on March 1...Honored as the edsouth Athlete of the Month for February, when she registered a .426 (20-for-47) batting average and posted team highs in slugging percentage (.936), total bases (44), runs batted in (22) and home runs (seven)...Stacey compiled a 7-3 record in the circle over 61.1 innings with a 1.71 earned run average, four complete games, two solo shutouts (including the school's initial perfect game) and two saves...Chosen as the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week on Feb. 25, becoming the first Lady Vol to receive the accolade...Earned all-tourney recognition at the UNLV Tournament...Was 2-1 in the circle with a 0.34 ERA and saved the final contest over Syracuse...Batted .385 (5-for-13) with five RBI and two homers en route to a .923 slugging percentage...Became the first Lady Vol in program history to record a perfect game when she sat down all 21 UNLV hitters she faced...Had retired 40 batters in succession before yielding a one-out single in the third...Scorched APSU's pitching with four hits in five at bats for an .800 average...Picked up the initial three RBI of her career with one in the first outing and two more in the second blanking of ASU...Carried a perfect game into fifth inning of her first start at home, retiring 14 straight batters...One of three players from Rocky Top who made all-tournament at the Triple Crown Invitational...Notched first multiple-hit effort at Tennessee by going 2-for-3 in her second game against Jacksonville...Delivered first complete game in a 2-1 edging of Stetson on Feb. 7...Helped her own cause by smashing a double for her first career hit in the fifth...Earned first win against San Jose State with three innings of relief on Feb. 1.


Was a four-time All-Colorado and all-conference selection at Eagle Crest High School...Captained her squad all four years...A three-time first-team all-state performer, she was picked to the honorable mention list as a freshman... Holds her school's career records for strikeouts (492), innings pitched (390), victories (45), earned run average (0.50), as well as in at bats (302) and hits (128)...Her single-season standards include the top batting average (.554), innings pitched (117.2), most hits (41), most wins (15), lowest ERA (0.18) and most strikeouts in a single game (22 in 12 innings)...Selected as her league's Player of the Year as a sophomore...Stacey's summer team, the Colorado Pony Express, captured the USSSA Nationals in 2000, while she was tabbed as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament...Two-time captain of her track squad who earned four varsity letters.


Was selected to participate in the USA Softball Women's Olympic Team Selection Camp, held Sept. 2-7, 2003, at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.


Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Highest ambition is to help the Lady Vols reach the Women's College World Series for the first time and bring home a national title...Enjoys listening to music and shopping...Has modeled herself after her cousin, Trena Peel, who was a three-time All-SEC selection at LSU and named as the league's 2002 Softball Athlete of the Year...Has an older brother, Ricky, 26...Stacey Lavora Jennings was born May 8, 1984, in Aurora, Colo...Her parents are Ricky and the late Gladys Jennings.


Perfect Games: 1 vs. UNLV (2/21/03)
Innings: 10.2 vs. Auburn (4/12/03)
Strikeouts: 8 vs. New Mexico State (2/14/04) & Austin Peay (3/24/04)
Consecutive Wins: 4 (three times)
At Bats: 5 vs. New Mexico State (2/14/04)
Runs: 3 vs. Belmont (3/5/03) & Furman (3/1/03)
Hits: 3 (three times)
Hit Streak: 8 games (3/28-4/9/04)
Runs Batted In: 6 vs. Furman (3/1/03)
Doubles: 1 (14 times)
Triples: 1 vs. Georgia (4/27/03) & South Carolina (3/31/04)
Home Runs: 2 vs. Furman (3/1/03)
Walks: 2 vs. Belmont (3/5/03) & LSU (3/7/04)

Innings: 7.0 (six times)
Strikeouts: 8 vs. New Mexico State (2/14) & Austin Peay (3/24)
Consecutive Wins: 3 (3/24-3/27)
At Bats: 5 vs. New Mexico State
Runs: 2 (three times)
Hits: 3 vs. Radford (4/21)
Hit Streak: 8 games (3/28-4/9/04)
Runs Batted In: 2 (three times)
Doubles: 1 (five times)
Triples: 1 vs. South Carolina (3/31)
Home Runs: 0
Walks: 2 vs. LSU (3/7)






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