Hillary Bach played for ASU Softball from 2009-12
Bach is the first ASU student-athlete to garner Woman of the Year
Three NCAA individual titles were won
Since 2000s, ASU second in Pac-12 with 62
Katie Cochran named to Canadian Open Fastpitch International All-Star Team
ASU softball arrives in Oklahoma City
ASU vs. Louisiana, 2012 Super Regionals
Tempe Regional, LIU Brooklyn at ASU - May 18, 2012
2011 Softball Alumni Game at Farrington Stadium
Sun Devil softball at Karsten Golf Course
Appeared in 27 games on the year going 22-1 in 143.2 innings pitched with a team-best 1.51 ERA. Her sole loss was against No. 1 California (May 11). Named Pac-12 Player of the Week three times (April 9, March 6, Feb. 21), pitched a perfect game against Wichita State (March 4) - only the seventh perfect game ever and fifth person to do so at ASU. Finished career second all-time in wins at ASU with 88 (check record book on updates here), ninth in career strikeouts with 390, and her 22 victories during her senior campaign are good for 14th in single-season records. Drafted by Akron Racers of the NPF (March 8), opened season with a 0.00 ERA in 19.1 innings. Named CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team (May 3), Second Team Pac-12 All-Conference (May 16) and First Team NFCA All-West Region (May 17). Named First Team Academic All-America (May 24). First Team Pac-12 All-Academic. ReceivedNCAA Postgraduate Scholarship (Release).
Hillary went 10-0 in her junior year, notching a 2.79 ERA in her 16 appearances, which included eleven starts. She allowed only 69 hits and 27 runs in her 62.2 innings pitched. Her 10 wins pull her career total up to 66, which boosts her to fifth place in the Sun Devil record book. Hillary also recorded 23 strikeouts, which now gives her 304 total in her tenure, placing her at 12th overall in program history. Hillary graduated after just three years from the nationally ranked W.P. Carey Business School at ASU with a degree in business marketing. Following her graduation she began the W.P. Carey MBA program with an emphasis in international leadership with plans to complete her second degree in May of 2013. Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team. Made her first appearance on the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List.
Bach is a 2010-11 Tillman Scholar - The Tillman Scholar program is a community of exceptional students who are informed and inspired by the values and actions of Pat Tillman and other to become more effective leaders through actions, values and thoughts. The program is a two semester curriculum focused on experiential learning, personal development, leadership and social action.
Hillary returns to the circle for her third collegiate season now as the tried and tested leader of the pitching staff after another successful season that saw her lead the Sun Devils to their fifth consecutive NCAA Super Regional appearance. Hillary took to the circle in 38 games, finishing with a 2.37 ERA and a 25-8 record to give her 56 career wins, placing her ninth already in career wins in ASU history. To add to her accolades Hillary was also awarded an All Pac-10 Team Honorable Mention as well as being named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team and the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team.
After a freshman year for the history books in 2009 which saw her 31 wins in the season as not only good for third place all-time in ASU single-season history, but also the best record for a freshman in Sun Devil softball history as well. Her three starts in the circle in the 2009 WCWS were also notable for the Maroon & Gold as she is only the third ASU freshman to have started a WCWS game behind the 1999 tandem of Erica Beach and Kirsten (Voak) Malgradi. Her first campaign included 10 strikeouts against Northwestern on Feb. 20 as well as a phenomenal 14 shutouts in the season. After her rookie season Bach was named to the Freshman All Pac-10 First Team and First Team NFCA All-West Region.
Originally hailing from Tulsa, Okla., and a 2008 graduate of Holland Hall, Bach is a four-time letterwinner in both softball and volleyball. The captain of three teams throughout her high school career, she was named All-Conference in softball 2005-2008 and All-North Zone in softball 2005-2008 A member of the honor roll all four years, she was named softball MVP all four years and was named TGSF Player of the Year.
The MBA major was born in Tulsa, Okla., to Dave and Kathy Bach of Tulsa, Okla. She has one younger sister Lindsey. Her full name is Hillary Nichole Bach. In addition Hillary was named 2011-12 President of ASU's Student Athlete Advisory Council. She graduated undergrad with a degree in business marketing.
22-1, 1.51 ERA, 143.2 innings pitched | Statistics
First Team Academic All-America | May 24
First Team Pac-12 All-Academic | June 5
First Team NFCA All-West Region | Release
Second Team Pac-12 All-Conference | Release
CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team (May 3)
NPF draftee to Akron Racers
Pitched seventh-ever perfect game at ASU on March 4 vs. Wichita State
Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week:April 9|March 6|Feb. 21
ASU Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship |Release
10-0, 2.79 ERA
Pac-10 All-Academic First Team
USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List
Graduated from W.P. Carey Business School
Bach in the Postseason:
Total 12-3; 2012 (3-0); 2010 (2-1); 2009 (7-2)
Hillary Bach's Career Stats