2014 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 12 games on the season, earning starts against McNeese State (Feb. 14) and Lamar (April 30) … Combined for a pair of shutouts … Hurled 12 strikeouts in 25.2 innings of work … Posted a 2-1 record and a 5.18 ERA, picking up wins against Bakersfield (Feb. 8) and Lamar.
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Posted a 14-7 record with a 2.57 ERA over 122.1 innings, making 31 appearances and 23 starts ... Yielded 68 runs (45 earned) on 123 hits while walking 46 and striking out 101 ... Pitched nine complete games including two shutouts ... In her first start of the season against Cal State Bakersfield, pitched a complete game while striking out ten, giving up two hits and an unearned run in the 7-1 victory on Feb. 9 ... Had a season-high 11 strikeouts to go along with the shutout against Stephen F. Austin on Feb. 20, allowing four hits and no walks in the victory ... Pitched the Aggies into the Super Regional by baffling Baylor (May 19), allowing only two hits over five innings while walking three and striking out four ... Went 1-for-1 on the season at the plate, driving in a run against Penn in the College Station Regional.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 16 contests and threw two complete games for one solo shutout on the season ... Compiled a 6-1 record in the circle, tossing 37 strikeouts in 47.2 innings of work ... Started in five games and recorded a 4.41 ERA ... Allowed 31 runs on 51 hits and 22 walks ... Hit a grand slam in her only career at bat, at Iowa State (April 6) and owns a 4.000 career slugging percentage ... Earned first career victory against BYU (Feb. 24) ... Had conference wins over Texas Tech (April 17) and Kansas (May 5) and took the victory over Texas State in the NCAA College Station Regional (May 19) ... Saw playing time in nine conference matchups ... Tossed a career-high eight strikeouts against Marist in Honolulu (March 17) ... Threw a career-high six innings in the 9-0 shutout at Texas Tech and again vs. Kansas, again earning the victory.
PREVIOUS ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Four-time Academic All-District selection from La Vernia High School in La Vernia, Texas ... Ended her high school career with a record of 85-20 from the circle, tossing 1,235 strikeouts to garner a .50 ERA ... Named the District Newcomer of the Year in 2008 and the District MVP in 2009-11 ... Led the LVHS team to three consecutive district championship titles from the circle and earned All-Area MVP honors in 2010 and 2011 ... Named the All-State 3A Pitcher in 2011 ... Threw 413 strikeouts during her junior season (2010) and finished the year with a shining .47 ERA to rank among the top three hurlers in the state and the top 10 in the nation ... Played for the Wichita Mustangs club team, whom she helped tie for 13th at the ASA Gold Nationals and tie for 17th at the ESPN/Premier National Championship.
PERSONAL: Lauren Elizabeth Ainsley was born Sept. 26, 1992 in New Braunfels, Texas ... Daughter of Ken and Stacie Ainsley of La Vernia, Texas ... Has one sister, Paige (13) ... Was a member of the National Honor Society ... Chose Texas A&M because of the "softball program and coaches, the tradition and the school's atmosphere" ... A kinesiology major who plans to attend graduate school to become a physical therapist after graduation.