10 Candice Baker
10 Candice Baker
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Buena Park, CA
High School: Cypress HS
Position: RHP/UT
Experience: 3V


SUMMER 2006: One of 18 players to help lead theStratford Brakettes to a record 27th Amateur Softball AssociationWomen's Major Fastpitch National Championship... posted a perfect8-0 record in the circle with a 0.30 ERA in nine games... struckout 92 batters in 46 innings, allowing only seven hits and twoearned runs (three overall) while walking seven... at the plate,hit .400 (52-for-130) with three home runs, four doubles, 11triples, and 37 RBI in 43 games... in the winner's bracket final,she allowed only three baserunners in a one-hit, 6-0 shutoutvictory over the Storm USA from Corona, Calif., striking out 12 andadding an RBI double in a four-run third inning... in thechampionship game, Baker scattered six hits and struck out 10 inthe 7-3 victory over the Southern California Sliders of Yoma Linda,Calif. At the plate, she also added three hits, including asixth-inning RBI triple.

2006 (JUNIOR): Started all 61 games for theTitans as a pitcher, shortstop, and second baseman... earned NFCAAll-West Region First-Team honors as a utility player... named tothe All-Big West First Team at two different positions (pitcher andutility player), becoming the first Titan to accomplish that sinceGina Oaks and Jodie Cox both did it in 2003... the Titans' ace inthe circle, Baker appeared in 37 games (30 starts) and posted a22-10 overall record to go with a 2.16 ERA... struck out 259batters in 210.2 innings... held opponents to a .194 battingaverage... posted six solo shutouts... led the Big West in battingaverage against, strikeouts, and strikeouts looking... became the22nd pitcher in school history to reach 20 wins in a single seasonwith a 4-2 win over Cal Poly on May 7 and the first since Jodie Coxin 2003... the 265 strikeouts rank fourth on the school'ssingle-season list... struck out 10-or-more batters nine times onthe year to lead all Big West pitchers... set a career high with 18strikeouts against Washington on March 18... hit .204 at the platewith five home runs and 16 RBI... ranked second on the team with 36runs scored... walked 18 times and stole a team-high eightbases.

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 49 games, making48 starts as a pitcher and utility player... named to the All-BigWest Conference Second Team as a utility player and was afirst-team NFCA All-West Region honoree at that same position...hit .265 with a pair of home runs and 24 RBI... ranked fourth onthe team in hitting, finished third in RBI, and led the team withfour triples... finished tied for second with 18 walks and led theteam with 10 steals in 13 attempts... hit .283 in Big West playwith 12 RBI... ranked tied for third with 10 multi-hit games...made 17 starts in the circle, going 9-11 with a 2.56 ERA... Struckout 102 batters in 115 innings while holding opponents to a .203average... struck out a career-high 11 batters in a 5-0 victoryover North Carolina (Mar. 16), allowing only three hits... namedBig West Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 9 after earning wins over No.2 UCLA (Feb. 5) and No. 7 Georgia (Feb. 6) in back-to-backstarts.

2004 (FRESHMAN): Saw significant time all overthe diamond as a pitcher, shortstop, and second baseman... hit .252with three home runs and 24 RBI, while also leading the team with13 doubles... slugged .401 and finished second on the team with sixsteals... got her first career hit (and home run) in aseason-opening loss to No. 16 Oregon... had a career-best threehits against UC Santa Barbara (May 15)... went 4-16 in the circlewith a 4.44 ERA in 27 appearances (21 starts)... pitched her firstcareer shutout vs. Portland State (Mar. 5)... struck out 92 in 115innings... had a career-high nine strikeouts in a complete-game winover Northwestern (Mar. 24)... Also had eight strikeouts inback-to-back starts against Portland State (Mar. 5) and OregonState (Mar. 6)... 10 of her 21 starts in the circle came againstnationally-ranked or receiving votes opponents.


One of 20 at-large selections for the 2003 U.S. Junior Women'sNational Team tryouts in Salem, Ore.


Played four years of varsity softball for the Centurions as apitcher, second baseman, and shortstop... led Cypress HS to EmpireLeague titles as a sophomore and a senior... a four-time,first-team All-Empire League selection... three-time All-OrangeCounty Selection, including first-team honors as a junior andsenior... named Empire League Player of the Year as a senior...first-team All-CIF Division III in 2002 and 2003... also playedfour years of volleyball.


Born Dec. 13, 1984, in Anaheim, Calif... parents are Barton andJean... has an older sister, Kristen, and a younger sister,Brittany... Kristen played softball at Louisiana-Monroe(2002-05)... majoring in child and adolescent studies... selectedthe Titans over Florida State, UCLA, Michigan, Florida, Baylor,Tennessee, Oregon State, Arizona State, Fresno State, andWashington... has been a member of five ASA NationalChampionship-winning squads (1997, 1999-00, 2002-03).