Erin Stremsterfer
    Erin Stremsterfer


    Manchester, Mo.

    High School:
    Parkway South High





    Three Salukis Earn All-Conference Recognition

    Spivey earns first-team honors, Bertelsen and Harre named to second team

    2000: Named first-team Missouri Valley Conference At-Large as she ranked among Valley leaders in five categories including individual pitching, runs scored, home runs, stolen bases, and strikeouts...started all 63 games as a major double threat for the Salukis missing just two starts throughout her career...led in runs scored (33), hits (56), home runs (7), batting average (.281), slugging percentage (.437), on-base percentage (.333), and stolen bases (22)...also ranked third in doubles with eight...struck out 166 batters in 157 innings pitched for a 0.80 earned run average as she ranks on SIU's all-time career charts in all three categories...compiled a record of 15-7 on the mound with four shutouts and a second best four saves...had three or more hits in five games which added to a total of 12 multi-hit games...also registered seven multi-run performances and five multiple-RBI contests...went a season-high 4-for-4 with two runs, one home run and one RBI at Northern Iowa (3/24)...tied the school's single game record for stolen bases with four vs. Fordham (3/18)...threw a no-hitter vs. Syracuse (2/18) and pitched a perfect game at Western Kentucky (4/12).

    1999: Played her second consecutive year as a major double-threat for the Salukis starting 24 games at pitcher and 53 as a designated player...named first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference and honorable mention All-MVC Scholar-Athlete (3.27 GPA)...offensively, she led the team in batting average (.306), triples (3), and on-base percentage (.369)...was second in runs scored (29), hits (49), doubles (6), home runs (8), total bases (83), slugging percentage (.519), and bases on balls (14)...ranked third in at-bats (160), RBIs (27), and stolen bases (6)...posted a team best 1.35 ERA inside the circle...compiled a record of 15-9 starting 24 games in 30 appearances...struck out 152 batters in 161.1 innings of work...recorded seven shutouts while combining on one other...her number of home runs, shutouts, innings pitched, appearances, wins, games started, and strikeouts all placed her on the school's all-time single season record charts...her single season highs also added to career marks as she ranks in eight categories on SIU's all-time career record list...registered a 16-game hitting streak (including five multi-hit contests) which tied for the second longest in school history...also compiled a string of 30.2 scoreless innings pitched which spanned three full games, pieces of three others, and three consecutive shutouts...led in multi-RBI games (7) and was third in multi-hit contests (11) her pitching debut, tossed a five-hit shutout against Bethune-Cookman (2/19) fanning 11 batters...set a career mark of 14 strikeouts versus Saint Louis (4/20)...went 3-for-3 with a home run, one run scored, and two RBIs versus Saint Louis (3/26)...named Valley Pitcher-of-the-Week for the second time in her career...batted a team best .410 with 16 hits, 11 RBIs, and four home runs against Valley opponents.

    1998: Emerged as a major double-threat for the Salukis, at the plate and as a pitcher ... posted an 11-6 record with a 1.42 ERA inside the circle and was fourth on the team with a .315 batting average ... named to the MVC All-Tournament team ... selected MVC Player-of-the-Week March 2 after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and striking out 13 in 12 innings ... was 6-1 with a 0.80 ERA in league contests ... allowed only six earned runs in 52.1 innings in Valley games ... was 7-1 at home with 39 strikeouts and a 1.05 ERA in 53.1 innings ... struck out a season-best seven and tossed a three-hit shutout versus Bradley (3/1) ... also tossed a one-hit shutout against the Braves (4/18) ... fourth on the team with nine multi-hit games ... had a six-game hitting streak (2/28-3/11) and closed out the season with a five-game hitting streak (5/3-8) ... first collegiate home run was a game-winning grand slam at Northern Iowa (4/19) ... had three hits four different times ... second on team with eight stolen bases, tied for fourth in hits (40), fifth in runs scored (17) and sixth in doubles (7).

    As A Prep: Was a three-time first-team all-conference selection and a four-year letterwinner for Parkway South and coach Fred McConnell ... was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Suburban South Player-of-the-Year as a junior and a senior ... posted a 16-3 mark and a 0.29 ERA as a pitcher and hit .550 as a senior ... as a junior helpd guide team to the Class 4A Missouri State Championship title ... registered a 15-1 record with a 0.66 ERA and hit .476 her junior prep season ... posted a career win-loss mark of 46-12 with a 0.57 ERA ... struck out 418 and walked only 44 in 368 innings ... left school holding records for career and single season wins, career and single season strikeouts, career ERA and hits in a single season ... had her jersey (#10) retired.

    Personal: Speech communication major with specialization in public relations...born October 6, 1978 in St. Louis, Mo. ...full name is Erin Elizabeth the daughter of Dennis Stremsterfer and Kim Friedman...has three brothers, Brad, Todd, and Kevin.

    Stremsterfer's Stats At Southern Illinois University