Softball


Jackie Guy
Jackie Guy
16

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buena Park, Calif.

High School:
Orange Lutheran

Height:
5-11

Position:
P

Bats/Throws:
R/R

04/14/2013

Illini Bats Improve but Gophers Get Illini with Walks, Homers

Minnesota scored seven runs on two homers

04/09/2013

Panthers Pounce on Illini Pitchers in 12-1 Victory

Illini turn two double plays to move into 36th nationally

03/31/2013

Nebraska Claims Series with 7-1 Victory in Finale

Illini limited to two hits in the game

03/21/2013

Notes: Illini Host Wisconsin in Big Ten Opener

Illinois is 18-7 all-time against the Badgers

03/21/2013

Notes: Illini Host Wisconsin in Big Ten Opener

Illinois is 18-7 all-time against the Badgers

05/06/2013

Senior Day 2013

May 5th vs. Ohio State

04/10/2013

Illinois vs. Eastern Illinois

Illinois' home game against Eastern Illinois on April 9, 2013

03/21/2013

Illinois vs. Loyola - March 15, 2013

Photos from the Illini's 2013 home opener, a thrilling, come-from-behind extra-inning victory.

02/10/2013

UNI Dome Tournament (Day 3)

Photos from the third day of the UNI Dome Tournament, Feb. 10, 2013, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

12/19/2012

2012 Softball Christmas Party

Photos from the Fighting Illini Softball team's annual Christmas Party

Career Notes: Appeared in 86 games as an Illini pitcher, making 39 starts but settling in as the Illini's go-to relief pitcher ... Ranks fifth all-time with a career 3.37 ERA and a .254 opposing batting average, going 15-18 in 299.1 innings ... Finished third with an average of 5.21 strikeouts per seven innings and fourth with 78 called strikeouts ... Tallied four career saves (fifth at Illinois), 15 complete games (7th) and 41 games finished (3rd), tossing five solo and three combined shutouts ... One of Illinois' only hitting pitchers, Guy registered a .238 career batting average with 36 hits, three doubles, two home runs, 15 RBI, 23 walks and 10 runs in 151 at-bats.

2013 - Senior: In contrast to the previous two seasons, Guy made just 10 pitching appearances as a senior, starting once, while seeing the plate in four at-bats ... Allowed 30 hits and 22 runs (19 ER) in 20.1 innings for a 6.54 ERA and a .361 opposing batting average ... Did not receive a scoring decision in her 10 appearances, but earned the Illini's only save of the season on March 3 against Providence, tossing two shutout innings ...Made her only start of the season against Green Bay, allowing two unearned runs in 1.2 innings ... Came in in the nightmare sixth inning against No. 6 Texas on Feb. 17, facing three batters and getting the final two outs ... Helped Arnold out of a bases-loaded jam against Toledo, getting the first batter she faced to ground out to end the inning ... Allowed just one run over four innings of relief against Loyola, helping the Illini to a come-back victory in extras ... Threw a hitless, scoreless inning against Nebraska in the series final.

2012 - Junior: College Sports Madness Player of the Week (3/20)...Tallied 13 hits, including a pair of doubles and a home run, while drawing 12 walks for a .380 on base percentage at the plate while also seeing duties in the circle as the No. 2 pitcher ... Was 5-11 with a .407 ERA in 30 appearances, starting 18 games while totaling 120 1/3 innings ... Struck out 86 against only 40 walks issued, holding the opposition to a .239 batting average against ... Played perfect defense on the season, earning 18 assists and four putouts ... Was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and an RBI against Michigan State on Feb. 11 ... Earned an RBI-double to support own pitching cause against Florida Atlantic on March 4 ... Went 1-for-3 against Chattanooga ace Taylor Deason while simultaneously limiting the dangerous Mocs lineup to just two hits as Illinois' starting pitcher, earning her fifth win of the season ... Finished 1-for-1 with an RBI-single and a walk at Iowa on March 31 ... Drew a pair of walks against Nebraska in game one on April 6, the first multi-walk game of Guy's career ... Tallied an RBI-single against Nebraska in game two on April 6 ... Was 2-for-2 with a run scored and walk in game two of Illinois' May 11 doubleheader against Northwestern ... Totaled her only home run of the year in the final contest of the season on May 12, also drawing a walk to reach base in all five plate appearances at Northwestern on the three-game series, which included a hit by pitch in the first contest ... Pitched a complete game shutout over Michigan State on Feb. 11, holding the Spartans to one hit while striking out four during the mercy rule-shortened five inning contest ... Earned her second win of the season with 5 1/3 innings of work against Winthrop on Feb. 25, limiting the Eagles to two runs on four hits and one walk ... Suffered a loss against Seton Hall on March 2 despite tossing a one-hit complete game, during which she only allowed one unearned run and four total base runners ... Tossed a two-hit gem against Providence, only allowing one run while setting down the Friars in order from the second inning through the end of the contest ... Added her fourth win of the season with a complete-game shutout of the hot-hitting Chattanooga lineup, holding the Mocs to a pair of hits on the day ... Tossed two innings of shutout relief against Indiana State on March 28, striking out two Sycamores ... Earned a save in relief of Pepper Gay during the rubber match of Illinois' three-game series with Purdue, tossing three shutout innings with a trio of strikeouts to help Illinois secure the 8-6 victory ... Was stuck with the loss at No. 22 Michigan despite holding the Wolverines to just two runs on six hits in the complete game effort as Illinois fell, 2-1 ... Won her fifth game of the year with four innings of work against Penn State on May 5, striking out two while allowing three runs on three hits and a walk.

2011 - Sophomore: Split time between designated player, starting pitcher and throwing in relief - totaling 37 appearances on the season ... Started 15 games as the designated player in addition to time spent in the lineup as a pitcher, earning 14 hits on the season, including a double and her first collegiate home run ... Also drew seven walks and was struck by a pitch twice ... Earned her first collegiate double during a 2-for-4, one run scored performance against UTSA on Feb. 11 ... Was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored against McNeese State on Feb. 1 ... Finished with a career-best three hits against Florida International on Feb. 1 ... Hit her first collegiate homer against Michigan in the second game of the April 17 doubleheader. Also went 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored in the first contest against the Wolverines ... Was the No. 2 starter for the Illini throughout much of the 2011 season, totaling 126 and 2/3 innings and a 2.82 ERA ... Won seven games for the Orange and Blue in 31 appearances and 17 starts, throwing eight complete games and two individual shutouts ... Only allowed 51 earned runs while striking out 99 batters, an average of 5.5 punchouts per seven inning contest ... Started for the Illini during their first win of 2011, going 3.2 innings while only giving up one earned run against McNeese State on Feb. 12. ... Pitched a complete game against Pittsburgh on Feb. 19, only allowing one hit and one walk ... Struck out a career-high 10 batters in five innings of work against Temple on March 4, only allowing one hit and one walk ... Went the distance against host-Cal State Fullerton, limiting the Titans to three hits and two walks while striking out nine on March 18 ... Started and pitched four shutout innings against Michigan State on March 27, striking out five hitters while only allowing three hits ... Held Wisconsin to one run on seven hits in six and 2/3 innings while striking out four as Illinois downed the Badgers in extra innings, 4-2, on April 23 ... Earned her only save of the season on May 1 against Northwestern, holding the Wildcats to one hit and zero runs over the final three innings of the game ... Tossed a complete game in the first contest of a May 4 doubleheader at Iowa, holding the Hawkeyes to two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three.

2010 - Freshman: Spent time as the designated player and in circle for the Illini ... Played in nine games, making eight starts ... Accumulated nine hits, six RBIs and two runs scored in 20 plate appearances ... Also drew four walks and was hit by two pitches ... Went 6-for-11 at the plate against Big Ten pitching, knocking in six runs ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run scored against Minnesota on May 14 ... Followed with a 2-for-3, three RBI performance against the Gophers on May 15 ... Made 15 appearances as a pitcher, including three starts ... Earned a 0.88 ERA to go with three wins and two complete games ... Spread 24 hits over 32 innings ... Struck out 29 batters while only allowing 10 walks ... Held batters to a team-low .198 average in 121 plate appearances ... 0.88 ERA was the third lowest among Big Ten pitchers ... Earned her first win of the season in the Illini's home-opener against Illinois State, striking out two batters in 1 and 1/3 innings of relief ... Pitched five innings against Dartmouth, allowing one unearned run on five hits and one walk while striking out two ... Also went five innings against Eastern Illinois, earning her final win of the season by holding the Panthers to two hits while striking out eight ... Earned first save of the season by pitching 1 and 2/3 innings of relief against Iowa on May 5.

High School: Ended senior season with a 7-2 record, 90 strikeouts and a 0.64 ERA ... As a junior, fanned 163 batters in 122 innings with opponents hitting just .178 ... Earned four letters in softball at Orange Lutheran for coach Steve Miklos ... Team MVP as a senior ... Played travel ball for the Bomb Squad out of Southern California.

Personal: Born April 7, 1991 ... Daughter of Jeanne Guy and the late Jerry Guy ... Has two siblings, Joshua and Michelle ... Majoring in Antropology.

Getting to Know Jackie:

Favorite Athlete: Scott Shields

Person who most influenced your softball career: "My dad, because he always believed in me, and he said, `You have to believe in yourself before anyone else can believe in you.'"

Favorite Food: Chicken

Favorite Movie: The Hangover

Favorite TV Shows:Bones and The Office

Dream Job:"Something that helps people."

Something most people don't know:"I love Play-doh."

What I like most about being a Fighting Illini: "When people I have never met say `I-L-L," and being a part of something bigger than myself."

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