21 Lexi Rouse
21 Lexi Rouse
Height: 6-2
Year: Junior
Hometown: Macon, Ga.
High School: Louisiana-Lafayette / Stratford Academy
Position: P/1B
Bats/Throws: R/R

Statistics: 2016 | 2017

As a Junior (2017): Named All-OVC Second Team as a designated player ... Nationally ranked in sacrifice flies at 48th ... In the OVC was tied for fourth in saves ... Led the Bruin pitching corps in saves (2) and was second in ERA (3.44), appearances (27), innings pitched (93.2), strikeouts (56) and opp. batting average (.251) ... Led the team in at bats (191), RBI (41) and sacrifice flies (4) and second on the team in hits (58), doubles (11), and triples (1) ... Recorded two or more RBI 10 times ... Notched four or more strikeouts on five occasions ... Made appearances in 56 games starting them all ... Opened season with a 15-game hitting streak ... Knocked a pair of doubles to post three RBI against UMKC (2/10) in the Belmont Winter Fest Tournament ... Hit first home run of the season at WKU (2/18) to record a season-high four RBI ... Earned first save of the season against Western Illinois (2/18) at the WKU Hilltopper Classic ... Picked up first win of the season versus Miami of Ohio (2/19) ... Notched a season-high three runs in game two versus Evansville (2/24) ... Threw first complete game of the season against Alabama State (2/25) ... Picked up a season-high two walks versus Louisiana Tech (3/5) at the Blues City Classic ... Also earned second save of the season in the same contest ... Was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a home run, at Mercer (3/17) ... Tallied three RBI and two runs against Savannah State (3/18) at the Mercer Bear Classic ... Smacked lone triple of the season against Memphis (3/22) ... Rang up a season-high five strikeouts at Eastern Illinois (3/24) ... Matched her season-high of four RBI versus Eastern Kentucky (4/1) ... Matched her season-high of five strikeouts against Jacksonville State (4/8) ... Tallied five assists and three putouts in game two at Morehead State (4/14) ... Tossed a season-high eight innings in the same game ... Had a seven-game hitting streak from April 29-May 11 ... Matched season-high of five strikeouts versus Southeast Missouri State (5/1).

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016): First National Fastpitch Coaches Association's (NFCA) Division I All-Region First Team, first in program history ... Played in 47 games, earning 34 starts ... Second on the team in doubles (7), and third in hits (34), home runs (5) and RBI (20) ... Led the BU pitching corps in appearances (30), wins (5), strikeouts (67) and saves (1) ... Opened season going 1-for-1 with two RBI as a pinch hitter versus Florida A&M (2/12) at Sand Dollar Classic ... Tallied six strikeouts vs South Dakota State (2/26) at Central Arkansas Tournament ... Recorded first double of the season against Penn State (3/5) at Red & Blue Classic ... Recorded a season-high seven strikeouts against in-state rival Memphis (3/16) ... Smacked first home run of the season in Battle of the Boulevard at Lipscomb (3/23) ... Went 2-for-3 at the plate in finale versus Tennessee Tech (4/3) to sweep series ... Drilled home run on the road in game one at Austin Peay (4/9) ... Smacked a pair of doubles against the Govs in game two ... Tossed seven innings in game two at APSU with six strikeouts ... Unleashed two home runs, going 3-for-4 at the plate, at Eastern Kentucky (4/17) ... Knocked a pair of doubles versus Eastern Illinois (4/23) ... Went 3-for-5 at the plate on day one versus Tennessee State (4/30) with three runs scored ... Earned OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction.

Prior to Belmont: Played one year at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette ... Was a four-year letterwinner at Stratford Academy in Macon, Ga., for head coach Jeff Treadway ... Won the Georgia state championship all four seasons ... Four-time All-Region and All-State selection ... GISA Player of the Year as a junior and Middle-Georgia Player of the Year as a senior ... Holds record for best pitching record, most runs in a season and most strikeouts in a season at Stratford Academy.

Personal: Born on June 28, 1995 in Macon, Ga. ... Daughter of Beth and Terry Rouse ... Has one younger sister, Abby ... Interested in majoring in Psychology.