2   Morgan Bittner
Morgan Bittner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R


05/15/2013

Fifty Huskie Student-Athletes Earn NIU Degrees

Graduates Represent 15 Northern Illinois Teams and 25 Different Majors

2011: Made 29 appearances, starting 24 games ... Led the team with 10 wins, 104 strikeouts, four saves, and 140 innings pitched ... Second on the team in ERA (4.15) ... Posted her highest strikeout total of the season (10) while earning third win of the season at Colorado State (3/5/11) ... Won back-to-back starts at Miami (4/6/11) and at Ball State (4/8/11) to reach double-digit victories for the third-straight season.

2010: Earned MAC West Pitcher of the Week honors twice ... Made 42 appearances, starting 32 games in the pitcher's circle... Posted a career best 19-16 record with a career-low 2.82 earned run average, with 22 complete games ... Tied her career-high for strikeouts in a game with 12 at Ball State (4/30/10) ... Pitched a career- and season-high 233.2 innings, including 10 innings vs. Miami (5/1/10) ... Her career-high 182 strikeouts ranks second on NIU's all-time list, while her 348 career punchouts is fifth all-time in school history.

2009: Named to the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team and earned second team All-MAC honors ... Three-time MAC West Pitcher of the Week honoree ... Posted a 14-20 record with a 3.26 earned run average in 40 appearances, starting 37 ... Recorded a season-high 12 strikeouts in the Huskies' 7-6 win over Bowling Green (4/4/09) ... Struck out 166 batters to rank third all-time among NIU pitchers for strike outs in a season ... Pitched all nine innings of NIU's 5-4 extra inning victory over Eastern Michigan (4/25/09), allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits while striking out nine ... Recorded her second career shutout in a six-hit 10 strike out performance in the Huskies' 3-0 victory over Kent State (5/1/09).

High School:
A four-year letterwinner in softball at Long Beach Polytechnic High School ... Served as co-captain her senior year ... Selected most valuable player her sophomore, junior and senior years ... Named Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and Rookie of the Year her freshman season ... Named first team All-Moore League her junior season and second team All-Moore League her sophomore year ... As a junior, set the school record for strikeouts in a season with 195 in 132 innings pitched.

Personal: Daughter of Susan and Thomas Bittner ... Victory Scholar for the 2008-09 academic year. Major: Undecided. Birthday: April 12, 1990.

BITTNER'S CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR W-L ERA GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO HP
2009 14-20 3.26 36 29 2 223.0 226 133 104 78 166 24
2010 19-16 2.82 32 22 0 233.2 247 130 94 57 182 26
2011 10-13 4.15 24 10 4 140.0 175 110 83 61 104 10
CAREER 43-49 3.30 92 61 6 596.2 648 373 281 196 452 60
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