14 - Beth Walker Position: First Base/Third Base
    Class: Junior
    Height: 5' 7"
    High School: Galax
    Hometown: Galax, Va.
     
    photo Looking to return to her freshman form where she was a dangerous power hitter ... Has started in left field, at first and at third base in two seasons ... Saw all of her playing time at third base last year, but will challenge for time at first base this year.

    2007: Played in 37 games, starting 23 ... Scored nine runs and drove in five ... Drew 15 walks and had one sacrifice hit ... Had one double, one triple and one home run ... Her lone home run was a big one as it was a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the seventh inning with two strikes and two outs to give Tech a 3-2 lead at Radford ... Had two multiple-RBI games ... Saw her batting average drop to .113, picking up seven hits on the season.

    2006: A utility player who settled in at first base the last few weeks of the season ... A second-team All-ACC selection ... Named second-team all-state by VaSID at first base ... Batted .271 with 26 hits and 22 RBI ... Had six doubles and five home runs ... Scored 13 runs ... Drew 15 walks ... Had a big three-run home run in the win over Georgia Tech ... Set up the game-winner with a single in the 12th-inning against Louisville in the NCAA Regionals ... Saw action at first base, third base, left field and as the designated player ... Had two game-winning hits ... Had five multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games ... Led the Hokies with a .423 batting average in conference games ... Had a slugging percentage of .769 with three doubles and two home runs in ACC games.

    High School: Lettered four times for Coach Leslie Mutter at Galax High ... Named the All-Timesland Player of the Year by The Roanoke Times her senior year ... Also named a first-team Region C outfielder ... Batted .698 with nine home runs, 45 runs scored and 50 RBI, along with a 1.644 slugging percentage and a .778 on base percentage ... In the circle, went 19-4 with 226 strikeouts and a 0.73 ERA in 128 innings pitched ... Named first-team all-district, All-Timesland by The Roanoke Times, all-region and all-state her junior year after hitting .674 with 10 home runs, 39 RBI, 53 runs and a slugging percentage of 1.587 ... Hit .588 as a sophomore, driving in 35 with six home runs ... Hit over .550 in each of her four years, hitting 32 home runs, driving in 154 runs and scoring 156 runs while striking out 510 and recording a 51-15 record in the circle in 320 innings ... Also lettered in basketball and volleyball, earning first-team all-district honors in volleyball.

    Personal: Audrey Elizabeth Walker ... Born November 30, 1986, in Galax, VA ... Daughter of Donnie and Cheryl Walker ... Has two sisters, Amber, a sophomore on the Tech softball team, and Dee ... Majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

    Batting:
    Year GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO IBB HBP Avg. SB-A SH SF SLG OBP
    2006 42 34 96 13 26 6 0 5 22 16 27 0 2 .271 1-2 1 0 .490 .386
    2007 37 23 62 9 7 1 1 1 5 15 33 0 4 .113 0-0 1 0 .210 .321
    2008 65 62 156 15 35 9 0 4 19 20 37 0 5 .224 5-5 3 2 .359 .328
    Career 144 119 314 37 68 16 1 10 46 51 97 0 11 .217 6-7 5 2 .369 .344

    Fielding:
    Year PO A E PB PCT
    2006 107 8 7 0 .943
    2007 27 20 6 0 .887
    2008 228 10 7 0 .971
    Career 362 38 20 0 .952
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