18 - Ali Downing
Ali Downing
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa
High School: Ottumwa
College: Indian Hills CC
Position: P
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011: No. 2 starter for Cougars ... Posted 2-10 record with a 5.12 earned run average ... Struck out 38 in 78 innings pitched.

2010: Was the Cougars No. 2 starter during the season...Made 21 appearances, including 16 starts...Turned in 11 complete games during the season, including an eight-inning complete game vs. Murray State...Recorded three shutouts...Finished 8-9 with a 3.18 earned run average...Won four consecutive starts March 27-April 6...Struck out 70 hitters in 103.1 innings of work...In nine home appearances was 5-2 with a 1.72 ERA and three shutouts.

Previously: Selected to the NFCA All-American third team at Indian Hills Community College ... Received Academic All-American honors ... Named to the NFCA All-Midwest Region first team ... Selected first team All-Region ... Awarded the Newcomer of the Year ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Lead-Off Classic in Panama City ... Twice selected as a Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete ... Earned Dean's List honors ... Selected to the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society twice.

Prep: Four-time All-State selection at Ottumwa High School ... Led Ottumwa to a sixth-place state tournament finish as a sophomore and third place as a senior ... Named to the first team Elite All-State and to the Iowa All-Tournament team as a senior ... Named to the Iowa's Senior All-Star softball team ... Nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman ... Honored with the Marine Corps Distinguished Student Athlete Award ... Named to the National Honor Society ... Received five varsity letters in softball ... Earned varsity letters in softball, volleyball and basketball at Ottumwa High School ... Her sister Karie currently plays volleyball for SIUE. Parents are Don and Denise Downing. Major: Business Administration.

CAREER STATISTICS
Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO
2010....  3.18   8-9    21  16  11   3/0     0 103.1  119   61   47   32   70
2011....  5.12   2-10   18  12   5   1/0     0  78.0  106   67   57   27   38
TOTAL...  4.01  10-19   39  28  16   4/0     0 181.1  225  128  104   59  108

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Innings pitched: 8.0, Murray State, Apr 20, 2010
; Southeast Missouri, Mar 12, 2011
Walks allowed: 5, vs Samford, Feb 13, 2010
; vs Southeast Missouri, Mar 13, 2010
Strikeouts: 8, IUPUI, Apr 06, 2010
; South Dakota State, Mar 27, 2010
Batters faced: 44, Southeast Missouri, Mar 12, 2011
Field chances: 6, Murray State, Apr 20, 2010
Putouts: 2, at Tennessee State, Apr 22, 2011
Assists: 4, Murray State, Apr 20, 2010
Runners CS: 2, vs Murray State, Feb 26, 2010
; at Morehead State, Mar 10, 2010