14 Kelli Bax
14 Kelli Bax
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rich Fountain, Mo.
High School: Linn HS
Position: Infielder/Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R

2009- Started in all 58 games in her junior campaign. Hit .255 with four round trippers and 15 RBI at the dish and also stole eight bags. Finished the season with only eight errors.

2008: Bax started in all 38 games for the Lions either at second base or on the mound ... she hit .228 with four doubles, two triples a home run and eight RBIs, while going 2-3 on the basepaths ... on the mound, Bax appeared in 21 games, starting ten and recording two complete games ... she had a save and was second on the team with 59.2 innings pitched, while striking out 30.

Appeared in 16 games in the field, starting ten for the Lions as a true freshman ... hit .250, scoring four times and carrying a .364 on base percentage ... Also a pitcher for Southern, Bax appeared in 11 games, starting two ... She led the team with a 1.24 ERA in 17 innings pitched, allowing just three earned runs and striking out 11.

In High School: A three-sport standout for the Linn Wildcats, Kelli amassed a scrapbook full of honors in softball, basketball and track . . . a three-time team MVP, she twice won batting average awards with a .487 average, was all-state in 2005, all-region in 2004-05 and all-conference and all-district all four years . . . was a two-time all-conference and all-district performer in basketball and the team MVP and was all-conference and all-district in track two years in a row . . . set team stolen base record and tied record in triples and set a basketball record for the most free throws in a season . . . helped the Wildcats place third in state softball in 2005 and played a key role in a district basketball championship in 2002.

Personal: Born March 3, 1988, in Linn, Mo . . . daughter of Rick and Janet Bax . . . has a sister, Angie, and a brother, Josh . . . an aunt, Sharon Bax, played basketball at the University of Missouri; sister Angie played at Crowder College and at Missouri-Rolla, and a cousin, Eric Stuckenschneider, played professional baseball in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization . . . Major: Commercial Art.