Columbia Softball BIO
Brooke Darling
Player Profile:
Brooke Darling 769970
Position: Pitcher
Year: Junior
Hometown: Springville, Pa.
High School: Elk Lake

2013:  Made 24 appearances on the mound, with 20 starts… Tied for team-lead with 10 wins while posting 12 complete games, two shutouts and one save… Ended the season with 58 strikeouts and a team-leading ERA of 2.61 after pitching 128.2 innings… Began her 2013 campaign by allowing just two earned runs and seven hits in 10 innings versus Lehigh (Mar. 1)… Pitched eight innings, allowing one run on six hits to earn her first win against Iona… Recorded a complete-game shutout with six strikeouts against Saint Peter’s… Allowed just four hits, no earned runs and struck out a career-high nine batters at Yale (Apr. 6/Game 2)… Blanked Cornell (Apr. 14/Game 2) in seven innings of work with six strikeouts… Pitched eight innings of two-run ball at Princeton (Apr. 20/Game 2).

2012: Made 32 appearances in the circle, with 24 starts… Posted team bests with nine wins, 17 complete games, two shutouts, 151.0 innings pitched and 83 strikeouts… Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on April 3… Named to Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll three times: March 27, April 10 and April 24… Earned first career victory in collegiate debut, tossing a seven-inning complete game with two strikeouts in a 5-4 win over Louisiana Tech… Fanned six batters while tossing seven innings with three earned runs allowed against Fairfield… Earned the win 7-1 victory over Saint Peter’s, throwing seven frames with six strikeouts… Struck out four in a seven-inning shutout against Rider to earn her third win… Threw seven strong frames of one-run ball with three strikeouts to take a 4-1 win over Yale… Fanned four over six shutout frames to defeat Dartmouth, 9-0… Struck out five over seven innings of one-run ball to complete the sweep at Dartmouth… Earned win no. 7 with a seven-inning, four-strikeout performance at Cornell… Shut down Princeton and struck out four over seven strong innings to earn eighth win… Recorded career-high seven strikeouts with just one earned run allowed in seven innings in Game 3 against Princeton… Earned ninth win of the season after tossing 3.2 scoreless relief frames in Game 4 against Princeton.

Elk Lake: Four-year letterwinner... Named team captain as a senior... Two-time Times Tribune Player of the Year as a junior and senior... Four-time Lackawanna League All-Division team honoree... Second team all-state selection as a sophomore and junior... Went 19-3 with 285 strikeouts, including 29 in a 16-inning state playoff game as a sophomore... Recorded a 22-1 record in the circle as a junior, compiling 305 strikeouts and four perfect games while leading Warriors to Lackawanna League division championship... Won 18 games while boasting a 0.31 ERA as a senior... Also hit .456 and led league in doubles in 2011... Played club softball for Bagsai Thunder and TC Tremors 18U Gold travel teams.

Personal: Plans to major in chemistry... Member of National Honor Society... Won PIAA District II Scholar Athlete Award in 2011... Daughter of Lori and Terry Darling... Born in Tunkhannock, Pa.


2012 4.03 9-18 32 24 17 2/0 1 151.0 224 128 87 67 83 27 6 7 760 .335 14 6 1 5 14
2013 2.61 10-11 24 20 12 2/0 1 128.2 144 73 48 34 58 18 0 10 592 .267 6 4 0 2 13
TOTAL 3.38 19-29 56 44 29 4/0 2 279.2 368 201 135 101 141 45 6 17 1352 .305 20 10 1 7 27
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