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Miller to continue softball career at HU

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University head coach Doug Gower has announced that Fairfield High School standout Lairen Miller has signed her letter of intent to continue her softball career at HU.  

Miller, a Third Team All-State pick, member of the North All-Star Team and her team’s MVP last spring, will be one of two rookie pitchers added to Gower’s roster. The Goshen native boasts a 1.70 career ERA and 54 wins against just 13 losses. She racked up 483 strikeouts and allowed just 102 earned runs throughout her prep career.

In her final campaign as a Falcon, Miller logged a 22-5 record and tallied 218 strikeouts while giving up just 46 earned runs and 32 base on balls. She finished the year with a 1.77 ERA in 181 2/3 innings pitched.

Her name is littered throughout the Fairfield record books. She currently holds eight pitching records including complete games in a season (27), innings pitched in a season (181 2/3), strikeout in a season (218), strikeouts in a career (483), shutouts in a season (10), career ERA (1.70), wins in a season (22) and wins in a career (54).

While Miller established herself as one of FHS’s best pitchers in program history, she also made a name for herself offensively. The three-time All-Conference honoree carried a .485 batting average last season by hammering out 49 hits, 11 for extra bases, to go along with scoring 36 runs and drawing 19 walks. For her career, she posted 127 hits and 96 RBI and holds the school record for most doubles in a season with 11.  

Pictured seated are father Doyle, Lairen and mother Toni. Standing are Fairfield Coach John Skibbe and HU Coach Doug Gower. 

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.