|Hometown||Trail, British Columbia, Canada|
BIO : Professional:Bay signed with the Chicago Bandits in 2005. She led her team to a first place regular season finish and a trip to the NPF Championship game. The southpaw finished the 2005 season with a 17-1 record, first in the league, and a miniscule ERA of just 0.89 in 111 innings pitched. Bay had 137 strikeouts compared to just 27 walks and only gave up two homeruns in facing 425 batters en route to being named the 2005 NPF Co-pitcher of the year. She is renowned as one of the best left handed pitchers in the game.
International Experience: Bay was a member of the 2003 Canadian Olympic team that finished second at the Pan American games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and the 2004 Canadian Olympic team that finished fifth in Athens, Greece. She has been an active member of the Canadian National Team for the past three years.
College: Bay is one of the most decorated pitchers in Oklahoma State University?s history, being named a first team NFCA All-American during her senior campaign. Bay holds the career records in starts (104), complete games (85), strikeouts (1151), innings pitched (853.1), appearances (148), and saves (8). With a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.1/1, Bay?s control propelled her to three selections to the All-Big XII First Team and All-Midwest Region member. In 2003, Bay ranked second nationally with 12.7 strikeouts per seven innings en route to being named the Big XII Player of the Year. Bay was named Oklahoma State?s University Athlete of the Year in 2003 and NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Oklahoma in 2003. Bay graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2004 with a major in International Business.
Prep: Bay graduated from J.L.Crowe Secondary School. In 1998 and 1999, she was named the Canadian Midget Championships MVP. She was also named Western Canadians Top Pitcher in 1997.
Personal: Lauren Bay was born on August 9, 1981. She is the daughter of Kelly and David Bay. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and has been training and competing with the Canadian Olympic team. Her brother, Jason, is a Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder and was named the 2004 National League Rookie of the Year. Her uncle, Gerry Moro, was a three-time Olympian competing in the decathlon.