Softball Heads To Hawaii For Malihini Tournament
March 5, 2002
CORVALLIS, Ore. - -
NO. 11 OSU (19-7) AT HAWAII MALIHINI TOURNAMENT - Oahu, Haw.March 7: vs. Loyola Marymount (11-11), 8 p.m.March 8: vs. New Mexico State (10-17), 5 p.m.March 8: at Hawaii (12-10), 9 p.m.March 9: double-elimination bracket play begins, TBAMarch 10: semifinals and finals, TBA-all times Pacific-
SCOUTING THE LIONS: Loyola Marymount (11-11) enters the weekend after splitting a double header with San Diego on Mar. 1. Outfielder Christy Cerecedes leads the squad with a .338 batting average and four homeruns. Sophomore pitcher/third baseman Sami Strenz is tops on the squad with 17 RBI, and bats .268. Strenz also leads the staff in ERA with a 0.79 mark in 26 2/3 innings. Jennifer Heliotes sports a 1.76 ERA in 59 2/3 innings of work.
SCOUTING THE AGGIES: New Mexico State (10-17) comes off a 3-1 win over Texas Tech and a 7-0 stomping of Dayton in its most recent action. Through 27 games, Anita Knight has pitched a whopping 121 1/3 innings and has a 3.92 ERA. On the offensive side, Christi Stephens and Shayne Gibson lead the way at the plate with .299 and .293 averages, respectively.
SCOUTING THE RAINBOW WARRIORS: Infielder Stacey Porter and shortstop Kate Judd lead the way for the 12-10 Hawaii squad with .344 and .333 averages, respectively. Porter (7) and Judd (4) have combined for 11 of the team's 13 homeruns. Sheri Oronoz has the low ERA on the staff at 1.86 and leads the team with a 7-4 record in 75 1/3 innings pitched. Hawaii is coming off a 7-3 win over Eastern Michigan over the weekend, but was pounded by Long Beach State 17-2 prior to the win.
BEAVERS VS. THE FIELD: OSU has a combined series record of 24-7 against its competition this weekend. Under eighth year head coach Kirk Walker, OSU is 18-6. Walker's records are in parentheses. Loyola Marymount 10-3 (9-2), New Mexico State 10-2 (6-1), Hawaii 4-4 (3-3).