Two Softball Players Garner All-Pacific Region Honors
May 19, 2002
Guthrie, a second baseman, finished the season with a team-leading .342 batting average, including 66 hits and 25 runs batted in. Chariton ranked third on the squad with a .285 batting average while scoring 23 runs. The centerfielder hit plus .300 for most of the season.
One of the more prestigious honors in the sport, both Guthrie and Chariton now become eligible for All-America status.
Oregon State saw its season come to an end on Saturday night when it was eliminated from the NCAA Regional Tournament. The Beavers (40-25) were making their fourth consecutive postseason appearance.
2002 PACIFIC REGION SOFTBALL TEAMSFIRST TEAMPosition Player SchoolPitcher Jennie Finch ArizonaPitcher Keira Goerl UCLAFirst Base Leneah Manuma ArizonaSecond Base Kira Ching StanfordThird Base Phelan Wright Arizona StateShortstop Natasha Watley UCLACatcher Stacy Nuveman UCLAUtility Amanda Freed UCLADesignated Player Claire Sua UCLAOutfield Jessica Mendoza StanfordOutfield Rita Roach WashingtonOutfield Christy Cerecedes Loyola Marymount
SECOND TEAMPitcher Jocelyn Forest CaliforniaPitcher Tia Bollinger WashingtonFirst Base Sarah Beeson StanfordSecond Base Brynnen Guthrie Oregon StateThird Base Candace Harper CaliforniaShortstop Jaime Clark WashingtonCatcher Kristen Rivera WashingtonUtility Nichole Thompson Arizona StateDesignated Player Jenny Gladding ArizonaOutfield Michelle Chariton Oregon StateOutfield Kaleo Eldredge CaliforniaOutfield Becky Simpson Washington
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