Softball Travels To Los Angeles To Face UCLA In Pac-10 Rivals Week
April 17, 2003
UP NEXT: The No. 3-ranked Washington softball team (37-5-1) hits the road for the ninth time in 10 weeks with a pair of games against No. 2-ranked UCLA (34-5). The Huskies and Bruins will play on Friday and Saturday with the first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. Both games can be heard on KKNW AM-1150 or over the internet at www.gohuskies.com or www.newschannel1150.com.
Friday, April 18: Washington at UCLA, 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 19: Washington at UCLA, 2 p.m.
SERIES HISTORY: UW trails UCLA in the all-time series, 28-13. The Bruins have won seven of the last 10 meetings, including two of three games last season.
COACH WILSON: In 11 seasons as the head coach at UW, Teresa Wilson has led the Dawgs to two Pac-10 championships, nine NCAA Regionals and two second place finishes at the College World Series. Her overall UW record stands at 522-187-1 (.736) and she is 726-348-1 (.676) all-time. Before becoming the Husky head coach in 1993, Wilson served as the head coach at Minnesota for two seasons (1990-1991) and at Oregon for four seasons (1986-89). All totaled, Wilson has coached 24 All-Americans, 69 all-conference selections and 50 academic all-conference honorees. A 1983 All-American pitcher for Missouri, she is joined by assistants Scott Centala and Steve Dailey.
LAST WEEK: Inclement weather forced the Huskies to spend five nights in Oregon to get in three games. Their double-header against Portland State was rained out and their second match-up versus Oregon State was pushed back a day due to heavy rain and hail. Washington did come out of the weekend with three conference wins, including victories over Oregon (9-0 in five innings), and over OSU (3-1 and 7-0).
The Huskies out scored their opponents 19-1 with the UW pitching staff allowing no earned runs. The Dawgs blasted five home runs, including a pair by Kristen Rivera and Dena Tyson and one by Jaime Clark. Tia Bollinger notched two wins and one save as she tossed shutouts against Oregon and Oregon State.
NATIONAL TEAM CAMP INVITES: Washington standouts Jaime Clark and Kristen Rivera are among 45 players invited to participate in a selection team camp, June 4-8, at the ARCO Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The players will compete for spots on two teams that will represent the United State in international competition this summer. The invite is Clark's third and Rivera's second. Clark was a member of the 2001 USA Blue National Team and Rivera was selected to the USA Elite Team last summer but declined participation due to injury.
TOP-25 FINALIST: Washington's Kristen Rivera is one of 25 finalists for the 2003 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award (considered the Heisman Trophy in women's collegiate softball). The initial watch list of 40 players, which included Tia Bollinger and Jaime Clark, was shrunk to 25 players on April 9. The list will be reduced to 10 players on April 29, with three finalists being named on May 13. The winner of the 2003 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award will be announced at the 2003 NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.
SAVING THE DAY: With a save versus Arizona State on April 5, junior ace Tia Bollinger became the Pac-10 and UW all-time career saves leader with 11. Last weekend, Bollinger recorded her 12th career save against Oregon State. Bollinger set the school record for single-season saves last year with seven.
WALKING THE DAWGS: The Huskies drew 10 walks off of Arizona State hurler Desiree Serrano on April 5 to just fall short of the all-time single-game UW record of 11. Washington set the record against Arizona in 1996. The Dawgs have drawn 120 walks this season while only giving up 52 free trips to first base. Dena Tyson leads the team with 20 walks this year.
RAKING IN THE RBIS: Jaime Clark is just one RBI shy of becoming UW's career leader. With 32 runs batted in this season, Clark's career total stands at 226, which ranks No. 2 on the career charts. Jennifer Cline, current Nebraska assistant coach, tops the list with 227 career RBIs. Last season, Clark led the nation with 75 runs batted in, which ranks second on Washington's all-time single-season list.
BACK-TO-BACK DINGERS: Washington has hit back-to-back home runs seven times this season, using five different combinations. Kathy Fiske and Sarah Hyatt teamed up for sequential dingers against Arkansas (Feb. 14), while Fiske and Kristen Rivera (Feb. 28) hit consecutive home runs versus Portland State. Rivera and Jaime Clark have gone deep back-to-back three times, including twice in the Purdue match-up (Mar. 2) and once against Temple (Feb. 24). Aimee Minor and Megan Owen hit successive shots off of Texas' Cat Osterman (Mar. 14), while batting from the eight and nine positions and most recently, Minor and Hyatt hit back-to-back shots versus Illinois (Mar. 21). All totaled, Washington has posted 16 multi-home run games with Rivera (3 vs. Purdue), Clark (2 vs. Purdue; 2 vs. Utah) and Hyatt (2 vs. North Carolina) each recording more than one home run in the same game.
A 'FRESH' START: Washington's three freshman, Sarah Hyatt, Aimee Minor and Dena Tyson, have seen significant starting time this season. Hyatt has started all 43 games, including 42 at first base and one at third base. Minor has started 32 games in right field and seven as the designated player. Tyson has notched 38 starts in left field and one in centerfield. The trio has amassed 40 percent of the team's triples (2-of-5), 37 percent of the team's doubles (18-of-51) and 32 percent of the team's home runs (18-of-56).
THE LONG BALL: The Huskies have belted 56 home runs through their first 43 games of the season. Last year, Washington hit 52 home runs in 64 games. Seven players have hit at least one home run this season, including Kristen Rivera (17), Jaime Clark (11), Kathy Fiske (9), Dena Tyson (7), Sarah Hyatt (6), Aimee Minor (5) and Megan Owen (1).
THE RUN-AROUND: With a pair of runs scored versus Hawaii on March 13, Jaime Clark became the all-time career runs leader at Washington with 190 runs scored. Her career total now stands at 204 with 18 regular season games remaining on the 2003 schedule.
STEALING THE SHOW: Jaime Clark is 24-for-27 in stolen base attempts this season to rank second in the Pac-10. She has tallied 71 career stolen bases, which ranks sixth on the all-time list and needs just 10 more stolen bases to crack into the top-5.
FIVE BLASTS VS. THE BOILERMAKERS: The Huskies had a banner day versus Purdue on March 3. En route to an 11-0 romp, Washington broke two school records, including most home runs by a team (five) and most home runs by an individual with three by Kristen Rivera. Jaime Clark hit the other two home runs against the Boilermakers.
MILESTONES: Head coach Teresa Wilson has notched two milestone victories this season, including 700 career wins and 500 Washington victories. On Feb. 22, Wilson tallied her 700th career victory with a 5-2 win over No. 15 Michigan, 5-3. On March 1, Wilson recorded her 500th win at the helm of the UW softball team with a 9-0 romp over Northwestern. She now has a 726-348-1 all-time record, which ranks 16th on the active coaches' list for most victories.
USA SOFTBALL COLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: After a record-setting performance at the Worth Invitational, Feb. 28-March 2, sophomore Kristen Rivera was selected as the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week and Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 4.
Rivera led the Huskies to five wins at the Worth Invitational and the unofficial tournament title as she hit .571 (8-for-14) over the five game stretch with a double, four home runs and 12 RBIs. Against Purdue, she hit three home runs in three at-bats to set a Washington record and tallied five RBIs.
She also went 2-for-3 against both Pacific and Northwestern with two runs scored and six RBIs combined. Rivera drew two walks over the course of the tournament and did not strikeout. Behind the plate, she was flawless with a perfect fielding percentage and threw out the only base runner that attempted to steal.
IN THE POLLS: The Washington softball team maintained its No. 3 national ranking in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll on April 15. UW trails No. 2 UCLA by 12 points and No. 1 Arizona by 35 points.
The Huskies have been ranked in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Top 25 poll in each of the last 121 poll datings. Washington's streak began with the team's No. 15 preseason ranking in 1994 and also includes smaller streaks of 66 straight top 6 rankings (2/28/96 - preseason 2001 poll) and 69 consecutive poll datings in the top 10 (preseason 1996 - 2/28/01).
Overall, the Huskies have remained in the top 15 in each of the last 104 poll datings, a streak that began with the preseason poll in 1996.
Washington is also ranked No. 3 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate top 25 poll.
PAC-10 HONORS: Kristen Rivera has received Pac-10 Player of the Week honors twice this season. Her first weekly award was on March 4 for her .571 showing (8-for-14) at the Worth Invitational. The weekend was highlighted by her three home run performance versus Purdue, which set a Husky single-game record. Rivera also received the award on March 25 for leading the Huskies to the Capital Classic title with a .471 (8-for-17) average. Over the weekend, she hit two doubles, two home runs and drove in eight RBIs.
Tia Bollinger was selected as the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on March 4 after a 3-0 mark at the Worth Invitational, Feb. 28-March 2. She gave up just 10 hits total, shutout Northwestern and allowed no earned runs in four innings of work against Purdue. Bollinger rung up 14 batters in 16 innings for a team-low 0.44 ERA and allowed only one run in three appearances. She limited No. 20 Ohio State to three hits and Purdue to only two.
CAPITAL CLASSIC CHAMPIONS: Washington won the Capital Classic championship with a perfect 4-0 record (Mar. 21-23). The Huskies defeated host Sac State, Illinois, Morehead State and Utah to be the only team to finish the tourney with an unblemished record. UW out scored its opponents 27-9 en route to the tournament title. Rita Roach was named to the all-tournament team as she led the squad with a .583 (7-for-12) average and six runs scored. Dena Tyson also led UW from the plate, hitting .545 (6-for-11), including a double and two home runs. The weekend was highlighted by Ashley's Boek's no-hitter over Morehead State (Mar. 22). It marked the second no-hitter for Boek and the 21st in Washington history.
PERFECT AT NFCA LEADOFF CLASSIC: Despite rain that cancelled bracket play at the NFCA Leadoff Classic, Washington did play and sweep its three scheduled pool games. The Huskies defeated No. 16 South Carolina 2-1, No. 15 Michigan 5-3 and Temple 4-3 to win Pool 6. Kathy Fiske and Kristen Rivera were named to the all-tournament team for their tremendous efforts at the plate and on defense.
Fiske went 6-for-10 (.600) with a .900 slugging percentage over the tournament. She drove in both of Washington's runs in the 2-1 win over No. 16 South Carolina, going 2-for-3 with a double. She followed up that performance with a 3-for-4 showing in the 5-3 win over No. 15 Michigan, including a double and three runs scored. Fiske finished the tournament going 1-for-3 with another double in UW's 4-3 win over Temple. She was perfect from the field, making 8-of-8 plays from third base.
Rivera, Washington designated player and catcher, hit .625 (5-for-8) with a 1.000 slugging percentage. She was 2-for-5 against South Carolina and Michigan, while also drawing a walk and being hit by a pitch. Against Temple, Rivera went 3-for-3, driving in two runs and hitting a solo home run in the 4-3 victory.
Washington was only one of three teams to have two players named to the all-tournament team, joining Stanford and tournament champion Massachusetts.
CHEVRON PARADISE CLASSIC CHAMPIONS: Washington opened the 2003 season with a perfect 6-0 record to win the Hawaii Chevron Paradise Classic in Honolulu, Feb. 6-9. After rain halted play on Feb. 6, the Huskies notched a pair of extra-inning wins against Santa Clara 3-2 and Oklahoma State 5-4 on Feb. 7. UW followed up with victories against Louisville 7-4 and host Hawaii 3-2 to earn the No. 1 seed for Sunday's single elimination bracket. The Huskies defeated Santa Clara in the first round 7-5 and topped Oklahoma State 3-2 for the tournament championship.
Sophomore Kristen Rivera was named Most Outstanding Player of the Hawaii Chevron Paradise Classic for her .476 performance at the plate, while sophomore Ashley Boek received Most Outstanding Pitcher honors after picking up three wins and a save. Also named to the all-tournament team were sophomore third baseman Kathy Fiske and junior centerfielder Rita Roach who hit .429 and .350, respectively.
ROSTER BREAKDOWN: The 16-player Washington roster includes 13 returning letterwinners and eight returning starters. The 2003 team includes six juniors, five sophomores, three freshmen and two seniors. Nine players hail from California, six from Washington and one from Oregon.
HUSKIES ON THE AIRWAVES: KKNW AM-1150, through rights-holder Pioneer Radio & Sports, will carry eight Husky softball games, plus any postseason play during the 2003 season. Longtime baseball play-by-play man Mike Brown returns for his sixth season behind the microphone, while John Cowley will deliver color commentary for his third season with the Dawgs.
Here is the complete UW softball radio broadcast schedule (broadcasts begin 15 minutes prior to first pitch; schedule is subject to change):
Friday, April 4: Washington vs. Arizona, 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 5: Washington vs. Arizona State, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 6: Washington vs. Arizona State, 1 p.m.
Friday, April 18: Washington at UCLA, 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 19: Washington at UCLA, 2 p.m.
Friday, April 25: Washington vs. Stanford, 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 26: Washington vs. California, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 27: Washington vs. California, 2 p.m.
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW: The Washington softball team has 12 home games on tap this season. To order tickets call the Ticket Office (206) 543-2200 or go online to:https://web21.evene.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=SB&l... user ID name is: uwashse
PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
CALLIE BERGAN, SOPHOMORE, 1B: Returns for her sophomore campaign after receiving a medical redshirt last season... notched her first career hit and RBI against Florida International (Feb. 15) ... scored a run against Purdue (Mar. 2) ... went 1-for-1 with a run scored versus Hofstra (Mar. 6) ... drew a walk, a sacrifice hit and scored two runs in the win over Ball State (Mar. 7) ... has 21 putouts on the season.
ASHLEY BOEK, SOPHOMORE, P: 16-1 this season ... has struck out 131 batters in 113 innings pitched ... named the Hawaii Chevron Paradise Classic Most Outstanding Pitcher, posting three wins and a save ... struck out 10 in her season debut against Oklahoma State (Feb. 7) ... defeated No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 21) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic ... notched two wins at the Worth Invitational with a 0.50 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 14 innings ... maintained a 0.70 ERA at the Speedline Invitational with a 4-1 mark ... punched out 10 batters against Hofstra (Mar. 6) ... tossed a one-hitter versus Hawaii (Mar. 13) at the Kia Klassic, while striking out a career-high 12 batters ... threw her second career no-hitter against Morehead State (Mar. 22), while fanning 12 ... shutout No. 12 Stanford, while punching out eight (Mar. 29) ... notched the 3-1 win over Oregon State with five strikeouts.
TIA BOLLINGER, JUNIOR, P: Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (Mar. 4) ... is 20-4 on the season with five saves and a 1.18 ERA ... has fanned 151 batters in 172.2 innings pitched ... tallied a save in the 5-3 victory over No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 21) ...struck out 11 in the 3-2 victory over Oklahoma State (Feb. 9), while walking none ...defeated No. 16 South Carolina (Feb. 21) and Temple (Feb. 22) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic ... gave up just one run in three games at the Worth Invitational ... tossed a shutout over Northwestern (Mar. 1) ... threw two shutouts at the Speedline Invitational and notched two saves to earn all-tournament honors ... tied a career-best with 12 strikeouts against Massachusetts (Mar. 6) ... held No. 4 Texas to just one earned run (Mar. 13) ... notched eight strikeouts vs. No. 9 Cal State Fullerton at the Kia Klassic (Mar. 14) ... recorded three wins en route to the Capital Classic title (Mar. 21-23) ... became the Pac-10 and school's all-time career saves leader (11) with a save versus Arizona State (April 5) ... struck out nine ASU batters en route to a 1-0 victory (April 6) ... shutout Oregon (April 11) behind a three hit, one strikeout performance ... tallied a save versus Oregon State (April 12) ... shutout Oregon State (April 14) with six strikeouts.
JAIME CLARK, SENIOR, SS: Has started all 43 games at short stop ... one of 45 players invited to USA Softball National Team Camp ... hit .400 at the Arizona Pepsi Classic, including a double, home run and five RBIs ...is 24-for-27 in stolen base attempts, including three against Northwestern (Feb. 15) ... ranks third on the team with 32 RBIs ... went 1-for-4 with two RBIs in UW's 3-2 win over Oklahoma State (Feb. 8) ... was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a RBI in the 8-0 win over FIU (Feb. 15) ... hit a home run and a triple in the 4-3 victory over Temple (Feb. 22)... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI against Pacific (Mar. 1) ... hit 3-for-3 with two home runs in the 11-0 romp of Purdue (Mar. 2), while driving in four RBIs ... led the team with a .417 batting average at the Speedline Invitational to earn all-tournament honors ... went 3-for-3 at the plate against Temple (Mar. 8), including a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs ... hit 2-for-3 vs. Utah (Mar. 22) with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBIs ... went 3-for-4 against Utah State (Mar. 23) with two runs scored and a double ... homered against Oregon State (April 12) ... became the school's all-time runs leader with a pair of runs versus Hawaii (Mar. 1) ... has now scored 204 runs in her career ... is just one RBI shy of the school's all-time career record ... has hit 11 home runs this season.
KATHY FISKE, SOPHOMORE, 3B: Has started 42 games at third base ... missed one start due to injury ... ranks second on the team with a .354 average, including 11 doubles and nine home runs ... has driven in 36 RBIs ... earned all-tournament honors at the Hawaii Chevron Paradise Classic ...went 3-for-4 against Louisville (Feb. 8) ... hit 2-for-3 with two RBIs in victories over Santa Clara (Feb. 9) and Arkansas (Feb. 14) ... notched three RBIs in 5-5 tie with Minnesota (Feb. 16) ... hit .600 (6-for-10) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic, earning all-tournament honors ... was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in 2-1 win over No. 16 South Carolina (Feb. 21) ... went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in 5-3 victory over No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 21)... hit 2-for-4 in 9-1 win over Pacific (Mar. 1) with four RBIs ... hit a three-run home run after being intentionally walked to by Hofstra (Mar. 6) ... notched four RBIs in that game ... went 2-for-3 versus Temple (Mar. 8), including a double and a home run ... went 2-for-3 in wins over Hawaii and No. 9 Cal State Fullerton at the Kia Klassic (Mar. 13) ... hit 3-for-3 against Morehead State (Mar. 22) with a double, two RBIs and scored a run ... went 2-for-4 versus Utah (Mar. 22) with a home run and two RBIs ... hit 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs against Oregon State (April 14).
AMY HANSON, JUNIOR, C: Has thrown out four potential base stealers this season ... leads team with six sacrifice hits ...went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored in Washington's 12-3 win over Arkansas (Feb. 14) ... hit 1-for-3 with a doubles versus Morehead State (Mar. 22) ... went 1-for-1 with a RBI against Utah State (Mar. 23) ... hit 1-for-2 versus Cal (Mar. 28).
SARAH HYATT, FRESHMAN, 1B: Has started all 43 games, including 42 at first base and one at third base ... hit .667 (8-for-12) at the Arizona Pepsi Classic ... hit her first career home run in the win over Arkansas (Feb. 14) ... went 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored against Arkansas ... recorded three hits in 8-0 romp of Florida International (Feb. 14) ... went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in the 5-3 win over No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 21) ... homered in the 2-1 victory over No. 20 Ohio State (Feb. 28)... had a stretch of six consecutive hits at the Speedline Invitational ... hit two home runs versus North Carolina (Mar.8) ... hit a home run against Illinois (Mar. 21) ... went 1-for-2 with a double and scored a run versus Morehead State (Mar. 22) ... hit 1-for-3 with a RBI against Utah ... went 1-for-2 with a double versus Cal (Mar. 28) ... hit the game-winning home run against Arizona State with a sixth-inning two-run home run (April 5).
COURTNEY JEFFRIES, JUNIOR, OF: Has played in 18 games, starting five in left field and five as the designated player ... went 1-for-3 in the 5-4 win over Oklahoma State (Feb. 7) ... also hit 1-for-3 in the 8-0 victory over Florida International (Feb. 14) ... singled as a pinch hitter in the Portland State game (Feb. 28)... went 1-for-2 with a RBI against Temple (Mar. 8).
AIMEE MINOR, FRESHMAN, OF: Has started 39 games, including 32 in right field and seven as designated player ... the first player to notch a double, triple and home run this season ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the 8-0 victory over FIU (Feb. 14) ... hit a home run versus Northwestern (Feb. 15) ... hit 1-for-2 against Hofstra (Mar. 6) with a run scored and two stolen bases ... broke up a no-hitter with a solo home run versus Stanford (Mar. 9) ... went 3-for-4 versus No. 4 Texas (Mar. 13) at the Kia Klassic, including a home run off Cat Osterman ... hit 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs in the victory over Illinois (Mar. 21) ... hit a two-run double versus Oregon (April 11) ... went 2-for-4 against Oregon State (April 14) ... leads the team with nine hit by pitches.
AMANDA OLESON, JUNIOR, 2B: Has started all 43 games at second base ... is 7-for-8 in stolen base attempts ... went 3-for-4 with a RBI in the 3-0 win over Portland State (Feb. 28) ... went 1-for-3 with a double against Northwestern (Mar. 7) ... hit .500 (5-for-10) at the Kia Klassic, including 2-for-4 performances versus No. 4 Texas (Mar. 13) and No. 9 Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 14) ... notched a RBI in each of those games ... went 2-for-4 with one run scored against No. 12 Stanford (Mar. 29) ... hit 2-for-4 with two runs scored in won over Oregon (April 11) ... notched two hits and scored three runs in 7-0 romp over Oregon State (April 14).
MEGAN OWEN, JUNIOR, OF: Has started 20 games in the outfield and as designated hitter ... scored both runs in UW's 2-1 win over Northwestern (Feb. 15) ... also went 2-for-2 against the Wildcats ...was 1-for-1 versus No. 16 South Carolina (Feb. 21) ... hit 1-for-3 with a RBI in the 5-3 victory over No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 21) ... hit 1-for-2 with two RBIs against Hofstra (Mar. 6) ... hit 1-for-3 with a triple and RBI versus Northwestern (Mar. 7) ... hit her first collegiate home run versus No. 4 Texas (Mar. 13).
KRISTEN RIVERA, SOPHOMORE, C: Has started all 43 games at catcher or designated player ... leads team with a .383 batting average and 17 home runs ... also leads the team with 51 RBIs and a .836 slugging percentage ... named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week (Mar. 4) for her .571 (8-for-14) performance at the Worth Invitational ... two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week (Mar. 4 and 25) ... named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament at the Hawaii Chevron Paradise Classic ... top-25 finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award ... one of 45 players invited to USA Softball National Team Camp ... was 3-for-4 with three RBIs against Santa Clara (Feb. 9) ... posted three hits and a RBI in Washington's 3-2 win over Oklahoma State (Feb. 9)... went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in 12-3 victory over Arkansas (Feb. 14) ... also named to the NFCA Leadoff Classic all-tournament team, hitting 6-for-8 (.625) ... went 3-for-3 with a home run against Temple (Mar. 22) ... hit 2-for-3 against Northwestern (Mar. 1) and Pacific (Mar. 1) with three RBIs and a run scored in each ... was 3-for-3 with three home runs against Purdue (Mar. 2) to set a school record ... notched five RBIs against Purdue ... scored two runs versus Hofstra (Mar. 6) ... hit a home run against North Carolina (Mar. 8) ... hit home runs versus Hawaii (Mar. 13) and No. 9 Cal State Fullerton Mar. 14) at the Kia Klassic ... went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a home run versus Illinois (Mar. 21) ... hit 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBIs against Utah State (Mar. 23) ... belted two doubles in two at-bats with four RBIs versus No. 12 Stanford (Mar. 29) ... blasted a two-run home run against Oregon (April 11) ... tallied a home run and three RBIs in 7-0 win over Oregon State (April 14).
RITA ROACH, JUNIOR, OF: Has started 35 games in centerfield ... named to the Hawaii Chevron Paradise Classic all-tournament team after hitting .429 (9-for-21) ... hit 4-for-4 in win over Santa Clara (Feb. 9) ... was 1-for-1 in 2-1 victory over No. 20 Ohio State (Feb. 28) ... picked the potential go-ahead run at home plate from centerfield in the seventh inning against Massachusetts (Mar. 6) ... recorded a RBI in the win over Ball State (Mar. 7) ... singled and scored a run versus North Carolina (Mar. 8) ... named to the Capital Classic all-tournament team after leading the team with a .583 (7-for-12) average ... notched two hits in three consecutive games, including wins over Illinois (Mar. 21), Morehead State (Mar. 22) and Utah (Mar. 22).
TRACI TAWNEY, SENIOR, OF: Has appeared in 33 games as a pinch runner and outfielder ... singled versus Santa Clara (Feb. 9) ... scored a run and stole two bases against No. 4 Texas (Mar. 13)... scored a run versus Illinois (Mar. 21) ... went 1-for-1 against Utah State (Mar. 23) with a stolen base ... has stolen four bases n four attempts this season and has scored seven runs.
DENA TYSON, FRESHMAN, OF: Has started 38 games in left field and one in centerfield ... blasted a home run in her first collegiate at-bat ... hit a double against Arkansas (Feb. 14
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