Miller, Langenfeld Named Pac-10 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

April 29, 2008

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ARIZONA STATE'S KRISTEN MILLER NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE senior catcher Kristen Miller has been named the Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week for April 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Miller, a Diamond Bar, Calif. native, went 6-for-12 (.500) for the weekend and proved to be an integral part to ASU's success over the Oregon schools as she scored four of ASU's 28 runs and drove in six more of them.

Her two home runs gave her a total of 12 on the season, which ties her for eighth all-time in ASU single-season records. Her career total of 27 long balls ties her for fifth in ASU history as well with All-American Erica Beach.

Most remarkable about Miller and the career season she is having though, is that she entered the season with 47 career RBI, which she has almost topped in a single-season alone as she holds 45 on the year, tying her for 10th in ASU single-season history. Her total of 92 RBI ranks ninth in ASU career history, a huge feat for an athlete who was a transfer from Long Beach State in 2006.

No. 1/2 Arizona State travels to No. 21/23 Washington and No. 4/4 UCLA this weekend in a set of crucial Pac-10 games that will go a long way toward determining the Pac-10 Champion. Having already taken one game from the Bruins this season, the Sun Devils face the difficult task of winning back-to-back games at Easton Stadium.

This is the first Player of the Week honor for Miller in her career. The accolade is the 57th for the Arizona State softball team.

ALSO NOMINATED: Stacie Chambers, ARIZ; Maddy Coon, STAN; Megan Langenfeld, UCLA.

2008 PAC-10 SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 12 - GiOnna DiSalvatore, UCLA; Feb. 19- Katlin Cochran, ASU; Feb. 26- GiOnna DiSalvatore, UCLA; March 4- Rosey Neill, STAN; March 11- Morgan Stuart, WASH; March 18- Audrey Roderfield, OSU; March 25- Rosey Neill, STAN; April 1- Gina Leomiti, CAL; April 8- Samantha Camuso, UCLA; April 15- K'Lee Aredondo, ARIZ; April 22- Krista Donnenwirth, ASU; April 29- Kristen Miller, ASU.

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UCLA'S MEGAN LANGENFELD NAMED PAC-10 SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA sophomore pitcher Megan Langenfeld has been named the Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week for April 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Langenfeld earned a win and a save over two-ranked Conference foes, allowing no earned runs while striking out nine in 9 1/3 innings.

On Friday at No. 21 California, Langenfeld went the distance in the circle, giving up two unearned runs, four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. The sophomore improved to a perfect 7-0 on the season, retiring 10 in a row at one point. It was her second complete game of the year.

On Saturday at No. 7 Stanford, Langenfeld pitched 2.1 innings of hitless relief and set a UCLA single-season record with her fifth save of the year. The sophomore struck out three and walked one to lower her season ERA to 0.98. She has 53 strikeouts in 50 innings.

UCLA hosts Arizona and Arizona State in a set of games that will largely factor in the determination of the Pac-10 champion. The Wildcats visit the Bruins on Fri., May 2 and the top-ranked Sun Devils are in for two games over the weekend.

This is Langenfeld's second career Pitcher of the Week honor. She also has one Player of the Week award to her credit. It is the 107th all-time award for the UCLA softball team.

ALSO NOMINATED: Katie Burkhart, ASU; Missy Penna, STAN.

2008 PAC-10 SOFTBALL PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 12- Missy Penna, STAN; Feb. 19- Katie Burkhart, ASU; Feb. 26- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; March 4- Donna Kerr, UCLA; March 11- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; March 18- Marissa Drewrey, CAL; March 25- Katie Burkhart, ASU; April 1- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; April 8- Taryne Mowatt, ARIZ; April 15- Katie Burkhart, ASU; April 22- Missy Penna, STAN; April 29- Megan Lagenfeld, UCLA.

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