This Week in Pac-10 Softball

Feb. 24, 2009

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Upcoming Schedule
Feb. 25, 2009
UCLA vs. Cal State Fullerton 4 p.m. PT
Feb. 27, 2009
ARIZONA at No. 21/RV Texas A&M 2:30 p.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. Utah State (8) 4:30 p.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. South Alabama (8) 6:30 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Auburn (11) 3:45 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Cal State Fullerton (11) 6 p.m. PT
OREGON vs. No. 12/14 Missouri (17) 4 p.m. PT
OREGON vs. San Diego State (17) 7 p.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. Cal Poly (11) 1:30 p.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. UC Riverside (11) 3:45 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Indiana (11) 9 a.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Minnesota (11) 1:30 p.m. PT
UCLA vs. Utah (17) 11:30 a.m. PT
UCLA vs. Colorado State (17) 7 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. Seattle Univeristy (25) 3 p.m. PT 
Feb. 28, 2009
ARIZONA at No. 21/RV Texas A&M 1 p.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. Nothern Colorado (8) 2:30 p.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. New Mexico State (8) 4:30 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Nevada (11) 3:45 p.m. PT
OREGON vs. Colorado State (17) 11:30 a.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. Indiana (11) 3:45 p.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. Nevada (11) 6 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. UC Riverside (11) 9 a.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Cal Poly (11) 1:30 p.m. PT
UCLA vs. San Diego State (17) 7 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. Portland State (25) 3 p.m. PT
Mar. 1, 2009
ARIZONA at No. 21/RV Texas A&M 10 a.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. Southern Utah (8) Noon PT
CALIFORNIA vs. UC Riverside (11) 1:30 p.m. PT
OREGON vs. Utah (17) 9 a.m. PT
OREGON vs. UC Davis (17) 11:30 a.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. Minnesota (11) 9 a.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Cal State Fullerton (11) 1:30 p.m. PT
UCLA vs. Missouri (17) 9 a.m. PT
UCLA vs. San Diego (17) 2 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. Portland State (25) 12:30 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. Boise State (25) 2:30 p.m. PT
Key
(8) - Diamond Devil Invitational; Tempe, Ariz.
(11) - DeMarini Tournament; Tempe, Ariz.
(17) - San Diego Classic; San Diego, Calif.
(25) - Husky Softball Classic; Seattle, Wash.
Results
Feb. 18, 2009
CALIFORNIA vs. Santa Clara W, 4-0
Feb. 19, 2009
ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 2 Florida (7) L, 2-8
OREGON vs. No. 21/20 North Carolina (7) L, 0-3
OREGON vs. No. 1/1 Alabama (7) L, 0-5
OREGON STATE vs. Tennessee Tech (7) W, 4-1
OREGON STATE vs. Kansas (7) W, 4-1
Feb. 20, 2009
ARIZONA  vs. North Dakota State (3) W, 10-0 (5)
ARIZONA vs. Utah (3) W, 16-1 (5)
ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 12/12 Northwestern (7) W, 5-4
ARIZONA STATE vs. Oklahoma (7) L, 6-8
CALIFORNIA vs. Mississippi (7) W, 1-0
CALIFORNIA vs. NC State (7) W, 2-1
OREGON vs. Texas (7) L, 0-9
OREGON STATE vs. No. 12/12 Northwestern (7) L, 3-7
STANFORD vs. Sacramento State (20) W, 6-1
STANFORD vs. Notre Dame (20) W, 2-0
UCLA vs. No. 1/1 Alabama (7) W, 4-1
WASHINGTON vs. Long Island (7) W, 7-3
WASHINGTON vs. No. 2/2 Florida (7) W, 1-0 (9)
Feb. 21, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Utah (3) W, 12-1 (5)
ARIZONA vs. North Dakota State (3) W, 9-2
ARIZONA STATE vs. Texas (7) W, 12-4 (5)
CALIFORNIA vs. Maryland (7) W, 7-0
OREGON vs. Georgia Tech (7) W, 3-0 
OREGON vs. Nebraska (7) L, 1-3
OREGON STATE vs. No. 21/20 North Carolina (7) L, 5-2
OREGON STATE vs. No. 9/10 Tennessee (7) L, 0-5
STANFORD vs. Western Ketucky (20) W, 10-3
STANFORD vs. Notre Dame (20) W, 5-2
UCLA vs. No. 23/15 Massachusetts (7) W, 4-2
UCLA vs. North Carolina State (7) W, 12-1 (5)
WASHINGTON vs. Mississippi (7) W, 8-2
Feb. 22, 2009
ARIZONA vs. North Dakota State (3) W, 12-0  (5)
ARIZONA vs. Utah (3) W, 6-1
ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 23/15 Massachusetts (7) L, 0-1
CALIFORNIA vs. Kansas (7) L, 2-3
OREGON STATE vs. Georgia Tech (7) L, 0-5
UCLA vs. Maryland (7) W, 5-0
UCLA vs. No. 14/14 Fresno State (7) W, 10-2
WASHINGTON vs. Nebraska (7) W, 6-0
WASHINGTON vs. No. NR/23 Ohio State (7) W, 1-0 (8)
Feb. 24, 2009
STANFORD vs. Saint Mary’s W, 6-0
Key
(3) - Wildcat Invitational; Tucson, Ariz.
(7) - Cathedral City Classic; Cathedral City, Calif.
(20) - Stanford Nike Invitational; Stanford, Calif.

Team-by-Team Notes

Arizona (13-2): After beginning the season 0-2, P Lindsay Sisk has picked up six straight wins for the Wildcats...Arizona is currently on a 12 game win streak, tied for second longest in the Conference behind undefeated Washington...The ‘Cats outscored their opponents last weekend 65-5 in the Wildcat Invitational...UA leads the Pac-10 in batting average, with .353, thanks to six players batting greater than .400 on the season, including Pac-10 Player of the Week JR Stacie Chambers. Arizona also leads the Conference in on base percentage (.463), runs scored (122) and hits (146).
Arizona State (13-4): FR Hillary Bach has proven to be one of ASU’s most reliable pitchers on the mound.  The freshman currently holds a 1.74 ERA and an 8-0 record on the season.  The Sun Devils are searching for a pitcher to fill the shoes of the 2008 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year Katie Burkhart.  Bach is currently tied for the third most wins by a pitcher in the league...SR power hitter Kaitlin Cochran leads the Pac-10 in on base percentage, as she is hitting .500 on the season and has a league-most 18 walks.
California (11-2): The Golden Bears set a new school record with nine stolen bases against George Washington on Feb. 14, 2009.  The mark is one theft shy of the all-time Pac-10 record of 10 bases stolen, set by UCLA on May 18, 2000 against Canisius...California leads the Pac-10 in stolen bases, with 48, 26 more thefts than second-most Oregon (22)...FR Ella Reid leads the Pac-10 with 13 stolen bases in 14 attempts.  Only 13 games into the season, Reid is on pace to crush the Cal single season record of 28...P Valerie Arioto, who recorded a career-high 16 strikeouts against George Washington on Feb. 14, also showed she was an offensive force, driving in 6 RBI, also a career high, against Santa Clara four days later.
Oregon (6-9): SO Monique Fuiava leads the Ducks with six home runs on the season, one less than the current Pac-10 leader.  Fuiava also paces Oregon with her .857 slugging percentage this year...SR Neena Bryant, ranked second in the league in steals, is a perfect 12-12 in thefts through 15 games...FR Samantha Skillingstad leads the Ducks in pitching, recording a 1.80 ERA with 50.2 innings pitched.  Skillingstad has also pitched all six of Oregon’s wins this season.
Oregon State (7-8): Head coach Kirk Walker is only three wins away from earning his 500th career victory.  Walker looks to accomplish the feat this weekend as the Beavers travel to Southern California for the CSUF DeMarini Invitational...SR Paige Lowe has helped turn 10 of OSU’s 12 double plays this season, with Oregon State setting a new school record for most double plays in a game, with four against Kansas on Feb. 19.  The Beavers have faced a tough schedule so far this season, playing six teams ranked in the top-25.  Only UCLA has played as many ranked opponents as OSU.
Stanford (13-1): JR Alissa Haber was outstanding for the Cardinal over the weekend, batting a combined .750 in four games with three doubles, a triple and two home runs.  The outfielder currently leads the Pac-10 in both batting average (.558) and slugging percentage (1.047).  SR pitcher Missy Penna is only 15 strikes away from the 1,000 mark and is currently the nation’s active career strikeout leader with 985.  Penna also threw the Conference’s first no hitter of the season in Stanford’s 11-0 victory over Kansas on Feb. 7.
UCLA (13-2): The Bruins beat three top-25 opponents over the weekend at the Cathedral City Softball Classic, including dominating top-ranked Alabama 4-1.  UCLA finished the weekend 6-0, and are now 5-1 against ranked opponents for the season...After being limited to just one run in their 1-2 loss to Purdue, the Bruins have scored four-plus runs in each of their 14 games since, including six games with double figure scoring...UCLA leads the Pac-10 with 32 home runs.  Eight UCLA batters have hit at least two home runs, with SO Katie Schroeder pacing the team with seven home runs.
Washington (14-0): The Huskies are off to the best start in program history, kicking off the season with a 14-0 record.  With a win over No. 2 Florida, Washington was rewarded with the program’s first ever No. 1 ranking in the ESPN.com/USA Softball top-25 poll.  Already pitching six shutouts on the season, Ace Danielle Lawrie was rewarded for the best three game stretch of her career.  Lawrie was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week, along with both the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week and the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week.  The junior extended her scoreless inning streak to 52.1, shutting out batters for 24 innings over the weekend.

 

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