This Week in Pac-10 Softball
March 3, 2009
Mar. 4, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Texas El Paso (DH) 4 p.m. PT
UCLA at Loyola Marymount 2 p.m. PT
Mar. 5, 2009
OREGON STATE vs. Mount St. Mary’s (13) Noon PT
OREGON STATE vs. Florida Gulf Coast (13) 2 p.m. PT
Mar. 6, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Minnesota (DH)(4) 3 p.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. South Dakota State 6 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Nothern Illinois (12) 2 p.m. PT
OREGON vs. Southern Utah (18) 10 a.m. PT
OREGON vs. Nevada (18) 12:30 p.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. Mississippi State (13) 5 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Illinois State (21) 1:30 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Penn State (21) 3:45 p.m. PT
UCLA vs. FIU (16) 1:30 p.m. PT
UCLA vs. Iowa (16) 6 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. No. RV/24 Baylor (26) 11 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. No. 1/4 Alabama (26) 4 p.m. PT
Mar. 7, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Creighton (DH)(4) 3 p.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. South Dakota State 5 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Providence (12) Noon PT
CALIFORNIA vs. BYU (12) 2 p.m. PT
OREGON vs. Southern Utah (18) 12:30 p.m. PT
OREGON vs. Nevada (18) 3 p.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. Santa Clara (13) 11 a.m. PT
STANFORD vs. San Diego State (21) 1:30 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Vermont (21) 3:45 p.m. PT
UCLA vs. Syracuse (16) 7:45 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. No. 11/12 Georgia (26) 9 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. No. 1/4 Alabama (26) 11:30 a.m. PT
Mar. 8, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Saint Joseph’s (DH)(4) Noon PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. South Dakota State 1 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Fresno State (12) 1 p.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. Radford (13) 3 p.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. Hawai’i (13) 7 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Vermont (21) 11:15 a.m. PT
STANFORD vs. UC Davis (21) 1:30 p.m. PT
UCLA vs. Longwood (16) 9 a.m. PT
UCLA vs. Long Beach State (16) 1:30 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. No. 11/12 Georgia (26) 9 a.m. PT
Mar. 10, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Simon Fraser (DH) 4 p.m. PT
(DH) - Double Header
(4) - Hilenbrand Invitational; Tucson, Ariz.
(12) - Fresno State Tournament; Fresno, Calif.
(13) - Hawai’i Tournament; Honolulu, Hawai’i
(16) - Long Beach State Invitational; Lakewood, Calif.
(21) - Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic; Stanford, Calif.
(26) - Easton SEC/Pac-10/Big 12 Challenge; Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Feb. 25, 2009
UCLA vs. Cal State Fullerton W, 6-2
Feb. 27, 2009
ARIZONA at No. 21/RV Texas A&M L, 5-6 (9)
ARIZONA STATE vs. Utah State (11) W, 9-0 (5)
ARIZONA STATE vs. South Alabama (11) W, 20-5 (5)
CALIFORNIA vs. Auburn (1) L, 1-4
CALIFORNIA vs. Cal State Fullerton (1) W, 2-1
OREGON vs. No. 12/14 Missouri (17) L, 7-8 (8)
OREGON vs. San Diego State (17) L, 4-5
OREGON STATE vs. Cal Poly (1) L, 0-3
OREGON STATE vs. UC Riverside (1) W, 9-0
STANFORD vs. Indiana (1) W, 10-1
STANFORD vs. Minnesota (1) W, 7-0
UCLA vs. Utah (17) W, 7-1
UCLA vs. Colorado State (17) W, 4-0
WASHINGTON vs. Seattle Univeristy (25) W, 8-0 (6)
Feb. 28, 2009
ARIZONA at No. 21/RV Texas A&M W, 9-4
ARIZONA STATE vs. Nothern Colorado (11) W, 11-2
ARIZONA STATE vs. New Mexico State (11) W, 6-2
CALIFORNIA vs. Nevada (1) W, 5-4
OREGON vs. Colorado State (17) L, 4-5
OREGON STATE vs. Indiana (1) W, 8-7
OREGON STATE vs. Nevada (1) L, 0-3
STANFORD vs. UC Riverside (1) W, 7-0
STANFORD vs. Cal Poly (1) W, 3-2
UCLA vs. San Diego State (17) W, 4-3
WASHINGTON vs. Portland State (25) W, 11-1 (5)
Mar. 1, 2009
ARIZONA at No. 21/RV Texas A&M L, 4-5
ARIZONA STATE vs. Southern Utah (11) W, 5-0
CALIFORNIA vs. UC Riverside (1) W, 8-3
OREGON vs. Utah (17) W, 2-0
OREGON vs. UC Davis (17) W, 2-0 (8)
OREGON STATE vs. Minnesota (1) W, 4-1
STANFORD vs. Cal State Fullerton (1) W, 7-0
UCLA vs. Missouri (17) W, 2-1
UCLA vs. San Diego (17) W, 13-0
WASHINGTON vs. Portland State (25) W, 8-2 (5)
(1) - DeMarini Invitational; Fullerton, Calif.
(11) - Wilson/DeMarini Invitational; Tempe, Ariz.
(17) - San Diego Classic; San Diego, Calif.
(25) - Husky Softball Classic; Seattle, Wash.
Pac-10 Notes: The Pac-10 asserted its dominance in the most recent
ESPN.com/USA Softball top-25 poll. With other notable softball
Conferences among the ranking, including the SEC with two teams ranked
in the top-11 and the Big Ten and Big 12 with one a piece. The Pac-10
boasts six teams ranked in the top-11, with Washington earning the top
spot for the second week in a row...Heading in to the fourth week of
the season, the Conference has six teams with a winning percentage
above .770, including three teams with winning percentages higher
Arizona (14-4): Only 18 games into the season, JR Stacie Chambers
leads the Conference with 33 RBI. With two grand slams so far this
year, Chambers has a chance to break into the top 10 on the Arizona
single-season RBI list. To overtake the 10th spot she’ll need to
drive in a total of 78, which matches Leah Braatz’ record from 1997.
Chambers also leads the Pac-10 with nine home runs...The Wildcats’ are
10-2 when a player hits a home run. However, despite hitting five
home runs over the weekend at Texas A&M, Arizona dropped the series to
the Aggies, 1-2.
Arizona State (18-4): The Sun Devils took home the tournament title of
the Wilson/DeMarini Invitational after going 5-0 on the weekend.
Arizona State outscored its opponents 51-9 in the five game
tournament, with two games invoking the run rule...SR Kaitlin Cochran
continues to lead the Sun Devils at the plate. The three-time All-
Pac-10 honoree is recording a 1.020 slugging percentage through 22
games, making 49 appearances at bat.
California (14-3): FR Jamia Reid has been a stand out for the Golden
Bears this season, leading the team in both hits and home runs. The
freshman also leads a sneaky Cal team, which has stolen 62 bases so
far this season, more than double the total of second-best Oregon.
Reid is currently 16-of-17 in stolen base attempts on the year.
California has only been caught stealing four times...SO Valerie
Arioto has worked double duty for the Bears, not only proving she’s a
power hitter, but also a clutch pitcher with a 0.90 ERA through 11
appearances. Arioto, who is 5-0 on the season, belted her first
career grand slam against Santa Clara on Feb. 18.
Oregon (8-12): Over the weekend at the San Diego Classic, FR P Mikayla
Endicott registered two shutouts on the final day of competition with
a 3-0 victory over UC Davis and a 2-0 decision over Utah. The Ducks
also took No. 12/14 Missouri to extra innings before falling 8-7 to
the Tigers in nine. SO Monique Fuiava hit her seventh home run of the
season last weekend and equalled her entire total of the 2008 season.
Fuiava’s seven bombs are good for second in the Conference and needs
only three to reach the 10th-best mark all-time in a season for Oregon.
Oregon State (10-10): Head coach Kirk Walker earned his 500th career
victory in a 4-1 decision over Minnesota. The Beavers overcame a 0-1
deficit to score four runs in the seventh inning. Walker is 500-388
in 14 years at Oregon State...FR P Paige Hall went 3-0 at the Cal
State Fullerton DeMarini Invitational, giving up only one earned run
and pick up her second complete shutout on the season...the Beavers,
who went 3-2 on the weekend, scored 21 runs total in their three wins,
but were shut out in their two losses.
Stanford (18-1): With five more wins over the weekend at the Cal State
Fullerton DeMarini Invitational, Stanford extended its school-record
win streak to 17 games...JR Alissa Haber continues to pace the
Cardinal and the league with her .540 batting average and 34 hits.
Haber’s efforts payed off for the Cardinal over the weekend while down
to Cal Poly, as she hit a bases-loaded single to drive in Stanford’s
first run of the game and help pull off the rally...As a team,
Stanford leads the Conference in triples with 13, almost three times
as much as second-highest California.
UCLA (19-2): Head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez won her 100th career game
against Maryland on Feb. 22. Inouye-Perez, who won her 100th contest
in 129 games, is only bested by legendary head coach Sue Enquist, who
won her 100th career game in only 109 tries in 1990...JR Megan
Lagenfeld tied Lisa Longaker as the the Bruin’s all-time saves leader
with her seventh career save against San Diego State on Feb. 28.
Lagenfeld leads the Bruins and is third in the Conference with a 0.86
ERA on the season...UCLA is stellar offensively so far this season.
As a team, the Bruins, lead the Pac-10 in slugging percentage (.601),
runs (157), hits (182), RBI (147) and home runs (35).
Washington (19-0): Ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive week in the
ESPN.com/USA Softball top-25 poll, the Huskies earned all but one
first-place vote. The Huskies are currently the only undefeated team
ranked in the top-25. The Huskies’ perfect record will be challenged
this weekend as they travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to play in the SEC/
Pac-10/Big 12 Challenge. Washington will face three ranked opponents,
including No. 1/4 Alabama, the earning the lone first place vote in
the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll, No. 11/12 Georgia and No. RV/24
Baylor. Washington is 4-0 on the year against ranked opponents...UW
will rely on the pitching Ace Danielle Lawrie, who is leading the
Pac-10 with her staggering 0.18 ERA and 133 strikeouts.