This Week in Pac-10 Softball

March 10, 2009

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Upcoming Schedule

Mar. 11, 2009
CALIFORNIA vs. Memphis (13)    2 p.m. PT
OREGON vs. Portland State    5 p.m. PT

Mar. 12, 2009
ARIZONA STATE vs. New Mexico (5)    9 a.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Wisconsin (13)    3 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Hawai’i (13)    7 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. No. 25/24 Florida State (5)    11 a.m. PT

Mar. 13, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Texas (5)    9 a.m. PT
ARIZONA vs. New Mexico (5)    11 a.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 23/20 DePaul (5)    11 a.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. Nebraska (5)    1 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. St. John’s (13)    1 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. Penn State (5)    3:30 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. No. 10/10 Michigan (5)    7:30 p.m. PT

Mar. 14, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Penn State (5)    11 a.m. PT
ARIZONA vs. Notre Dame (5)    3:30 p.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 10/10 Michigan (5)    9 a.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Radford (13)    9 a.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Utah (13)    11 a.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. Portland State (DH)    Noon PT.
WASHINGTON vs. Fresno State (5)    5:30 p.m.

Mar. 15, 2009
ARIZONA vs. No. 10/10 Michigan (5)    1 p.m. PT
ARIZONA STATE vs. Notre Dame (5)    11 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. Cal State Fullerton    3:30 p.m. PT

(DH) - Double Header
(5) - Judi Garman Classic; Tempe, Ariz.
(13) - Hawai’i Tournament; Honolulu, Hawai’i

Recent Results

Mar. 4, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Texas El Paso (DH)    W, 20-1 (5); W, 5-2

Mar. 5, 2009
OREGON STATE vs. Mount St. Mary’s (13)    W, 4-1
OREGON STATE vs. Florida Gulf Coast (13)    L, 2-1

Mar. 6, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Minnesota (DH)(4)    W, 10-4; W, 20-3 (5)
ARIZONA STATE vs. South Dakota State    W, 13-0 (5)
CALIFORNIA vs. Nothern Illinois (12)    W, 8-1
OREGON vs. Southern Utah (18)    L, 1-2
OREGON STATE vs. Mississippi State (13)    W, 2-0
STANFORD vs. Illinois State (21)    W, 3-0
STANFORD vs. Penn State (21)    W, 8-0
UCLA vs. FIU (16)    W, 5-3
UCLA vs. Iowa (16)    W, 2-1 (8)
WASHINGTON vs. No. RV/24 Baylor (26)    W, 1-0 (8)
WASHINGTON vs. No. 1/4 Alabama (26)    L, 0-6

Mar. 7, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Creighton (DH)(4)     L, 0-6; W, 19-2 (5)
ARIZONA STATE vs. South Dakota State    W, 14-2 (5)
CALIFORNIA vs. Providence (12)    W, 3-0
CALIFORNIA vs. BYU (12)    W, 4-2
OREGON vs. Southern Utah (18)    L, 5-10
OREGON vs. Nevada (18)    L, 7-8 (8)
OREGON STATE vs. Santa Clara (13)    W, 3-0
STANFORD vs. San Diego State (21)    W, 4-0
STANFORD vs. Vermont (21)    W, 6-1
UCLA vs. Syracuse (16)    W, 11-0 (5)
WASHINGTON vs. No. 11/12 Georgia (26)    W, 2-0
WASHINGTON vs. No. 1/4 Alabama (26)    W, 6-0

Mar. 8, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Saint Joseph’s (DH)(4)    W, 14-5 (5); W, 20-1 (5)
ARIZONA STATE vs. South Dakota State    W, 9-1
CALIFORNIA vs. Fresno State (12)    L, 2-3
OREGON STATE vs. Radford (13)    L, 2-3
OREGON STATE vs. Hawai’i (13)    L, 2-3
STANFORD vs. Vermont (21)    W, 3-0
STANFORD vs. UC Davis (21)    W, 1-0
UCLA vs. Longwood (16)    W, 12-2
UCLA vs. Long Beach State (16)    L, 1-2
WASHINGTON vs. No. 11/12 Georgia (26)    L, 0-2

Mar. 10, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Simon Fraser (DH)    W, 9-0 (5); W, 11-0 (5)
UCLA vs. Notre Dame    W, 3-1

(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.

Arizona (23-5): Over the last six games, Arizona has hit 24 home runs, almost equalling their previous total for the whole season.  The Wildcats now now lead the nation with 53 home runs on the season...SR Jenae Leles, who was named the Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week, was also named one of 30 candidates for the 2009 Lowes’ Senior CLASS Award.  The award is presented to a softball student athlete who excels not only on the playing field but also in the classroom and in their community.

Arizona State (21-4): The Sun Devil’s hosted the South Dakota State last weekend.  In the three-game series, Arizona State outscored the Jackrabbits 36-3, with two games invoking the run rule.  With their huge offensive output, the Sun Devils upped their batting average from .300 to .323 in just three games...SR Kaitlin Cochran continues to lead the Pac-10 in slugging percentage (.964) and on base percentage (.647).  The three-time All-Conference honoree has tallied 7 home runs on the year and a league-leading 24 walks.

California (17-4): FR Jamia Reid continues to lead the Pac-10 in steals, as the Golden Bears are on pace to shatter the Pac-10 season steal record of 194 set by Washington in 1997.  Cal is currently averaging 3.71 steals per game and has accumulated 78 stolen bases in 21 games.  Reid added eight more stolen bases at the Bayer CropScience Classic last weekend, bringing her season total to 24, four away from the Cal single season record of 28.  The Pac-10 single season record is 67, set by Arizona’s Alison McCutcheon in 1998.

Oregon (8-5): The Ducks look to host Portland State, on Mar. 11, in their first home game of the season after traveling for the first five weekends of the season...Last weekend in the Wolf Pack Classic, Pac-10 Player o the Week Nominee and All-Tournament team honoree Neena Bryant went 5-for-10 with three doubles and three RBI.  She was one of three Oregon players to bat over .300, with SO Ashley Kivett batting .500 and SO Monique Fuiava batting .300.

Oregon State (13-13): FR pitcher Paige Hall and SO McKenna Lowe were named to the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha All-Tournament team as the Beavers finished the tournament 3-3.  Like Oregon, OSU will also host its first home game of the season against Portland State, on Mar. 14...Oregon State turned three more doubles plays over the weekend in Hawai’i bringing its season total to 21, with SR Paige Lowe helping turn 15 of them.

Stanford (24-1): Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honoree Missy Penna is tied for the lead with most wins in the Conference with 15.  The senior earned three more wins on the weekend, helping Stanford extend it’s Pac-10 best 23 game winning streak...The Cardinal has now tallied four consecutive weekend sweeps at the Campbell/Cartier Classic, Stanford/Nike Invitational, DeMarini Invitational and now the Stanford Louisville Slugger...Stanford is currently second in the Pac-10, recording a .324 batting average.

UCLA (24-3): UCLA leads the Pac-10 in batters struck out with 239 batters turned away.  The Bruins use a three pitcher rotation with Donna Kerr throwing the bulk of the strikeouts.  Kerr ranks second in the Conference with 152 batters turned away and has recorded three shut outs on the season...the Bruins racked up 13 stolen bases over the weekend including an eight-theft game against Longwood, two short of the single-game UCLA and Conference record...SO Katie Schroeder leads the team with 11 stolen bases.

Washington (20-2): The Huskies picked up their first two losses of the season, traveling to No. 1/3 Alabama for the SEC/Pac-10/Big 12 Challenge.  Even with the two losses, Washington picked up key wins over ranked opponents, shutting out the Crimson Tide’s high powered offense 6-0 and turning away No. 11/12 Georgia and No. 24 Baylor.  On the season, the Huskies are 7-2 against ranked opponents.

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