This Week in Pac-10 Softball
March 17, 2009
Mar. 18, 2009
ARIZONA at New Mexico (DH) 6 p.m. PT
Mar. 20, 2009
ARIZONA STATE vs. Long Beach State 7 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. BYU (14) 11 a.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. UNLV (14) 3 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Princeton (22) 6 p.m. PT
Mar. 21, 2009
ARIZONA STATE vs. Long Beach State (DH) 3 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. Colorado State (14) 1 p.m. PT
OREGON at OREGON STATE 2 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Winthrop (22) 1:30 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Santa Clara (22) 3:45 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. New Mexico (DH) Noon PT
Mar. 22, 2009
CALIFORNIA vs. Cal Poly (14) 1 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Pacific (22) 1:30 p.m. PT
UCLA at Cal State Bakersfield (DH) Noon PT
WASHINGTON vs. New Mexico Noon PT
Mar. 23, 2009
STANFORD vs. Cal Poly 1 p.m. PT
OREGON STATE at Portland State (DH) 4 p.m. PT
(DH) - Double Header
(14) - Sacramento State Tournament; Sacramento, Calif.
(22) - Stanford Invitational; Stanford, Calif.
Mar. 11, 2009
CALIFORNIA vs. Memphis (13) W, 1-0
OREGON vs. Portland State L, 5-7
Mar. 12, 2009
ARIZONA STATE vs. New Mexico (5) W, 6-3
CALIFORNIA vs. Wisconsin (13) W, 2-0
CALIFORNIA vs. Hawai’i (13) W, 10-1
WASHINGTON vs. No. 25/24 Florida State (5) W, 4-1
Mar. 13, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Texas (5) W, 6-5
ARIZONA vs. New Mexico (5) W, 9-1 (5)
ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 23/20 DePaul (5) W, 4-0
ARIZONA STATE vs. Nebraska (5) W, 11-6
CALIFORNIA vs. St. John’s (13) W, 6-2
WASHINGTON vs. Penn State (5) W, 14-13
WASHINGTON vs. No. 10/10 Michigan (5) W, 1-0
Mar. 14, 2009
ARIZONA vs. Penn State (5) L, 6-9
ARIZONA vs. Notre Dame (5) W, 10-1 (5)
ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 10/10 Michigan (5) L, 3-7
WASHINGTON vs. No. 24/21 Fresno State (5) W, 3-0 (11)
Mar. 15, 2009
ARIZONA vs. No. 10/10 Michigan (5) L, 0-4
ARIZONA STATE vs. Notre Dame (5) W, 3-0
WASHINGTON vs. Cal State Fullerton L, 2-3
(DH) - Double Header
(5) - Judi Garman Classic; Fullerton, Calif.
(13) - Hawai’i Tournament; Honolulu, Hawai’i
Pac-10 Notes: The Pac-10 is 165-52 in total games played this season with six Conference teams with 21-plus wins. Over the weekend, the League went 16-4 with Washington getting wins over three ranked opponents in the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif. Against every conference the Pac-10 has played this season, the league has earned a winning record, including a 10-7 mark against the SEC, a 21-8 mark against the Big Ten and a 13-8 record against the Big 12.
Arizona (26-7): The Wildcats went 3-2 at the Judi Garman Classic getting wins over Texas, New Mexico and Notre Dame. The Conference honored JR catcher Stacie Chambers for her stellar offensive performance over the weekend, racking up 15 RBI and six home runs. Chambers, who was also named the USA Softball National Player of the Week, leads the Conference with 66 RBI and 19 home runs. Arizona as a team leads the nation with 70 home runs this season. The Wildcat’s 70 home runs are 29 more than second-best UCLA. Put the numbers in perspective, only three teams in the Conference have even hit more than 29 home runs on the season: Arizona (70), UCLA (41) and Arizona State (36).
Arizona State (25-5): The Sun Devils finished their weekend at the Judi Garman Classic with wins over New Mexico, No. 23/20 DePaul, Notre Dame and Nebraska. Katelyn Boyd hit .563 in five games for ASU, belting two home runs and notching six RBI. Boyd drove in five batters against Nebraska and racked up two doubles. Arizona State is now ranked second in batting average with .330, RBI (208), hits (251), and runs scored (219).
California (21-4): 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 3.56 steals per game and has accumulated 89 stolen bases in 25 games. Jamia Reid currently has 25 steals this season, three 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. Close behind is Jamia Reid’s twin sister FR Elia Reid. The Reid sisters are ranked first and second in the Conference, with Elia contributing 19 steals on the season for the Golden Bears.
Oregon (8-16): Oregon and Oregon State kick off Pac-10 play with their Civil War rivalry, as the Ducks host the Beavers on Mar. 21 at 1 p.m. Eight Ducks have hit home runs this year for Oregon, with Monique Fuiava leading the way. Fuiava has hit seven home runs this season for Oregon, three away from the 10th best single season mark in Ducks history.
Oregon State (13-13): Did not compete. Resumes action against Conference foe and instate rival Oregon on Mar. 21.
Stanford (24-1): Did not compete. Puts the nation’s longest winning streak, at 23 games, on the line as it hosts the Stanford Invitational Mar. 20-23.
UCLA (24-3): Did not compete. UCLA plays back-to-back double headers as the Bruins visit CSU Bakersfield on Mar. 22 and host UC Santa Barbara on Mar. 24.
Washington (24-3): The third-ranked Huskies went 4-1 over the weekend, with three win coming against ranked opponents. Pitcher Danielle Lawrie earned her seventh Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, after shutting out 10th-ranked Michigan and going 3-0 on weekend over ranked opponents. After the weekend, Lawrie moved into 10th place on the Pac-10’s all-time career strike out list with 1,052. The junior moves passed Arizona great Jennie Finch to break into the top-10.