This Week in Pac-10 Softball
March 10, 2010
ARIZONA (16-11): The Wildcats had a rain shortened weekend, but picked up three wins last week. FR P Kenzie Fowler pitched the first no-hitter of her career in a 8-0 win on March 3, in the nightcap of a double header against New Mexico State. Fowler had five strikeouts and walked four in the five inning game to bring her record to 11-0.On the offensive end, FR 3B Brigette Del Ponte leads the squad with a .514 batting average and hit a home run in four consecutive games over the weekend, to be named Pac-10 Player of the Week.
ARIZONA STATE (15-22) :The Sun Devils earned five wins over the weekend at the Wilson/DeMarini Classic in Tempe. SO P Hillary Bach was 2-0 in the tournament, giving up only one run in 10 innings pitched and striking out nine. SO IF Katelyn Boyd currently leads the Conference with a .560 batting average and a 1.240 slugging percentage.
CALIFORNIA (116-44): JR P/UTL Valerie Arioto led the Bears with two wins over the weekend, tallying 23 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched. For her efforts, Arioto was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week. SO Jamia Reid leads the Pac-10 with 29 stolen bases on the season and 38 hits.FR C Lindsey Ziegenhirt leads the Conference with 177 putouts. Ziegenhirt also leads the Bears with a .729 slugging percentage.
OREGON (114-55) : SO Samantha Killingstad notched her third win of the season with a 1-0 win over Long Beach State, striking out eight. The Ducks went 2-0 over the rain-shortened weekend, with FR LF Allie Burger pacing the squad for the second-straight weekend, going 3-for-6 with three hits, one stolen base and the game-winning RBI in a 1-0 win over Long Beach State.
OREGON STATE (8-11): SO Paige Hall leads the Conference with 83.1 innings pitched on the season. SO IF Nikki Chandler has been solid in the field for the Beavers with a league-leading 61 assists. FR INF/OF Lea Cavestany hit .571 over the weekend at the CSUF DiMarini Classic,with eight hits on 14 at bats, including two doubles and a home run. Cavestany had three multi-hit games, including a three-hit game in a win over UC Davis,5-3.
STANFORD (15-33): The Cardinal earned a 3-1 record over the weekend at CSUF ’s DiMarini Classic, including a 2-0 win over then-No.3 Florida. FR P Teagan Gerhart was 2-1 over the weekend, including earning the win over Florida, allowing just two hits, one walk and no runs. Overall she totaled 17 strikeouts in 23.0 innings. FR SS Jenna Rich went 6-for-12 on the weekend to hit .500.She also tallied three home runs, a double, seven RBI and scored six runs. In a 13-1 run-rule win over CSUF, Rich hit two home runs, a double and tallied five RBI. Overall she leads the Cardinal with six home runs.
UCLA (16-44): The Bruins earned two wins over the weekend, after rain affected play at the San Diego Classic. JR P Donna Kerr leads all Bruin pitchers with a 7-1 record.FR OF B.B. Bates, who is tied for the most at bats in the Conference at 79,extended her hitting streak to nine before seeing it snapped on Mar.6 in a 6-0 win over UTEP.SR P/1B Megan Langenfeld leads the Bruins with a .556 batting average.
WASHINGTON (17-11) :The Huskies went 5-0 at the Hawai ’i Invitational Tournament in Honlulu,Hawaii, with SR P Danielle Lawrie earning three of those wins. Lawrie, who was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Hawaii Invitational, had an ERA of 1.27, with 31 strikeouts in 22 innings. She threw two shutouts in her three starts, including a two-hit shutouts with seven strikeouts and no walks in the opener against East Carolina. Lawrie is now 12-0 with seven shutouts and leads the Conference with 133 strikeouts and is tied for the lead with nine home runs. JR IF Morgan Stuart,SO OF Kimi Pohlman and freshmen C/IF Shawna Wright and C/IF Hooch Fagaly were named to the All Tournament team along with Lawrie. JR IF Jenn Salling leads the Conference with 27 RBI.