This Week in Pac-10 Softball

March 16, 2010

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| Arizona's Arredondo and Fowler Named Pac-10 Player and Pitcher of the Week

Arizona (22-1): The Wildcats went 6-0 last week, including going 5-0 at the Wildcat Invitational. FR P Kenzie Fowler had an outstanding weekend, earning four wins, two being one-hitters. She held opponents to a .113 batting average and tallied 33 strikeouts. Fowler is 15-0 on the season and for her efforts last week she was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week and the NFCA/Louisville Slugger Player of the Week. On the offensive end, SR SS K'Lee Arredondo hit .600 over the weekend with nine RBI an two home runs. She was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week. 

Arizona State (24-2): The Sun Devils earned nine wins last week with five wins coming in the Diamond Devil Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. SO P Hillary Bach was 5-0 last week with a .42 ERA with 25 strikeouts. Bach is 11-0 on the season. SO IF Katelyn Boyd currently leads the Conference with 11 home runs and 74 total bases.

California (19-4): JR P/UTL Valerie Arioto notched her 10th win of the season with a 8-0 win against UC Davis in the second game of a doubleheader. SR IF Vernae Sevilla had a three-run homerun in the win. SO Jamia Reid leads the Pac-10 with 31 stolen bases and 38 hits on the season. FR C Lindsey Ziegenhirt leads the Conference with 200 putouts. Ziegenhirt also leads the Bears with a .705 slugging percentage.  

Oregon (18-5):  SO P Samantha Skillingstad led the Ducks with two wins, 18 strikeouts in 11 innings pitched on the weekend. In a win over North Dakota, Skillingstad struck out 11 of the 18 batters she faced, a career high and the eighth-highest tally in school history. She is tenth on the UO all-time career strikeout list with 231. SR DP/1B Carlyn Re went 5-for-6 with three home runs in two games against North Dakota over the weekend. On the season she is hitting .333 and ranks second on the team in slugging (.708) and third in homers with three. 

Oregon State (10-11):  SO P 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 66 assists. FR INF/OF Lea Cavestany hit .800 over the weekend as the Beavers earned two wins. She also went 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBI, also adding a stolen base. Cavestany leads the squad with eight multi-hit games, while leading the team with a seven-game hitting streak. 

Stanford (15-3):The Cardinal had an off week for finals, but look to get back into the swing of things this upcoming weekend by hosting the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic at home. FR P Teagan Gerhart leads the squad with a 1.88 ERA and a 9-2 record. FR SS Jenna Rich leads the Cardinal with six home runs, while SR OF Alissa

Haber leads the team with a .491 batting average.  

UCLA (17-4): The Bruins earned a 1-0 win over North Carolina last week. JR P Donna Kerr leads all Bruin pitchers with a 8-1 record on 70 strikeouts and a 1.66 ERA. SR P/1B Megan Langenfeld leads the Bruins and the Conference with a .556 batting average and a 1.222 slugging percentage . 

Washington (22-1): The Huskies went 5-0 at the Husky Softball Classic, extending their winning streak to 17, the fourth-longest streak in school history. SR P Danielle Lawrie earned two wins on the weekend, including a perfect in the first game under the lights at Husky Stadium, a 3-0 win over Miami (OH). She almost had back-to-back perfect games, retiring the first 19 hitters against Portland State. She finished the game with 13 strikouts, no walks and a two-hit shutout win, her ninth win of the year. Lawrie had retired an unbelievable 41-consecutive batters dating back to the final inning of the Bank of Hawaii Invitational on March 7 and now has three perfect games and six no-hitters in her career, both school records. Over the weekend she also passed the 1,500-strikeout mark for her career. 

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