This Week in Pac-10 Softball
March 23, 2010
Arizona (25-3): The Wildcats went 3-2 over the weekend at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif. The Wildcats defeated Louisville, 11-3, behind SR P Sarah Akamine who scattered five hits in four innings and picked up the win. With the victory over Louisville, head coach Mike Candrea picked up his 1,200th career victory, to reach a mark that only three skippers have officially reached. FR U Brigette Del Ponte leads the Pac-10 with 40 RBI.
Arizona State (27-4): The Sun Devils went 3-2 over the weekend at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif. SO P Hillary Bach is 12-1 on the season with 60 strikeouts and a 1.20 ERA. SO IF Katelyn Boyd currently leads the Conference with 12 home runs, 81 total bases and is tied for the most runs scored with 37.
California (23-6): The Golden Bears went 4-2 in the Hawai'i Spring Fling in Honolulu, Hawai'i. FR P Jolene Henderson was named the most outstanding pitcher in the tournament after winning three games during the tournament. JR P/UTL Valerie Arioto, SO OF Jamia Reid, SR IF Shannon Thomas and SO IF Jace Williams were named to the All-Tournament team. SO Jamia Reid leads the Pac-10 with 34 stolen bases and 42 hits on the season. FR C Lindsey Ziegenhirt leads the Conference with 258 putouts.
Oregon (18-5): The Ducks are coming off an off week for finals. The Ducks have three doubleheaders, beginning on Mar. 23 at Portland State. They then host Seattle to a doubleheader on March 25 and then Idaho State on Mar. 26. Six Duck starters are hitting .300, led by FR RF Samantha Pappas, who boasts a .465 batting average on a team-leading 16 runs on 33 hits for 20 RBI.
Oregon State (12-13): JR C/DP Audrey Roderfeld hit .538 over four games on the weekend, with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI for a 1.154 slugging percentage. She had three multi-hit games against Long Beach State, UIC and San Diego, going 7-for-13 with three runs. SO P Paige Hall is second in the Conference with 108.0 innings pitched on the season. SO IF Nikki Chandler has been solid in the field for the Beavers with a league-leading 79 assists.
Stanford (20-3):FR P Teagan Gerhart was outstanding at the Stanford Louisville Classic, throwing three-straight no-hitters, including a perfect game in an 8-0 win over Santa Clara. For the weekend she tossed 26.0 scoreless innings with 34 strikeouts and just one walk. For her efforts Gerhart was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week and NFCA and USA Softball Player of the Week. FR SS Jenna Rich lead the Cardinal on the offensive end over the weekend, hitting .412 with a double, a t
riple and three home runs to tally a team-best eight RBI.
UCLA (19-4): The Bruins went 2-0 on the weekend after a doubleheader at Cal State Bakersfield. JR P Donna Kerr tossed a complete game four-hitter while striking out six in an 8-0 win over the Roadrunners. Kerr leads all Bruin pitchers with a 9-1 record on 79 strik
eouts and a 1.47 ERA in 56 1/3 innings pitched. SR P/1B Megan Langenfeld leads the Bruins and the Conference with a .563 batting average and a 1.188 slugging percentage .
Washington (26-2): The Huskies went 4-1 at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif.The Huskies saw their 18-game win streak snapped with a 5-3 loss to DePaul. SR P Danielle Lawrie went 3-0 over the weekend, with two shutouts, including one over then-No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette. She allowed just four earned runs in four appearances, striking out 23 batters and walking just one in 21.0 innings. Lawrie holds a 1.07 ERA on the season and leads the Conference with 183 strikeouts in a league-leading 113.0 innings pitched. SO OF/DP Taylor Smith hit lights out for the Huskies, knocking in an incredible 13 runs in two games, including two grand slams and a pair of two-run shots. For her efforts Smith was named Pac-10 Player of the Week.