This Week in Pac-10 Softball
March 30, 2010
Arizona (28-3): The Wildcats went 3-0 this weekend in a series with New Mexico. FR P Kenzie Fowler gave up a combined two hits in two games and tossed the second no-hitter of her career to move her to 18-2 on the year. She also led the squad with a .667 batting average and hit her first career home run. Fowler also leads the Conference with the lowest ERA (0.71). FR U Brigette Del Ponte leads the Pac-10 with 45 RBI and sits atop the national statistics with 1.55 RBI per game.
Arizona State (31-4): The Sun Devils went undefeated in a series with Cal Poly over the weekend. SO P Hillary Bach is 15-1 on the season with 69 strikeouts and a 1.26 ERA. SO IF Katelyn Boyd led the Sun Devils with a .583 batting average, hitting three doubles and one home run for six RBIs and six runs scored for a .688 on-base perecentage. She currently leads the Conference with 13 home runs, 43 runs scored and slugging percentage (.959).
California (28-6): The Golden Bears went 4-0 at the UC Davis Tournament. JR P Valerie Arioto pitched three complete-game wins for the Bears last week. In an 8-0 win against Pacific, Arioto allowed just one hit through five innings of work, fanning 10 batters. She also had 10 strike outs in a 3-0 win over UC Riverside. For the week Arioto had 26 strikeouts in 19 innings of work. SO Jamia Reid leads the nation with 39 stolen bases and leads the Conference with 46 hits on the season. FR C Lindsey Ziegenhirt leads the Conference with 292 putouts.
Oregon (24-5): The Ducks are riding an 11-game winning streak, having won 18 of their last 19 games. FR RF Samantha Pappas had an outstanding week for the Ducks, batting .615 with eight hits, 10 RBI and two home runs, including her first-career grand slam. FR P Jessica Moore had an equally dominant week averaging more than two strikeouts per inning (29 K's in 14 innings pitched). She held the opposition to a .082 batting average, including earning 11 strikeouts against Idaho State. For their efforts, Pappas and Moore were named Pac-10 Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
Oregon State (19-14): FR INF/OF Lea Cavestany hit .476 over eight games with 10 hits, 11 runs and a team-leading nine RBI last week. She hit three tripes in a the second game of a doubleheader with Seattle on March 26 to tie the school record for the most triples in a single game. SO P Paige Hall leads the Conference with 151.0 innings pitched on the season. Last week Hall pitched 43.0 innings of work, giving up only five earned runs and fanning 42 batters. SO IF Nikki Chandler has been solid in the field for the Beavers with a league-leading 108 assists.
Stanford (25-4): FR P Teagan Gerhart finished the Stanford Invitational with a 4-1 record. She threw 29.0 innings, striking out 27 batters and gave up one walk and four runs. SR OF Alissa Haber hit .562 with two doubles, a triple and a home run for a slugging percentage of 1.000 for the week. In a 3-0 win over Cal State Bakersfield Haber was a double away from the cycle. SO IF Ashley Hansen leads the Conference with 12 doubles.
UCLA (26-4): The Bruins are on a 12-game winning streak. SO P Aleah Macon went 2-0 with a save, posting a 0.54 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 13 innings pitched last week. She leads the Bruins with a 0.81 ERA and seven complete games and is second with an 8-1 record and 75 strikeouts. SO LF Andrea Harrison went 11-for-21 last week with four home runs and 10 RBI. She drove in runs in each of the last five games of the week and scored eight runs while hitting three doubles. Harrison has had a total of 11 multiple-hit games this season, tying her for the team lead.
Washington (28-2): The Huskies earned two wins over Portland State last weekend in their final tune up before Conference play. The squads two losses are the second-fewest in program history heading into Pac-10 play. SR P Danielle Lawrie improved her record to 18-0, good enought to tie her for second-best in the nation in the victory column. She also leads the Conference with 195 strikeouts.