This Week in Pac-10 Softball
April 13, 2010
Arizona (32-7): The Wildcats were swept by No. 1 Washington over the weekend. The Wildcats have the fifth-best batting average in the country (.335) and are second in the country in scoring (7.82). FR P Kenzie Fowler holds a record of 20-5 and has struck out 65 batters looking, tops in the Pac-10. FR U Brigette Del Ponte leads the squad with 55 RBI through 37 games played. She is also leading the nation with an average 1.49 RBI per game.
Arizona State (35-6): The Sun Devils swept the Bruins in Westwood for the first time in school history. SO P Hillary Bach is 17-2 on the season with 81 strikeouts and a 1.99 ERA. SO IF Katelyn Boyd leads the Sun Devils at the plate with a .444 batting average, a team-leading 42 RBI and 14 home runs. She currently leads the Conference with 105 total bases, 47 runs scored and slugging percentage (.897). The squad leads the nation in scoring (7.85) and is fourth in the win-loss percentage category (.854).
California (30-11): Head coach Diane Ninemire became the ninth coach in the history of Division I softball to earn her 1,000th career win after getting a 6-0 victory over Sacramento State last week. SO OF Jamia Reid is second in the nation with 41 stolen bases and is second in the Conference with 54 hits on the season. The Bears are fourth in the country in stolen bases per game (2.6).
Oregon (29-6): Oregon swept California over the weekend, for its first Pac-10 sweep in five years. JR 1B Monique Fuiava hit the game-winning RBIs in two of the Ducks' wins over the weekend, earning her team-leading seventh and eighth game-winning RBI's of the season. For her efforts, Fuiava earned her first career Pac-10 Player of the Week accolade. SO P Samantha Skillingstad earned two wins over the weekend and paced Oregon pitchers in ERA (.78), strikeouts (13) and opposing batting average (.156). She already ranks ninth on the all-time Oregon list with 262 strikeouts. The squad ranks third in the nation with a .338 batting average.
Oregon State (21-18): FR INF/OF Lea Cavestany leads the Beavers with a .402 batting average and 47 hits. She tallied a career best six RBI an batted in the go-ahead run in the team's win over Stanford last weekend, 10-8. JR C/UTL Audrey Roderfeld leads the team with a .763 slugging percentage and 13 home runs, third in the Conference. SO IF Nikki Chandler has been solid in the field for the Beavers with a league-leading 116 assists. SO P Paige Hall leads the Conference with 37 appearances.
Stanford (30-6): The Cardinal began the week crushing UC Davis, 17-0. The squad then earned a 2-1 series victory over Oregon State. FR P Teagan Gerhart is 22-5 with a team-leading 1.58 ERA. She is fourth in the Conference with 169 strikeouts and second with 22 wins.. SR OF Alissa Haber is second in the Conference with a .469 batting average. SO IF Ashley Hansen leads the Conference with 12 doubles and Haber is tied for second with 11. The sure-handed Cardinal are eighth in the nation with a .976 fielding percentage.
UCLA (27-9): JR P Whitney Baker threw a complete game in her first start of the season, striking out a two, dropping the last game of the series with Arizona State, 2-1. SR P/1B Megan Langenfeld came back from injury this weekend, tallying two hits and four walks. SO P Aleah Macon leads the Bruins with a 0.81 ERA and seven complete games and is second with an 8-1 record and 75 strikeouts. JR U GiOnna DiSalvatore is tied for second in the Conference with 11 doubles
Washington (33-3): The Huskies shut down one of the nation's best offenses in Arizona, holding them to just four runs in 21.0 innings. SR P Danielle Lawrie improved her record to 23-1 on the season and has 262 strikeouts and just 17 walks. Lawrie tallied 39 strikeouts over the weekend to put her over 1,600 for her career, becoming just the eighth pitcher in NCAA history to do so. With 1,627 in her career, she is just 13 behind Cal great Michelle Granger for third in Pac-10 history. She was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the second straight week. FR C Shawna Wright led the squad with five RBI over the weekend, with all of her hits going for extra bases.