This Week in Pac-10 Softball
April 20, 2010
Arizona (35-7): The Wildcats swept Stanford over the weekend in Tucson, Ariz. JR C Stacie Chambers hit .500 off of Stanford pitching and tallied seven RBI on three home runs and four total hits. FR P Kenzie Fowler picked up all three of the wins on the weekend, two being complete games. She had 19 strikeouts in 17.2 innings pitched. She is now 24-5 on the season. For their efforts Chambers and Fowler were named Pac-10 Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
Arizona State (35-9): The Sun Devils dropped three at home to California over the weekend. SO IF Katelyn Boyd has the third-highest batting average in the Conference (.432) and has a team-leading 14 home runs. She currently leads the Conference with 107 total bases, 47 runs scored. The squad leads the nation in scoring (7.85) and is fourth in the win-loss percentage category (.854).
California (33-11): The Bears swept the Sun Devils in Tempe over the weekend. JR P Valerie Arioto earned a complete-game shutout and then came in relief of FR P Jolene Henderson and earned her second win of the weekend. She allowed only four hits in 9.0 innings of work. FR C Lindsey Ziegenhirt had a strong series for the Bears, totalling four home runs and knocking in six RBI. SO OF Jamia Reid is second in the nation with 1.0 stolen bases per game and leads the Conference with five triples. The Bears are third in the country in stolen bases per game (2.44).
Oregon (30-8): Oregon took one from No. 1 Washington over the weekend. SR OF Neena Bryant paced all Ducks on the weekend with a .429 batting average with three hits, 1 home run and two walks. She sits third on the all-time Oregon career charts with 136 RBI. FR P Samantha Skillingstad earned the team's 4-0 win on the weekend, allowing no runs and striking out three in five innings of work. The squad ranks sixth in the nation with a .329 batting average.
Oregon State (21-21): FR Ally Kutz led all Beaver batters with a .444 batting average on the weekend, going 4-for-9 with a run. FR Maggie Doremus tied the school record for most doubles in a single game for the second straight weekend with two in the final game of the series. SO P Paige Hall leads the Conference with 40 appearances, 14 games in relief and 12 games finished. The Beavers lead the Conference with the most doubles this season (66).
Stanford (30-9): FR P Teagan Gerhart leads the Conference with 188.1 innings pitched and is fifth in the nation with 11 shutouts. SR OF Alissa Haber is second in the Conference with a .450 batting average. SO IF Ashley Hansen leads the Conference with 14 doubles. The sure-handed Cardinal are eighth in the nation in doubles per game, averaging 1.67 per game.
UCLA (30-9): JR P Whitney Baker earned her first win of the season against Oregon State, tossing five scoreless innings and striking out four. She allowed only two hits and one walk to the Beavers. JR U GiOnna DiSalvatore went 5-for-12 (.417) on the weekend with a home run and seven RBI. She drove in multiple runs in all three contest and had a pair of multi-hit games. The Bruins are swinging hot bats as of late, and are eighth in the nation in batting average (.328). With their win on Saturday, the Bruins earned the program's
Washington (35-4): The Huskies faced the hottest bats in Conference play in the Oregon Ducks, and were able to come out of Eugene with a 2-1 series win. SR P Danielle Lawrie began the weekend with a 12 strikeout performance in the first in of the series. In game two she struck out nine to move into sole possession of seventh place in NCAA history and third in Pac-10 history in career strikeouts. She then capped the weekend with a two-hit, 1-0 shutout win to clinch the series. Lawrie leads the nation with 14 shutouts on the season and moves her to third in UW single-season history. On the season she has 295 strikeouts to just 20 walks. FR C Shawna Wright has been strong behind the plate, throwing out eight base runners to lead the Conference. SO OF Kimi Pohlman has been pacing the Washington offense and is seventh in the Conference with 49 hits. In Pac-10 play she has been even stronger, with 12 hits, good for third in the Conference. The Huskies' win on Sunday marked the 800th program victory.