This Week in Pac-10 Softball
May 11, 2010
Arizona (42-9): The Wildcats took two of three from Oregon over the weekend. FR P Kenzie Fowler went 2-1 with 29 strikeouts and allowed just seven hits and two earned runs in 21.2 innings pitched. Fowler now owns a 31-6 record, becoming just the second freshman pitcher in Arizona history to record 30 wins in a season. SO DP Lini Koria hit .545 with a 1.273 slugging percentage, tallying six hits and six RBI. She also added her fourth grand slam of the season. For her efforts, Koria was named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week. The Wildcats lead the country with an average of 7.69 runs per game and rank sixth with a .330 batting averge.
Arizona State (40-13): The Sun Devils will host the top-ranked Huskies this weekend. SO SS Katelyn Boyd is third in the Conference with a .417 batting average. She also leads the league with 119 total bases. SO P Hillary Bach owns a 21-6 record and a team-low ERA of 2.10. ASU is 10th in the country with an average of 6.74 runs per game.
California (38-17): The Bears took one from then-No. 5 UCLA, with a 4-2 win. FR P Jolene Henderson allowed only one hit in 7 innings pitched and tallied four strikeouts. The Bears are quick on the base paths, as SO OF Jamia Reid is second in the nation with 0.88 stolen bases per game. The Bears are also ranked 11th in the country with an average of 2.18 stolen bases per game.
Oregon (33-16): With eight Pac-10 wins so far this season and a three-game series with Stanford yet to go, the Ducks have already won the most Conference games since the 2004 season when they won 10. FR P Jessica Moore set a new school record for strikeouts in a season and now stands at 214. FR Allie Burger led the Ducks over the weekend, going .556 with five hits, including one triple. On the season, Burger leads the Ducks with a .400 batting average, 54 hits and seven stolen bases.
Oregon State (24-28): After taking their first Conference series this season, 2-1 over Arizona State, the Beavers are receiving votes in this week's USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll for the first time this season. JR C Audrey Roderfeld had three RBI on the weekend, including the game-winning RBI on Saturday. SO P Paige Hall leads the Pac-10 in appearances (48) and games finished (13). The Beavers are are third in the Conference with 68 doubles this season.
Stanford (33-17) The Cardinal earned a non-conference win against over Santa Clara, 7-0 last week. The squad played No. 1-ranked Washington close, taking the Huskies into the eighth inning before falling, 1-0 in the rubber match of the series. JR P Ashley Chinn struck out five batters and gave up five hits and one run in 7.1 innings of work. She is 8-8 on the season. SR OF Alissa Haber is second in the Conference with a .437 batting average, with 66 hits on the season. SO IF Ashley Hansen leads the Conference with 16 doubles. The sure-handed Cardinal are eighth in the country with a .976 fielding percentage.
UCLA (38-10): The Bruins earned a 2-1 series victory over California last weekend. FR OF B.B. Bates hit a three-run walk-off homer to give UCLA a 3-1 victory over the Bears on Saturday. SR 1B/P Megan Langenfeld leads the Conference in batting average (.516), slugging percentage (1.022) and on base percentage (.664). Her batting average of .516 is good for fourth nationally. She also owns an 8-1 record and 0.86 ERA in the circle. As a team the Bruins rank fifth in the nation with a .331 batting average.
Washington (43-5): With a sweep of the Cardinal, the Huskies earned their first Pac-10 softball title since 2000. SR P Danielle Lawrie fired two shutouts, including her fourth no-hitter of the season. She allowed just one run and six hits in 20 innings pitched. Lawrie struck out at least 11 in each game, and now has 1,757 strikeouts for her career, 11 shy of the Pac-10 record. For her efforts, Lawrie was named Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week for the third-straight week. F C Shawna Wright went 4-for-9 with a team-high five RBI while throwing out three runners stealing and picking anouther off of the bases during crucial times. Wright has caught 12 base runners stealing this season to lead the Pac-10.