Two Weeks of Pac-12 Play Left

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PAC-12 SOFTBALL NOTES

With two weeks left in the regular season, the Pac-12 holds the No. 1 and No. 2 rankings in both national polls. Conference-leading California will face second-place Arizona State in the final weekend of league play. Cal received all 20 first-place votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and 29 out of 30 in the USA Today/NFCA rankings.

Fox Sports Net will air Friday's Arizona at UCLA game on a tape delayed basis. Check your local listings for the broadcast.

ASU SR SS Katelyn Boyd was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the fourth time this season after hitting .545 (6-for-11) to help the Sun Devils sweep Washington. Boyd became ASU's all-time leader in RBI with a grand slam on Friday and now has 232 RBI in her career. With 52 doubles, she is two shy of tying the school record.

Cal JR P Jolene Henderson earned her fifth Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor this season and 10th total after pitching in all three wins over UCLA. Henderson posted a 1.31 ERA with 19 strikeouts while allowed just three earned runs over 16.0 innings of work. She has a Pac-12 best 1.12 ERA this season.

Seven Pac-12 players are among the 25 finalists for the 2012 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award: Arizona State's Katelyn Boyd, Cal's Valerie Arioto, Jolene Henderson and Jamia Reid, Stanford's Ashley Hansen and Washington's Kaitlin Inglesly and Kimi Pohlman. A list of 10 finalists will be announced on May 9.

Four players are finalists for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award: Arioto, Boyd, Hansen and Washington's Niki Williams. Fans are encouraged to vote at www.seniorCLASSaward.com through May 14.

Oregon won its series against Arizona for only the third time in program history. SO 1B Kailee Cuico hit her second career grand slam in Friday's win. Cuico leads the Ducks with 43 RBI this season. The Ducks will host No. 9/10 Missouri this weekend in a tough non-conference series.

Oregon State won its series at Utah, giving the Beavers three series victories in a year for the first time since 2007. FR CF Dani Gilmore hit .455 with three home runs, six RBI, four runs and one double against the Utes. Her nine home runs this season are the most for an OSU freshman since 1997.

Arizona SR C Lina Koria's five home runs in the last five games moved her into a tie for fifth in the school record book. Koria has 59 in her career, with 14 this spring.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Tuesday, May 1
Santa Clara at No. 19/21 Stanford 6 p.m. PT

Wednesday, May 2
Seattle at No. 13/12 Oregon (DH) 1 p.m. PT

Friday, May 4
No. 15/13 Arizona at No. 17/17 UCLA (FSN Tape Delay) 7 p.m. PT*
Utah at No. 2/2 Arizona State 7 p.m. PT*
No. 1/1 California at No. RV/22 Oregon State 3 p.m. PT*
No. 14/15 Washington at No. 19/21 Stanford 7 p.m. PT*
No. 10/9 Missouri at No. 13/12 Oregon 6 p.m. PT

Saturday, May 5
No. 15/13 Arizona at No. 17/17 UCLA 6 p.m. PT*
Utah at No. 2/2 Arizona State 7 p.m. PT*
No. 1/1 California at No. RV/22 Oregon State 12 p.m. PT*
No. 14/15 Washington at No. 19/21 Stanford 1 p.m. PT*
No. 10/9 Missouri at No. 13/12 Oregon (DH) 1 p.m. PT

Sunday, May 6
No. 15/13 Arizona at No. 17/17 UCLA 12 p.m. PT*
Utah at No. 2/2 Arizona State 12 p.m. PT*
No. 1/1 California at No. RV/22 Oregon State 11 a.m. PT*
No. 14/15 Washington at No. 19/21 Stanford 12 p.m. PT*

* Pac-12 game
All game times local to site and subject to change.
Rankings from NFCA/USA Softball

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