Valerie Arioto Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week

March 9, 2010

BERKELEY - California junior Valerie Arioto was named the Pac-10 Conference's Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced recently. Arioto was key for the Bears in their 5-0 weekend at UNLV's Eller Media Stadium Classic - pitching two complete game wins.

In her superb outing in the circle in the 6-0 win against New Mexico State, Arioto gave up just one hit and three walks while striking out half (13) of the batters she faced (26). The Aggies hit a collective .047 while Arioto had a 0.00 ERA.

The Pleasanton, Calif., native led Cal to a 7-0 win over Portland State thanks to her three-hit performance in seven innings of work, allowing just a .115 opponent batting average.

Arioto finished the weekend with 14 innings of work under her belt, allowing four hits for an opponent average of .081, giving up no runs for a 0.00 ERA and fanning a total of 23 batters.

On the season, Arioto is second on the squad with a 1.83 ERA and is 8-2 in 10 appearances. She has also fanned a team-high 91 batters.

For Arioto this is also her first Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor and the 62nd all-time for the Bears.

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