This week in Pac-12 softball

By the Pac-12 Conference

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The Pac-12 is on a roll in non-conference tournament play with a combined record of 180-36-1, a winning percentage of .832. All teams have over a .650 record thus far. A slow week with STANFORD taking the week off and teams visiting only two different tournaments Pac-12 players have a slow week to rest up and recover before beating each other up in Pac-12 play starting on Friday, March 22.

-In a standout weekend the Wildcats hit a record nine home runs in the double header against Boise State on March 9 in a pair of run ruled victories.

-Lauren Young led Arizona with four home runs for herself on the day. Chelsea Goodacre tallied two, while Kelsey Rodriguez, Hallie Wilson, Mandi Perez and Estela Pinon each recorded a single home run.

-The Beavers wasted no time in making contact at bats in their game against Iowa State this past weekend as they scored five runs in their first at-bat in the 9-1 victory.

-Teagan Gerhart notched her third shutout of the season when the Cardinal shut out Pacific 2-0 on the weekend. She allowed just three hits and one walk in the game.

-Head Coach John Rittman earned his 700th career victory when Stanford topped Minnesota 2-1. Rittman is now 700-318-3 (.687) in his career, earning all 700 victories with the Cardinal. His winning percentage ranks in the top-20 in the nation among active coaches.

-Jessica Hall tossed the 103rd no hitter in Bruin history in the 10-0 five-inning win over Charleston Southern.

-The Utes are unbeaten in their last 12 games and have not lost since Feb. 16. Utah has outscored its opponents 66 to 23 during this stretch.

-Utah player Shelly Pacheco earned her first home-run on the weekend tallying not just one but three home-runs including a grand slam.

- Arizona State head coach Clint Myers reached his 400th victory as a Sun Devil coach.

- California hit the 20 win mark for the season with a sweep of a weekend going 4-0 at the Bayer Cropscience Tournament. Cheyenne Cordes shined for the Golden Bears with a multi-homer weekend finishing the week wth a grand slam against Saint Mary's.

-The Huskies dominated their own tournament claiming the Husky Softball Classic title after posting a perfect 5-0 record on the weekend and extending their win streak to 14-0.

-With a 2-1 record on the weekend the Ducks look forward to their home opener of 2013 this week.

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