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Pac-12 Announces Softball Weekly Award Winners – April 12, 2021

Player of the Week: Rachel Garcia, Sr., P/1B, UCLA (Palmdale, Calif.)

Played a pivotal role in then-No. 2 UCLA’s series win over then-No. 3 Oregon, as the Bruins won 3-of-4 contests across a competitive slate of games. Saw time in the circle during three games, including a complete-game shutout in game two of the series (7 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 7 K). Reached base in six of her 15 plate appearances, with two home runs, five RBIs and two walks. Her home runs were a pair of two-run shots, including the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning of the series finale. Earned wins in games two and four of the series, finishing the weekend with 14 innings pitched, two earned runs surrendered and 17 strikeouts.

Pitcher of the Week: Gabbie Plain, Sr., P, WASHINGTON (Harrington Park, Australia)

Led Washington to a three-game series sweep over Oregon State, earning the win in each contest and allowing just three baserunners to reach scoring position. Carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of game one, punching out 12 hitters across a complete-game shutout. Surrendered two runs in game two, but struck out 13 more Beavers en route to another complete-game performance. Capped off the weekend with six innings of one-hit ball, highlighted by eight more strikeouts. Moved to a sparkling 20-0 on the season, the longest undefeated start by a pitcher in program history.

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SEC weekend wrap up

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by CW Ross

1-Ole Miss vs. South Carolina: Ole Miss defeated the gamecocks 8-0 in five innings at the Ole Miss Softball Complex on Friday. Savannah Diederich allowed only four baserunners in five complete innings picking up the win. Ole Miss dropped the series finale to South Carolina on Sunday, falling 10-1 in five innings at the Ole Miss Softball Complex. Savannah Diederich took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits in 1.1 innings. Ava Tillmann tossed 1.2 frames in relief, allowing six runs, while Anna Borgen surrendered one run in two full innings of work.

2-Alabama vs. Arkansas: Alabama handed Arkansas its first conference loss of the season, defeating the Razorbacks 5-3 Friday night at Bogle Park. Arkansas evened the series, winning by the score of 4-0 in their Saturday afternoon game. In Sunday's rubber game of the series, Alabama took the series with a 2-0 win thanks to a complete game two-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts from Montana Fouts. Even with the loss this weekend Arkansas proved they are for real.

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Penn State softball hitting its groove

Softball Team Penn State

by CW Ross

It has taken a while but it looks like after taking forever to get their first win of the season Penn State softball is getting into a winning groove. The Nittany Lions were able to take three out of four games in their weekend series with Rutgers to get their first series win of the season.

The series got started with a doubleheader played Friday at Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard Field. Rutgers took game one by the score of 3-2 but Penn State's bats came alive in game two with the Nittany Lions winning it by the score of 10-3.

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Pitt softball gets swept by NC State

Softball Team Pitt

by CW Ross

In ACC play against NC State Friday evening Pitt started their weekend series with a 2-0 loss at Dail Softball Stadium.

In doubleheader action on Saturday Pitt suffered two more losses. First losing game one 7-3 and the second half of the doubleheader by the score of 9-1 in six innings.

Sunday didn't get any better for Pitt as they fell again to NC State, 4-0, giving the Wolfpack the series sweep over Pitt.

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Softball Weekly Awards

Weekly Softball Awards

by CW Ross

Pac-12 Announces Softball Weekly Awards – April 6, 2021

Player of the Week: Mariah Mazon, Jr., P/DP, OREGON STATE (Tulare, Calif.)

Enjoyed a strong series against Oregon from both the circle and the plate, totaling a win and 21 strikeouts along with three multi-hit games at a .571 clip. Began OSU's rivalry series with seven innings of two-run ball, striking out nine while contributing two hits in three plate appearances. Earned a win in game two of the series, pitching seven more innings while surrendering just a single unearned run, allowing two hits and striking out seven hitters. Added three hits and three RBIs in the Beavers’ 8-1 win over the Ducks. Finished the series with eight hits in 14 at-bats for a team-high average of .571. Returned to the circle in the series finale, pitching another complete game and bringing her strikeout total for the series to 21.

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LSU softball still struggling on both sides of the ball

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by CW Ross

It took a rally in the sixth ining of Tuesday night's game for LSU to defeat in-state rival Louisiana Tech by a score of 6-4 in Tiger Park.

Centerfielder speedster Aliyah Andrews hit a two-RBI triple to left-center to give LSU the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning and a 6-4 win over Louisiana Tech Tuesday night in Tiger Park. With the win LSU improved to 22-12, on the year.

Entering the game in the top of the fifth inning Tiger pitcher Ali Kilponen earned the win in the circle pitching 2.2 scoreless innings, while allowing just one walk and striking out four batters.

LSU head coach Beth Torina’s Thoughts after the game.

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Welcome

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Thanks for stopping by the new site for my blog. For those of you who have been following me and my writing over the years know that I have been experimenting with different hosts and looks for my site. I decided to go with this one (write.as) mainly due to their stand on free speech and open communication on the web.

Although this site isn't political or controversial I still think it's time to take a stand against the cancel culture spreading across the country stifling free speech. So that was one of the main reasons that made me decide on using write.as for my hosting service.

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College Softball News Quick Hits Number 2

College Softball News

by CW Ross

1- The Kentucky Wildcats continue to roll along unbeaten moving to a record of 13-0 with their 10-1 win over New Mexico State on day two of the 2021 Spring Games at Legend's Way Ballfields in Clermont, Florida. With the win, it makes it the best start to a season in Kentucky softball history.

2 -It seems like Duke Softball is for real and deserves their national polls ranking. I've watched them play several games and while they might not be flashy they get the job done on the field.

3- Texas has opened their 2021 at 8-0 for the second straight season and for the eighth time in program history. At the Lone Star State Invitational at Red & Charline McCombs Field this past weekend the Longhorns combined for 26 hits, hit four home runs, and out-scored their opponents, 21-4, in a sweep of UConn (16-2, 5 inn.) and Ole Miss (5-2).

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Detroit Rock Meets Brit Pop Band

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by CW Ross

The Incurables is a band that blends elements of Detroit Rock and Brit Pop, blending sounds that harken back to the, 60's, 70's and early 80's to achieve their style.

The foundation of the Michigan based group is lifelong friends, Ray Lawson (Bass guitar and vocals) and Pat Kelly (Lead guitar and vocals), who the band's bio. said met in detention while in kindergarten together. Rounding out the band are cousin Darrin Lawson (drums and vocals) and highschool friend Dennis Pepperack (guitar and vocals).

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