Softball On The Verge Of Making History

THIS WEEK:

Texas State                       San Marcos, Texas

April 26        Texas State* (DH)         2:00 p.m.
April 27        Texas State*                11:00 a.m.

(All times in PDT)

SAN JOSE STATE ON THE VERGE OF MAKING HISTORY: San Jose State (34-14, 12-3 WAC) heads to San Marcos, Texas, to face Texas State for its final road Western Athletic Conference (WAC) series of the year. They play the Bobcats for a doubleheader on Friday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) and an 11:00 a.m. (PDT) game on April 27.

The 2013 Spartans are tied for the second-most wins in school history (34 in 1990 and 2010) after sweeping UT Arlington on April 19 and 20. In 1989 and 2005, San Jose State won 36 games. With the sweep, the 2013 Spartans became the program’s all-time leader in WAC wins (12).

This is the first meeting in program history between second-place San Jose State and Texas State, who is in a two-way tie for fourth place in the conference. 

SPARTANS’ WINNING WAYS: With the sweep of UT Arlington, the 2013 Spartans became the program’s leader in WAC wins with 12, and tied for the second-most conference series wins in school history (5), as they are the only team in program history to win its first five conference series. Successful all season, the Spartans have won at least 34 games for the fourth time in San Jose State softball history. In 1990, San Jose State finished with a 34-28 record and posted a 34-25 record in 2010. The 2013 Spartans need just three wins to eclipse the most wins in a season, passing the 1989 Spartans, who had a 36-26 season, and the 2005 Spartans, who had a 36-25 season. For a complete listing of the 2013 Spartans’ place in the record books, turn to page seven.

ANOTHER RECORD-SETTING WEEKEND: Two Spartans broke or tied San Jose State records during the UT Arlington series. In the series opener, Michelle Cox broke the San Jose State single-game stolen base record with four. Amanda Pridmore tied for the most innings pitched in a single game with her 14-inning performance in that game. At Louisiana Tech, Pridmore set the San Jose State career strikeouts record and Markesha Collins eclipsed the program’s single-season walks record.

SPARTANS GARNERING RECOGNITION: Amanda Pridmore earned her fourth WAC Pitcher of the Week honor this season for her performances against UT Arlington. San Jose State has accrued the most WAC Player of the Week honors of any team in 2013, earning either Hitter or Pitcher of the Week six out of 11 weeks. Amanda Pridmore is a four-time Pitcher of the Week honoree, Michelle Cox is a one-time Hitter of the Week honoree, and Markesha Collins and Allison Lang swept weekly honors the first week of the season (2/4-2/10), named the Hitter of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. 

LIVE STATS: Live stats for this week’s games will be available on SJSUSpartans.com by clicking on the Live Stats button in the homepage’s upper right-hand corner, or by going directly to http://sidearmstats.com/txstate/softball/scoreboard.aspx.

LIVE AUDIO/VIDEO: Live audio is available free of charge for this weekend’s games by going to http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/txstate.portal#. Live video is available for a small fee at http://www.txstatebobcats.com/showcase/.

TEXAS STATE BOBCATS: The Bobcats (12-33, 7-8 WAC) saw two of their three games this weekend against New Mexico State head into extra innings and lost both. However, they handed the first-place team in the WAC its second conference loss of the season with a 5-4 win in the backend of a doubleheader. Haley Lemons leads Texas State at the plate, posting a .305 batting average (40-for-131) with a .429 on base percentage and .382 slugging percentage. Pitching duties are split between Rayn House and Ashley Wright. House (4-15), in 133.2 innings pitched, has a 3.19 ERA with 80 strikeouts and three shutouts. Wright (7-13) has struck out 43 batters, posting a 4.27 ERA. In her 13th year as Texas State’s head coach is Ricci Woodard.

SAN JOSE STATE HEAD COACH: Peter Turner is in his seventh year at the helm of the Spartans’ program with a 178-200 record. He earned his 150th-career victory in San Jose State’s 2013 season opener, a 12-2 win over Portland State on February 2.

NATIONAL RANKINGS: Three Spartans rank among the top-100 nationally in nine categories. Amanda Pridmore is listed in eight categories, including her position as the nation’s active career leader in saves (17) and she has the most saves in the nation (7). A complete listing is available on page 14. San Jose State is in the top-100 nationally in eight categories:

  25           Triples per Game                 .27

  37           Win/Loss Percentage         .708

  61           ERA                                       2.57

  68           Doubles per Game              1.33

  79           Stolen Bases per Game     1.19

  87           Fielding Percentage            .963

  99           Batting Average                   .282

  99           Scoring                                  4.77

STRIKEOUT QUEEN: Amanda Pridmore enters the week with 214 strikeouts this season, 16 shy of Carol Forbes’ (2002-05) 230 strikeouts in 2005. Pridmore eclipsed the San Jose State career strikeout record at Louisiana Tech, when she threw her 645th batter, passing Forbes’ previous record of 644-career strikeouts. Pridmore also surpassed San Jose State’s single-game strikeout record of 15 on March 16, when she struck out 17 batters in a 4-0 seven-inning shutout of Marist. Originally set by Deanna Mauer in a 3-0 win over Saint Mary’s on February 23, 2008, Pridmore’s 17 strikeouts are tied for the 31-most strikeouts in a single seven-inning game in NCAA Division I history. 

WALKING ABOUT: Markesha Collins set the program’s single-season walk record with her 31st walk at Louisiana Tech, passing Brittany McConnel’s 2010 and Kasey Igarta’s 2007 record of 30 walks. She enters the weekend with 80-career walks, tied for first with Kara Kanney (1996-2000), and 33 walks on the season.

COX NAMED TO AUSTRALIAN OPEN WOMEN’S TEAM: Sophomore outfielder Michelle Cox was one of 21 players selected to play on the 2013 Australian Open Women’s Team. The team will compete on July 10-14 at the World Cup of Softball VIII in Oklahoma City, Okla., and the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch Women’s International Championship in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, July 16-22. One of four players currently competing in the NCAA (Georgia Casey, Oklahoma; Simone Freeman, Oklahoma State; Kaia Parnaby, Hawai’i), Cox was a member of the 2012 and 2011 Australian Open Women’s Teams.

WIN STREAK MATCHES SECOND-LONGEST IN PROGRAM HISTORY: San Jose State’s 10-game win streak from March 15-March 27 matched the second-longest in program history, achieved in 2010 and 1993.

SINGLE-SEASON SAVE RECORD BROKEN: Amanda Pridmore’s sixth save of the season in the second UTSA game (3/30) eclipsed the San Jose State single-season save record. She earned three saves in four games: at Sacramento State (3/27) and in both games of the UTSA doubleheader (3/30).

Already the San Jose State career leader in saves (set in 2012), she is tied for the most career saves among active pitchers in NCAA Division I softball. Pridmore has 17, nine more than second-ranked Carol Forbes (2002-05).

ONE-HITTERS SINCE 2000: In a 1-0 shutout of Southern Utah (3/2), Amanda Pridmore pitched the 12th one-hitter since 2000. It was the third of her career.

One-Hitters in San Jose State Softball History Since 2000

March 30, 2001   Sabrina Quintero     1-0 W, at UC Riverside

Feb. 17, 2005       Carol Forbes           1-0 W, at Grambling State

March 5, 2005     Carol Forbes             1-0 W, at Sacramento State

Feb. 10, 2006       Kelly Harrison           6-0 W, at Sacramento State

March 15, 2006   Courtney Lewis          2-0 W, vs. Saint Mary’s

April 7, 2006         Courtney Lewis         4-0 W, vs. North Dakota State

April 7, 2007         Kelly Harrison            9-0 W, Louisiana Tech

March 18, 2008   Deanna Mauer, Jennifer Ames         11-0 W, at Louisiana Tech

March 13, 2010   Amanda Pridmore     4-0 W, Northern Colorado

March 23, 2012   Amanda Pridmore     4-1 L, Saint Mary’s

March 30, 2012   Madison Fish             7-0 W, at No. 17 Hawai’i

March 2, 2013     Amanda Pridmore     1-0 W, vs. Southern Utah

WAC WEEKLY HONORS: Markesha Collins and Allison Lang swept WAC weekly honors the first week of the season (2/4-2/10) after their performances at the Kajikawa Classic. Collins was 9-for-16 (.563) with a double, a home run, three RBI and three runs scored over the six games. Collins also posted three multi-hit games, stole two bases and walked four times. Lang threw a two-hit shutout in her first-career complete game, allowing just two hits with one walk in 6.0 innings of work. She struck out three with a no-hitter through the first five and 2/3 innings, facing just three batters over the minimum.

Amanda Pridmore’s first Pitcher of the Week honor in 2013 was for Feb. 18-24, after she went 2-0 with a save in four appearances. In 15.1 innings, she posted a 0.91 ERA, 25 strikeouts and held opponents to a .143 batting average. Pridmore opened the week with a save against Fresno State (2/22). She then struck out 10 in 5.0 innings of work against Saint Mary's (2/23), which she followed with a then-career-high 13 strikeouts in a complete-game win over St. John's (2/24).

Pridmore’s second honor was for her six appearances at the San Diego Classic II during March 11-17, when she went 4-1 with a save. In 27.2 innings of work, she posted a 0.51 ERA, 44 strikeouts and held opponents to a .120 batting average, pitching 24.2 shutout innings. In a 4-0 complete game shutout against Marist (3/16), she set a San Jose State single-game record with 17 strikeouts, tying her for the 31-most in a single seven-inning game in NCAA Division I history.

The following week, March 18-24, Pridmore was named the WAC Pitcher of the Week again after she led San Jose State to its first 3-0 opening of WAC play. In 22.2 innings of work, she posted a 0.71 ERA with 13 strikeouts and held opponents to a .162 batting average.

Pridmore’s fourth honor of the season was for April 15-21 against UT Arlington. She pitched 17 shutout innings during the series, holding opponents to a .158 batting average. In the series’ first game (4/19), she earned the win after striking out 11 in 14 innings, which was tied for the most innings pitched in San Jose State history. In the series finale, she threw three innings in relief to pick up the win, allowing one hit and striking out three.

Michelle Cox was named the WAC Hitter of the Week for April 1-7 after she hit .615 with a double, her first-career home run, three RBI and three stolen bases. She posted a .667 on-base percentage and a .923 slugging percentage.

NOTES FROM THE PLATE:

Devin Caldwell is 37-for-119 (.311 batting average) in 39 starts and 46 games played on second base. She has a .370 slugging percentage and .369 on base percentage with 24 runs and 11 RBI. She has eight multi-hit games, including a season-high three hits against Pacific (3/2) and UT Arlington (4/19), five two-run games, and two two-RBI games (UT Arlington, Game 2, 4/20; Hawai’I, 2/15). She had a six-game hit streak (Feb. 17-24), back-to-back doubles at Pacific and Southern Utah (3/2), and scored runs in three-consecutive games (3/15-16) at the San Diego Classic II. Caldwell hit two triples in the first game against Utah State (3/23), when she when 2-for-3 with two runs, and in the doubleheader against Seattle U (4/6), she was 3-for-5 with three runs and a RBI.

Markesha Collins leads the WAC in walks (32), the 47th-most in the nation, and the Spartans in batting average (.375, 51-for-136), homeruns (8), RBI (31), total bases (91), doubles (10), triples (3), the 64th-most nationally, slugging percentage (.669) and on base percentage (.500), the 58th-highest nationally. She set the San Jose State single-season record for walks in a season in the first game of the Louisiana Tech doubleheader (4/13). She also tied Kara Kanney’s (1996-2000) program record of 80-career walks with the 80th of her career in the final Louisiana Tech game.

Collins has started 46 games for the Spartans as either an outfielder or designated hitter. She has 13 multi-hit games, six multi-RBI games and six multi-run games (season-high three runs twice; at Louisiana Tech, 4/12 and 4/13). Her longest hit streak of the season lasted seven games (Feb. 14-22). She walked multiple times in seven games, walking a season-high three times in the first game of the Louisiana Tech doubleheader (4/13). She drove in a career-high six RBI against Idaho State (2/23), and was perfect at the plate in four games (4-for-4 against Fresno State, 2/22; 3-for-3 against Nevada, 3/1; 2-for-2 at Louisiana Tech, 4/12; 1-for-1 at Louisiana Tech, 4/13). Collins blasted homeruns in back-to-back games (against Idaho State, 2/17, and Fresno State, 2/22), and hit her first-career triple in the second game of the Seattle U doubleheader (4/6). She also has stolen eight bases. Collins was named the WAC Hitter of the Week for Feb. 4-10 after going 9-for-16 (.563) with a double, a home run, three RBI and three runs scored over six games.

Michelle Cox leads the WAC in runs scored (36) and stolen bases (20), and San Jose State in triples (3). She also has the most hits on the Spartans with 54. She has started 46 and played in 47 games in either the outfield, at first base or pinch hitting, posting a .362 batting average (54-for-149), 20 RBI, a .429 on base percentage and a .463 slugging percentage. She had a season-high 12-game hit streak (3/29-4/19), the longest for any Spartan this season and the third-longest in the WAC. Cox has 14 multi-hit games, 10 multi-run games and four multi-RBI games. She was the WAC Hitter of the Week for 4/1-4/7 after hitting .615 (8-for-13) with a double, her first-career homerun (against Seattle U, 4/5), three RBI and three stolen bases. In the first game against Utah State (3/23), Cox had a double and a triple, yielding four RBI, and against Idaho State (2/23), she went 3-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a double.

Sharon-Renae Estrada has five starts and 20 games in the infield, as designated hitter, and as a pinch hitter. She has five hits on 22 at bats. She hit one double (Louisiana Tech, 4/12), the first of her career. At Sacramento State (3/27), she was 2-for-4 with an RBI, the first of her career. Her second-career RBI came in the first Seattle U game (4/6). Her first career hit was a single to center field against Saint Mary’s (2/23). She was hit by a pitch against Hawai’i (2/15) and versus Utah State (3/23), and walked in four-consecutive games (4/6-4/13). 

Cheryl Freitas is hitting .308 (32-for-104) and has started 35 games as either an infielder or designated hitter, and pinch hit in six games. She has a .416 on base percentage and a .442 slugging percentage. She had an eight-game hit streak (3/1-3/16) and two three-game run streaks (2/22-23, 3/1-3/2). Freitas has seven multi-RBI games, seven multi-hit games and three multi-run games. In the first Utah State game (3/23), she went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a double, and at Louisiana Tech (4/12), she was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. She was the Spartans' leading hitter at the Libby Matson Tournament, going 7-for-15 with six RBI and five runs, and led all hitters at the tournament in runs and total bases (12).

BranDee Garcia has 39 starts in 42 games played as San Jose State’s shortstop. She is hitting .211 (20-for-95) with a .286 on base percentage and a .400 slugging percentage. She has nine stolen bases, 28 runs, four homeruns and 12 RBI. She has four multi-RBI and four multi-run games. She scored runs in seven-consecutive games (2/17-3/1) and had a season-long five-game hit streak (3/17-3/26). Garcia had a season-best two hits against Nevada (3/1) with a solo homer and scored a 2013-high three runs. She was 1-for-2 with two runs and RBI each against Utah State (game one, 3/23) and had two RBI with a double in two at bats against New Mexico (2/8).

Jessica Garcia has started 45 of 46 games as the Spartans’ catcher or third baseman. She is hitting .241 (32-for-133) with 27 RBI, 16 runs, a .306 on base percentage and a .368 slugging percentage. She had a season-long seven-game hit streak (4/5-4/13), and has seven multi-hit games (including a season-high three hits against Fairfield, 3/16) and nine multi-RBI games (drove in a season-high three runners four times). She led the team at the plate at the San Diego Classic II, posting a .389 batting average (7-for-18) with two doubles, eight RBI and a homerun. Garcia had her first home run of the season, which brought in two runners, in the first game against St. John’s (2/24). Against Nevada (3/1), her lone at bat was a double that brought in three runners. She had a double in each of the Seattle U games (4/5 and 4/6).

Vanessa House is hitting .282 (37-for-131) in 45 starts and 47 games in the outfield for San Jose State. She has scored 25 runs and has recorded 22 RBI, a .420 slugging percentage, a .403 on base percentage, and 12 stolen bases. She had a season-long six-game hit streak (3/3-3/16), has eight multi-hit games, seven multi-RBI games, and scored three runs twice (Portland State, 2/7; Fairfield, 3/16). House drove in a career-high four runners against Idaho State (2/23), when she went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a triple. She went 2-for-3 five times and was perfect at the plate three times. She had back-to-back doubles against Oregon State and Cal Poly (2/10) and stole two bases in the second St. John’s game (2/24).

Jessie Hufstetler is hitting .304 (31-for-102) with 12 runs, 21 RBI, six doubles and two homers, alongside a .376 on base percentage and .422 slugging percentage. She has started 36 of 37 games at first base or designated hitter. She has six two-hit games, five multi-RBI games and three multi-run games. Her longest hit streak of the year was six games (3/3-3/16). Hufstetler’s two homeruns came in back-to-back games (UCLA, 2/16; Idaho State, 2/17). In the second UTSA game (3/30), she was 2-for-3 with an RBI and walked, and against CSU Northridge (2/22), she drove in a season-best three RBI. She was a perfect 2-for-2 twice: against Nevada (3/1) and Idaho State (2/17).

Alyssa Martinez has played in 13 games with seven starts as a pinch hitter and runner or shortstop for the Spartans. Her first-career hit was against California (2/16), and her second hit of the year was a double against Fairfield (3/16). She has also drawn three walks.

Dorothy Morentin has six starts as the Spartans’ catcher and an additional 12 appearances as a catcher or pinch hitter. Two of her three hits this season came at Sacramento State (3/27), where she was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI. She drove in her other RBI this season against Harvard (3/15), and was 1-for-3 with a walk. She had a season-high six put outs twice: against California (2/16) and at Sacramento State.

Briana Pontecorvo has eight starts in 14 games for the Spartans as a pinch hitter, at first base or as the designated hitter. She had two of her four hits, two of her four walks, and her three RBI this season on the same day back-to-back games (2/8: CSU Northridge and New Mexico). Against CSU Northridge (2/8), she hit her first-career double and she was perfect at the plate (1-for-1) against Sacramento State (3/26).

Taylor Purdy has started 20 of 22 games in the infield. In the Seattle U doubleheader (4/6), she was 3-for-7 with two runs and drove in three of her four RBI this season. The first multi-hit game of her career was against CSU Northridge (2/8), when she was 2-for-3, and had a second two-hit game in the first Seattle U game (4/6). Versus Portland State (2/7), she scored two runs and stole her only base of the season. She had a season-high three-game hit streak (4/6-4/10).

Nicole Schultz is batting .272 (25-for-92) in 30 starts in 41 games played for the Spartans in the outfield, at third base, or as a pinch runner. She has recorded 12 runs and 11 RBI, five doubles and two homeruns. She has five multi-hit games, and had runs (3/26-3/30) in four-consecutive games, and one double and one or two RBI in three-consecutive games (3/26-3/29). In the home-and-home with Sacramento State (3/26 and 3/27), she was 5-for-7 with two runs, scored her second homerun of the season, hit two doubles and drove in four. Against UCLA (2/16), Schultz was 2-for-3 with her first-career homerun. She had two RBI against Fairfield (3/16) and the walk-off run against Long Beach State (3/17).

Marissa Toy has pinch run in 23 games played, scoring six runs. She had runs in three consecutive games (2/16-23). She has appeared at the plate twice: once against Hawai’i (2/15), when she played second base, and once in the first game against Seattle U (4/6).

Casey Watt has one start in 30 games played as a pinch runner and hitter, outfielder, at first base or designated hitter. She is hitting .176 (3-for-17) with seven runs, four RBI, two doubles and two stolen bases. Against Sacramento State (3/26), her lone hit was a two-run double, and she scored a run. Her first-career hit was a double to center field against Saint Mary’s (2/23), which drove in a run. She stole a base against Massachusetts (3/15) and in the second Seattle U game (4/6), and was hit by a pitch against Hawai’i (2/15).

Annica Wolfe has started 23 of 28 games played at third base or as the designated hitter. She is 15-for-57 (.263) with eight RBI, three runs and 12 walks. She had two three-game hit streaks (2/15-2/16; 3/30-4/6), and walked in six-consecutive games (2/16-2/23). She drove in an RBI in both games of the Seattle U doubleheader (4/6). She has three two-hit games: in the second game of the Louisiana Tech doubleheader (4/13), where one of her hits was her only double of the season, versus New Mexico (2/8), and in the second UT Arlington game (4/20). She went 1-for-2 with a run and RBI against Marist (3/16).

NOTES FROM THE CIRCLE:

Madison Fish has a 4-2 record in 11 starts and 16 appearances. She has 18 strikeouts in 46.2 total innings with a 4.95 ERA. She struck out a season-high four batters in six innings in the second game of a doubleheader against UTSA (3/30). In 6.1 innings at Sacramento State (3/27), she struck out three and allowed three hits in the 5-2 victory. Appearing as a pinch runner, she scored her first-career run against Santa Clara (4/3).

Allison Lang is 6-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 12 starts and four complete games with an additional four appearances, totaling 60.0 innings. She has struck out 22 batters and has allowed 65 hits and 22 earned runs. She was named the WAC Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 4-10 after she allowed just two hits with one walk in 6.0 shutout innings of work in her first-career complete game against New Mexico (2/8). Lang posted her second shutout of the season in a complete game against CSU Northridge (2/22), when she allowed three hits with two walks in seven innings. Her third shutout of the season was in game one of the UT Arlington doubleheader (4/20), when she allowed three hits in seven innings. Against California (2/16), she had a season-best five strikeouts.

Amanda Pridmore has a 21-9 record in 23 starts and 40 appearances with a 1.66 ERA and a WAC-best 214 strikeouts. She set the San Jose State record for career strikeouts at Louisiana Tech (4/12) when she threw her 645th strikeout. Nationally, she has the most saves with seven, a single-season San Jose State record, and is WAC leader and the NCAA Division I active career leader in the category with 17. In the national active career list, she is 10th in pitching appearances (156), 16th in innings pitched (779.7) and 21st in games started (96). This season, she has the 16th-most strikeouts, 18th-most victories (21), 24th-most shutouts (6) and the 38th-lowest ERA in the nation. Pridmore leads the WAC in opposing batting average (.189), saves, appearances, innings pitched (198.0) and wins, and is tied for the lowest ERA. She posted a season-high 31 shutout innings from 3/14-22. She had three saves in four games: at Sacramento State (3/27), and in both games of a doubleheader at UTSA (3/30). She also had a one-hitter against Southern Utah (3/2), with 5.2 perfect innings.

Pridmore is a four-time WAC Pitcher of the Week honoree. Pridmore was honored for April 15-21 when she pitched 17 shutout innings, holding UT Arlington to a .158 batting average. In the series’ first game (4/19), she earned the win after striking out 11 in 14 innings, which was tied for the most innings pitched in San Jose State history. In the series finale, she threw three innings in relief to pick up the win, allowing one hit and striking out three. She was honored for March 18-24 after she earned all three wins for San Jose State and, in 22.2 innings of work, posted a 0.71 ERA with 13 strikeouts and held opponents to a .162 batting average. Pridmore was honored for March 11-17 when she went 4-1 with a save in 27.2 innings of work, posting a 0.51 ERA, 44 strikeouts and holding opponents to a .120 batting average. In a 4-0 complete game shutout against Marist (3/16), she had a San Jose State single-game record 17 strikeouts, tying her for the 31-most in a single seven-inning game in NCAA Division I history. She was also the WAC Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 18-24 after going 2-0 with a save in 15.1 innings, posting a 0.91 ERA, 25 strikeouts and holding opponents to a .143 batting average.

Eight or More Strikeouts This Season

17           vs. Marist (3/16)                  W, 4-0

13           vs. Southern Utah (3/1)      W, 5-0

13           vs. St. John’s (2/24)            W, 3-1

12           vs. Utah Valley (2/15)          L, 4-1

11           vs. UT Arlington (4/19)        W, 1-0 (14)

10           vs. Saint Mary’s (2/23)        W, 10-2

8              vs. Faifield (3/16)                W, 7-4

8              at Louisiana Tech (4/18)     W, 4-2

Berlyn Rippentrop has seen 1.0 inning of work for the Spartans, allowing one hit and striking out her first-career batter in the loss at #15 Stanford.

Jordan Sauceda is 3-0, has started two games in the circle for San Jose State - against Cal Poly (2/10) and Idaho State (2/23), and appeared in six additional games, totaling 20.2 innings pitched. She has seven strikeouts and a 6.10 ERA, allowed 29 hits and 18 runs while walking 11. She earned her first-career win against Idaho State, when she allowed a season-low five hits and one run.

2013 WAC TOURNAMENT: The 2013 WAC Tournament takes place in Ruston, La., May 8-11. Hosted by Louisiana Tech, the conference’s top six teams advance to the double elimination tournament.

UP NEXT: San Jose State hosts first place New Mexico State for its final WAC series of the season at SJSU Field May 3 and 4. They play a single game on Friday, May 3, at 3:00 p.m. (PDT) and a doubleheader on Saturday, May 4, at 12:00 p.m. (PDT). After Saturday’s doubleheader, the Spartans’ five seniors will be honored with a ceremony at the Deanna Mauer Patio at SJSU Field.