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Monday, February 29, 2016

Weekend Roundup

NEWS:
  • Towson head coach Lisa Costelo earned her 600th career win Saturday vs. Rider
  • Notre Dame head coach Deanne Gumpf earned her 600th career win Friday vs. UCF
  • Northwestern State head coach Donald Pickett earned his 200th career win Saturday vs. Murray State
  • Georgia Tech head coach Shelly Hoerner earned her 500th career win Saturday vs. Southern Utah
  • Minnesota head coach Jessica Allister earned her 200th career win Saturday against Houston
  • Kent State junior Maddy Grimm set a new program record for home runs, ending the weekend with thirty-eight (38) to her credit thus-far in her career.
  • Missouri sophomore ace Paige Lowary was hit above the eye with a line drive during a game; after a short delay, she not only recovered but continued to pitch in the game.
  • Congratulations to this week's members of the No-No Express- 
    • Kylee Jo Trahan, Louisiana-Lafayette (5.0 IP, 10 SO, vs. Rutgers)
    • Kylee Jo Trahan, Louisiana-Lafayette (5.0 IP, 9 SO, vs. Alcorn State)
    • Erin Rethlake, Kentucky (7.0 IP, 14 SO, vs. Lipscomb)
    • Ashley Johnson, Belmont (5.0 IP, 4 SO, vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
    • Jessica Burroughs, Florida State (5.0 IP, 4 SO, vs.  Bradley)
    • Heather Stearns, Baylor (5.0 IP, 11 SO, vs. Southern Miss)
    • Kendall Potts, Baylor (5.0 IP, 7 SO, vs. Southeastern Louisiana)
    • Lauren Berriatua, San Diego (5.0 IP, 9 SO, vs. St. Peter's)
    • Kaitlin Fifield, UTEP (7.0 IP, 9 SO, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi)
    • Victoria Brown, Louisiana-Lafayette (5.0 IP, 10 SO, vs. Alcorn State)
    • Lindsey Bert, Furman (5.0 IP, 6 SO, vs. La Salle)
    • Logan Viers, Kennesaw State (Perfect Game, 6.0 IP, 6 SO, vs. Alabama A&M)
    • Sarah Dawson, Pittsburgh (Perfect Game, 5.0 IP, 0 SO, vs. Providence)


KELSEY STEWART HIT TRACKER:
The Florida Gators' second baseman comes into this season 113 hits away from the career NCAA record. We will track her progress weekly.
Original photo: Tim Casey / Florida Communications


UPSET ALERT: Ranked teams that suffered losses this week.
- #2 Michigan - lost to #9 Washington 6-5
- #7 Oregon - lost to NR Nebraska 6-5
- #8 Washington - lost to #1 Florida 3-1; lost to NR Oklahoma State 8-4
- #9 Georgia - lost to #11 UCLA 14-6
- #10 UCLA - lost to #1 Florida 2-1; lost to #12 Oklahoma 11-7; lost to NR Northwestern 7-2
- #11 Oklahoma - lost to NR Oregon State 6-4; lost to #2 Michigan 16-9
- #12 Missouri - lost to NR Stanford 5-3; lost to #7 Oregon 8-7
- #16 Arizona - lost to #4 Alabama 4-3; lost to #4 Alabama 9-1
#17 Arizona State - lost to #22 Minnesota 10-1
- #19 Tennessee - lost to #16 Arizona 1-0; lost to #4 Alabama 6-5
- #20 Fresno State - lost to #11 Oklahoma 3-2; lost to #7 Oregon 9-0; lost to NR Loyola Marymount 8-3
- #21 Texas - lost to NR Tulsa 3-0; lost to NR Tulsa 3-0
- #23 Mississippi State - lost to NR McNeese State 8-4; lost to #24 Baylor 4-0
- #25 Cal - lost to NR North Carolina State 7-5


Photo of the Week: 
(c) Megan Stearman Photography


PERFORMANCES OF THE WEEK:

  • Chloe Rathburn, Missouri - The former South Alabama transfer has put up stellar numbers since arriving in Columbia this season; she began this weekend on a particularly high note, accomplishing a feat that few can add to their resumes; in the midst of a ten-run inning in an eventual run-rule victory, Rathburn hit two home runs in the same inning, including a grand slam the second time around. She ended the weekend hitting .353 with four home runs, fourteen RBI, and a triple.
  • Nicole Zapotoczny, Pacific - Though she hit 'just' .308 in her team's five games this weekend, Zapotoczny enjoyed a power trip during the Tigers' hosted Libby Matson Tournament. The senior infielder ended the weekend with three home runs, five RBI, and three walks and helped elevate her draft stock simultaneously.
  • Maddy Grimm, Kent State - En route to the Golden Flashes' program home run title, Grimm decided to add some style points to her new record. After starting off the weekend with a perfect 3-3 performance with two home runs and 6 RBI, she ended the weekend with a .400 batting clip, four home runs, and eight RBI. She came just a single short of the unconventional cycle, collecting all of the extra base hits necessary for such a feat.

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