March 26, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Toreros (15-16, 0-4) continue Pacific Coast Softball Conference play by traveling to Moraga, Calif. for a four-game set at Saint Mary's this weekend. USD and SMC will play doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday at Cottrell Field.
Saint Mary's (9-19, 2-2) split their conference-opening series versus Utah Valley at home this past weekend. Megan Smith (.330 avg., 2 HR, 14 RBI) leads the Gaels offensively, while SMC is hitting .190 as a team so far this season. The pitching staff is led by Lujane Mussadi (7-5, 1.80, 97.1 IP), who was this week's conference pitcher of the week. The Gaels put together a competitive non-conference slate this spring by facing five teams ranked in the top-25, although SMC lost each of those contests.
SMC leads the all-time series with USD 58-37 despite USD winning three of four last year in Moraga. Last year's series at SMC was an eventful one for the Toreros as Cassidy Coleman tied the USD record with 11.0 innings pitched in a 6-4 Torero victory on Apr. 6, before Jenny Lahitte turned around the next day and threw a no-hitter against the Gaels in a 1-0 USD win. Lahitte's no-hitter was the second in USD history.
USD at Saint Mary's (DH) | Friday, Mar. 29 | 12/2 pm
USD at Saint Mary's (DH) | Saturday, Mar. 30 | 12/2 pm
Cottrell Field, Moraga, Calif.
Last Time Out....
The Toreros got off to a rough start to PCSC play by getting swept by BYU this past weekend at home. The story of the weekend was a quiet offense for the Toreros as USD only mustered two runs in the four-game set despite having plenty of opportunities with runners on base. Cassidy Coleman had a strong weekend despite taking losses in her two starts. Coleman had a 1.00 ERA in 14.0 IP over the weekend, while striking out 17 and walking six. Only two of the seven runs she allowed were earned. Kyle Ordos was 3-for-10 over the weekend with a triple, a run scored and two walks. Mary Grabowski also came off the bench to deliver a two-out pinch-hit RBI single in game one.
As of Mar. 25, USD ranks 28th in the NCAA in team ERA (1.92), while Lauren Tomey and Caitlin Rooney both rank No. 17 in the NCAA in toughest to strikeout, averaging one K per 31.3 AB. Tomey and Rooney have each struck out only three times in 94 at-bats this season.
RF Lauren Tomey had a team-best 13-game on-base streak from Feb. 15-Mar. 2. that coincided with a team-best nine-game hitting streak.
RHP Cassidy Coleman has moved into 2nd place among USD's career strikeout leaders. Coleman, a junior, currently has 371 Ks, surpassing Colleen Norman (1995-98; 311 Ks). Jennifer Ellenbeck (2007-10; 447 Ks) is the Toreros' career leader. Coleman's 8.11 strikeouts per seven innings rate (371 K in 320.0 IP) is by far the highest of USD's career strikeout leaders. By comparison, Ellenbeck (447 K in 619.0 IP) had a K/7 rate of 5.05 and Norman (311 K in 715.1 IP) had a rate of 3.04.
RHP Jenny Lahitte is also moving her way up the USD career strikeout list. Lahitte, also a junior, just passed Norman for 3rd place with 323 career Ks. Like Coleman, Lahitte has been very efficient in producing strikeouts as shown by her 7.13 K/7 rate (323K in 317.0 IP).
RHP Cassidy Coleman was named PCSC Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 26. She is the first Torero to earn pitcher/player of the week honors this season. It is her second pitcher of the week recognition for her career.
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