Freshman Kathleen Bonja ranks as the fifth hardest player to strikeout in the nation.
April 28, 2005
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego softball team (17-21; 7-9 PCSC) will finish up their season this weekend with a four-game series against the Santa Clara Broncos (23-30; 6-10 PCSC). The two teams will play two games each on Saturday and Sunday, with the action starting at 12 noon each day. With a strong performance this weekend, the Toreros can finish as high as second place in the Pacific Coast Softball Conference standings.
Freshman Kathleen Bonja has continued her hot hitting in conference play, hitting .327 (17-for-52) through 16 games. She leads USD on the year with a .368 batting average, 46 hits, 13 doubles and a .472 slugging percentage. The 13 doubles rank 18th nationally and tie the Torero record for most double in a season. Bonja is also ranked as the fifth hardest player to strike out in the country, at just one strikeout every 31.3 at bats.
Junior outfielder Gina McFarland is also ranked nationally, at 19th, with 0.32 sacrifice hits per game. She has had an excellent conference season, hitting .318 (14-for-44) with five runs and three runs batted in. Junior shortstop Ashlee Nunes is also hitting above .300 for the Toreros in PCSC play. She currently is tied with Bonja with a .327 (17-for-52) batting average and leads the team with six runs and a .407 on-base percentage.