4-15-10 April 15 Update

APRIL 15 2010 UPDATE

PLAYERS OF NOTE THIS WEEK

Heidi Pizer, LSU
Heidi Pizer knocked a pair of home runs for her first career Tiger hits and added three RBIs to lift the No. 15 LSU softball team to a 15-2 triumph over Nicholls Wednesday at the Colonel Softball Complex. “What a great day for Heidi Pizer and the Tigers,” head coach Yvette Girouard said. “We had an injury to Lauren Houston before the game which forced Jessica Mouse to come in from third base and catch. Heidi made the most of her opportunity, made great defensive plays and came up with two huge home runs. She always asks our hitting coach James DeFeo to stay after practice and her hard work has paid off for her.”  Pizer connected for the first of her two long balls to break a 1-1 tie in the second inning and followed with a two-run shot during the fifth inning.  

 

 

Christine Lux, Notre Dame

Christine Lux posted her third career two-home run output Wednesday at Melissa Cook Stadium to lead No. 24 Notre Dame to a 3-2 win over visiting Georgetown, capping off a BIG EAST Conference doubleheader sweep. Notre Dame won the opener behind Jody Valdivia’s complete-game shutout, 5-0. 

 

 

 

Emily Humpal, UTSA

Junior Emily Humpal (9-12) earned her second victory of the day, as UTSA swept Houston Baptist, striking out three and surrendering just two hits in a pair of scoreless frames in relief of sophomore starter Morgan Luksa, who struck out three and allowed one earned run on seven hits in five panels. 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Reeves, UMass
Two homers on April 13 to spark win.  As A Senior (2010): Has started all 28 games at first base … Tied a school-record with five hits, going 5-for-5 in game one and then hit a grand slam in game two of a doubleheader at George Washington (3/28) … Drove in two runs with a double vs. Oregon State (3/20) … Hit a two-run home run vs. Robert Morris (3/7) … Hit a three-run home run to give UMass the lead at USF (3/6) … Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (2/15) … Batted 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, and three RBI in the opener vs. Providence (2/12) … Batted .571 (8-14) with four doubles and a home run at the FIU Combat Classic.

 

ILLEGAL PITCHES

The illustrated chart which SPY published two years ago has been withdrawn from NCAA lists as they prepare new materials.  If you log on to NCAA Softball Rules, there is a video you can download.  Moreover, the NFHS has essentially the same rule, and has produced a series of videos.  Log on to www.cactusumpires.com.  Go to link for highschool, and click on NFHS logo to view videos

 

POTPOURRI

Feeling Behind.  Larry King has filed for his eighth divorce, at age 76, accused of infidelity.  I’m two years younger, only been married twice, but I’ve got better taste in women, experientially acquired.  My father warned me about hard-eyed blondes like Larry’s latest.  Had a girlfriend, international TV reporter, who had a drinking problem; could put a Dublin pub crowd to shame; set fire to my house in Georgetown.

Sad to hear that Butler’s Gordon Hayward and Duke’s Kyle Singler are contemplating the NBA draft.  They were main players in one of the most exciting NCAA Finals of all time, and would surely be catalysts in propelling their schools back to the Final Four.  But, their stock has peaked in value!

TOURNAMENTS

Memorial Weekend:  Pool Play schedule for the 14th Annual Memorial Classic Tournament May 29-30 hosted by American Pastime Gold is now online. 32 teams are registered. apastime@aol.com.

Zoom into June Showcase, June 12-13.  Diamond Valley Sports Complex, Winchester Park and Wheat Field Park.  Log on: socalfines.com

 

 

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