Softball Preview: CSU continues play at San Diego Classic II

Senior pitcher Kacie McCarthy

Senior pitcher Kacie McCarthy

March 13, 2013

Game 22 (San Diego Classic II) Colorado State vs. Fairfield
March 15, 2013 | Palm Springs, Calif. | 12:30 p.m. MT

Game 23 (San Diego Classic II) Colorado State vs. Harvard
March 15, 2013 | Palm Springs, Calif. | 3 p.m. MT

Game 24 (San Diego Classic II) Colorado State vs. Massachusetts
March 16, 2013 | Palm Springs, Calif. | 10 a.m. MT

Game 25 (San Diego Classic II) Colorado State vs. Miami (OH)
March 16, 2013 | Palm Springs, Calif. | 5:30 p.m. MT

Game 26 (San Diego Classic II) Colorado State vs.  Seton Hall
March 17, 2013 | Palm Springs, Calif. | 2:30 p.m. MT

Game 27 (Non Tournament) Colorado State vs. Long Beach State
Mar. 19, 2013 | Long Beach, Calif. | 2:30 p.m. MT

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The Rams leave home to continue play for five games in three days against Fairfield, Harvard, Massachusetts, Miami (OH), and Seton Hall in the San Diego Classic II. The CSU softball team will also play one non-tournamet
game in Long Beach, Calif., against Long Beach State.

Recapping the Bears
The Colorado State softball team went into play against the Northern Colorado Bears with a 8-12 record and left with a shutout, 10-0, in five innings, and a new 9-12 record. Overall seven different players earned a hit.

Brought to you by the number 2
During play against the Bears, junior outfielder Kendal Butterfield went 2-for-2 and added two runs, two RBIs,  a walk, and a stolen base.

Spotlight on Kacie McCarthy
Senior pitcher Kacie McCarthy pitched another great game in the circle against the Bears. Not only did she shut out the opponent, her first of the season, but she allowed just two hits and a  walk while striking out seven over five innings.


 

 

Thanks to the win, McCarthy ranks ninth for ERA (3.05) and remains tied for second for number of strikeouts (64) in the Mountain West individual standings.

Carrying the momentum
The Colorado State softball team continues play at the San Diego Classic II, looking to carry its momentum after a stellar performance against the Bears, and to continue to add to the team’s 9-12 record.

Comparing trends
The Rams earned their second shutout of the season on March 6, a 10-0 win over the visiting Bears. In the win, the Rams scored six more runs than they did against 
Brown on March 1, the team’s first shutout of the season. The number of runners left on base in the Northern Colorado game was two, half of how the total against Brown.

Defensively the Rams also cut their errors in half: one error was committed against Northern Colorado, while two were committed against Brown.

Rams vs. the tournament field
The Rams will play five games in three days against Fairfield, Harvard, Massachusetts, Miami (OH), and Seton Hall. They will also play one non-tournament game, against Long Beach State. Here’s a look at the upcoming competition:

    • Fairfield has started the season with an overall record of 5-4. The Stags’ junior shortstop and catcher, Lauren Liseth, leads the team with a .615 batting average over 26 at bats with 16 hits, five doubles, 15 RBIs, five home runs, a 1.385 slugging percentage and an on base percentage of .667.
    • Harvard continues the 2013 season with an overall record of 3-6. The Crimson’s sophomore outfielder Andrea Del Conte has posted a .400 batting average over 25 at bats with five runs, 10 hits and a .400 slugging percentage.
    • Massachusetts has started the 2013 season with an overall record of 2-11. The Minutewomen’s senior outfielder Cyndil Matthews leads the team with a .300 batting average over 40 at bats with seven runs, 12 hits, five walks and one RBI.
    • Miami (Ohio) is 2-13 to start the 2013 season. The Redhawks’ junior catcher Kayla Ledbetter leads the team with a .342 batting average over 38 at bats with 12 runs, 13 hits, two doubles, three home runs and 13 RBIs.
    • Seton Hall starts the 2013 season with an overall record of 9-7. The Pirates’ sophomore pitcher Danielle DeStaso leads the team with a 2.66 ERA over 55.1 innings, including a 7-1 record and 57 strikeouts. DeStaso also leads Seton Hall with a .429 batting average in 49 at bats with five runs, 21 hits, five doubles, two home runs, 11 RBIs and a .653 slugging percentage.
    • Long Beach State is 13-8 to start out the 2013 season. The 49ers’ sophomore shortstop Shayna Kimbrough leads the team with a .408 batting average over 76 at bats with 17 runs, two doubles, one triples and five RBIs. Erin Jones-Wesley, Long Beach State’s junior right-handed pitcher, has posted a 3.37 ERA over 72.2 innings with one save and 99 strikeouts.Looking ahead
The Colorado State softball team returns home for the Colorado State Spring Tournament on March 22-24. The three-day, five-game tourney will mark CSU’s second home tournament of the season.

The team will also play three games against UNLV at Ram Field on March 28-30, opening up Mountain West play.

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