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CSU softball preview: UNLV, SDSU, Northern Colorado

Senior Kim Klabough

Senior Kim Klabough

April 22, 2009

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Home Sweet Home…
Colorado State hosts conference foes UNLV and San Diego State this weekend at Ram Field. The Rams and Rebels are scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. on Friday and the Rams and Aztecs are scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Colorado State travels to Greeley, Colo., on Tuesday for a doubleheader with in-state rival Northern Colorado. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. MDT.

Ram Club Appreciation Day...
Ram Club Appreciation Day is this Saturday at Ram Field.  Help cheer on the Rams as they battle San Diego State. The Spirit Committee will be on hand to cook up some delicious barbeque for Ram Club members. Members are encouraged to bring their club card to receive a free meal.
New Mexico Recap…
The Rams swept the Lobos last weekend at Ram Field, defeating New Mexico 2-1 and 4-3 in nine innings. Colorado State recorded its two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in the first game of the day and followed that performance with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning in the second game to complete the sweep of the Lobos. 
About UNLV…
Colorado State and UNLV split the first two games of the season on April 11 and 12 in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rams defeated the Rebels 4-1 in the first game,  but fell 12-4 in six innings in the second game. UNLV is 25-17 overall this season and 2-6 in MWC action. 

About SDSU…
The Aztecs are 29-14 overall this season and 6-1 in MWC action. Colorado State and San Diego State met on April 9 for a single game in San Diego, Calif., with the Aztecs defeating the Rams, 5-0. San Diego State is currently in second place in conference standings behind BYU. 

About Northern Colorado…
The Bears and Rams met on April 14 in Fort Collins for a single game and Colorado State defeated Northern Colorado in dramatic fashion, scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game 8-8, and winning 10-9 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Bears are 16-26 overall this season and have not defeated the Rams during Head Coach Mary Yori’s nine years at Colorado State. 

Senior Day...
Colorado State will say goodbye to three seniors on Sunday afternoon when the Rams and Aztecs. Shannon Causgrove, Kim Klabough and Michelle Reynolds will all be honored in a pregame ceremony for their contributions to the Ram softball program.

Colorado State on The Mtn....
In the second of two live televised games on  The Mtn. this season, Colorado State and New Mexico will face off at 4 p.m. MDT May 2 in Albuquerque, N.M.

A League of Her Own...
Colorado State Head Coach Mary Yori earned her 700th and 701st career victories last weekend in the doubleheader against New Mexico. The Rams won the first game 2-1 and the second game 4-3 in nine innings. Yori notched her name into the CSU record books, becoming only the second coach in Colorado State history to reach 100 wins. Last season, Yori surpassed 200 victories in Las Cruces, N.M., when the Rams beat Illinois-Chicago, 9-5, at the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces Invitational. Her record at CSU now stands at 240-216, making her the winningest coach in CSU softball history. Yori also surpassed another milestone last season, coaching in her 1,000th game. That game was a win against Utah State, 11-3 in five innings. 

Score Some More...
As a squad, Colorado State has batted .303 (101-for-333) with runners in scoring position. Sophomore Caitlan Stem leads the Rams with a .500 average (13-for-26) with runners on second or third, followed by freshman Christine Thomsen, who has recorded a .405 average (15-for-37) with runners in scoring position.

The .300 Club...
Four Ram batters have recorded a .300 batting average or better through 41 games this season. Freshman Jenna Krogh leads the squad with a .353 (42-for-119) average, followed closely by freshman Christine Thomsen with a .352 (38-for-108) average. Sophomore Caitlan Stem ranks third on the team with a .350 average at the plate (48-for-137) and junior Allison Majam ranks fourth with a .309 average (29-for-94).

Freshman Jenna Krogh is currently in the middle of an eight-game hitting streak and is the only Ram batter to record a hit in every conference game thus far. Krogh is batting .591 (13-for-22) in conference play with 13 singles and nine of those 13 have been infield hits. Krogh currently has the second longest hitting streak in the conference, trailing San Diego State’s Tonye McCorkle by two games. 




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