Softball Claims MW Crown With 10-3 Win at UNLV
May 11, 2012
LAS VEGAS - Redshirt sophomore Patrice Jackson (Kansas City, Mo.) had two home runs and five RBIs to give the San Diego State softball team a 10-3 win over UNLV Friday in Las Vegas. The victory gave the Aztecs (30-21, 9-2 MW) the outright Mountain West title, their fifth overall and first since 2008. SDSU now has 12, 30-win seasons in the 13 years of the MW.
Jackson had a solo homer in the top of the second inning and a three-run home run in the fourth. It was the 10th and 11th homers of the season for Jackson, who did not hit one as true freshman in 2010. Jackson also drew a bases loaded walk in the third inning.
Sophomore Haley Miles (Antelope, Calif.) continued her record-breaking season by going 2-for-4 with a home run, double, three RBIs, two runs and a walk. Miles set her 10th single-season record with her 29th walk, while her 48 RBIs this year tied the record set by sophomore Lorena Klopp (San Diego/Steele Canyon HS) last season.
Freshman Kayla Jordan (San Diego/Bonita Vista HS) had two hits and drew one of San Diego State's season-high nine walks. Senior Ashley Rose (Antioch, Calif.) doubled and scored a run, while junior Tiffany Corder (San Clemente, Calif./UC Santa Barbara) and senior Felicia Reifschneider (San Diego/Morse HS) each singled and scored a run. Senior Justeen Maeva (San Diego/Mira Mesa HS) added an RBI groundout.
Redshirt junior Rebecca Arbino (Clovis, Calif.) got the win after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks over six innings. She struck out six to improve to 13-9 on the year. Junior Kamerin May (Corona, Calif.) pitched a perfect inning of relief to end the game for the Aztecs.
SDSU and the Rebels (21-27, 2-9 MW) will wrap up the regular season at 1 p.m. PT Saturday in a game that will be broadcast live on CBS Sports.
NOTES: SS Hayley Miles now has season records in batting average (.445, previous record was .389), on-base percentage (.526, previous record was .467), slugging percentage (.939, previous record was .633), OPS percentage (1.425, previous record was 1.025), runs (60, previous record was 41), extra-base hits (41, previous record was 25), doubles (20, previous record was 14), home runs (19, previous record was 15), total bases (154, previous record was 102) and walks (29, previous record was 28), and is tied in another - 48 RBIs ... With two runs, Miles now has 17 multi-run games this year (the rest of the team has 21 combined) ... LF Kayla Jordan extended her hitting streak to eight games and her reach base safely streak to 16 contests ... RF Patrice Jackson drove in five runs for the second time this season (also April 25 vs. Cal State Fullerton) ... RHP Kamerin May has a perfect 0.00 ERA in 4 1/3 innings of relief in Mountain West play ... San Diego State is now 12-2 (.857) since April 13 ... The Aztecs improved to 23-8 when scoring first, 23-5 when leading after five innings and 23-3 when outhitting their opponent ... SDSU is 50-36 all-time against UNLV, including a 19-5 mark since 2006. San Diego State has won 13 of the past 15 games in the series ... The Aztecs' other conference titles came in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2008.
San Diego State 10, UNLV 3
San Diego State (30-21, 9-2 MW) 011 500 3 -- 10 9 2
UNLV (21-27, 2-9 MW) 000 111 0 -- 3 5 2
Arbino, Ka. May (7) and Kr. May; Oliveto, O'Connor and Harrison
W - Arbino, 13-9; L - Oliveto, 13-17
HR: San Diego State, Jackson 2 (11), Miles (19)