Aztec Softball to Host 11-Team, 28-Game Tournament

Feb. 29, 2012

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Aztec Softball to Host 11-Team, 28-Game San Diego Classic I Tournament
The San Diego State softball team returns to America's Finest City to play host to the 11-team, 28-game San Diego Classic I this weekend.

The Aztecs (9-8) will meet Brigham Young at 7 p.m. Thursday at SDSU Softball Stadium, before the rest of the tournament heads to the three-field Sportsplex USA in nearby Santee, Calif.

In Santee, SDSU will meet Fresno State (4:30 p.m. PT) and Charlotte (7 p.m. PT) on Friday, Saint Joseph's (1:45 p.m. PT) and Nevada (4:15 p.m. PT) on Saturday and Long Beach State (11:30 a.m. PT) on Sunday. The other four teams in the tourney are Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge, San Diego and Utah State. To follow the tournament, including stats and more, paste the following link into your web browser: http://bit.ly/wI5fX4

San Diego State is coming off a 2-4 weekend at the Cathedral City Classic, where three of its losses came to top-15 teams, including No. 6/6 Oklahoma, No. 8/8 Texas and No. 14/15 Stanford.

The Aztec offense has homered 21 times in 17 games this season, which is already tied for the fourth most in a season in program history and more than four of the program's seven NCAA tournament teams (2001 - 12, 2003 - 12, 2008 - 14, 2009 - 12).

Sophomore Hayley Miles leads SDSU in numerous categories, including batting average (.375), at-bats (56), runs (18), hits (21), doubles (7), total bases (43), walks (7) and on-base percentage (.438). Classmate Lorena Klopp, meanwhile, has team highs of six home runs and 16 RBIs.

Redshirt junior Rebecca Arbino (2-3, 1.39 ERA, 40.1 IP) and senior Bailey Micetich (5-2, 2.10 ERA, 53.1 IP) lead a pitching staff that has combined for two shutouts and 104 strikeouts in 117 1/3 innings.

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