Mountain West Softball Weekly Release - April 17, 2012
April 17, 2012
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico travels to Tucson for a Wednesday doubleheader at No. 13/12 Arizona, while San Diego State visits cross-town rival San Diego. This weekend's Mountain West slate features Boise State at Colorado State and San Diego State at New Mexico. Game 2 of the SDSU-UNM series on Saturday will be televised live on The Mtn., beginning at 3 p.m. MT.
- New Mexico has hit 65 home runs as a team this season and currently leads the nation with a 1.86 average per game. In addition, the Lobos rank third in the NCAA in scoring (7.37) and slugging percentage (.587).
- New Mexico's Stefanie Carramusa has scored a league-high 47 runs in 2012 and currently ranks second nationally with a 1.34 average.
- New Mexico's Jessica Garcia has driven in a Conference-best 50 runs this season, ranking third nationally with an average of 1.43 per game. Garcia sits four RBI shy of the program record of 54, set by Danielle Cassara in 1999.
- Three Mountain West players are hitting above .400 through games of April 16. Boise State's Tara Glover leads the league and ranks sixth nationally with a .453 clip at the plate, followed by New Mexico's Jessica Garcia (.431) and San Diego State's Hayley Miles (.406).
- Boise State's Allie Crump has hit three game-winning home runs this season, including two in the last four games.
- With Boise State's three-game sweep of UNLV in its inaugural Mountain West series last weekend, the Broncos have now won their conference-opening series in each of their first four years as a program.
- San Diego State's Kayla Jordan has four triples this season, tying Hayley Miles (2001) and Stephanie Chapel (1990) for the most by an Aztec freshman.
- UNLV's five-game losing streak is the program's longest since a six-game skid from April 24-28, 2008.
- San Diego State's Hayley Miles has hit a school-record 15 doubles this season, ranking sixth nationally with 0.38 per game.
- The UNLV defense has turned a Conference-best 20 double plays this season to rank sixth nationally with an average of 0.5 per game. Overall, the Rebels also lead the MW with a team fielding percentage of .974.
- At 7-0, Colorado State's Kailey Snyder is the only pitcher on the Rams' staff without a loss.
- Colorado State enters this weekend's series against Boise State looking to snap a seven-game losing streak in Mountain West play. The Rams' last win over an MW opponent was on May 6, 2011 (15-14 vs. Utah).
- New Mexico has run-ruled eight teams so far in 2012: Northwestern on Feb. 11, 13-5 (5); Bryant on Feb. 17, 15-1 (5); Northern Colorado on Feb. 18, 11-3 (5); No. 16 Texas A&M on Feb. 23, 15-3 (6); North Dakota on March 2, 8-0 (6); CSU Bakersfield on March 2, 8-0 (6) and Weber State on March 23, 13-5 (5) and March 25, 12-1 (6).
- UNLV's Paige Emerson hit her eighth career triple in Sunday's outing against Boise State, moving her into a tie for 10th place in the school's record book.
- Fourteen of UNLV's 40 games this season have been one-run decisions. The Rebels are 5-9 in those contests, with two of the losses coming last weekend at Boise State.
- New Mexico teammates Jessica Garcia and Stefanie Carramusa are tied for fifth and eighth in the country, respectively, in home run average (0.43) and total home runs (15). The duo's 15 home runs apiece in 2012 surpass the previous school single-season record of 13, originally set by Danielle Cassara in 1999 and matched by Garcia in 2011.
- Boise State's Aubray Zell set a new school record with her 17th win of the season against UNLV last Friday. That eclipses the previous program single-season record of 16, set by teammate Allie Crump in 2010. Zell, a senior righthander, has logged a Conference-best 161.0 innings in the circle this season and also leads the league with 150 strikeouts.
- UNLV's Tayler Aleman hit her 22nd career home run during Sunday's game at Boise State, moving her into a tie for seventh place on the school's all-time list for career homers.
- Boise State has won 26 straight games at Mountain Cove Softball Field, dating back to the 2010 season. That marks the second-longest active home win streak in the nation, trailing only Louisiana (33). The Broncos' last loss on their home turf came in the first game of a May 1, 2010 twinbill against San Jose State, 7-6. BSU shut out SJSU, 15-0, in the nightcap to embark on its current 26-game streak.
- San Diego State has hit 34 home runs in 2012, which ranks as the second-most in a single season in program history. The school record for home runs in a season is 42, set by last year's squad.
- San Diego State's Hayley Miles leads the team with 39 runs scored, 24 more than the next Aztec. The 39 runs are two short of Tiffany Goudy's school-record 41 in 2002.
- Colorado State has amassed a total of 40 hits in its three wins over Northern Colorado this season (18 on Apr. 4; 13 on Mar. 28; nine on Apr. 11). The Rams will be going for a season sweep of their in-state rivals when the two squads meet for one final time this season in Greeley on Wednesday, May 2.
- Boise State's Kellie Caplan became the first Bronco to play in 200 games in her career. The senior second baseman has now played in 202 of the 208 games in program history.
- New Mexico's Jessica Garcia (.870) and Stefanie Carramusa (.844) are on pace to shatter the program's single-season record for slugging percentage. Garcia set the current record with a slugging percentage of .801 in 2011.
|Coming Up in Mountain West Softball|
|WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18|
|NEW MEXICO at No. 13/12 Arizona (DH)||11 a.m. MT|
|SAN DIEGO STATE at San Diego||6 p.m. PT|
|FRIDAY, APRIL 20|
|*BOISE STATE at COLORADO STATE||4 p.m. MT|
|*SAN DIEGO STATE at NEW MEXICO||6 p.m. MT|
|SATURDAY, APRIL 21|
|*BOISE STATE at COLORADO STATE||1 p.m. MT|
|*SAN DIEGO STATE at NEW MEXICO||3 p.m. MT||The Mtn.|
|SUNDAY, APRIL 22|
|*BOISE STATE at COLORADO STATE||1 p.m. MT|
|*SAN DIEGO STATE at NEW MEXICO||1 p.m. MT|
|* - Mountain West game.|
|CAPS denotes Mountain West team.|
|The Mtn. - The MountainWest Sports Network||DirecTV 616|
|CBSSN - CBS Sports Network||DirecTV 613|
|Rankings listed according to USA Today-NFCA/ESPN.COM-USA Softball polls.|
|All dates and times subject to change.|
|Live stats available for most games.|