Softball Welcomes Fresno St. For Three-Game Series

April 25, 2013

SAN DIEGO -

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The San Diego State softball team plays host to Fresno State this weekend in a key three-game series.

The Aztecs (28-16), who are tied with Colorado State for the Mountain West lead at 6-3, and the Bulldogs (26-20, 7-5 MW) are scheduled to play at 6 p.m. PT Friday, 1 p.m. PT Saturday and 1 p.m. PT Sunday.

The weekend home series will be SDSU's first three home games since a non-conference win against San Diego on April 3. San Diego State has played its last nine games on the road.

Nine of the Aztecs' 16 losses this season have come against nationally ranked schools, including four vs. 2012 Women's College World Series teams. Additionally, SDSU has played 16 teams who made last year's NCAA tournament.

Junior Lorena Bauer (San Diego/Steele Canyon HS) leads the MW in batting average (.418), slugging percentage (.806) and total bases (108), and is second in hits (56), RBIs (39), home runs (11) and doubles (15, tied).

Senior Kamerin May (Corona, Calif.) is hitting .359 with three homers and 23 RBIs, while junior Patrice Jackson (Kansas City, Mo.) is batting .358 with a league-best 13 home runs and 30 RBIs. Sophomore Kayla Jordan (San Diego/Bonita Vista HS) (.312, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 31 R, 10 SB) and senior Kristin May (Corona, Calif.) (.307, HR, 17 RBI, 11 2B) are also above the .300 mark for San Diego State, which is collectively hitting .298.

Freshman left-hander Danielle O'Toole (Upland, Calif.) (11-6, 1.76 ERA, 23.0 IP) and senior right-hander Rebecca Arbino (Clovis, Calif.) (16-10, 2.02 ERA, 166.1 IP) rank first and second in the Mountain West in ERA and back a pitching staff that easily leads the conference ERA at 2.01 (Fresno State is second at 2.73).

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