Mountain West Softball Weekly Release - May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012


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League-leading San Diego State puts its eight-game win streak on the line Wednesday with a non-conference outing at Cal State Fullerton before returning to Mountain West action this weekend at home against Boise State. Game 2 of the BSU-SDSU series will be televised on The Mtn., Saturday at 1 p.m. PT. UNLV and New Mexico will also square off in MW play this weekend.

Notables:

  • New Mexico has hit a league-high 77 home runs as a team this season and currently leads the nation with a 1.79 average per game. The Lobos' 77 homers rank fifth on the MW's all-time single-season chart. New Mexico is also fifth in the NCAA in slugging percentage (.557) and eighth in scoring (6.63 runs per game).

  • Three MW players enter the week hitting above .400. Boise State's Tara Glover leads the league and ranks third nationally with a .479 clip at the plate, followed by San Diego State's Hayley Miles (.437) and New Mexico's Jessica Garcia (.413). Glover's .479 average is on pace to surpass the Mountain West record of .458, set by BYU's Oli Keohohou in 2001.

  • Colorado State's three-game sweep of UNLV last week was the Rams' first in MW action since taking three from New Mexico in 2010. The wins also snapped CSU's eight-game losing streak against the Rebels.

  • New Mexico's Stefanie Carramusa has scored a league-high 54 runs in 2012 and currently ranks third nationally with a 1.26 per-game average. Carramusa's run tally is tied for eighth on the MW's all-time single season list, and is one shy of the junior class record of 55 (BYU's Kristin Delahoussaye, 2010).

  • The UNLV defense has turned a MW-best 23 double plays this season to rank fourth nationally with an average of 0.53 per game. Overall, the Rebels also lead the league with a .972 team fielding percentage.

  • San Diego State's Kayla Jordan has four triples this season, tying Hayley Miles (2001) and Stephanie Chapel (1990) for most by an Aztec freshman.

  • UNLV's Paige Emerson hit her fifth triple of the season last week against Colorado State. She leads the league and ranks ninth in the NCAA with an average of 0.12 triples per game. Emerson's five triples is tied for fourth on the league's all-time single-season chart.

  • UNLV enters this week's Mountain West series at New Mexico looking to halt an eight-game losing streak. The Rebels' eight-game slide is their longest since a 10-game stretch during the 2006 campaign. UNLV's eight-game home losing streak is tied for the longest in the program's history (1987 and `88). The Rebels' 0-6 start to Mountain West play is the first time since the league's first season (2000) that the program has been winless.

  • San Diego State's Hayley Miles leads the league and ranks eighth nationally with an .894 slugging percentage this season.

  • New Mexico snapped an eight-game losing streak with Sunday's 6-5 win at Boise State. The Lobos' eight-game skid was their longest of the 2012 campaign.

  • At 9-0, Colorado State's Kailey Snyder is the only pitcher on the Rams' staff without a loss.

  • San Diego State's Hayley Miles hit her 15th homer of the season against Cal State Fullerton last week, tying teammate Lorena Klopp (2011) for the program's single-season record. Miles also hit her 16th double of the season against the Titans. She leads the MW and ranks seventh nationally with a per-game average of 0.36 doubles per game.

  • Boise State's Aubray Zell extended her school-record win tally to 19 games in 2012 with Friday's victory over New Mexico. 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 183.0 innings in the circle this season and also leads the league with 163 strikeouts.

  • New Mexico's Stefanie Carramusa homered twice against Boise State last week, bringing her season tally to a school-record 20. That sets a new Mountain West junior class record (18, Utah's Kara Foster, 2009), while tying for fifth in the league all-time. Carramusa ranks third and fourth in the country, respectively, in home run average (0.47) and total homers. Lobo teammate Jessica Garcia, who was co-owner of the previous school record for home runs (13 in 2011), has 17 this season to rank eighth nationally in per-game average (0.47) and 10th in total homers.

  • Boise State extended its home win streak to 28 games before seeing it come to an end with Sunday's loss to New Mexico. The Broncos entered last week with the nation's second-longest active home win streak. Prior to Sunday, BSU's last loss at Mountain Cove Field came in the first game of a May 1, 2010 twinbill against San Jose State, 7-6.

  • BSU's Tara Glover has reached base safely in 35 consecutive games and enters this week's action riding an 11-game hitting streak. San Diego State's Hayley Miles has reached base safely in 32 straight games.

  • Colorado State's Emily Pohl has drawn a league-high 38 walks this season, 13 more than teammate Alysa Greckel, who is second on the team with 25.

  • San Diego State homered twice in last Wednesday's win over Cal State Fullerton, extending the Aztecs' single-season record tally to 46. Last year's squad set the previous mark with 42 home runs.

  • San Diego State's Hayley Miles has cross the plate 51 times in 2012, establishing a new Aztec record for runs scored in a single season. The previous mark of 41 was set by Tiffany Goudy in 2002.

  • New Mexico's Jessica Garcia has driven in a Conference-best 54 runs this season, ranking fifth nationally with an average of 1.26 per game. Garcia's 54 RBIs ties the program record, originally set by Danielle Cassara in 1999.

  • Boise State's Tara Glover went 8-for-12 in last week's series with New Mexico, pushing her school-record hit tally to 78 this season. The previous single-season mark of 69 hits was set by Kathy Cox in 2010. Glover's 78 hits ranks ninth on the Mountain West's all-time list for most in a single season.

  • New Mexico's Stefanie Carramusa ranks 10th nationally with a slugging percentage of .873, putting her on pace to shatter the program's single-season record set by Lobo teammate Jessica Garcia (.801) in 2011.
Coming Up in Mountain West Softball
Game Time TV
TUESDAY, MAY 1
NEW MEXICO at UTEP 4 p.m. PT
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
NEW MEXICO at UTEP (DH) 11 a.m. PT
COLORADO STATE at Northern Colorado 5 p.m. MT
SAN DIEGO STATE at Cal State Fullerton 6 p.m. PT
FRIDAY, MAY 4
*UNLV at NEW MEXICO 6 p.m. MT
*BOISE STATE at SAN DIEGO STATE 6 p.m. PT
SATURDAY, MAY 5
*BOISE STATE at SAN DIEGO STATE 1 p.m. PT The Mtn.
*UNLV at NEW MEXICO 5 p.m. MT
SUNDAY, MAY 6
*UNLV at NEW MEXICO 1 p.m. MT
*BOISE STATE at SAN DIEGO STATE 1 p.m. PT
THURSDAY, MAY 10
No. 18/16 Texas A&M at BOISE STATE 4 p.m. MT
*NEW MEXICO at COLORADO STATE 4 p.m. MT
*SAN DIEGO STATE at UNLV 6 p.m. PT
FRIDAY, MAY 11
*NEW MEXICO at COLORADO STATE (DH) 11 a.m. MT
No. 18/16 Texas A&M at BOISE STATE 4 p.m. MT
*SAN DIEGO STATE at UNLV 5 p.m. PT
SATURDAY, MAY 12
*SAN DIEGO STATE at UNLV 1 p.m. PT CBSSN
No. 18/16 Texas A&M at BOISE STATE 4 p.m. MT
Legend
* - 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.