Mountain West Softball Weekly Release - May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012


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Mountain West regular-season softball action concludes this weekend, with San Diego State, Boise State and Colorado State still in contention for the league's title and automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. SDSU visits UNLV and CSU hosts New Mexico in MW action, while BSU hosts No. 16/14 Texas A&M in a non-conference series.

Notables:

  • New Mexico has hit a league-high 91 home runs as a team this season and currently leads the nation with a 1.86 average per game. The Lobos' 91 homers establish a new Mountain West single-season record, shattering the previous mark of 87 (BYU, 2007). New Mexico is also fourth in the NCAA in slugging percentage (.566) and eighth in scoring (6.73 runs per game).

  • Two MW players enter the week hitting above .400. Boise State's Tara Glover leads the league and ranks second nationally with a .483 clip at the plate, followed by New Mexico's Jessica Garcia (.445), who ranks 11th in the country. Glover's .483 average is on pace to surpass the Mountain West record of .458, set by BYU's Oli Keohohou in 2001.

  • The UNLV defense has turned a MW-best 25 double plays this season to rank third nationally with an average of 0.54 per game. Overall, the Rebels also lead the league with a .970 team fielding percentage.

  • Colorado State enters the final week of regular-season play riding a four-game win streak, the Rams' longest of the season.

  • San Diego State's Kayla Jordan and UNLV's Paige Emerson have each hit a league-best five triples in 2012, tying for fourth-most in a single season in league history.

  • New Mexico's Stefanie Carramusa has scored a league-high 59 runs in 2012 and currently ranks fifth nationally with a 1.20 per-game average. Carramusa's run tally is the most by a junior in MW history, breaking the previous record of 55 set by BYU's Kristin Delahoussaye in 2010. Carramusa ranks fifth overall on the league's single-season chart.

  • San Diego State's Hayley Miles leads the league and ranks seventh nationally with an .891 slugging percentage this season. New Mexico's Jessica Garcia (.875) is ninth on that same list.

  • UNLV will be looking to end an eight-game home losing streak when the Rebels host league-leading San Diego State to close out their 2012 regular-season schedule. The eight-game slide at Eller Media Stadium is tied for the longest in the program's history (1987 and `88). Last week, UNLV snapped an overall eight-game losing streak with an 8-4 win in its series opener at New Mexico. The Rebels' eight-game slide was their longest since a 10-game stretch during the 2006 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 16th homer of the season against Boise State on Sunday, surpassing teammate Lorena Klopp (15 in 2011) for the program's single-season record.

  • San Diego State's Hayley Miles has hit a league-best 19 doubles this season and ranks third nationally with an average of 0.39 doubles per game. Miles' 19 doubles ties Colorado State's Jessica Strickland (2005) for the MW sophomore class record and is tied for second-most in Conference history overall.

  • New Mexico catcher Jessica Garcia has thrown out 20 potential base-stealers in 2012, tying the program's single season record, originally set by Liz Young in 2006.

  • Boise State's Aubray Zell became the Broncos' first 20-game winner with last Friday's victory at San Diego State. The senior righthander has logged a Conference-best 194.2 innings in the circle this season and also leads the league with 169 strikeouts.

  • New Mexico's Stefanie Carramusa homered twice last week, extending her school record and MW junior class record to 22. Lobo teammate Jessica Garcia, who was co-owner of the previous school record for home runs in a season (13 in 2011), also has 22 homers in 2012. The 22 home runs tie for third-most in a single season in MW history. Carramusa and Garcia are tied for second and third in the country, respectively, in home run average (0.45) and total homers this season.

  • At 26-22, Colorado State is guaranteed its first winning season since finshing the 2010 campaign with a 29-20 record.

  • BSU's Tara Glover reached base safely in a school-record 37 consecutive games before failing to do so in Sunday's series finale at San Diego State. That game also saw Glover's hitting streak end at a school record-tying 13 games. Glover has reached base safely in 49 of 51 games this season.

  • 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 four times last week, extending the Aztecs' single-season record tally to 50. Last year's squad set the previous mark with 42 home runs.

  • San Diego State's Hayley Miles has crossed the plate 55 times in 2012, establishing a new Aztec record for runs scored in a single season. Miles' 55 runs also sets a new MW record for most by a sophomore (54, BYU's Oli Keohohou, 2002) and ties for eighth on the league's single-season list overall.

  • New Mexico's Jessica Garcia has driven in a Conference-best 67 runs this season, ranking third nationally with an average of 1.37 per game. Garcia's 67 RBIs ties for fourth-most in a single season in MW history.

  • Boise State's Tara Glover went 6-for-11 in last week's series with San Diego State, pushing her school-record hit tally to 84 this season. Glover's 84 hits establishes a new MW sophomore class record (81, SDSU's Kellie Nordhagen, 2000) and ranks fourth on the Mountain West's single-season list overall.
Coming Up in Mountain West Softball
Game Time TV
THURSDAY, MAY 10
No. 16/14 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. 16/14 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. 16/14 Texas A&M at BOISE STATE 4 p.m. MT
Legend
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CBSSN - CBS Sports Network DirecTV 613
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