Softball's Arbino & Bauer Earn MW Weekly Awards

May 14, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State senior Rebecca Arbino (Clovis, Calif.) and junior Lorena Bauer (San Diego/Steele Canyon HS) each earned Mountain West weekly awards, the league announced today. Arbino was chosen as the MW Pitcher of the Week and Bauer was selected the MW Player of the Week.

The duo helped the Aztecs sweep UNLV (5-1, 7-0 and 2-1) over the weekend en route to claiming their sixth Mountain West title and automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.

Arbino went 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA over 15 innings in the circle. The right-hander struck out 16 against two walks, while limiting the opposition to a .196 average on 11 singles.

In the opener on Thursday, Arbino tossed a complete game, allowing one run on four hits and a walk over seven innings, while striking out 11. She pitched one inning of scoreless relief on Friday, giving up one hit. On Saturday, Arbino scattered one run on six hits and a walk over seven innings with five strikeouts.

Earlier today, Arbino was named the Mountain West Pitcher of the Year and was picked to the all-conference squad. On the season, she is 20-12 with a 1.96 ERA in 207 1/3 innings. Arbino has 196 strikeouts and has limited the opposition to a .235 average.

Bauer batted .571 (.4-for-7) , leading the team in batting average, doubles (1), home runs (2), RBIs (7), total bases (11), slugging percentage (1.571), walks (3, tied) and on-base percentage (.700).

On Thursday, Bauer was 2-for-2 with a home run, double, walk, three RBIs and a run. On Friday, she was 2-for-3 with a homer, walk, four RBIs and two runs scored. On Saturday, Bauer was 0-for-2 with a walk.

Like Arbino, Bauer was named to the all-MW team earlier today.

Bauer ranks 36th in the country in batting average (.421), and also leads the Aztecs in hits (67), doubles (18), RBIs (49), total bases (128), slugging percentage (.805) and on-base percentage (.477).

SDSU (35-18) plays rv/No. 21 Georgia (38-19) at 12:30 p.m. PT Friday in Tempe, Ariz. The No. 5 overall seed and No. 4/4 Arizona State (45-10) and San Jose State (42-15) will follow at 3 p.m. PT in the double-elimination regional.