Tigers Prep For Series With BYU

Tigers Prep For Series With BYU

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific softball team (14-22, 0-3) play their second conference series of the season this weekend trek to Provo, Utah for a three-game friendly against BYU.

Following a three-game skid last weekend to San Diego, the Tigers look to bounce back and have a strong outing against last year's WCC champion Cougars (16-19, 2-1).


Gameday Info:

-Pacific vs. BYU | Friday, April 12th | 12:00 P.M. | Live Stats, Live Stream 

-Pacific vs. BYU | Saturday, April 13th | 2:00 P.M. | Live Stats, Live Stream

-Pacific vs. BYU | Sunday, April 13th | 12:00 P.M. | Live Stats, Live Stream

-Location: Gail Miller Field | Provo, Utah


Last Time Out:

  • The Orange and Black dropped their WCC series opener to USD last weekend. The Torerros would sweep UOP, 3-0.

  •  Hailey Reed would hold a .500 batting clip in the Tigers' series with the Torreros, snagging three hits, a double, and two base on balls. The Topeka, Kansas native would also strike out seven batters over the weekend.

  •  Madison Kahwaty and Madeline Domingo each chipped in two RBI's to lead the team.


REED RACKIN 'EM UP:

  • Junior pitcher Hailey Reed continues to be the Tigers' go-to ace. The Topeka, Kansas native still maintains the lead in the Orange and Black's pitching rotation this year ranking in the top 100 in the nation with a total strikeouts (98) and strikeouts per seven innings (7.62). Her 98 strikeouts ranks first in the WCC.

  • Reed has struck out a batter in each of her 17 appearances in the circle this season. She set a career-high in K totals (13) twice this season against Utah State (Feb. 9th) and Fairleigh Dickinson (March 9th).

  • The right-hander also leads the Tigers in wins (6), ERA (2.49), and innings pitched (81.0).


SUPER FRESHMAN: 

  • The Tigers' freshman class have stepped up in a major way this season. First year players Madison KahwatyCarly LucchettiJessica Mabrey, and Myka Sutherlin have all started at least 33 games for Head Coach Brian Kolze and his crew.

  • Kahwaty has delivered consistently at the plate in her first season at Pacific as she currently leads the team with a .302 batting average and 49 total bases. The Livermore, Calif. infielder also ranks second on the team in hits (26) and doubles (7).

  • Jessica Mabrey has lived up to her expectation as UOP's utility player, holding a .941 fielding percentage at both third base and behind home plate. Mabrey has also racked up 141 putouts for her team this season. The product from Scottsdale, Ariz. carries a team-high 18 RBI's in this weekend and sits second behind Kahwaty both hits (23) and home runs. 

  • Carly Lucchetti leads the Orange and Black with 18 runs scored.


SCOUTING THE OPPONENT:

  • vs. BYU (16-19, 2-1)

    • The Cougars a coming off a series win against Loyola Marymount last weekend. BYU would take their final two games against the Lions to move their conference record to 2-1.

    • Reigning WCC Player of the Year Rylee Jensen continues to impress in her junior season with the Cougars hitting .370 to go along with 10 doubles, six home runs, and 19 RBI's for the season.

    • First Baseman Libby Sugg will also be a driving force to contain for the Tigers. Sugg has a team-best 21 runs batted in for her team paired with a .306 batting clip.

    • Autumn Moffat and Arissa Paulson have both shown promise in the circle for BYU. Both pitchers have made at least 19 appearances this season as well as a combined 13 complete games. Moffat holds a 2.70 ERA while Paulson has struck out 64 batters to lead their team.

 

 

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