This Week in WAC Softball - Feb. 26
New Mexico State’s Teresa Conrad and San Jose State’s Amanda Pridmore have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for Feb. 18-24. This is the first-ever honor for Conrad and the first of the season and second of her career for Pridmore.
Conrad, a senior utility player from Los Angeles, led the Aggies at the plate last week with a .600 batting average, an .800 slugging percentage and a .714 on-base percentage. She had a hit in all four games, with two doubles, three runs scored, one RBI and three walks. Conrad had two multi-hit games and reached base each of her four times at the plate against rival UTEP.
Pridmore, a senior from Modesto, Calif., went 2-0 with a save in four appearances last week. In 15.1 innings, she posted a 0.91 ERA, 25 strikeouts and held opponents to a .143 batting average. Pridmore opened the week with a save against Fresno State. She then struck out 10 in 5.0 innings over work against Saint Mary’s and followed it up with a career-high 13 strikeouts in a complete-game win over St. John’s.
Other Hitter of the Week nominees included: Louisiana Tech’s Anna Cross hit .400 with a double, two runs and five RBI ... Vanessa House of San Jose State hit .389 with three doubles, one triple and eight RBI ... UT Arlington’s Meagan Michele hit .385 with a homer and three RBI ... Megan Low of UTSA hit .400 with a double, two home runs and six RBI.
Other Pitcher of the Week nominees included: New Mexico State’s Alex Newman went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts on the week ... Teri Lyles of UT Arlington went 2-1 with a 0.91 ERA and 10 strikeouts ... UTSA’s Haylee Staton went 3-0 with a 0.26 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 26.2 innings of work.
UTSA’S STATON THROWS 20 CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS INNINGS
UTSA’s Haylee Staton allowed just one run over 26.2 innings of work and tossed 20 consecutive scoreless frames before allowing a run to Purdue. Against North Texas on Feb. 20, she allowed a season-low two hits and registered a season-high eight strikeouts.
SEATTLE U CHRISTENS NEW HOME
Seattle U hosted local opponent Northwest University in its first regular-season contests at its newly renovated home, Logan Field at Seattle University Park. The Redhawks won both contests in five innings, 9-1 and 15-0. In the second game, SU scored 11 runs in a single inning. Lisa Maulden hit the first regular-season home run on the new field to right field and Bubba Morrow added the second to center field.
UTSA’S LOW HAS SECOND THREE-RBI GAME
UTSA sophomore catcher Megan Low recorded her second three-RBI game of the season with a 2-for-2 performance against North Texas on Feb. 20. She had first multi-homer game and had a career-high four RBI against Rutgers on Feb. 16.
SJSU’S PRIDMORE RECORDS 500TH STRIKEOUT
San Jose State senior Amanda Pridmore recorded her 500th career strikeout Feb. 17 in her team’s 10-4 win over Idaho State. With 526 strikeouts on her career, Pridmore needs 119 more to surpass Carol Forbes (2002-05) as the Spartans’ career strikeout leader.