Key PCSC Match Up in Provo
LMU and BYU, the top two teams in the PCSC standings, go head-to-head in a four-game series Friday and Saturday in Provo, Utah.
April 11, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Riding a four-game win streak, the LMU softball team heads to Provo, Utah, to face the Pacific Coast Softball Conference preseason favorite, BYU, for a pair of doubleheaders on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. Friday's doubleheader begins at 4 p.m Pacific while first pitch Saturday is set for noon Pacific. Saturday's games will also be broadcast live on BYUtv (DirectTV Channel 374 and Dish Channel 9403) and webstreamed at BYUtv.org.
FOLLOW THE LIONS
Friday, April 12 - LMU at BYU (DH), 4:00 p.m. (PT), Gail Miller Field
Live Stats | Listen Live (BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143)
Saturday, April 13 - LMU at BYU (DH), 12:00 p.m. (PT), Gail Miller Field
Live Stats | Webcast/BYUtv (DirectTV Channel 374 and Dish Channel 9403)
INSIDE THE LIONS
The Lions enter the week riding a four-game win streak after a PCSC series sweep of Saint Mary's... LMU now sits at 8-4 in PCSC play, good for second place behind BYU, which is 6-2... Pitching dominated for the Lions against the Gaels as they allowed just four runs, three earned, in the four-game set... LMU also saw some much-needed clutch hitting as two games were decided by one run - including the series finale that saw a seventh-inning two-out rally capped by a walk-off, RBI-single by Hannah Montalban... The freshman has been one of the most consistent hitters for LMU recently and now leads the team with a .367 average... Junior Meghan Harman leads LMU overall with 42 hits, including eight doubles, one triple and six home runs (.353 average)... Sterling Shuster has also come on strong as of late and is one of four Lions batting over .300 while also leading the battery with 12 doubles... The Lions' pitching staff holds a combined 2.26 ERA... Sydney Gouveia leads the way with a 13-2 record and 1.54 ERA in 24 total appearances... The freshman's 11.5 strikeouts per seven innings is good for No. 3 in the nation... She also ranks 9th in total strikeouts (195) and 12th in shutouts (6)... Skylar Segura is also ranked among the nation's best, coming in at No. 5 in sacrifice hits per game (0.37)...
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
This four-game series makes a match-up between the current two top teams in the PCSC standings... BYU sits in first a 6-2 while LMU is in second at 8-4... In a preseason coaches poll, the Cougars were picked to win the PCSC while the Lions were picked to finish second... LMU enters the series riding a four-game sweep of Saint Mary's... BYU split their most recent series, a four-game set at Utah Valley...
INSIDE THE ALL-TIME SERIES
LMU is 2-10 all-time against BYU, including a 1-2 mark in Los Angeles and 1-8 record at various neutral sites... This marks the first time the two teams will meet in Provo, and the first time they meet as conference opponents... The Cougars have won the last six meetings by a combined score of 49-4... The teams last met at the Pre Conference Round Up in Las Vegas during the 2011 season... The Cougars swept a pair of games from the Lions, 4-0 and 10-4...
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