Lions Host Hornents In Final Homestand
LMU plays four key PCSC games against Sac State this weekend while also honoring a quartet of seniors playing their final home games.
April 13, 2012
LOS ANGELES - LMU softball returns to Smith Field for the final time this season, hosting Pacific Coast Softball Conference foe Sacramento State in a key four-game series on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. First pitch each day is scheduled for 10 a.m. Live stats and live audio will be available for all four games at LMULions.com.
INSIDE THE LIONS
Fischer continues her offensive tear and ranks among the top hitters in the nation. In games played through April 8, Fischer ranks second among all NCAA Division I players in batting average (.514), slugging percentage (1.144) and on-base percentage (.635), third in home runs (18), fourth in home runs per game (0.44) and 10th in RBIs per game (1.22). Also ranked among the nation's top 10 is Dana Waldusky, who comes in at No. 6 in walks allowed per seven innings (0.87).
Sacramento State enters the weekend series with a 21-13 overall record and 4-3 mark in PCSC play. The Hornets are coming off a four-game sweep of Santa Clara after having dropped three straight to Saint Mary's. Marissa Navarro paces five players batting over .300 with her .359 average. She leads the team with 37 hits, 32 RBIs and six home runs. The Hornets hit .275 as a team while their opponents hold a .259 batting average. Sac State's three pitchers combine to carry a 3.16 ERA. Taylor Stroud leads the way with a 2.62 ERA and 10-5 record. In 88 innings Stroud has 51 strikeouts and just 16 walks. Shelby Voelz is 6-3 with a 2.90 ERA and Caitlin Brooks is 5-5 with a 4.16 ERA.
HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH SACRAMENTO STATE