Softball to finish home season with Senior Weekend
The Arizona State softball team (42-5, 14-2 Pac-12) will wrap up its regular home season with a three-game series against Utah (26-23, 1-17 Pac-12) this weekend at Farrington Stadium.
The series, which begins Friday night at 7 p.m. and continues Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m., will be the last for this year's senior class. Softball will honor the outgoing seniors following the conclusion of Sunday's contest.
Nikole Afusia, BIS (sociology/social welfare)
Hillary Bach, MBA, undergraduate degree in business marketing
Katelyn Boyd, family and human development
Laura Bradley, kinesiology
Talor Haro, BIS (communication and exercise wellness)
Annie Lockwood, special education and sociology
Christina Zambrana, physical education and sociology
The Sun Devils host Utah May 4-6 in the regular-season home series finale. Senior day is at noon on Sunday, come out and support your seniors in their final Pac-12 game! Live stats can be found on the ASU schedule page, here, live radio here.
PREVIOUSLY FOR THE DEVILS
ASU completed its fourth sweep of the season with three victories over the No. 11 Washington Huskies, which marks the most conference sweeps in a single season under head coach Clint Myers. Senior Katelyn Boyd became the all-time leader at ASU for RBI, with seven on the weekend thanks to a four-RBI grand slam and 232 in her career. Annie Lockwood had her own record-setting performance, moving into sixth place in the career RBI records with 164 after Sunday's 5-4 victory.
SCOUTING THE UTES
Utah got its first Pac-12 win this past weekend, with an 8-6 victory over Oregon State on Saturday. The Utes are led by sophomore infielder Taylor Austin, who has a .556 clip on the year, while the team is hitting a cumulative .288. The bullpen, which has a collective 3.82 ERA, is headed by Generra Nielson, who is throwing a 3.15 ERA going into the weekend.
BOYD PLAYER OF THE WEEK | Release Here
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate Katelyn Boyd earned her second consecutive Pac-12 Player of the Week award, which marked her fourth in her career. Boyd recorded her second grand slam of the season, and went 3-for-4 on the weekend in total. She currently leads the team this season in hits (59), home runs (19), slugging percentage (.977), on-base percentage (.581) and runs scored (61).
TICKET OFFICE PROMOTION
The first 100 fans to come through the gates each day of the Utah series will receive a 2011 National Championship commemorative ticket autographed by the Sun Devil softball team.
FOLLOW THE SUN DEVILS LIVE
The entire series versus Utah will be broadcasted on radio on the Blaze 1330 AM's UStream channel, here. Live stats and play-by-play will also be available on Gametracker, (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). All links can also be found in the sidebar on the Arizona State softball schedule page, which is found here.
CLOTHING DRIVE AT SOFTBALL, MAY 4-6 | Watch Video Here
The weekend of May 4-6 the softball team will have a table set up at Farrington Stadium to accept donations for Helen's Hope Chest throughout the weekend as the Sun Devils take on Utah in the season home finale. Senior designated player Nikole Afusia is an intern at Helen's Hope Chest - we invite you to learn more about this event here.
VOTE FOR BOYD FOR THE LOWE'S SENIOR CLASS AWARD | Vote Here
Ten NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Katelyn Boyd has been chosen as one of the 2012 finalist. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. Vote for Katelyn at http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote.