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Softball Coaching Bible


Cathi Aradi

Lock Haven Soaring High

Lock Haven University has its sights on the national title in Salem, Va., and since Mar. 18, the Lady Eagles have been virtually unstoppable. 

With freshman Kristin Erb’s 25-0 record and Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II Player of the Week Courtney Hughes leading the way, Lock Haven has rolled to 33 straight victories heading into the weekend. 

Central Cabarrus Keeps Winning 

Central Cabarrus High School in North Carolina continues to win games. Currently the top team in the USA Today/NFCA High School Top 25 Poll, Monte Sherrill’s squad has extended its winning streak to an impressive 77 straight games. 

They currently top the rankings with a 21-0 mark. 

SFSU’s Garnett Claims Milestone Victory 

Sonja Garnett has had a stellar career at San Francisco State. She added yet another accomplishment to an already lengthy list as she hurled a pair of victories over Cal State Dominguez Hills for her 99th and 100th career victories at the school. 

Garnett picked up the milestone victory as she hurled her 28th complete game of the season with three strikeouts and two walks to go along with eight hits and a pair of runs. 

Prescott Finishes No-Hitter… Six Weeks Later 

Lizzy Prescott might have completed the longest no-hitter in history last week. Humboldt State beat Saint Martin’s 11-0 as Prescott hurled her second collegiate no-hitter in a week’s span in a contest that was suspended six weeks earlier. 

In the six-week no-hitter, Prescott struck out a conference-record 17 hitters, including the final 12 hitters she faced. 

In the second game she tossed a one-hit shutout with 11 K’s. Between the two games, she struck out 11 straight hitters at one point, giving her a school-record 229 K’s on the year. 

Prescott has helped guide the Lumberjacks to 13 straight victories and wins in 42 of the last 43 games. 

N.C. State Leads Pack in ACC 

Last weekend’s sweep of North Carolina gave N.C. State its first ACC regular season title in the program’s three-year history. 

The victory over their in-state foes was the first time this season that the Tar Heels have lost a conference series. 

Forget About First-Year Jitters 

It’s very seldom that a first-year program encounters immediate success. Don’t tell that to the Western Carolina softball team. 

In its first season of competition, WCU has put together a 40-16 record and 15-2 conference mark to win the SoCon regular season title. Western Carolina’s 80 home runs, including 21 from Ashley Adams, shattered the conference record, while freshman pitcher Mendy McKenzie has put together a 10-1 conference mark and earned SoCon Pitcher of the Week honors five times.