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Cathi Aradi

This Week in Fastpitch: Week Ending March 7, 1999

Third baseman Julie Adams' two-run homer in the top of the

seventh with two out gave No. 1-ranked UCLA a 2-1 win over third-ranked Fresno State and the championship of the 1999 Fresno State Classic before the fifth-largest crowd (3,719) in NCAA softball history...UCLA finished with a 6-0 tournament record, Fresno was third at 4-2 (Oregon State was second).

...Fresno freshman pitcher Kristen Hunter pitched her second no-hitter of the season, a 3-0 win over Long Beach State, on March 4 at the Classic

... It was a momentous day for Stanford on March 5 in the Cal State Fullerton tournament...Stanford senior Marcy Crouch pitched her second consecutive 5-inning perfect game in beating Auburn 9-0, and Stanford's Jessica Mendoza homered
in the 4-1 Cardinal win over Pacific, giving Stanford nine homers for the year, surpassing the previous team single-season recordof eight

...Savannah College of Art and Design (NCAA Division III)
is 6-0 after 24-4 and 28-8 wins over Wesleyan on March 3 in Savannah, Georgia

... SCAD's Chrissy Way smashed her second grand slam home run of the season

...Iowa's Shawnte Vallejo homered in each game to lead 23rd-ranked Iowa to wins over Maryland (3-0) and Alabama (4-3) in the Speedline Classic on March 4...Vallejo now has 11 career homers, fourth on the Hawkeye career list

...Don't look now, but NFCA Hall of Fame Coach Dianne Baker, who guided Stephen F. Austin College to national prominence in the 1980s, may be poised to do the same at Texas Woman's University in the 1990's and beyond...TWU is 18-5 after finishing second in its own tournament over the weekend, losing to area rival, Texas Wesleyan...All-South
Central Region selection Nickie Engelbrecht went 12 for 19 (.632), hit the team's first home run of the season, and belted six extra-base hits

...Fellow All-Region player, Cathy Jacobson, tied her own
Lone Star Conference record with four stolen bases in a game (twice this weekend)...She stole 16 sacks in 16 attempts in the tourney

...Bethany College (NCAA Division III) Head Coach Jan Forsty picked up her 300th career win, a 5-0 victory over Bridgewater on March 6...Forsty's Bethany squad began the season with wins in five of its first six games

...Chattanooga State (NJCAA) is off to a 6-0 start after
9-0 and 12-1 run-rule wins over Columbia State on March 3

...Pitcher Kelly Schade of Simpson College (NCAA Division III) hurled her 53rd career shutout in beating William Paterson College 1-0 on March 8 at the Rebel Spring Games...Schade, a two-time NFCA All-American, struck out 15 and gave up one hit

...Schade isn't Simpson's only pitcher this year...Storm No. 2 hurler Kari Bahrke tossed a no-hitter in beating Haverford, 10-0

...The University of Nebraska-Omaha won the championship of the Pittsburg State (Kansas) Tournament, as Lady Mav sophomore pitcher Michelle Marthei threw a no-hitter, beating Augustana (South Dakota) 1-0 in the title game

...Oregon Tech (NAIA) defeated Menlo College 6-4 for the championship of the Menlo College/Peninsula Classic Tournament...Oregon Tech's Megan Mills, Leslie Ernstrom and Kassie Ross all earned spots on the All-Tourney team

...Utah Valley (NJCAA) got outstanding batting peformances from outfielder Sabrina Dinkel (13-for-17) and Lindsey Hodgen (10-for-16) in the Snow College/Rocky Mountain Shootout over the weekend...Dinkel is batting .688 and Hodgen .568 overall as UVCC is off to a 7-4 start

...Horizon High School
(California) sophomore pitcher Bre DeSanta opened the season for Horizon with a 9 strikeout no-hitter in beating Corona Del Sol High School, 3-0 on March 3.