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Top Performances for the Week of March 1-7

Julie Adams of UCLA, Third Base

Hit a two-run, two-out seventh-inning home run, helping UCLA toa 2-1 come-from-behind victory Sunday, over No. 3 Fresno State at the 1999 Fresno State Softball Classic. With the victory, UCLA claimed tournament champion honors, finishing a perfect 6-0 over the weekend. Enjoyed a solid performance against Creighton on Saturday, going 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and five RBI in a 16-4 win over Creighton. Her five RBI set the Fresno State Classic single-game RBI record. Finished the Classic batting .368 (7-for-19) with two home runs, seven RBI and three runs scored. UCLA is 24-0 on the season.

Crystal Draper of Oregon State, Pitcher

She was named to the Fresno State Classic All-Tournament Team after going 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA in three complete games (22.0 innings). She struck out 28 batters with just three walks and limited her opponents to a .224 batting average. She pitched the complete game shutout in OSU's eight-inning 1-0 win over No. 3 Fresno State to end the Bulldogs' 36-game home winning streak. She struck out eight Fresno State batters. Draper also had the game-winning RBI in the win over Fresno when she had a base hit in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Beavers the win. She struck out 11 batters in a win over Creighton, and she added nine Ks in a win over Long Beach. Offensively, she hit .400 for the weekend. She was 2-5 with three RBI (one against FSU and two against LBSU). She also walked twice. She did not bat against Creighton.

Jessica Falca of Coastal Carolina, Second Base /Shortstop, Senior

In a doubleheader this past week against St. Bonaventure, the
Lady Chanticleers' only contests this past week, Falca went 8-for-8 at the plate with four runs scored, one RBI, and four stolen bases. She now has 10 stolen bases this season and 150 career stolen bases. She needs 44 more stolen bases to break the NCAA Division I all-time record for career steals.

Karmen Lappo of Michigan, Catcher

Was selected Speedline Invitational MVP. She doubled against MSU in the semis and drilled a two-out, 0-2 pitch for a first inning grand slam vs. South Carolina in the championship game. She is joined by teamates left fielder Catherine Davie and pitcher Marie Barda on the all-tournament team.

Jessica Mendoza of Stanford, Freshman, Centerfielder, Camarillo, California

In the six games last week,

- She went 12-for-19 (.632) with 4 HR, 11 RBI, 11 runs scored
and 2 doubles

- Had a hit in every game.

- She had a slugging percentage of 1.474

- Against Pacific (Mar. 5), she went 2-for-3 with a triple and home run, that led to 3 RBI and 2 runs scored.

- Against Northwestern (Mar. 6), she went 2-for-2 with a HR and double, that led to 4 RBI and 2 runs scored.

- Against Illinois State (Mar. 6), she went 4-for-4 with a HR
and double, that led to 2 RBI and 4 runs scored.

- For the year, Mendoza leads Stanford in batting (.500), runs (26), hits (38), doubles (8), triples (2), HR (6), RBI (30) and slugging percentage (.895).

Lea Mishlan of South Florida, Junior, SS, Pearland, TX/Pearland

Mishlan hit .619 for the week in the Speedline Invitational Tournament. She had three doubles, three RBI, three stolen bases, and four runs while going 13-21 at the plate. Mishlan has extended her hitting streak to 14 games and increased her season average to .415. Mishlan was named to the Speedline Invitational All-Tournament Team for her performance.

Jana Mower of USL 

The Olathe, Kan., native had four home runs and nine RBIs in USL's six games. She hit .412 for the week, had an on-base percentage of .524 and a slugging percentage of 1.176. Through USL's 18 games this season, Mower leads the team with a .426 average with five home runs, 23 RBIs and seven doubles. Her current slugging percentage is .833.

Becky Newbry of Washington, Senior, Right Fielder/First

Hit .556 in helping UW to a 5-1 record at the Easton Showcase
in Fullerton, Calif. Newbry had 10 hits, including two doubles, one triple and one home run for a .944 slugging percentage. She knocked in 10 RBI and scored six runs herself. With a walk and a hit by pitch, Newbry's on-base percentage was .600. She also was 4-4 in stolen bases. On the season, Newbry is hitting .492 with 23 RBI.

Monica Triner of South Florida, Senior, P, Gibsonton, Fla./East

Triner pitched 40.1 innings this week at the Speedline Invitational including 20 innings in one day. She did not give up one earned run while facing 135 batters. She struck out 30 and earned a 4-0 record with one save. Triner has lowered her season ERA to 0.61 and increased her record to 11-2 on the year. She faced 70 batters in one day and gave up just eight hits. Triner was also named to the Speedline All-Tournament Team.