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This Week in Fastpitch

OBU wins Leadoff: Oklahoma Baptist won the inagural NAIA Leadoff Classic in LaGrange, Ga., going 6-0 (including a 4-0 mark against teams ranked in the top 25) to claim the title. Kayla Hubbard was named the tournament's most outstanding player after belting three home runs on the weekend.

DePaul takes crown: The DePaul Blue Demons, currently ranked No. 13 in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll, went 4-1 at the Hedrick's Hallowell Chevrolet Classic. DePaul knocked off top-ranked UCLA 1-0 last weekend, handing the Bruins only their second loss of the season and ending UCLA's 22-game win streak.

In the circle: DePaul's Lindsay Chouinard was phenominal at the tournament. The senior from Fresno, Calif., returned to her hometown in style. She appeared in four games, going 3-0 with three complete games and also picking up a save. In DePaul's upset of UCLA, she scattered six hits while striking out eight. On the weekend, Chouinard threw 23 innings, gave up only three runs, struck out 21 batters and only issued one walk.

The Illini are on a roll: Illinois is 12-4 this season thanks in part to freshman Rachelle Corridi. The Fort Worth, Texas, native hit safely in six of Illinois' seven games last week. She scored six runs and delivered nine RBI's. She had six stolen bases in seven attempts . Against Coastal Carolina, Corridi went 4-for-5 with six RBI's, two runs scored and two stolen bases.

Making your hits count: Danyele Gomez, a freshman outfielder for Louisiana-Lafayette went 4-for-6 in a doubleheader sweep of Southern Mississippi last week. But three of her four hits were home runs. She hit a three-run home run in the first game amd had another three-run homer as well as a two-run shot in the second game. Gomez added an RBI single to total nine RBI's in two games.

A huge compliment: Arizona State head coach Linda Wells said that senior Kara Brun's performance at the National Invitatonal Softball Tournament in Sunnyvale, Calif, "was her best weekend of her four-year career as a Sun Devil." That's saying a lot . Brun hit safely in all six games, led the team in every offensive category, batting .591 (13-for-22) with three home runs, three doubles, seven runs scored and seven RBI's. She became ASU's all-time RBI leader (160) in the first game against Virginia Tech. She is also the Sun Devils' all-time leader in doubles (46) and home runs (32).