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This Week in Fastpitch: The Week of April 12-18.

Oregon State junior pitcher Tarrah Beyester became her school's career win leader over the weekend. Beyster now has won 57 games at OSU, breaking Joan Harveyís mark of 55 set from 1982-85. Beysterís 21 wins this year ties her own school single-season record.

Yale's Kristen Gengary tossed a 6-0 no-hitter vs. Fordham on April 13, the first Yale no-hitter since Jen Surface held Dartmouth hitless in 1994.

Seton Hall broke the school record for wins (23) in a season in its victory over Bucknell on Apri 15. The Pirates are now 24-4. Junior Vickie Lamb smashed her 10th home run of the year in the 10-0 win over the Bison.

Central Michigan ended Michigan's 33-game streak without a loss on April 14, beating the Wolverines 7-4 in the first game of a doubleheader. The loss also broke Michiganís 26-game home unbeaten streak.

Michigan State's Erica Strutz became the third player in Spartan history to win 20 games in a season with a 2-0 win over Eastern Michigan on April 14.

USL head coach Yvette Girouard earned her 700th career win, 9-1 over Southeastern Louisiana in the first game of a doubleheader on April 15. Two days later, USL pounded 12 home runs in two wins (22-0, 8-0) over Centenary. USL has hit a school single-season record 50 home runs, led by shortstop Alana Addison, who has homered a USL freshman-record nine times. USLís Kelli Bruce has now hit safely in 23 straight games.

Oregon head coach Rick Gamez recorded his 400th career win on April 14, 8-4 over Portland State.

Cornell sophomore Charlotte Brombach hit her first two home runs of the season and drove in a school single-game record six RBI in the Big Red's 8-0 win over Yale on April 17.

Fresno State drew 4,318 fans in the doubleheader against San Jose State on April 17. That attendance is the fourth-largest in school history and the largest draw to date this season. The Bulldogs have won a school record 26 consecutive conference home games (12-0 in 1999 and 14-0 in 1998).

The University of Southern Mississippi drew crowds of 1,234 and 1,102 to the two sessions of the USM Invitational over the weekend, this year's only scheduled home action for the first-year program Thirty-six of USM's 41 wins this year have come away from home.

Tennessee has won its last seven Southesatern Conference games after beginning the conference season by losing seven of its first eight. The Lady Vols swept Mississippi and Mississippi state last weekend.

Penn's 6-5 and 2-1 doubleheader wins over Dartmouth on April 18 were the first Ivy League wins for the Quakers since April 27, 1997, when they beat Dartmouth in the second game of a doubleheader in the season's final game. Since then, Penn had lost 18 consecutive conference games. The doubleheader sweep is the first for Penn in the league since 1996.

For the fourth consecutive year, Coker College (SC) pitcher Missy Paterson earned Carolinas-Virgina Athletics Conference Player of the Year and CVAC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors. Paterson may be the first college athlete in any sport to win conference player of the year AND conference tournament MVP honors in her freshman, sophomore, junior and
senior years. In this year's tournament, held April 17-18 at Florence, S.C., Paterson pitched three shutouts and allowed only one run in 26 innings. She also helped herself at the plate with two home runs as Coker won the conference championship for the seventh consecutive year.

SIU-Edwardsville's Katie Young pitched an 8-0 perfect game win over Division I Saint Louis University on April 13. It was the fourth perfect game and the 17th no-hitter in SIUE history.

Columbus State's (GA) Angela Lancaster advanced her record to 20-0 with a 9-3 win over Georgia College and State University. However, Lancaster saw her scoreless innings streak halted at 52 when she gave up a run in the third inning.

Kennesaw State's 3-0 and 12-1 wins over Lander on April 18 advanced the Owls record to 40-2 and clinched the program's ninth straight 40-win season.

Eastern New Mexico University freshman Rachel Mohler hit her school single-season record ninth home run of the year in a 6-4 loss to Western New Mexico on April 17. The previous recordholder was Jennifer Doolittle, who hit seven for the Zias in 1997.

American International College senior Carolyn McGowan hit two homers over the weekend, the 40th and 41st of her career. She now ranks fifth among NCAA Division III career home run leaders.

Central College (IA) coach George Wares moved into first place in career victories among active NCAA Division III coaches after winning both ends of a doubleheader agianst Dubuque on April 14. The sweep moved Wares' career win total to 487, moving him, at least temporarily, ahead of Iowa Conference veteran Betty Hoff of Luther, who has 485. Wares is 487-173-2 in his 15th season at Central and currently ranks second in the all-time Division III wins list, trailing Dr. June Walker who coached Trenton State (now The College of New Jersey) to a 721-154 record from 1974-95.

Future opponents of Wilkes University (PA) may want to have some in-depth discussions on how they're going to pitch to shortstop Robyn Mendygral. In a 10 at-bat stretch last week, Mendygral had nine hits, six of which were home runs (her first home runs of the season), and batted in a dozen runs. In 25 games this season, Mendygral is hitting .468.

Muskingum (OH) pitcher Jen Segner took a perfect game into the seventh inning against Mount Union on April 18, but a one-out single spoiled the perfecto and the no-hitter. Muskingum held on to win, 2-0.

Caldwell College (NJ) broke the school record for single season wins by sweeping Ramapo College 10-0 and 13-1 on April 15. The wins brought Caldwell's 1999 record to 20-5, the best start in the program's history.

Susquehanna Valley High School (NY) pitcher Barb Cook struck out 24 and allowed just four hits in posting wins of 1-0 and 6-1 over Seton Catholic and Chenango Valley respectively on April 15. Chenango Valley's run was unearned.

Richland Hills High School (Ft. Worth, TX) clinched first place in Texas District 6-5A with a 1-0, 14-inning win over Haltom High School on April 16. Haltomís Katy Cox struck out 20 in a losing effort while Lindsey Wilhemson of Richland whiffed 13.

South Bend Clay High School (IN), 4-2 this year, has already beaten the number nine team in Michigan (Bangor) and the eighth-ranked 3A team in Indiana (Fort Wayne Northrop).