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Outstanding Division I Player Peformances

Amanda Scott, Pitcher, Fresno State, Senior, Clovis, CA

Scott went 2-0, including a 2-0 win over No. 12 Stanford, and became only the second Bulldog pitcher ever to notch 100 career wins. Joining former All-America standout Terry Carpenter (107-25, 1989-92) at the 100-career win plateau, Scott's career win-loss record stands at 100-16 with more than half of those wins via shutouts (63). Already ranked No. 1 at Fresno State in career appearances (140), strikeouts (787), saves (10) and strikeouts per 7 IP (6.73), Scott moved into the NCAAÕs Top 20 in career shutouts (No. 11) and career victories (No. 17). Recording her 11th ten-strikeout game of the season against Loyola Marymount, Scott improved to 27-3 on the year with 22 shutouts, four saves and FSU school single-season record 250 strikeouts for a 0.38 ERA in 223.2 innings overall With the shutout win over Loyola Marymount, Scott goes to 5-0 with four shutouts and 43 strikeouts for a 0.00 ERA in 35.0 innings in WAC play. After the two wins last week Scott also extends her unearned run streak to 92.2 innings (Scott holds school record at 126.0 in 1999) and is now 8-3 vs. teams in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25. A seven-time WAC Pitcher of the Week selection, Scott has started 29 games, completed 27 and has 22 shutout victories among her 27 wins.

Jennifer Skuta, Outfield, Central Michigan University, Sophomore, Pinconning, MI.

Skuta was 12-for-18 (.667) at the plate for Central Michigan last week, leading her team to a 5-1 week. Skuta had a multiple-hit game in all six games during the week and she currently has a seven-game hitting streak. She had four runs scored, two RBI, a triple, a walk and a sacrifice on the week.

Carole Gorecki, Pitcher, Loyola University (IL), Sophomore, Oak Lawn, IL

Gorecki threw a pair of complete games last week, defeating Detroit, 6-0 and Cleveland State, 5-1. The sophomore righthander scattered four hits in the victory over Detroit, then took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against Cleveland State before Tiffany Stocker singled with two outs. Gorecki finished with a one-hitter. For the week, Gorecki was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA to improve to 9-5 for the year. She has already quadrupled her win total from her freshman year when she won just two games. Loyola is 20-14 overall and 5-3 in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference and has won four straight games. The Ramblers' 20-14 record is an eight-game improvement over last year's record through 34 outings.

Dana Degen, Catcher/DP, Hawai'i, Senior, La Mesa, CA

Degen wielded the mightiest bat for a Wahine offense that hit .305 in six games during the week, as she batted .364, with three home runs, 10 RBI and a .773 slugging percentage to lead Hawaii to three road wins. She opened the week by leading the Wahine to an upset at No. 18 Oregon by enjoying the best day ever by a UH player. She went 3-for-4, with a grand slam and a three-run homer, tying school records for homers and RBI (7) in a game, as Hawaii won, 9-6. Two days later at WAC rival Portland State, she went 2-for-5 to help UH to the 10-5 win. The next day, she went 2-for-3, with another homer and three RBI as Hawai'i won that contest, 4-2. For the season, the senior leads the team in batting (.389), homers (7), RBI (25), slugging (.584), walks (21), on-base average (.481) and has posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage at catcher this season.

Ginger Jones, First Base, Alabama, Junior, Tuscaloosa, AL

Jones hit .571 in the series against Mississippi State including a home run and seven RBI. Over the weekend, she had a .786 slugging percentage and a .647 on-base percentage. She has hit safely in 12 of her last 13 games and during that span she has a .615 average with three homers and 21 RBI while registering a .923 slugging percentage with only two strikeouts. She leads the SEC in RBI (62) and home runs (14). Jones is currently seven RBI shy of the SEC single season record (69) and three shy of the school record (65).

Jennifer Sharron, Pitcher, Notre Dame, Junior, Agoura Hills, CA.

Sharron was 2-0 on the mound last week with a 0.50 earned-run average, moving her overall season ERA to 1.00. She posted two complete games in two appearances (14 innings) with 22 strikeouts and a .167 opponent batting average . Sharron is only the second pitcher in Irish history to record back-to-back 20-win seasons, after picking up win No. 20 in Notre DameÕs 7-3 victory over Pitt, moving this year's record to 20-6. She struck out a season-best 12 against Pittsburgh, carrying a perfect game into the sixth inning for the second time in as many weeks (also against Butler, April 12). At the plate, she hit a team-leading .475 for the week (3-for-4, 2 RBI), including the game-winning RBI versus Indiana State.

Brandi Cross, First Base, Massachusetts, Freshman, Diamond Bar, CA

Went 3-for-6 in the doubleheader against Fordham last week, which included back-to-back home runs in the first game, for her fourth and fifth of the season. Her totals against the Rams also included five runs scored, three RBI, two walks and no strikeouts. Cross leads the team in batting average (.402), RBI (26) and in home runs (five).

Jaci Kalp, Pitcher, Penn State, Senior, Greensburg, PA.

Kalp broke Penn State's season strikeout mark with 10 K's versus Minnesota to increase her season total to 155, breaking the former mark of 150 set by current Nittany Lion Tanis Ambelang in 1999. Kalp is also Penn State's career strikeout leader (496) and career wins leader (48). Kalp allowed only one hit in her team-leading eighth complete-game shutout of the year, which ties for the most by any Penn Stater in a single season, in the Lions 1-0 win over Minnesota (4/23). The senior righ hander struck out 17 of the 20 batters she faced in 6.0 IP and didn't allow a hit over the Lions two games to open the week versus St. Francis.

Courtney Blades, Pitcher, Southern Mississippi, Senior, Baton Rouge, LA

Blades went 6-0 last week, working 32 innings, allowing eight hits, no runs and striking out 60. During the week, only once (in the first inning of Sunday's game with UAB) did a runner reach third base. Blades tossed three two-hitters and two one-hitters and worked four innings of no-hit ball against Centenary before being taken out of the game after losing her bid for a perfect game. Sunday, against UAB, her win ran her overall record to a nation-leading 38-5, but she has been even more dominant in Conference USA. After Sunday's 8-0 win over UAB, Blades moved to 9-1 in C-USA, with an ERA of 0.32. She has allowed just 20 hits in 65.1 innings and has given up just three runs. Her consecutive scoreless innings streak in the conference is now at 52.1 innings dating back to game two of a doubleheader against DePaul (March 25) where she gave up three runs, after shutting them out in the first game. Blades needs just 43 strikeouts to become the NCAA Division I all-time career strikeout leader. She needs just 10 K's to become the NCAA single season strikeout leader, breaking her old mark of 497 set last year.

Jennifer Martinez, Pitcher, Middle Tennessee State, Sophomore, Fairfield, CA.

Martinez went 3-0 for the week with a 0.00 ERA. She gave up only six hits with 17 strikeouts in 15.2 innings pitched and racked up shutouts against Tennessee State (11-0) and Eastern Kentucky (1-0). She also picked up her first save in a 4-3 win over Eastern Kentucky.

Trena Peel, Outfield, LSU, Sophomore, Aurora, CO

Peel helped LSU to a 5-0 record for the week. She hit .733 with 11 hits, five runs, seven RBI, two doubles, two home runs and a 1.267 slugging percentage. She improved her season batting average by 41 points, from .248 to .289.