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UCSD Concludes Road Swing at Cal State Dominguez Hills
Release: Tuesday 03/12/2013 

Games 27 & 28
UC San Diego at Cal State Dominguez Hills
Friday, March 15 - 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Toro Diamond - Carson, Calif.
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Games 29 & 30
UC San Diego at Cal State Dominguez Hills
Saturday, March 16 - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
Toro Diamond - Carson, Calif.
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Maria Sykes currently leads the team with a .417 batting average. Nicole Spangler is second at .394 and leads the team in doubles with eight. Callie Grant, a .352 hitter this season, has a team-high 25 hits. Caitlin Brown has a team-best .571 slugging percentage, 21 RBI and five home runs. Emily McQuaid currently leads with 11 stolen bases, while Callie Grant and Kirsten Willmon are both 7-for-8 in steals. In the circle, Jennifer Manuel holds a 4-0 record with a 1.66 ERA. Alexis Edwards leads the team in strikeouts with 22 and owns a 1.24 ERA. Kayla Hensel has a team-high 14 appearances and has compiled an 8-4 record.

The Toros enter this weekend with a two game losing streak, as they went 1-3 this past weekend at San Francisco State. CSUDH sits at 7-5 in CCAA play, placing fourth in the conference standings. Statistically speaking, the squad is still seeing success as they are second in runs, with 126, home runs (24), batting average (.317) and lead the league with a .525 slugging percentage.

As a team, the Toros are hitting .317. Adriana Sanchez is the team top hitter with a .481 batting average, the second highest in the conference. She also leads the team in hits with 37, 24 RBI, and a .987 slugging percentage. Sanchez also leads CSUDH and the conference in home runs, with 10. Christina Chavez sits close behind with a .435 batting average, with 30 hits and six doubles. Brittany Brenner also has six doubles, with 18 runs. Jamie Duran leads the team with three stolen bases. Pitcher Stephanie Jimenez is 9-2 with a 1.28 ERA in 14 appearances. Jimenez is No. 4 in the CCAA with 83 strikeouts.

The Tritons remain steady in CCAA play after going 3-1 in each of the last two weekends. UCSD is currently tied for first place with Sonoma State as both squads are carrying 11-5 records in league play. The Tritons have shown their quickness in the field as they lead the CCAA in double plays (25) after adding five against Cal State East Bay last weekend. They also have amassed a league-high 235 assists.

Remember, for those who can't make the games, live stats for all Triton home contests (and most road games) are available online. Click on the live stats icon next to each game on the schedule page at Fans can also follow a live audio broadcast of the entire series at Cal State Dominguez Hills at Coverage is set to begin 30 minutes prior to first pitch on Friday and Saturday.

Junior Caitlin Brown hit three home runs last weekend at Cal State East Bay, bringing her season total to five. The catcher made a jump up the program's career leader board to the number four spot with 16. Jenny Maze (2004-08) owns the program record with 35 career home runs.

Nicole Spangler is posting chart-climbing numbers with eight doubles on the season. She'll need 13 to get on UCSD's single season top-10 list.

The Tritons have already won three conference games in run rule fashion, the first two coming in the Cal State San Bernardino series. UCSD recently added the third in the night cap of last Friday's doubleheader at Cal State East Bat. Last season, UCSD was able to accomplish the feat nine times.

Honors continue to roll in for UCSD as Kayla Hensel earned her second Worth/CCAA Pitcher of the Week award on Monday, March 4, for her performances against Cal State Monterey Bay. The Tritons received their first honors of the season with back-to-back CCAA accolades as Nicole Spangler earned Player of the Week on Feb. 4 for going 7-for-11 at the plate, good for a .636 average, while tallying three doubles, four runs scored and seven runs batted in. She had at least one hit and one RBI in all four games and also drew a pair of walks against Western Oregon. Hensel earned her first conference honor the following week for her performances against Cal State San Bernardino.

Triton fans will get to enjoy some well-deserved recognition for three Triton seniors before they play their last regular season home game against San Francisco State on Saturday, March 30. Michelle Escamilla, Dyanna Imoto and Nicole Spangler will be honored in a special Senior Day ceremony prior to first pitch.

There are now more ways than ever to follow the Tritons. You've always got at your fingertips, but our social media scene continues to grow. Get instant updates on Twitter and like us on Facebook. For a more visual approach, watch our YouTube channel. Follow the Tritons all year long on social media! Also, get the inside track on all things UCSD softball by following head coach Patti Gerckens on Twitter (@PGerckensUCSDsb)

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