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Tritons Prepare to Tackle First CCAA Road Series
Release: Tuesday 02/26/2013 

Games 19 & 20
UC San Diego at Cal State Monterey Bay
Friday, March 1 - 12:00 p.m.
Otter Sports Complex - Seaside, Calif.
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Games 21 & 22
UC San Diego at Cal State Monterey Bay
Saturday, March 2 - 11:00 a.m.
Otter Sports Complex - Seaside, Calif.
Live Stats

The UC San Diego softball team hits the road for just the second time this season, heading to Seaside, Calif. to take on Cal State Monterey Bay in the Tritons first conference road series. Action begins Friday, Mar. 1 at the Otter Sports Complex with the first pitch set for noon. The action concludes with the second doubleheader on Saturday, Mar. 2 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Tritons will continue road play the next two weekends playing at Cal State East Bay and Cal State Dominguez Hills before finishing up the month of March at home, hosting San Fancisco State Mar. 29-30.

Remember, for those who can't make the games, live stats for all Triton home softball games (and most road games) are available online at Simply click on the live stats icon given by each game on the Triton softball schedule page.

UCSD still sits in the top half of the conference after last weekend's series split with Sonoma State. Both the Tritons and Seawolves share a 5-3 CCAA record with CSUMB as we enter the third full week of conference play. Humboldt State still remains atop the standings list, holding a 4-0 record and a five game win streak.

The Otters enter the week with a 10-7 overall record, coming straight off a series split with Cal State East Bay in Hayward, Calif. The teams met up three times between now and last years regular season series, playing two games against each other in the CCAA Championship tournament, then again in the NCAA DII West Regionals at host Cal State Monterey Bay. UCSD had a tough time containing the Otters during regular season play, going 0-4, but came back with a vengeance earning two out of three and taking its first CCAA Tournament Championship.

Junior Caitlin Brown popped her 12th career homerun in game three with Western Oregon on Saturday, Feb. 4. The catcher currently sits at the number five spot on the programs record list. Brown is on track to make moves up the list as she currently sits behind 1986 graduate Pam Hardaway with 14. Jenny Maze (2005-08) owns the program record with 35 career home runs... Nicole Spangler is posting chart climbing numbers as she holds a .409 batting average with six double on the season. At this rate, Spangler will easily reach the programs Individual Single Season top ten list with no. 10 coming in at 13. The record holder, Kim Aggabao hit 23 in 2004... The Tritons have shown their speed on the bases this season as the team comes in at No. 2 in the CCAA with 30 total stolen bases...Emily McQuaid is the current team leader, going 7-for-10 in stolen base attempts.

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The Tritons have already won two conference matches in run rule fashion, both in the Cal State San Bernardino series. Last season, UCSD was able to accomplish this feat nine times throughout regular and post season play.

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 and Kayla Hensel was named Pitcher of the Week this past Monday, Feb. 11.also received conference recognition, earning CCAA Pitcher of the Week.

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