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Katie Saunders Named CCAA Player of the Week
Release: Monday 03/17/2014 
by UCSD

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Katie Saunders of the 20th-ranked UC San Diego softball team has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) Player of the Week for the week of Mar. 10. It was announced Monday by the league office.

Saunders helped lead UCSD to a four-game sweep of Cal State San Bernardino on the road last week. She led the Tritons in slugging percentage (.722), hits (8), RBI (9), doubles (2), homeruns (1) and total bases (13) in the CCAA set.

In the opener, Saunders finished with two RBI, a pair of runs and two hits. She followed with a two-run homerun to open the second game and finished with three hits and four RBI. On Saturday, Saunders totaled three RBI to help the Tritons finish off the four-game sweep of Cal State San Bernardino.

Overall on the weekend, the Manhattan Beach native finished eight-for-18 to up her team leading batting average to .457. The nine RBI also raised total to 20 RBI, also a team high. It marks the first such career honor for Saunders.

UCSD currently sits in first place in the CCAA at 12-2 and stands at 18-4 overall.

The Tritons are back at home on Tuesday, Mar. 25 after taking off next week. UCSD hosts Hawaii Hilo in a non-conference doubleheader, with first pitch slated for 4 p.m.

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Tuesday, March 28
Softball at Sonoma State
11:00 AM
Rohnert Park
Softball at Sonoma State
1:00 PM
Rohnert Park
Wednesday, March 29
Softball at Sonoma State
1:30 PM
Rohnert Park
Softball at Sonoma State
3:30 PM
Rohnert Park
Friday, March 31
Softball at Montana State Billings
9:00 AM
Turlock
Softball at Western Oregon
11:30 AM
Turlock
Saturday, April 01
Softball at Northwest Nazarene
9:00 AM
Turlock
Softball at Western Washington
11:30 AM
Turlock
Sunday, April 02
Softball at Concordia (Ore.)
9:00 AM
Turlock
Softball at Simon Fraser
11:30 AM
Turlock
Friday, April 07
Softball vs. Humboldt State
1:00 PM
UC San Diego
Softball vs. Humboldt State
3:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, April 08
Softball vs. Humboldt State
11:00 AM
UC San Diego
Softball vs. Humboldt State
1:00 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, April 14
Softball at Chico State
1:00 PM
Chico
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