Around the Mountain West

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Apr 282004
 
Authors: Paul Baker

Going into the last two weeks of play before the Mountain West

Conference

Tournament, this is how the softball teams stand.

San Diego State (32-19, 11-3 Mountain West)

After the weekend split with the Colorado State, the Aztecs

still sit at the top of the conference, leading CSU by one game.

With the top two pitchers in the conference, sophomore Celena

Velasquez (12-4, 1.28 ERA) and junior Cori Janelli (10-8, 1.33 ERA)

the Aztecs will be tough to beat in their last six games.

Colorado State (33-12, 9-3)

The Rams had their eight-game conference winning streak broken

this weekend but continue to improve. This weekend they travel to

Utah with matchups against Utah and Brigham Young. CSU swept both

teams earlier this season in Fort Collins. The Rams also learned

their season-opening games against New Mexico, cancelled due to

weather, will be made up May 9 at Rams Field.

Brigham Young University (28-15, 5-6)

The Cougars are coming off a two-game split with in-state

rival

Utah. After dropping the first game 11-10 in eight innings, they

came back to shut out Utah 13-0. Debbie Dodds played well over the

weekend, hitting .714 (5-for-7) with two doubles and a home run.

The Cougars host two conference games this weekend before finishing

conference play on the road.

Utah (16-26, 5-7)

Last week was a crazy one for the Utes. Before they played BYU,

they hosted No. 24 Pacific. The Utes went into extra innings to

beat Pacific 4-3 on a walk-off home run by Glennis Donnelly.

Donnelly leads the team in almost every offensive category, hitting

.401 with 55 hits, 14 home runs and 38 RBI.

UNLV (22-31, 4-10)

The Rebels are on an eight-game conference losing steak. They

host SDSU over the weekend and hope to end the streak. A plus for

the Rebels is that their six remaining conference games are at

home, where they are 13-9 this season.

New Mexico (29-26, 3-8)

The Lobos sit at the bottom of the conference but are coming off

two big wins of the weekend. They are led by sophomore second

baseman Stephanie Kennedy, who is hitting .329,with 51 hits, three

home runs, and 20 RBI.

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