May 12, 2012
BERKELEY, Calif. - The Arizona State softball team (46-7, 18-4 Pac-12) topped California, 5-0, in the final game of the series and regular season schedule on Saturday afternoon. Fans can check the softball website on Sunday after 7 p.m. for postseason updates about opponents, locations and game times.
The board remained unlit for until the top of the seventh while Dallas Escobedo and company stifled all California (50-4, 21-3 Pac-12) attempts of a rally the rest of the way.
In the top of the seventh, the Sun Devils scored three runs on five hits all with two outs. Annie Lockwood plated Haro with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0. Elizabeth Caporuscio followed with an infield single that brought home Boyd.
With a 4-0 lead, Amber Freeman brought home Caporuscio, unearned, on a single then a Cal error to make it a final score of 5-0.
Escobedo picked up the win in a 10-strikeout performance - she is now 20-4 on the year. Jolene Henderson garners the loss; she is now 30-2.
The NCAA Division I Softball Selection Announcement will be broadcast on ESPNU on Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. Check back at www.thesundevils.com on Sunday for more information about ASU softball's location and game times for the NCAA Regional.
VOTE FOR BOYD FOR THE LOWE'S SENIOR CLASS AWARD | Vote Here
Monday, May 14, is your last chance to cast your vote for senior Katelyn Boyd. Ten NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Katelyn Boyd has been chosen as one of the 2012 finalist. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. Vote for Katelyn athttp://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote.
SENIOR CLASS WIN PERCENTAGE
Arizona State's 2012 senior class ranks fourth in the nation compared to all 2012 graduating classes. Here is a look at the Top 5:
1. Florida 214-39 = .846
2. Alabama 209-39 = .843
3. Louisiana Lafayette 190-45 = .809
t4. Arizona State 197-47 = .807
t4. Missouri 196-47 = .807
*updated May 12, 2:15 p.m.