Tufi on a terror, has LaTech peaking on eve of postseason

May 3, 2017

Pauling Tufi softball

Pauline Tufi

Pauline Tufi of Anchorage has her softball swing on point.

The senior slugger for Louisiana Tech crushed her team-leading seven home run of the season in a 6-4 win over North Texas in Ruston, Louisiana.

Tufi, of West High fame, launched a two-run shot as part of a five-run third inning.

She has now 34 career home runs, tying her with Anchorage’s Lillan Bullock for the most by an Alaska player at the NCAA D1 level. Bullock, of Dimond and Service High fame, hit 34 bombs for North Carolina A&T from 2008 to 2011.

Earlier this season, Tufi surpassed Bullock’s 138 RBIs to become Alaska’s all-time RBI leader in a passing-of-the-torch type scenario.

LaTech [33-18] has already clinched the West Division championship title in Conference USA, heading into the final weekend of the regular season.

The Lady Techsters have registered 22 wins at home this year, marking the first time since 1987.

Tufi is hitting .267 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs this season.