Posts Tagged: Softball

Tufi’s bat puts Alaska softball on the map in Conference USA

April 26, 2016

There are hitters in Conference USA, and then there’s Anchorage’s Pauline Tufi. The Louisiana Tech junior first baseman is the total package at the plate. She ranks top 10 in the conference in home runs, slugging percentage, RBIs and walks. In fact, half of her base hits this season have gone for extra bases [10… Read more »

Syrup pitches fourth complete game for Southwestern College

March 26, 2016

Freshman starter Lauren Syrup of Anchorage scattered four hits over five innings of work as the Southwestern College softball team beat Bethel 10-2 in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference action. She surrendered just single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. It was her fourth complete-game performance this season. Syrup, of West High fame, has pitched… Read more »

Tufi, Page among RBI leaders for Louisiana Tech softball

March 22, 2016

One of the best hitting softball teams in Conference USA is fueled by a couple of Alaska women. Anchorage’s Pauline Tufi and Taria Page are both swinging hot bats for Louisiana Tech and have combined for 35 of the team’s 131 RBIs. That’s more than a quarter of the offense. Tufi, of West High fame,… Read more »

Frost thriving in transition from baseball to Stanford softball

March 5, 2016

An all-star baseball player in high school, Lauren Frost of Eagle River is making her transition to college softball look easy. The freshman infielder at Stanford University is hitting .400 in her last four games and socked her first home run the last time she took the field for the NCAA D1 team in California…. Read more »

Tufi picks up first win in first start for Louisiana Tech softball

February 21, 2016

Junior right-hander Pauline Tufi of Anchorage earned her first win in her first start in the circle for Louisiana Tech softball. She threw four shutout innings as the Lady Techsters beat Mississippi Valley 6-0 in the La Tech Invitational. Tufi, of West High fame, struck out five as she improved to 21-14 for her pitching… Read more »

Speedy Bakker hits .333 for Hutchinson CC softball

April 25, 2015

Taylor Bakker of Chugiak finished the JC softball season hitting .333 for the Hutchinson Blue Dragons in Kansas. The sophomore outfielder collected 14 multi-hit games and scored 29 runs in 43 games. Bakker, of Chugiak High fame, transformed her game at Hutchinson, where she learned to hit left handed to better utilize her blazing speed…. Read more »

C-USA MVP candidate Tufi stays grounded thanks to softball

April 9, 2015

Anchorage’s Pauline Tufi doesn’t scare easy. Risk is her middle name and danger is her friend. But she is scared to fail in softball. The sport kept her grounded, taught her discipline and took her all the way to Louisiana Tech University. The 19-year-old is the state’s greatest softball player, a power-hitting, power-pitching combo to… Read more »

Versatile Syrup signs with Southwestern College softball

April 1, 2015

Lauren Syrup of Anchorage didn’t think life could get any better when she pitched a complete game to help the Nunaka Valley girls win the Little League Junior Softball World Series in 2012. Then she received an athletic scholarship to Southwestern College in Kansas. “Every player dreams of playing at the next level,” she told… Read more »

Tufi tunes up C-USA’s top pitching staff w/ 3 HRs in 3 games

March 17, 2015

Facing the top pitching staff in Conference USA is probably a little intimidating for most college softball players. Then again, most aren’t named Pauline Tufi. The Louisiana Tech University sophomore homered in three straight games against Florida Atlantic, which entered last weekend’s series with the top team ERA in Conference USA. Tufi, of West High… Read more »