Posts Tagged: Softball

Diminutive softball player Blair signs with D1 Eastern Kentucky

July 14, 2016

  She stands only 4-foot-11, but Leilani Blair of Anchorage has always come up big on the softball field. The speedy leadoff hitter won two state championships in high school and was part of a Junior League World Series title with Nunaka Valley. Now she’s headed to Eastern Kentucky, a NCAA D1 school in the… Read more »

Frost stays ready for when Stanford softball calls her name

May 12, 2016

Eagle River’s Lauren Frost never knows when her name will be called off the bench with the Stanford University softball team. The freshman infielder has played sparingly but stays ready. She proved that earlier this week when she drove the ball up the middle for a pinch-hit single in the fifth inning of a 10-4… Read more »

Alaska’s ‘Slam Sisters’ Tufi and Page strike again for LaTech

May 2, 2016

Louisiana Tech sluggers Taria Page and Pauline Tufi of Anchorage each homered in the same game for the second time this college softball season. They each went yard in the same inning, just one batter a part, in a 7-2 win over Southern Mississippi in Conference USA action at LaTech. Just call them Slam Sisters…. Read more »

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 »