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Curtan, Troost Key Successes In Tournament Play


Jenna Curtan and Taylor Troost helped their teams post identical 4-1 records to earn this week’s softball honors.

Curtan Hits .727 With Four Multi-Hit Games

UC Riverside junior Jenna Curtan (Roseville, Calif./Woodcreek HS) had a standout performance in helping the Highlanders finish 4-1 and capturing Big West Softball Field Player of the Week accolades.

The center fielder hit .727 (8-for-11) with an .813 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage as the Highlanders also won three of their four games at the UCR-hosted Amy S. Harrison Classic.

Retired just once in her last nine at bats on the weekend, Curtan produced four straight multi-hit games, scored five times and had six RBI.  She also stole a pair of bases.

Curtan went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, a double and four RBI as the Highlanders clobbered Siena, 13-0, in the opener of the Amy S. Harrison Classic.  She later finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI triple in a 6-5 triumph over UTEP.

In UCR’s final game of the tourney, a 12-4 decision over Siena, Curtan was a perfect 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI.

Curtan walked once in each of the five games.

Others nominated: Sierra Hyland (Cal Poly); Delynn Rippy (Cal State Fullerton); Madison Fleming (CSUN); Ashley Lotoszynski (UC Davis); Sierra Altmeyer (UC Santa Barbara); Callee Heen (Hawai‘i)

Troost Tosses Ten Unblemished Innings For CSUN

CSUN sophomore Taylor Troost (San Bernardino, Calif./Citrus Valley HS) produced a win and two saves in three appearances at the Libby Matson Tournament in Stockton, garnering Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week honors.

The right-hander did not allow a run in 10 innings of work.  She yielded just two hits and three walks while striking out six.

Troost tossed a complete game shutout against tournament host Pacific, finishing with a one-hitter and a season-high six strikeouts in a 2-0 win.

Her other two appearances came in relief as she slammed the door shut on Seattle both times.  In a 5-2 victory, Troost threw two innings of scoreless ball for her first save of the year.

In a 3-0 triumph in the tourney finale, Troost scattered a hit in a scoreless frame for her second save of the weekend, and the third of her career.

Opponents hit just .061 against Troost for the week.

Others nominated: Lindsey Chalmers (Cal Poly); Kelsey Kessler (Cal State Fullerton); Dana Thomsen (Hawai‘i)