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Hill, Dolcini Named Softball Honorees


Deshea Hill and Hailey Dolcini outclassed the competition in tournament play to earn the softball weekly awards.

Freshman • Third Baseman • Carlsbad, Calif. • Carlsbad HS

Hill Records Five Straight Mulit-Hit Games

Cal State Fullerton freshman Deshea Hill (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad HS) batted .688 with five straight multi-hit games to capture Big West Softball Field Player of the Week accolades.

• Hill recorded 11 hits in 16 at-bats to help the Titans post a 3-2 record.  Five of her 11 knocks went for extra bases – three doubles and two home runs – as she finished with a 1.250 slugging percentage.

• Hill also notched a team-best six RBI and scored five runs as she nearly accounted for half of the 24 runs CSF scored over the five games.

• The third baseman began the week going 2-for-3 with a career-best three runs scored in a 7-1 win over Michigan State.  Hill slammed her first career home run to aid in the win.

• She homered for the second consecutive game to open the Cal State Fullerton/Long Beach State Tournament against San Jose State.  She went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 15-6 loss to the Spartans.

• Supplying an extra base hit in each of the five games, Hill had a double in the next three contests.  She turned in a career-high three hits in a 4-3 win over San Diego State.

Others nominated: Shelby Jeffries (Cal Poly); Savannah Horvath (CSUN); Nichole Fry (Long Beach State); Alyse Rojas (UC Davis); Brittney Garcia (UC Riverside); Callee Heen (Hawai‘i)

Freshman • RHP • Ferndale, Calif. • Fortuna HS

Dolcini Allows No Earned Runs Over 21.0 Innings

Dominating the UCR Classic with three wins, UC Riverside freshman Hailey Dolcini (Ferndale, Calif./Fortuna HS) earned Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week honors.

• Dolcini picked up the win against Boise State, North Dakota State and Colgate to help the Highlanders post a 4-1 UCR Classic record and improve to 19-7 overall.

• She allowed just one unearned run in three consecutive complete games, yielding eight hits and striking out 18.

• Dolcini tossed two shutouts, including in the 6-0 win over Colgate in which she faced just 22 batters.

• She threw a four-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory over Boise State, and allowed just two hits while fanning eight in a 2-1 triumph over North Dakota State.

• Opposing batters managed just a .086 batting average against Dolcini as she commanded the circle.  Dolcini has now earned the win in four straight appearances.

Others nominated: Lindsey Chalmers (Cal Poly); Sophie Frost (Cal State Fullerton); Jillian James (CSUN); Brooke Yanez (UC Davis); Dana Thomsen (Hawai‘i)