May 17, 2012
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Six Bruins were named to the All-West Region Team, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Thursday. Seniors Samantha Camuso, Andrea Harrison and Katie Schroeder, and freshman Stephany LaRosa were named to the First Team, while junior B.B. Bates and freshman Ally Carda were named to the Second Team.
For Harrison, it is her third All-Region honor after being named in 2010 (no first- or second-team designations in `09 and `10) and First Team in 2011. Camuso (2008 Second Team) and Schroeder (2009) each received their second All-Region awards. Bates, Carda and LaRosa each received their first All-Region accolades.
Camuso is second on the team with a .767 slugging, tied for second with 48 runs batted in, third with a .376 batting average, fourth with 13 home runs, 21 walks, 102 total bases and a .462 on base percentage and tied for first with three triples. She has scored 27 runs, has seven doubles and has three separate hitting streaks of at least five games.
Harrison is second on the team with 118 total bases, 12 doubles and three sacrifice flies, tied for second with 14 home runs, third with 44 runs scored and 64 hits and fourth with 46 runs batted in and a .667 slugging. She is hitting .362 with 20 walks, a .429 on base percentage, 18 multiple-hit contests and 10 multi-RBI games.
Schroeder leads the Bruins with 59 runs scored, 14 doubles, a .524 on base percentage, 16 stolen bases and 13 hit by pitches, and is second with a .412 batting average, 28 walks and 70 hits. She has five home runs, 30 runs batted in and 20 multiple-hit games, and has reached base in 49 of 54 contests.
LaRosa leads the Bruins with a .445 batting average, 16 home runs, 60 runs batted in, an .815 slugging, 141 total bases, 77 hits, four sacrifice flies, 24 multiple-hit games and 16 multi-RBI contests, is tied for first with three triples, second with 47 runs scored, third with a .495 on base percentage, tied for third with four hit by pitches and fourth with 10 doubles. She hit .431 (31-for-72) during Pac-12 play with seven homers, 27 RBI and 18 runs.
Bates is tied for second on the team with 14 home runs and 48 runs batted in, third with 11 doubles, a .703 slugging, 116 total bases, 27 walks and seven stolen bases and fourth with a .370 batting average, 42 runs scored and 61 hits. She has 13 multiple-hit contests and 14 multi-RBI games.
Carda holds a 13-5 record and a 3.38 earned run average with 97 strikeouts in 120 innings. At the plate, she is hitting .290 with four home runs, 25 runs batted in, 16 runs scored, five doubles, 15 walks and four hit by pitches.
The 12th-seeded Bruins open up NCAA Regional action on Friday against Hofstra at 5:30 p.m. at Easton Stadium. Gametracker and free audio will be available at UCLABruins.com, as well as live updates on twitter.com/uclasoftball.