VALERIE ARIOTO- 4th Pick for the USSSA Florida Pride, 8th pick overall University of California, Berkeley Record as of 3/20: 26-1
Via NCAA as of 3/18: National On-base Percentage and Walks Leader
Via CALBEARS.COM 3/20/2012:
“Cal Leaders: Valerie Arioto (1 HR, 2 RBI, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 7 SO) … BERKELEY -… the No. 2 Golden Bears did not miss a beat as they cruised to an 8-0 win over Princeton on Tuesday afternoon at Levine-Fricke Field. California scored its first and last runs off homers to improve to 26-1 overall while the Tigers drop to 3-10. … “We did a really good job of coming out aggressive today and we took control early!” Arioto said. In addition to scoring two runs, Arioto pitched the five-inning victory. Arioto allowed just three hits and struck out seven “Lindsey [Ziegenhirt] called a great game for me and kept their batters off balance!” Arioto said. Valerie Arioto started things off with a two-run shot to right, marking her 11th homerun of the year.”
“Cal Owns No. 2 Spot in Both National Polls Cal Remain No. 2 in USA Today/NFCA Poll, Drop One Spot in ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll”
About USSSA Florida Pride:
The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
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