Senior center fielder Kara Foster is the MWC's all-time home run leader with 63 career homers.
May 3, 2010
After playing nine consecutive games in the Salt Lake area, the University of Utah softball team will head west this week for three Mountain West Conference games at UNLV and San Diego State.
The Utes will face UNLV Thursday at 6 p.m. PT. Friday's game at San Diego State will begin at 6 p.m. PT, and Saturday's first pitch against the Aztecs is set for 1 p.m. PT. Utah won three of its five games last week and now stands 24-25 overall and are 4-7 in MWC, good for fifth place in the league standings.
Foster Becomes MWC Career Home Run Record-Holder: Kara Foster (Derby, Kan.) became the MWC's all-time leader in career home runs with her 62nd career home run Thursday against New Mexico in the bottom of the seven inning. Foster hit the 63rd home run of her career Friday against Colorado State. She passed Melissa Stahnke (2001-04) and is now second in school history with 163 career runs driven in for her career with six games remaining.
Career Records Watch: Foster and Ashley Smuda (Scottsdale, Ariz.) are included in seven different categories in the Utah career record books.
Foster is listed in batting average (.337, .04 shy of No. 5), runs (145, 10 shy of No. 2), doubles (38, two shy of No. 5) and RBI (163, 12 shy of No. 1). Smuda is fourth in school history in appearances (116, 20 shy of No. 3) and strikeouts (417, 44 shy of No. 4). She is also close to entering the top five in wins (49, four shy of No. 5).
Designated Player Notebook: Joni Cook (Eagle, Idaho) is hitting .429 in the 11 games since she was inserted into the batting order during the first game at New Mexico. Cook has come up with 12 hits, including four doubles, in 28 at-bats and has driven in 11 RBI. She is second in the MWC with a .478 average in league games.