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Softball Heads to Wichita State's Shocker Classic

Leia Ruiz and the Aztecs head to Wichita, Kan., this weekend for the Shocker Softball Classic.
Leia Ruiz and the Aztecs head to Wichita, Kan., this weekend for the Shocker Softball Classic.

March 5, 2014

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San Diego State Heads to Wichita State's Shocker Softball Classic
The San Diego State softball team heads to Wichita, Kan., this weekend for Wichita State's four-day Shocker Softball Classic.

The Aztecs (11-7), who are receiving votes in both the USA Today/NFCA and ESPN.com/USA Softball polls, will play host Wichita State at 3:30 p.m. CT Thursday, UMKC (10:30 a.m. CT) and Iowa State (3:30 p.m. CT) on Friday, Northern Illinois at 3:30 p.m. CT Saturday and North Dakota at 10 a.m. CT Sunday.

SDSU's 11-7 record is impressive considering five of those games were against nationally ranked teams and eight versus teams that played in the 2013 NCAA tournament, where San Diego State is 4-4 in those games.

Freshman Sydnee Cable (Huntington Beach, Calif.) leads the Aztecs with a .396 batting average to go along with 11 RBIs, five runs, four doubles, a triple, eight walks and six times hit by pitch, owning an on-base percentage of .532. Senior Patrice Jackson (Kansas City, Mo.), meanwhile, is hitting .372 with team highs of 12 runs, seven homers, 16 RBIs, 20 walks, a .907 slugging percentage and a .571 on-base percentage. Senior Katie Mathis (Grass Valley, Calif.) (.314) and sophomore Leia Ruiz (Chino, Calif.) (.313) are also hitting above .300 for SDSU (min. two at-bats).

Sophomore Danielle O'Toole (Upland, Calif.) has pitched almost 70 percent of the team's innings this year (83.2 IP), going 10-3 with a 1.51 ERA, 74 strikeouts and just 10 walks, limiting the opposition to a .215 average.

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