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Menlo College's Hall earns Cal Pac softball honor

Mary Hall of Menlo College was named Cal Pac Softball Player of the Week after having a huge week for the Oaks, pounding out eight hits in 12 trips to the plate while raising her season average to .348.

The right-fielder from San Jose had a double and a home run among her hit total, and she crossed the plate six times in three games to ignite Menlo's offense. She also added two RBI and a pair of stolen bases.

Hall becomes the second Menlo player in as many weeks to earn the honor after Melissa Reynosa took home the award a week ago.

Menlo saw its conference mark dip to 3-3 and overall record fall to 11-14 following a 9-1 loss to Simpson University in a makeup game Tuesday in Redding.

Ranked No. 18 in the nation (NAIA) and possessing the second-best team batting average in the Cal Pac, Simpson (7-0, 32-5) scored in five of the six innings and tallied seven hits off Menlo starter Tricia Davidson.

Menlo plated its run in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI from Taylor Snowden, which scored Nicole Larson. Larson was 2-for-3.

The teams play a doubleheader Wednesday to conclude their previously rained-out series.

Golf

Day 1 of the 2014 Cal Pac Men's and Women's Golf Tournaments is in the books from Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott, Ariz.

The Menlo men, behind strong showings from Jeff Johnson and Kyle Lubke, currently sit in fifth place out of six teams with a combined team total of 654.

On the women's side, Mehreen Raheel set the pace with a two-round total of 177 (89-88), but the Oaks currently sit in sixth place.

The final round of the 54-hole tournament is Wednesday, with the winner from each division earning the right to play in the NAIA National Championships in Daytona, Fla., May 13-16.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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