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Laine Roth bio
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 26, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona ?- 2006:  Started all 65 games for Arizona, primarily at designated player.  Came on to play first base when Sam Banister got injured ... Had a season-high 11-game hit streak from March 3 through March 18.  In that time, she batted .457 (16-for-35) ... Women’s College World Series (June 1-6): Started all six games at first base, and hit .286 at WCWS ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI against Tennessee to send UA to the Championship Series ... Tucson Super Regional (5/26-27): Batted .250 (2-for-8) ... Both hits came in Game 2 loss ... Tucson Regional (5/18-20): Started all three games, batting .200 (2-for-10) with one RBI ... Hit seven regular-season home runs, the most recent came in the season finale against Oregon State.  Prior to that, she had no home runs or RBI since March 25, a span of 21 games ... Hit .455 (10-for-22) in the first nine games of the season.


High School: Deer Valley High School, 2005 ... Named second team all-state and all-region team senior year ... Named to All-American, all-state and all-region teams for efforts on 5A State Championship team junior year ... Her team-leading 11 home runs during junior year helped to propel team to a national record 42 home runs ... 11 home runs in a year are a school record, as are her 24 career blasts ... Named Gatorade Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman.


Personal: Undecided in area of academic pursuit ... Daughter of Tim and Debbie Roth ... Father is a pool service owner, mother is a trade association administrator ... Father played football at Arkansas State, mother graduated from Illinois ... Has a cat named George, two dogs, Zoey and Molly, as well as an iguana named Gus ... Lists watching movies, shopping and hanging out with friends as favorite activities ... Born Laine Elizabeth Roth on Jan. 31, 1987.