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Sarah Akamine
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 04, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona ?- 2007: According to Coach Candrea: “Sarah has good talent.  There is some growth that needs to take place for her to be a great player, and she needs to work on consistency in every phase of her game.  She has great power at the plate and good hands, which will be a benefit at third base.”


High School: Escondido High School, Escondido, Calif., 2006 ... Won CIF division championships in 2003 and 2006 and finished runner-up in 2004 and 2005 ... Limited opponents to a school-record 0.21 ERA in high school ... Named CIF-San Diego Section Div. I Athlete of the Year in 2006 ... Valley League Pitcher of the Year all four years of high school ... Named All-CIF First Team in 2005 and 2006 ... Played for the Worth Firecrackers, which finished runner-up in 2006 ASA Gold 18-under championship.


Personal: Academic major is undecided ... Daughter of Alex and Carla Akamine ... Father and mother both work as nurses ... Has two sisters, Lisa (16) and Hannah (12) ... Chose to come to UA because of the academics and the athletics ... Both sisters play for the Worth Firecrackers, Sarah’s former club team ... Born Sarah Alexis Akamine on April 22, 1988, in San Diego, Calif.