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Laine Roth
Laine Roth


Glendale, Ariz.

High School:
Deer Valley


First Base




2008: Started 44 games at first base ... Third team NFCA All-American, and first team All-Pac-10 along with a second team All-Pacific Region commendation ... Began the season in a platoon situation with Sam Banister, until Banister moved to second before the Garman Classic ... WCWS: Hitless in six at-bats, tallying four putouts on defense ... Tucson Super Regional: Batted .167 (1-for-6) with a walk in each game, and one HBP. Her seventh-inning putout in foul territory clinched the trip back to Oklahoma City ... Hempstead, N.Y. Regional: Was 1-for-8 at the plate, but tallied 10 putouts at first base ... Had a five-game home run streak midway through the season...Scored a career high three runs against Florida State at the Judi Garman Classic on March 21...Had a five-game home run streak midway through the season, and tallied a seven-game hitting streak in Pac-10 play...Hit a three-run homer against Arizona State in the seventh inning to give UA the lead...Was the team leader in the HR category until Regional play, and finished the season with 15 jacks to her credit ... Lowered her strikeout numbers and raised her batting average from previous seasons ... Improved her career slugging and on-base percentages to .716 and .427, respectively ... Nearly quadrupled her RBI output from 2007 ... Was named Pac-10 Player of the Week from May 6-12, the final week of the regular season, for the first time in her career. During this span Roth took the overall lead in batting average, the team lead in home runs and saw her slugging percentage raise to a career-high .825.

2007: Started 48 games at either first base or designated player ... Batted .306 in Pac-10 contests - the highest returning in-conference batting average on the team ... Her .389 on-base percentage was the best for non-seniors ... WCWS: Had an RBI in WCWS-opening, 2-1 win over Baylor ... Only hit of WCWS came in 3-0 win over DePaul ... Tucson Super Regional: Hit three-run, game-winning homer in fifth inning of Game 1 to cap UA comeback from 5-0 deficit... Tucson Regional: Batted .111 (1-for-9) with a home run in regional-clinching win over Pacific ... Entered postseason with no home runs and hit two in the regional and super regional rounds ... Led UA with an OBP of .458 in Pac-10 games ... Had a six-game hitting streak in the middle of Pac-10 play (April 20-April 29) in which she hit .471 (8-for-17) ... First game-winning RBI of the year came in the form of a two-run double against New Mexico on March 25, as she went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored Had six multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games.

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) ... WCWS: 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: Batted .250 (2-for-8) ... Both hits came in Game 2 loss ... Tucson Regional: Started all three games, batting .200 (2-for-10) with one RBI ... Hit seven regular-season home runs, the last of which 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, Glendale, Ariz.,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: Academic major is family studies and human development ... Daughter of Tim and Debbie Roth ... Father is a pool service owner, mother is President @ A.F.M.A., in the food marketing industry ... Father played football at Arkansas State, mother graduated from Illinois ... Has three dogs; Beau, Zoey and Molly, as well as iguanas named Gus and Bella ... Lists watching movies, shopping and hanging out with friends as favorite activities ... Born Laine Elizabeth Roth on Jan. 31, 1987 in Phoenix, Ariz.