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Sarah Akamine
Sarah Akamine

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Escondido, Calif.

High School:
Escondido

Height:
5-6

Position:
Pitcher

Birthdate:
04/22/1988

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R

03/09/2010

Softball vs. Northern Iowa

Softball vs. Northern Iowa

02/26/2010

Kajikawa Classic

Softball's Kajikawa Classic.

05/01/2009

Softball vs. UCLA

Softball vs. UCLA

04/22/2009

Arizona vs Arizona State

Arizona vs Arizona State

04/22/2009

Arizona vs. California

Arizona vs. California

2009: Arizona's ace, with a 22-8 overall record ... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Her 136 strikeouts and 186 innings pitched led the squad ... Appeared in a career-high 43 games and held opponents to a career-low .266 batting average ... Has never allowed more than one home run in a game ... Allowed five hits in seven innings against Nevada at the Kajikawa Classic, her best regular season seven-inning performance ... Tallied four assists on two separate occasions: at South Florida on Valentine's Day, and against UCLA on April 24 ... Struck out eight at Arizona State on April 10, helping UA secure the season series against the Sun Devils ... Threw a career-high 9.1 innings against Oregon on May 7 in a 10-inning loss, but became the first 2009 UA pitcher to tally 10 strikeouts in a game ... In the same game, also bested career mark for consecutive scoreless innings, setting the bar at 8.2 ... Louisville, Ky. Regional: Started all three games, lasting a combined 16 innings ... Gave up four hits and one run in four innings in the opener against UT Martin ... Tossed a complete five-inning game against host Louisville in an 18-4 UA win ... Went the distance again against Purdue in the regional championship game, giving up two runs on two his and striking out six in a 4-2 win. Palo Alto, Calif. Super Regional: Started games one and three the series ... Came in during game two and pitched three shutout innings in a 7-3 Arizona win, striking out five Cardinal batters ... WCWS: Pitched five innings of shutout ball in game one, limiting the Florida Gators to three hits and striking out seven.

2008: Started in 16 games for Arizona, including 11 at second base and four in the circle ... Once again proved to be a viable pitching option late in the season with four appearances after the commencement of Pac-10 season ... Threw a six-hit, career-best one-walk shutout on April 12 against UCLA in what turned out to be an 8-0 run-ruling for the Cats ... Six days later, tossed a career-best five-hit effort against Arizona State in a 2-0 loss ... Her 8.1 consecutive scoreless innings spanning both games was also a career mark ... Hempstead, N.Y. Regional: Pitched an inning of relief for Taryne Mowatt in a 10-0 Arizona run-ruling of Hofstra ... Tossed a combined no-hitter against South Florida on February 29 ... Tallied a home run against Illinois-Chicago on March 1, in her only at-bat of the game ... Had two hits and two RBI against Florida State on March 21 at the Garman Classic ... Tallied a career-high five at-bats against Massachusetts, including a hit and a run scored, on Feb. 23 ... Touted a 1.72 ERA in her 6 appearances.

2007: Arizona's only viable pitching option not named Taryne Mowatt earned her stripes with quality starts against Northwestern, two against Texas A&M and Creighton ... Also pitched effectively in shorter outings against Oklahoma, Baylor and Pacific ... WCWS: Was hitless in two pinch-hitting appearances and two starts in the Championship Series ... Tucson Super Regional: Made one pinch-hitting appearance ... Hurled a complete-game shutout in UA's doubleheader sweep of New Mexico on March 24 ... At the plate, Akamine tallied 16 RBI in just 67 at-bats - that would multiply out to about 44 RBI over the course of a 185 at-bat season ... Both of her home runs and half of her RBI on the year came in UA's March 18 win over Louisiana-Lafayette, in which Akamine became the first hitter in Arizona history to hit two grand slams in one game.

High School: Escondido, Calif., High School, 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 Division 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.

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