Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Lini Koria Arizona Wildcats Softball
2010: Honorable mention All-Pac-10 performer in 57 games started; 48 as the DP, eight at catcher and one at first base ... The power hitting utility player crushed 17 home runs and 57 RBI despite missing nine games due... The 17 home runs ranked third on the team and tied for 19th in Arizona history for home runs in a season ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week, May 3-9 when she had three multi-hit games against Oregon ... Hit two home runs and six RBI in the series, including a five RBI performance in the final game vs. the Ducks, one of two 5+ RBI games for the sophomore ... Batted .450 (9-for-20) with bases loaded, including five grand slams ... Had 15 multi-RBI games ... Was hit by seven pitches, more than any of her teammates ... Was sixth in the batting order in 50 of her 57 games, but saw time in the fifth, seventh and eighth slots as well ... Had eight doubles, including two May 7, vs. Oregon ... Tucson Regional: Logged only two hits in 11 at bats, but one which will be remembered for a long time; after Hofstra had taken the lead in the top of the 12th inning, Arizona rallied to tie, and after Hofstra showed Koria no respect in intentionally walking two batters to get to her, Koria nailed a walk-off grand slam to send Arizona to the super regionals ... Tucson Super Regional: Drove home the eventual game-winning RBI in the sixth inning in the first game ... Went 2-for-3 in the series and was walked three times, twice driving in a run ... WCWS: Hitless in her first three games, she battled back to hit safely in the final four and collect three RBI and a home run.
2009: Started 58 games as the designated player and two behind the plate ... Named to the Pac-10 All Freshman team, and was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Hit Arizona's first home run of the record-breaking campaign against UTEP on Feb. 6 ... Finished the season with 12 home runs, among the top six for a newcomer in Arizona history ... Credited with five at-bats in two games: at South Florida on Feb. 13 and at Texas A&M on Feb 27 ... Scored a season-high three runs against UTEP on March 4 ... Scattered three hits in three games, including a trio of safeties against UT Martin in the Regional round ... Hit a season-high six RBI against UTEP on March 4 ... Showed her quick wheels when she hit one of UA's four triples on the season against Utah on Feb. 22 ... Drew three walks against Texas on March 13 ... Had a 3-for-4 day against Oregon State on the final day of the season, hitting a towering home run while driving in three runs ... Louisville, Ky. Regional: Was perfect on the day (3-for-3) with an RBI and two doubles against UT Martin ... She also scored two runs on the day ... Batted .500 (2-for-4) against Louisville with an RBI ... Laid down a sac and hit safely against Purdue ... Palo Alto, Calif. Super Regional: Hit 2-for-4 with two RBI in game one, went 2-for-3 with a run scored in game two, then drew a walk and had a hit in deciding game three ... WCWS: Tallied one of Arizona's five hits against Alabama.
High School: San Pedro, Calif., High School, 2008 ... Played four years of varsity softball under Anthony Dobra ... Was the California HS career home run record holder with 45, a mark that was broken by 2010 UA freshman Baillie Kirker ... 2007 and 2008 EA Sports All-American first team ... 2006, `07 and `08 Marine League player of the year ... Was named to four first teams in every year of high school: the L.A. City, all-Marine League, Daily Breeze all-area and the Los Angeles Times ... Led her team to three consecutive L.A. City championships in her sophomore through senior seasons ... Played with the USA Athletics, Orange County Batbusters and Worth Firecrackers travel teams, where she won four national championships including 2007 ASA Gold 18-under national championship with teammates Lauren Schutzler and Kristen Arriola.