A little tough love was all it took to squeeze an impressive week of softball production out of Hill-Murray leadoff hitter Teona Zepeda.
A little tough love was all it took to squeeze an impressive week of production out of the Pioneers' leadoff hitter.
Coach Colleen Conway pulled the senior center fielder from a 12-2 victory over Mahtomedi on April 18 and had a chat with her after the game.
"I was struggling, and we had a heart-to-heart," Zepeda said. "She laid it all out there for me. She wanted to see me play to my full potential."
In her next game, a victory over Simley, Zepeda went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, three runs scored and three RBI.
Two days later, she was a perfect 5-for-5 with another three runs scored and three more RBI in a victory over Richfield. She finished up her week by going 3-for-3 against South St. Paul, scoring three runs for the third consecutive game and stealing two bases.
In all, Zepeda went 12-for-12, scored nine runs and drove in seven.
"It seemed like I wasn't doing anything right," Zepeda said. "Then we had the heart-to-heart and I couldn't do anything wrong. Right now, I'm on cloud nine."
It was a remarkably successful week for Muenz-huber. He won a Mississippi 8 Conference meet on Monday, the Brainerd Invite at The Pines on Wednesday and finished it off by winning the two-day Tri-State Invitational on Saturday.
At the Hamline Elite Meet on Friday, the senior outkicked Zach Roozen of Mounds View to win the 1,600-meter run and anchored the winning 4x800 relay team.
Three days after setting a school record in the 400 meters at the Roseville Invite (57.94 seconds), Nielsen won the 800 meters at Friday's Hamline Elite Meet in a meet-record time of 2:11.11.
The sophomore shortstop and leadoff hitter went 12-for-22 (.545) last week as the Storm won three of five games. The three-year starter showed impressive power with four homers, two doubles and 10 RBI.
The senior pitcher shut down Minnetonka, giving up only two hits and striking out six in a 3-0 victory. It was his third shutout in four starts this spring. In 27 innings, he is 4-0 with 30 strikeouts and a 0.78 ERA.
The sophomore attacker had 12 goals and 11 assists as the No. 3-ranked Panthers improved to 5-1 this season with victories over Apple Valley, Eagan and Wayzata. In six games, Waagbo has 24 goals and 47 points.
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. McGee||6||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: B. Morrow||5|
|Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw||4||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: P. Coke||6|
|Washington - WP: J. Zimmermann||3||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Niese||0|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Turner||3||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: E. Volquez||7|
|Miami - WP: A. DeSclafani||5||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: J. Papelbon||4|
|Cincinnati - LP: M. Leake||2||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: M. Garza||9|
|Boston - WP: J. Kelly||8||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Vargas||4|
|Minnesota - WP: T. May||6||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi||4|
|Colorado - LP: J. Lyles||1||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Gonzales||4|
|Atlanta - LP: M. Minor||3||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: C. Lewis||10|
|Houston - WP: D. Keuchel||6||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago||1|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||4||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: Y. Petit||2|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||6||FINAL|
|Arizona - WP: Z. Spruill||8|
|Oakland - WP: J. Lester||4||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: C. Young||0|
|NY Yankees||1||Top 8th Inning|
|Philadelphia||9/15/14 7:30 PM|
|Tampa Bay||9/18/14 7:25 PM|
|(23) Ohio State||66|
|(14) So Carolina||38|
|(10) Ole Miss||56|
|(25) Oklahoma State||43|
|(9) Notre Dame||30|
|New Mexico St||24||FINAL|
|(6) Texas A&M||38|
|(15) Arizona State||38||FINAL|
|(5) Auburn||9/18/14 6:30 PM|
|(20) Kansas State|
|Connecticut||9/19/14 7:00 PM|
|Old Dominion||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|Troy||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|Georgia Tech||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|Eastern Mich||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|(11) Michigan State|
|Iowa||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|Bowling Green||9/20/14 11:00 AM|
|Maryland||9/20/14 11:30 AM|
|Tulane||9/20/14 11:30 AM|
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|Marshall||9/20/14 1:00 PM|
|North Carolina||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Army||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Virginia||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|(6) Texas A&M||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Rutgers||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Central Mich||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Utah||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Florida||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Louisville||9/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Fla Atlantic||9/20/14 3:00 PM|
|Indiana||9/20/14 3:00 PM|
|San Jose St||9/20/14 3:00 PM|
|Texas State||9/20/14 3:00 PM|
|Massachusetts||9/20/14 3:00 PM|
|Georgia State||9/20/14 5:00 PM|
|Appalachian St||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Miss State||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Northern Ill||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Middle Tennessee||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Utah State||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Miami-Ohio||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Idaho||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|Ball State||9/20/14 6:00 PM|
|(14) So Carolina||9/20/14 6:30 PM|
|(4) Oklahoma||9/20/14 6:30 PM|
|Ga Southern||9/20/14 6:30 PM|
|UNLV||9/20/14 7:00 PM|
|(22) Clemson||9/20/14 7:00 PM|
|(1) Florida State|
|Miami-Florida||9/20/14 7:00 PM|
|New Mexico||9/20/14 7:00 PM|
|New Mexico St|
|California||9/20/14 9:00 PM|
|Louisiana||9/20/14 9:30 PM|
|(2) Oregon||9/20/14 9:30 PM|
|San Diego St||9/20/14 9:30 PM|