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.
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|Carolina||12/8/13 7:30 PM|
|Dallas||12/9/13 7:40 PM|
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|Milwaukee||78||4th Qtr 11:27|
|Philadelphia||78||4th Qtr 9:26|
|Cleveland||46||3rd Qtr 10:23|
|Golden State||24||2nd Qtr 5:40|
|Oklahoma City||38||2nd Qtr 5:37|
|LA Lakers||9:00 PM|
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|Maine||57||2nd Half 3:55|
|Manhattan||54||2nd Half 7:00|
|Siena||66||2nd Half 9:23|
|Arizona State||69||2nd Half 3:56|
|James Madison||75||2nd Half 0:53|
|Sam Houston St||74|
|Open Bible College||0||Postponed|
|Fairfield||3||1st Half 19:00|
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|Carroll (MT)||8:05 PM|
|South Carolina||8:30 PM|
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|Bowling Green||17||2nd Qtr 14:51|
|(16) Northern Ill||10|
|(15) UCF||12/7/13 11:00 AM|
|(18) Oklahoma||12/7/13 11:00 AM|
|(6) Oklahoma State|
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|(7) Stanford||12/7/13 6:45 PM|
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|(2) Ohio State||12/7/13 7:17 PM|
|(10) Michigan State|
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|(24) Fresno State|
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|Manhattan||61||2nd Half 1:01|
|Appalachian St||51||2nd Half 9:50|
|(5) Kentucky||58||2nd Half 13:42|
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|Oregon State||9:00 PM|