|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
WEDNESDAY, APRIL r -- , F,...-,----t it 7 C 1 .DIXIESUNNEWS.COM wEl mmills CAN ''. i con Cambrie Hazel midtes Mark in PacINesi confereR '' in BY KYLE LINDSLEY 1 I c r---- ) KyleDSN 1 ..........,,, , i , ' ',' 1 ' ,s,... ) - ,.....",,,,.rs,--- 1 L ET , 3 ........ '14.,-- I , N 4, Freshman phenom Cambrie Hazel, a general studies major from Spanish Fork, continues to make an impact on the mound in her first season pitching for Dixie State Unii versity softball. DSU currently sits sixth on the ' NCAA Division 11 softball rankings s record of 32-- 4 with with a Hazel leading the team in wins (15), 1 1 win-los- ...0...,.'....'",,, if,'''''''l I, 1.....) t 4 ef ',WOO," I 1 ) 1 GAMES ers eoac rotation, in this case the pitcher's shoulder. Therefore, long arms for a pitcher in softball is advantageous, increasing the distance from the shoulder, coupled with faster rotation of the pitching arm leads to increased velocity of the ball toward the plate. Longer fingers allow for more contact with the ball as it is leaving the pitcher's hand giving it more spin, leading to more curve on breaking pitches. "She makes it hard to make hard contact with the ball," said catcher Jessica Gonzalez, a junior business administration major from Kings-burCalifornia. "Her demeanor on the mound is unfazed; you would never know whether she was having a bad day or a good day." Hazel has been awarded Pitcher of the Week for the PacWest Conference four times so far this season. She has also been named the h Louisville Slugger National Coaches Association National Pitcher of the Week for the week of ,;;;,,,,A '1.) goel r , a fe' star if y( - thrc the' 4 1 ':' ik I I..," V4 , . ',v.'s,. , 4 ,,, ,, . ' ,,, k , , .''' ,J,. el , , ,6 jf ' 4 .1 :- -,, '' .7 , , ' 4 . . ", 4 , , ',''. : al ; ,- ' '4 - ' '- -: ,A for 40; ,4 g, (109). Hazel has a earned run average of 1.28 placing her third out of qualifying pitchers in the Pacific West Conference. Hazel leads the PacWest in opposing batting average (.120), fourth in the conference for strikeouts and second in wins. She has had early success at DSU after a high school career filled with accolades including a 24-- 1 record as a senior, winning three straight state championships at Spanish Fork High School and being named Utah's 2017 Softball Gatorade Player of the Year in 2017. "The competition is a lot better in college," Hazel said. "There's better and stronger hitters along with better pitching. I just try to work my hardest and see how it goes." Hazel said her favorite pitch to throw is her curveball. Her arsenal of pitches includes that curveball along with a fastball, rise ball, and she is currently developing a change-up- . "She uses what she has been given," head coach Randy Simkins said. "She has long arms, big hands, long fingers... she spins the ball well and has good velocity." Pitching with a greater velocity in softball can be explained biomechanically. The velocity of the ball when thrown toward home plate is determined by the amount of angular velocity the pitcher can make when swinging her arm multiplied by the distance from the axis of 1 UPCOMING complete games (9), innings pitched (103.2), saves (4) and strikeouts , ;.' i 1) 1 . 1 , 4 4, ,i - - , ,,,,- - ' ''''': t' - Fast-pitc- -, .. , , : . 'C' - ' 1 1 ', ' ' . . .. i ) . , . , April During that week Hazel pitched 20.2 innings during DSU softball's road trip in California. During those 20.2 innings she did not allow a single hit, throwing two and four innings of a combined perfect game. She finished the week with 25 strikeouts. DSU split two doubleheaders 8. .0". , t no-hitte- rs - i N 'S against California Baptist University 4 with Hazel getting on April the win in the first game on 13, pitching 5.1 innings, giving up four hits in the 3 victory. DSU went on to lose the second game The next day, Hazel pitched 6.2 innings, striking out five and giving up four hits in a 8 DSU victory in nine innings. DSU went on to lose the final game of the series to CBU After the series with CBU, DSU sits at second in the PacWest standings, two games behind CBU. Hazel will be helping DSU softball on the mound as the team , 13-1- I, c' CO , , c) , .x,' 1 c) cr, c,) 3-- 7. co I 9-- 1 ' la 1 I', i Q- Z Z ca, ' a, t - 4-- 1 , ., 4,1 4 , A . ir i ) il 9-- 0. t I .,1 Freshman pitcher Cfimbrie Hazel, a general studies major from Spanish Fork, fires a pitch over home plate against California Baptist University,& urday. Hazel and the softball team will compete at Biola University, Frida noon. see CAMBR1E page 5 Women's soccer set to hold summer camp, not exclusive to future DSU nor high school athletes )) BY NAOMI VAZQUEZ Sr' naomivazquez - rmk,r1r"lrlr::-- 1 ' .- - R4 ,q1 Women's Tennis in the 2018 PacWest Women's Tennis Championship in CIO rs' I Surprise, Arizona, April 18-2- 1 Baseball at Biola University April 19 at 3 p.m. Baseball at Biola University April 20 at noon and 3 p.m. hat to bring ,,.;,i1 Softball at Biola University April 20 at p.m. and 3 p.m. 1 11 1 ,, Softball at Concordia University Irvine April 21 at noon and 2 p.m. Baseball at Biola University April 21 at p.m. I , 1 Men's Golf in the 2018 PacWest Men's Golf Championships at Litchfield Park, Arizona April 23 0m z ,0z m w 0w C Z Z m w w L7,1 t Dixie State University's women's soccer summer camp will take on a different format this year but will still serve as an opportunity for students to sharpen their skills from June 25 to 28. For individual participants there will be a $300 fee, and there will be varying bulk-rate- s for team participants. Head Coach Gerry Lucey was named the new head coach in January, so the summer camp planning process is still in action and some information, including discount or scholarship information, is still unclear. Lucey said participants should be prepared with basic soccer gear like water bottles, shin Guards, a soccer ball, soccer cleats and proper attire. Lucey's vision is to have this year's summer camp be an open camp rather than a camp aimed toward just high school players as it was in the past. Lucey said he'd like to have the camp be an identification camp, for those wishing to play for DSU women's soccer, but also for other students simply wanting to learn more about being a college student athlete. Lucey said he also wants to incorporate more technical learning opportunities for the athletes than in past years. "We want to help them in their recruiting or identification process and give them some guidelines," Lucey said. Lucey hopes to give campers a better idea of a college coach's criteria and how they can fit in with DSU women's soccer. Player Kilee Lamb, a redshirt junior business administration major from Smithfield, said she enjoyed her summer camp experience when she Participated with her high school team. "It gives you an opportunity to get looked at by college coaches and meet different people as well," Lamb said. Player Kamie Hunter, a junior nursing major from Hooper, agreed summer camp is an enjoy. able and beneficial experience. "That's how I got recruited," Hunter said. "The coach watches most of the games, so it's a real') good chance for the coach to see - you play." There is an game to close out the summer camp week all-st- ar see CAMP page 1 '