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Gerhart named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week

NCAA wrestling matchups announced

Stanford sophomore pitcher Teagan Gerhart has been selected as the Pacific-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 28 - Mar. 6, Commissioner Larry Scott announced.

Gerhart went 3-0 on the weekend and boasted a 1.33 ERA. She racked up 33 strikeouts, averaging 11 per contest. In three complete games, Gerhart allowed just four earned runs and issued just four walks.

In the team's 2-1 win over Iowa, Gerhart struck out nine Hawkeyes without allowing an earned run. Against UCSB, Gerhart registered a then-season high of 10 strikeouts. In her third win of the weekend, over Cal State Northridge, the Norco, Calif., native turned in a magnificent performance. She finished with a career-high 14 strikeouts and held a no-hitter through four innings of play. She retired the entire Northridge lineup in order to start the game, including striking out the first six Matador hitters.

Offensively, Gerhart also recorded four hits on the weekend, including a double and a home run.

It marks the second Pitcher of the Week honor in Gerhart's career. Stanford will take this week off in preparation for finals. The Cardinal will be back in action as it hosts the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic March 18-20.

Wrestling

The NCAA championship pairings were announced Wednesday in advance of the March 17-19 meet at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena.

Here are the Stanford's first-round matchups:

At 125, Ryan Mango will wrestle in a play-in round against Purdue's Camden Eppert. The winner will face Navy's Aaron Kalil in the first round and could wrestle three times on the Thursday opening day.

At 133, Justin Paulsen wrestles Boston University's Fred Santaite with the winner likely to face No. 4 seeded Tyler Graff of Wisconsin in the second round.

At 174, Nick Amuchastegui received the seventh seed and wrestles Wisconsin's Benjamin Jordan.

At 197, Pac-10 champion Zack Giesen received the No. 12 seed and will take on Gardner-Webb's Travis Porter, with a possible second-round matchup against No. 5 Luke Lofthouse of Iowa.

Synchronized swimming

Stanford hosts an exhibition swim Saturday at 11 a.m., a final tuneup before competing in the U.S. Collegiate Nationals, which begins next Friday in Buffalo.

Stanford is coming off a win at the West Regional over the University of Arizona and Arizona State in Tempe last week. The Cardinal placed first in all four competitions, including a season-high score in the team swim.

Sailing

Stanford earned a victory at its own McIntyre Intersectional, going 14-1.

Across the country, Stanford also had a team win the Silver Division of the Graham Hall Intersectional at Navy.

Stanford was perfect on Day Two on its home course, going 5-0 at Redwood Shores.

On the East Coast, after a 1-6 start, Stanford finished 11-3 over the final two divisional races.

Women's soccer

Freshman goalkeeper Emily Oliver returned from La Manga, Spain, where she split time in the United States Under-20 national team lineup at the Ten Nations Tournament.

The U.S. finished with a 2-0 victory over Norway on Tuesday, during which Oliver played the second half.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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