Menlo's Hall named Cal Pac Softball Player of the Week


Menlo College junior outfielder Mary Hall was named the Cal Pac's Softball Player of the week for her efforts in the Oaks' six games last week.

Hall finished the 8-for-16 with seven runs scored, six driven in and a home run. She was also a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts, helping Menlo to a 3-3 record in conference play.

Mary Hall
Hall is hitting .381 on the season with three home runs, 15 RBIs and 28 runs scored and is second on the team in stolen bases with 17. She is one of three Oaks to have started all 34 of the team's games this season.

In related news, the Menlo College softball program added another piece to its latest recruiting class with the signing of incoming freshman catcher Teddi Diedrich.

A native of Firebaugh, Diedrich excelled as a four-year varsity starter for Firebaugh High School, where she has served as the team's captain in both her junior and senior seasons.

A shortstop in her freshman season, Diedrich moved behind the plate where she has played for the last three seasons.

She hit .382 as a freshman, .462 as a sophomore and .563 as a junior and has hit four home runs already in her senior campaign. Her strong play has netted her all-league honors each season and led Firebaugh HS to a West Sierra League championship in 2014.

Diedrich has also excelled in the classroom, earning a place on the honor roll and dean's list all four years and earned the school's athlete-scholar award in 2012-13.

A two-sport athlete, she was twice named all-league as a volleyball player. She becomes the first softball player in school history to receive athletic scholarship to continue her playing career collegiately.

"We are excited to add Teddi to our growing 2015 recruiting class," Menlo coach Michell Vlahos said. "Teddi has shown interest in Menlo College for a few years now and we are pleased she will be bringing her skills both on the field and in the classroom to our softball family this fall."

— Menlo College Athletics

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