Rematch of last year's C-USA Title game in Hattiesburg
Lady Techsters place six players on all-state team
Lady Techsters overcame adversity on their way to C-USA title
Lady Techsters end season at 38-24
LA Tech (37-22) joins host Alabama along with Minnesota and Albany to form one of 16 four-team fields
2016: Appeared in 48 games for the Lady Techsters, starting 47 of them … Batted .286 with 11 homeruns, 37 RBI, eight doubles and 29 runs scored … Registered three or more RBI in a game on six different occasions, including a four RBI game against North Texas, where the Alaskan native hit two home runs … In that series against North Texas, Tufi drove in seven runs … In the Lady Techsters Conference USA opener at UTEP, Tufi was 4-for-4 at the plate, driving in a run, while scoring two herself … Tufi homered in back-to-back games on three different occasions during the 2016 season and also homered in three consecutive games during the month of February … Registered 12 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games … After appearing in the Lady Techsters home opener against Abilene Christian as a pinch hitter, Tufi would go on to start every game the rest of the season … Tossed 11 innings in the circle, registering an ERA of 4.45 … In her first eight innings of the season, Tufi tossed eight innings, allowing no runs and just four hits, while striking out 14 and picking up two wins.
2015: Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Named Conference USA Hitter of the Week in mid-March ... Started all 50 games for LA Tech, including 39 at first base, 6 at pitcher and 5 at DP ... Batted .279 with 41 hits in 147 at bats ... Had seven doubles, one triple and 12 home runs ... Scored 21 runs and registered 45 RBI ... Was 2-for-3 in stolen bases ... Tied for team lead with four sacrifice flies ... Led team with 13 multi-RBI games ... The 12 home runs and 45 RBI both rank No. 3 in Tech history for single season ... Was 7-2 in the circle with a 3.24 earned run average ... Recorded six saves which set the LA Tech single season record ... Tossed 71.1 innings allowing 68 hits and striking out 59 ... Hit a grand slam to lead LA Tech to a win over NCAA Tournament participant Florida Atlantic ... Was 3-for-3 with 5 RBI in a loss to UAB ... Was 2-for-4 with 4 RBI in a win over Lamar ... Was 3-for-3 with 3 RBI in a win over Lamar ... Struck out a career-high nine batters in 4.0 innings in a win over Southern ... Threw a complete-game three-hitter in a win over Southeastern Louisiana.
2014: Named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team ... Named first team all-state by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Named the LSWA Pitcher of the Week (April 1) ... Named C-USA Player of the Week (Feb. 24) ... One of only two players to start all 52 games during the year ... Started games at first base, pitcher, right field and DP ... Batted .281 with 43 hits in 153 at bats ... Totaled 10 doubles, one triple and four home runs ... Scored 16 runs and drove in 34 runs ... Set a new LA Tech freshman single season RBI mark (34), breaking a 25-year-old record ... Was 3-of-4 in stolen bases ... Was 13-11 in the circle with a 3.43 earned run average ... Logged 140.2 IP allowing 134 hits and walking 56 ... Struck out 113 ... Led Tech with 12 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... Recorded her first collegiate home run in a loss to eventual WCWS participant Oklahoma ... Was 3-for-3 with a career-high 6 RBI in a win over Southern Miss ... Also pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout over USM in that same game ... Recorded two hits (including first collegiate hit) in loss to Missouri Valley champion Wichita State ... Had three-hit games against South Dakota, Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Miss ... Had a three-run home run in win at Belmont ... Hit the game-winning two-run home run in the 7th in a 3-2 win at Stephen F. Austin ... Recorded a complete-game, four-hit shutout in win over Middle Tennessee ... Pitched a complete-game two-hitter in a win over Florida Atlantic ... Pitched a complete-game three-hit win over North Texas setting a career-high with seven strikeouts.
High School: Lettered four years for coach Jeff Matthis at West Anchorage High School ... Helped lead the Eagles to the state softball championship in 2011 ... Named Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013 ... Four-time all-region team ... Four-time all-state team ... Has played numerous positions in high school, including pitcher, catcher and shortstop ... As a senior she batted .842 with six home runs and 36 RBI along with a 1.474 slugging percentage ... As a senior she was 9-5 with a 1.61 ERA, recording 140 strikeouts in 87 innings ... Lettered in basketball four years, earning all-region honors as a junior ... Lettered in hockey three years, leading the program to the state title as a sophomore ... Named all-region and all-state defensive team as a freshman in hockey ... Lettered on the varsity track and field team three years ... Won the regional championship as a sophomore in the shot put and discus ... Earned an all-academic letter her first three years of high school ... Has been on the 4.0 honor roll five semesters ... Played travel ball for coach Stephanie Klaviter and Dave King on the Triple Crown Stars (Ft. Collins, Colorado).
Personal: Full name is Pauline Lisinia Ariel Tufi ... Daughter of Trevor and Rebecca Mason and Robert Tufi ... Has two sisters, Alexandra and Manuia ... Has two brothers, Elijah and Carmelo ... Born May 4, 1995 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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