UCSB Freshmen Take Spotlight on Fox Sports West

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara softball program have two young players on the rise and Fox Sports West took notice. As freshman, both Pitcher Alex Pingree and outfielder Arianna Palomares had an immediate impact on the Gauchos' lineup this season. You can watch the video here.

Pingree led the pitching staff with a team-best 1.85 earned run average and was named an All-Big West Honorable mention. The freshman also only allowed 26 earned runs and 41 runs, both lowest in the conference.

Palomares finished this year with a .307 batting average and 50 hits, both are second on the team. She also clubbed 10 doubles which are the eighth most in the Big West.

Also in this feature, seniors Jessica Soria and Keilani Jennings, and head coach Brie Galicinao talk about these two freshman and what they mean for the future of the program.