Lady Cards throw one-hitter in opener; erupt for 24 runs in nightcap
Jenna Rodriguez who had a stellar collegiate career at the University of Hawaii and Yavapai College, serves as pitching coach for the Lady Cardinals.
Rodriguez played two seasons for Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz., helping lead the Roughriders to the NJCAA Division I national title in 2009. She was 25-5 as a pitcher that season, with six shutouts. Rodriguez also batted .489 en route to being named a first team junior college All-American after earning second team All-American honors as a freshman. She was named to the all-tournament team after leading Yavapai to the national crown.
At Hawaii, Rodriguez was a first-team all-Western Athletic Conference and all-West Region performer. She was 4-1 as a pitcher in her two years at Hawaii, and hit .346. Her walk-off home run lifted Hawaii over Alabama in the 2010 Super Regionals, giving the Rainbow Wahine their first berth in the Women's College World Series.
The native of Pasadena, Calif., enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, shopping and cooking. Rodriguez graduated from Hawaii with a degree in communications.