Pac-10 Softball Names Player/Pitcher Of The Week

March 29, 2005

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- ARIZONA sophomore outfielder Caitlin Lowe and OREGON freshman outfielder Lovena Chaput have been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Co-Players of the Week, and CALIFORNIA's junior Kelly Anderson has been named Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Lowe, from Tustin, Calif., hit .572, to help the Wildcats win two games over No. 11 Louisiana-Lafayette on Mar. 25 and 27. In Arizona's 10-3 victory over the Ragin' Cajuns, Lowe led UA's offensive attack with an inside-the-park grand slam. She finished the weekend 4-for-7 at the plate with four RBI, two walks and a grand slam. Lowe leads the Pac-10 with a .520 batting average, including 51 hits.

Chaput, from Tualatin, Ore., led the Ducks to four wins over Nevada and BYU on Mar. 25 and 26, respectively. Chaput went 6-for-13 (.642) at the plate, including a home run and drove in three runs. She scored two runs and accumulated a .692 slugging percentage. Chaput also drew two walks and tallied nine total bases. On the season, Chaput is hitting .329 and leads the Ducks with 28 hits.

Anderson, from Woodland, Calif., pitched her way to three wins in 19 innings of work. She struck out 23 hitters, with no earned runs while only allowing six hits and seven walks. In the 5-0 win over North Carolina on Mar. 26, Anderson tossed a no-hitter, the fourth of her career. On the season, Anderson has 101 strikeouts in 105.1 innings pitched. She has led Cal to 15 wins and posts a 0.80 ERA.

This is the fist weekly honor for both Chaput and Anderson and the second for Loew. The awards are the 94th, 24th and 55th all-time honors for the Wildcats, Ducks and Bears, respectively.


ALSO NOMINATED PITCHERS: Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Amy Harris, ORE; Becky McCullough, STAN.

2005 Players of the Week: Feb. 15- Michelle Smith, STAN; Feb. 22- Michelle Smith, STAN; Mar. 1-.Lauren Lappin, STAN; Mar. 8- Haley Woods, CAL; Mar. 15- Sharee Zaleski, ASU; Mar. 22- Jackie Coburn, ARIZ; Mar. 29- Caitlin Lowe, ARIZ; Lovena Chaput, ORE.

2005 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 15- Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Feb. 22- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; Mar. 1- Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Mar. 8- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; Mar. 15- Katie Burkhart, ASU; Mar. 22- Brianne McGowan, OSU; Mar. 29- Kelly Anderson, CAL.

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