Arizona's Chambers, Washington's Lawrie named Pac-10 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 24, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--ARIZONA junior Stacie Chambers and WASHINGTON junior Danielle Lawrie were named Pac-10 Player and Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 17-23, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Chambers, a native of Glendale, Ariz., was an offensive force for Arizona, batting a combined .706, while driving in 17 runs, as she helped the eleventh-ranked Wildcats finish the weekend a perfect 6-0. Chambers recorded 12 hits in 17 at bats, including four home runs, one for a grand slam, and a double to rack up a mammoth 1.471 slugging percentage.
In Arizona's third game of the weekend, against Utah, the junior racked up six RBI, including three alone on a home run in the third inning. Two games later for the Wildcats, Chambers again recorded half a dozen RBI, earning the bulk on a grand slam in the second. After the weekend, Chambers now leads the league in RBI, with 30 on the season.
This is Chambers' first Pac-10 Player of the week honor and the 122nd all-time for the Wildcats.
Lawrie, a native of Langley, British Columbia, went 3-0 on the weekend, helping third-ranked Washington to a program best 14-0 start this season. Extending her scoreless inning streak to 52.1 innings, Lawrie recorded three more shutouts on the weekend, striking out 43 batters and allowing just 5 hits.
The junior began her weekend by pitching a nine-inning shutout of No. 2 Florida, striking out 12 batters in the 1-0 upset. Washington's all-time strikeout leader added to her career total, retiring 15 and 16 batters in the Huskies' victories over Nebraska and No. 23 Ohio State, respectively.
If her efforts on defense weren't enough, Lawrie also added a solo home run in Washington's 6-0 win over the Cornhuskers.
The Olympian, who took a year off to compete for her home country of Canada in the Beijing games, has allowed just two earned runs in 64.1 innings this season, for a .25 ERA. Additionally, she has struck out 107 batters on the year and allowed just 11 walks. Lawrie currently holds the UW all-time strikeout record with 951.
Lawrie was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week and the sixth time in her career. Washington now has 62 all-time Player of the Week honors.
Player: Kaitlin Cochran, Arizona State; Alissa Haber, Stanford; Amanda Kamekona, UCLA; Ashley Charters, Washington.
Pitcher: Sarah Akamine, Arizona; Marissa Drewrey, California; Samantha Skillingstad, Oregon; Missy Penna, Stanford; Megan Langenfeld, UCLA.
Date- Pac-10 Player of the Week; Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 10- Rosey Neill, Stanford; Missy Penna, Stanford
Feb. 17- Ashley Hansen, Stanford; Danielle Lawrie, Washington
Feb. 24- Stacie Chambers, Arizona; Danielle Lawrie, Washington