Lastrapes, Inglesby Receive Weekly Softball Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA senior outfielder Brittany Lastrapes and WASHINGTON freshman pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby have been named Pac-10 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week for March 14-20, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Lastrapes had a hit in each of the seven Wildcat games, and more impressively, had at least two hits in six of the seven games played last week. In the first game of the doubleheader vs. New Mexico State, the Laguna Niguel, Calif., native hit two doubles, giving her 60 doubles in her career, the new Arizona career record. Her two-run home run in the eighth inning of game two vs. New Mexico State would be the winning blast in the Tuesday sweep. With 15 hits on the week, Lastrapes batted for a .577 average while recording 11 RBI. She had an RBI in five of the seven games, including four on two homers vs. NMSU.
Washington's Inglesby led the team on the week with a 1.31 ERA in the tough Judi Garman Classic. She posted a 3-1 record in five appearances, two starts, two complete games, a shutout and a save in 26.2 innings pitched with 20 strikeouts and just five earned runs and four walks. The Portland, Ore., native earned the start vs. a strong Fresno State team that is receiving votes in both polls and allowed just three hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in her second complete game shutout of her career. She picked up her second complete game on the weekend going the entire seven innings against a Notre Dame team receiving votes in both polls. She pitched the last 4.0 innings against No. 9/8 Oklahoma, allowing just one earned run and two hits. She entered in relief vs. Illinois, getting the win in the nine inning game, pitching 6.2 innings, allowing just one hit and one unearned run with six strikeouts. She entered in relief against Boise State earning her third save of the season, allowing just one unearned run and striking out five in 3.0 innings.
For Lastrapes, this is her second Player of the Week honor and the 132nd all-time for the Wildcats. The Pitcher of the Week nod for Inglesby is the first of her career and the 74th all-time for Washington.
Next up for the Cats is a three-game home series with Cal State Northridge, beginning on Friday, March 25. The Huskies will have next weekend off and then will resume play with Conference action against Oregon on Friday, April 1.
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