Arizona's Del Ponte and Stanford's Chinn Named Pac-10 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA sophomore third baseman Brigette Del Ponte and STANFORD senior pitcher Ashley Chinn have been named Pac-10 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week for March 21-27, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Each of Del Ponte's six hits in last weekend's three-game series with Cal State Northridge all went for extra bases as she batted in 10 runs in just 10 at-bats. The sophomore hit four doubles and two home runs while compiling a slugging percentage of 1.600. The Peoria, Ariz. native is hitting .330 on the season with 38 RBI.

Stanford's Chinn picked up two wins in three appearances over the weekend to remain undefeated on the season at 10-0. She finished the week with 16 strikeouts while giving up just three earned runs in 16.0 innings pitched for a 1.31 ERA. The Belmont, Calif., native started the week with a against Northwestern, going five innings with four strikeouts and gave up two earned runs. Her first win of the week came in a 10-2 six inning-win over Coastal Carolina on Friday. She tallied eight strikeouts in the game and gave up just one earned run. On Sunday, Chinn turned in her second career perfect game in a 10-0 five inning win over Coastal Carolina. She finished with four strikeouts as she posted her fourth complete-game shutout of the year.

The Cardinal have one final nonconference game on the slate, as they host Saint Mary's at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. Stanford and Arizona will face off as Pac-10 play begins on Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. PT in Stanford, Calif.

Also Nominated:
Player: Katelyn Boyd, ASU; Monique Fuiava, ORE; Emily Richardson, OSU; Ashley Hansen, STAN; Niki Williams, WASH

Pitcher: Kenzie Fowler, ARIZ; Brittany Rumfelt, ORE; Paige Hall, OSU; Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH

Previous Winners:
Player: 2/15- Krista Donnenwirth, ASU; 2/21 - Stacie Chambers, ARIZ; 3/1 - Alyssa Tiumalu, UCLA; 3/7 - Elia Reid, CAL; 3/15 - Andrea Harrison, UCLA; 3/21 - Brittany Lastrapes, ARIZ; 3/28 - Brigette Del Ponte, ARIZ

Pitcher: 2/15- Dallas Escobedo, ASU; 2/21 - Jolene Henderson, CAL; 3-1 - Jessica Moore, ORE; 3/7 - Teagan Gerhart, STAN; 3/15 - Jolene Henderson, CAL; 3/21 - Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH; 3/28 - Ashley Chinn, STAN

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