Inglesby and Nielson Earn Weekly Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON sophomore pitcher/designated player Kaitlin Inglesby was named Pac-12 Softball Player of the Week, and UTAH senior pitcher Generra Nielson was named Pac-12 Softball Pitcher of the Week for March 6-18, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Inglesby led the Huskies to a perfect 4-0 record at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., as UW improved to 27-1 on the season. At the plate, Inglesby hit .692 with four runs, nine hits, three doubles, one home run and nine RBI. She finished the weekend with a 1.154 slugging percentage, a .692 on-base percentage and no strikeouts. She had at least one hit and two RBI in each game. Inglesby tallied three hits and three RBI against No. 24/25 DePaul on Friday.
Nielson threw the second no-hitter of her career and the 25th in school history in last Monday's 2-1 win over Colgate. She tied her career high with 16 strikeouts and did not issue a walk or allow an earned run. Nielson struck out eight of the first nine batters she faced. She has nine games of 10 or more strikeouts this season. Nielson also pitched two innings in the second game of the doubleheader against the Raiders, picking up two wins to push her record to 14-4 this season.
This is the third weekly honor for Inglesby, but first as a player, and Washington's 84th all-time. This is Nielson's first Pitcher of the Week award and the first for Utah as well.
Washington is playing a doubleheader against Cal State Bakersfield today while Utah hosts Southern Utah for two games on Wednesday. The Utes then travel to Washington to open Pac-12 play on Friday.
Also Nominated (Player): Katelyn Boyd, ASU; Britt Vonk, CAL; Hannah Melick, ORE; Hannah Clements, UTAH.
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Hillary Bach, ASU; Jolene Henderson, CAL; Jessica Moore, ORE; Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH.
2012 Pac-12 Players of the Week: Feb. 14 - Valerie Arioto, RS Sr., P/1B, CAL; Feb. 21 - Valerie Arioto, RS Sr., P/UTIL, CAL; Feb. 28 - Brigette Del Ponte, Jr., 3B, ARIZ; Mar. 6 - Katelyn Boyd, Sr., SS, ASU; Mar. 13 - Katelyn Boyd, Sr., SS, ASU; Mar. 19 - Kaitlin Inglesby, So., P/DP, WASH.
2012 Pac-12 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 14 - Kaitlin Inglesby, So., WASH; Feb. 21 - Hillary Bach, Sr., ASU; Feb. 28 - Teagan Gerhart, Jr., STAN; Mar. 6 - Hillary Bach, Sr., ASU; Mar. 13 - Jolene Henderson, Jr., CAL; Mar. 19 - Generra Nielson, Sr., UTAH.