Cal Sweeps Weekly Softball Awards
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA senior outfielder Jamia Reid was named Pac-12 Softball Player of the Week, and her teammate, junior pitcher Jolene Henderson was named Pac-12 Softball Pitcher of the Week for March 26-April 1, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Reid sparked the top-ranked Golden Bears on offense as they earned four wins, including a three-game sweep of No. 3 Washington. Hitting in the lead-off spot, Reid batted .467 with a team-high four RBI and four steals. She extended her hitting streak to 28 games dating back to February 17. Reid slugged .467 and scored at least one run in three of the four games. In Sunday's second game against the Huskies, she had three hits against Washington's ace, Kaitlin Inglesby, and drove in two runs.
Henderson earned her second straight Pitcher of the Week honor after leading Cal to another conference series sweep. Getting the nod for two of the three games against Washington, Henderson pitched 14.0 complete innings with a 2.00 ERA, limiting the Huskies to a .282 batting average and tallying 19 strikeouts. In Friday's pitchers' duel, she fanned nine and did not allow an earned run. Henderson has a 1.03 ERA this season.
This is the second Player of the Week honor for Reid and Henderson's eighth Pitcher of the Week award. Cal has won 77 weekly awards.
Cal takes its 6-0 Pac-12 record to Salt Lake City for three games against Utah this weekend.
Also Nominated (Player): Brigette Del Ponte, ARIZ; Haley Steele, ASU; Elizabeth Santana, OSU; Hanna Winter, STAN; Stephany LaRosa, UCLA; Jackie Sweet, UTAH; Nikia Williams, WASH.
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Shelby Babcock, ARIZ; Hillary Bach, ASU; Paige Hall, OSU; Teagan Gerhart, STAN; Jessica Hall, UCLA; Generra Nielson, UTAH; Bryana Walker, 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; Mar. 26 - Valerie Arioto, RS Sr., P/1B, CAL; Apr. 2 - Jamia Reid, Sr., OF, CAL.
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; Mar. 26 - Jolene Henderson, Jr., CAL; Apr. 2 - Jolene Henderson, Jr., CAL.
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