Parlich and Henderson earn softball weekly honors

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today the Pac-12 softball weekly honors for the week of March 11-17. ARIZONA STATE's Sam Parlich was named the Player of the week, while CALIFORNIA's Jolene Henderson was voted the Pitcher of the week.

Parlich helped lead the Sun Devils to a 4-1 record on the weekend at the Judi Garman Classic. The senior hit .526 in five games with a .737 slugging percentage and a .526 on-base percentage. Against then-No. 15 Michigan she went 4-for-4 with a double and one run scored to set a new single game career high in hits. She hit her seventh homer on the season in the final game of the weekend, a 5-4 win over Pacific in eight innings. The homer was the 24th of her career and ties her at 12th all-time at ASU. She had 10 hits on the weekend, which tied for the top of the team and was second in slugging and on-base percentage. Parlich is currently on a three-game hitting streak and has eight multiple-hit games this season.

Henderson earned her second Pitcher of the Week in a row after she pitched her way to three wins in the circle and allowed just a .33 ERA on the weekend. The senior allowed then-No. 19 Baylor just three hits while striking out three to helped the Golden Bears to a 3-0 shutout. Against their second ranked opponent of the week Cal once again earned a shutout in the 1-0 win over then-No. 20 Hawaii. Henderson accounted for just two hits and one walk while striking out nine batters. In the win over Syracuse, Henderson again sent another nine batters straight to the bench and led her team to a 2-1 win by allowing just two hits and a walk. Through 21 innings pitched on the weekend Henderson permitted only one run in seven hits -- none for extra bases -- and gave up one walk while striking out 21 batters faced. She also was named to the Chevron Spring Fling All-Tournament team.

This is Parlich's first Player of the Week award and the 76th all-time for Arizona State. It is the ninth Pitcher of the Week honor for Henderson, bringing her career total to 12, including player of the week honors. She ranks fourth all-time for the most honors in the Pac-12. Henderson's honor is the 83rd of California all-time.

Also Nominated Player: Khala Taylor, CAL; Janie Takeda, ORE; Natalie Hampton, OSU; Kelsi Hoopiiaina, UTAH; Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH.

Also Nominated Pitcher: Mackenzie Popescue, ASU; Cheridan Hawkins, ORE; Naomi Amu, UTAH; Kaitline Inglesby, WASH.

2013 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Feb. 12- Cheyenne Coyle, Jr., SS, ASU
Feb. 19 - B.B. Bates, Sr., OF, UCLA
Feb. 26 - Natalie Hampton, Fr., 1B, OSU
March 5 - Alix Johnson, Jr., CF, ASU
March 12 - Cheyenne Cordes, So., SS, CAL
March 19 - Sam Parlich, Sr., 2B, ASU

2013 Pac-12 Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 12- Dallas Escobedo, Jr., P, ASU
Feb. 19 - Kelsey Stevens, Fr., P, STAN
Feb. 26 - Bryana Walker, Jr., P, WASH
March 5 - Cheridan Hawkins, Fr, P, ORE
March 12 - Jolene Henderson, Sr., P, CAL
March 19 - Jolene Henderson, Sr., P, CAL
 

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