Sweet and Moore earn weekly Pac-12 softball 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 April 1-7. UTAH senior second baseman Jackie Sweet was named the Player of the Week. OREGON senior right-handed pitcher Jessica Moore was voted the Pitcher of the Week.
Sweet led the Utes on the week at the plate with a .550 batting average, which included two doubles, a triple and a home run for a .900 slugging percentage. She had 11 hits in 20 at-bats for five RBI. In the field the senior had a flawless 1.000 fielding percentage with 14 assists and 13 putouts from second base. Sweet extended her team-high hit streak to 13 games with a 3-for-4, two-RBI output at the plate in the 8-4 upset over then-No. 15 UCLA. The Corona, Calif., native is second on the team with a .320 batting average and is tied for third on the squad with 18 RBI. She has 10 extra-base hits in 2013, which includes six doubles, three home runs and a triple. The Utes earned their first-ever Pac-12 series victory over the weekend winning two of three games against then-No. 15 UCLA.
The Sutter, Calif., native Moore logged her fourth and fifth wins on the season versus top 15-ranked opponents. To open the series against then-No. 4 California, Moore logged six strikeouts and walked none in the 5-1 victory in her sixth complete game of the year. She tossed eight strikeouts in the 9-3 win over the Golden Bears in game number three of the series. In the third game she hit her first homer of the season and the fourth of her career. Moore led the team in ERA (1.59), starts (3), appearances (4), innings (22) and fewest walks (3) on the weekend. She upped her career school records over the weekend for wins (80), strikeouts (824), appearances (160) and innings (820.2).
This is Sweet's first Player of the Week award and the second honor for Utah all time. It is the third Pitcher of the Week honor for Moore and brings Oregon's all-time total to 40.
Also Nominated Player: Amber Freeman, ASU; Lindsey Ziegenhirt, CAL; Kaylan Howard, ORE; Elizabeth Santana, OSU; Cassandra Roulund, STAN; Kelli Suguro, WASH.
Also Nominated Pitcher: Dallas Escobedo, ASU; Teagan Gerhart, STAN; Kayce Nieto, UTAH; Kaitlin 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
March 25 - Lindsey Ziegenhirt, Sr., C, CAL
April 1 - Kailee Cuico, Jr., 1B, ORE
April 8 - Jackie Sweet, Sr., 2B, UTAH
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
March 25 - Cheridan Hawkins, Fr., P, ORE
April 1 - Cheridan Hawkins, Fr., P, ORE
April 8 - Jessica Moore, Sr., P, ORE