Pac-12 announces softball players of the week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON junior infielder Kylee Lahners and OREGON sophomore pitcher Cheridan Hawkins have been voted the Pac-12 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for play from Feb. 10-16, the Conference office announced today. 

Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) had nine hits, including three home runs and two doubles, on 14 at-bats for a .643 batting average on the week as the Huskies competed in the Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Ariz. The junior recorded 13 total runs batted in over five games, and set a career-high in single-game RBI with six against Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Saturday, where she hit 4-for-4 with one home run. She currently leads the Huskies in home runs (6), RBI (26) and slugging percentage (1.241), while her batting average of .517 is second on the team. 

Hawkins (Anderson, Calif.) recorded a no-hitter and broke a school record which she had previously set as the Ducks swept their competition in the Easton Desert Classic. At UNLV, Hawkins pitched all 10.0 innings and recorded a school-record 18 strikeouts in the 3-1 victory. She also recorded her third-career no-hitter and the 22nd in program history in a six-inning, 9-0 win over Ohio State. Hawkins also picked up a save after throwing 2.2 perfect innings while striking out five of the eight batters she faced against Chattanooga. The sophomore lefty pitched 18.2 innings in three appearances, including two complete   games and one shutout, and did not give up a single earned run (one unearned) while recording 27 strikeouts and allowing only three hits.

Lahner’s selection is the first of her career and the 85th for Washington, as well as the first for the Huskies since 2012. Hawkins’ selection is her fourth-career award and the 43rd weekly selection for the Ducks. 

Both teams travel to Cathedral City, Calif., this weekend to play in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. 

For more information, including a full schedule, visit www.pac-12.com

Also Nominated:
Player: Kellie Fox, ARIZ; Bethany Kemp, ASU; Danielle Henderson, CAL; Courtney Ceo, ORE; Alexis Gonzalez, OSU; Kylie Sorenson, STAN; Delaney Spaulding, UCLA; Hannah Flippen, UTAH.  
Pitcher: Kenzie Fowler, ARIZ; Madi Schreyer, STAN; Ally Carda, UCLA; Bryana Walker, WASH.

2014 Pac-12 Softball Players of the Week

  Player Pitcher
Feb. 11 Alyssa Tiumalu, UCLA Dallas Escobedo, ASU
Feb. 18 Kylee Lahners, WASH Cheridan Hawkins, ORE
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