Pac-12 Softball Players of the Week for March 28

Player of the Week: Sashel Palacios, Arizona State
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4 GP, 5 R, 7 HR, 11 RBI, .583 AVG
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After struggling early in the season, senior catcher Sashel Palacios recorded a team leading .583 batting average over the week in her last four games of play.
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Palacios entered the week with 17 RBI, thanks in part to her two home runs, through the first six weeks of play.
• This week Palacios went for 11 RBI and five home runs, both a team high over the past week.
 Has homered at least once in every game this week, including a pair of homers in the Sun Devils' 11-0 win over Oregon State Sunday. Her second homer of the OSU game Sunday, was a grand slam.
• Has amassed 23 total bases and carded a 1.917 slugging percentage on the week. 

Pitcher of the Week: Danielle O'Toole, Arizona
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2 GP, 14 IP, 2-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 10K
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Threw her first career no-hitter, facing just two over the minimum in an eight-strikeout effort in game 1, the 90th no-hitter in Arizona history, but first vs. a top-10 team since 1993.
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Posted a 2-0 record and a 0.00 ERA while allowing three total hits in 14.0 innings, helping Arizona sweep No. 6 Washington.
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Limited opponents to a .065 batting average in the two outings.

Freshman of the Week: Rachel Garcia, UCLA
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2 GP, 7.2 IP, 2-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 10K

• Garcia picked up a win and a save in the Bruins' doubleheader sweep of BYU on Saturday.
• She struck out 10 in 7 2/3 innings against the Cougars, who upset Utah earlier last week.
• Garcia struck out nine in a one-hit complete game in the first contest, earning the save in the nightcap.
• Also had three hits in nine at-bats over three games last weekend.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: 
Mo Mercado, ARIZ; Kylee Perez, UCLA.
Pitcher of the Week: Breanna Macha, ASU; Rachel Garcia, UCLA.
Freshman of the Week: Alyssa Palomino, ARIZ.

2017 PAC-12 SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Freshman of the Week
Mar. 20 Sashel Palacios, ASU Danielle O'Toole, ARIZ Rachel Garcia, UCLA
Mar. 13 Chelsea Gonzales, ASU Michelle Floyd, ARIZ Jessie Harper, ARIZ
Mar. 6 Alexis Mack, ORE Taylor Cotton, OSU Miranda Elish, ORE 
Feb. 28 Mo Mercado, ARIZ Danielle O'Toole, ARIZ Alyssa Barrera, UTAH 
Feb. 21 Lauren Lindvall, ORE Rachel Garcia, UCLA Dejah Mulipola, ARIZ 
Feb. 14 Katiyana Mauga, ARIZ Teaghan Cowles, STAN Taran Alvelo, WASH 
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