Softball Player of the Week (5/7/01)

May 7, 2001

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE third baseman Phelan Wright has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week while her teammate Erica Beach was named Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 30 - May 6, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Wright, a freshman from Los Alamitos, Calif., was a main contributor in ASU going 3-0 against third-ranked Stanford and fifth-ranked California. Overall, Wright went 4-for-8 (.500) with a double, home run, run scored, three RBI and three walks. In the field, she was perfect with 12 successful chances.

Beach, a junior from Scottsdale, Ariz., posted two of the three Sun Devil victories over the weekend. Beach recorded her first win over Stanford (May 4), giving up just two runs in seven innings. She followed that performance with a victory in relief over California (May 5). Overall, Beach pitched 16 innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out five. She now has 16 wins, tying her career-high.

It is the first weekly honor for Wright while Beach garners her fourth award. Arizona State has now received 32 honors all-time.

Also nominated for Player of the Week were: Toni Mascarenas, ARIZ. Brynnen Guthrie, OSU. Sarah Beeson, STAN. Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. Kim DePaul, WASH.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were: Jennie Finch, ARIZ.

2001 PAC-10 PLAYER SELECTIONS: 2/12 - Christie Rosenblad, WASH. 2/19 - Tairia Mims, UCLA. 2/26 - Sarah Beeson, STAN. 3/5 - Leneah Manuma, ARIZ. 3/12 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. 3/19 - Pauline Duenas, CAL. 3/26 - Traci Feldt, OSU. 4/2 - Kristen Swetel, ASU. 4/9 - Erica Beach, ASU. 4/16 - Natasha Watley, UCLA. 4/23 - Brooke Rutschman, OSU. 4/30 - Jaime Clark, WASH. 5/7 - Phelan Wright, ASU.

2001 PAC-10 PITCHER SELECTIONS: 2/12 - Kirsten Voak, ASU. 2/19 - Maureen LeCocq, STAN. Dana Sorensen, STAN. 3/5 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. 3/12 - Jocelyn Forest, CAL. 3/19 - Tia Bollinger, WASH. 3/26 - Jocelyn Forest, CAL. 4/2 - Dana Sorensen, STAN. 4/9 - Kirsten Voak, ASU. 4/16 - Jennie Finch, ARIZ. 4/23 - Crystal Draper, OSU. 4/30 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. 5/7 - Erica Beach, ASU.

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