Softball Player Phelan Wright Named NFCA National Player Of The Week

May 9, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Freshman third baseman Phelan Wright has been named the Louisville Slugger/National Fatspitch Coaches Association Player of the Week for the week of April 30-May 6, NFCA announced today.

Wright, who also claimed Pac-10 Player of the Week honors, was a main contributor in each of Arizona State's three wins against Stanford and California this past weekend.

Against Stanford, she went 2-for-4 with a double to help propel ASU to the extra inning win. The next day against Cal, Wright went 2-for-3 with a home run, a run scored and two RBIs. The home run put ASU ahead in the game 2-0 and a single later help to win that game in extra innings.

In the second game against Cal, ASU was down 1-0 when she hit a sacrifice fly to deep left field to bring in the tying run and to keep the game going into the seventh when the Sun Devils won. Wright was also walked twice in the game.

Overall, Wright went 4-for-8 (.500) with a double, a home run, a run scored, three RBIs and three walks. In the field, Wright was perfect on the weekend with 12 successful chances.

In 18 games this year, Wright is currently batting an amazing .456 in the pitching rich Pac-10 Conference and leads the ASU team with a .408 overall average with 60 hits and a .517 slugging percentage.

This is Arizona State's second NFCA National Player of the Week winner his year. Erica Beach earned the honor for the week of April 2-8.

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