Softball Player/Pitcher of the Week

April 1, 2002

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON shortstop Jaime Clark has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week while OREGON STATE's Kristen Hunter was named Pitcher of the Week for March 25-31, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Clark hit .467 (7-for-15) with four runs scored, three home runs, 12 RBI and a 1.133 slugging percentage. She extended her current hitting streak to 14 games (career-best and team season-high) and has now reached base in 49 consecutive games, dating back to last season.

For the year, Clark is batting .434 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI. Clark has a slugging percentage of .869 and an on-base percentage of .507. She is also 13-of-14 in stolen bases.

Hunter, a junior from Portland, Ore., went 2-0 (including a complete game shutout versus Oregon) with a save in her three appearances this past week. In that span, Hunter struck out 15 batters in 15 innings of work. She gave up just two runs and 11 hits to help the Beavers improve to 29-9 on the year with a 2-0 Conference mark.

Overall, Hunter has a 10-3 record to along with a 1.35 ERA. She has struck out 83 batters in 82.2 innings pitched.

It is the fourth weekly honor for Clark and the 47th for Washington all-time. Hunter earns the first award of her career. Oregon State has now received 19 honors all-time.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYER SELECTIONS: Feb. 11 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. Feb. 18 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. Feb. 25 - Kara Brun, ASU. Mar. 4 - Jaime Clark, WASH. Mar. 11 - Jessica Mendoza, STAN. Mar. 18 - Phelan Wright, ASU. Mar. 25 - Lovieanne Jung, ARIZ. Apr. 1 - Jaime Clark, WASH.

2002 PAC-10 PITCHER SELECTIONS: Feb. 11 - Tia Bollinger, WASH. Feb. 18 - Erica Beach, ASU. Feb. 25 - Tori Nyberg, STAN. Mar. 4 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. Mar. 11 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Mar. 18 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Mar. 25 - Jennie Finch, ARIZ. Apr. 1 - Kristen Hunter, OSU.

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