Arizona State's Sevilla and Arizona's Hollowell Named Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week

March 9, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- ARIZONA STATE junior centerfielder Valerie Sevilla has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, and ARIZONA sophomore Alicia Hollowell has been named Pitcher of the Week for March 3-9, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Sevilla, from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., hit safely in all five games against New Mexico State and Buffalo, and tallied a .533 (8-for-15) batting percentage, including two home runs, both of which were grand slams. She also chipped in with three doubles, five runs and had 11 RBI. Sevilla also recorded 17 total bases and a 1.133 slugging percentage. Her totals for the week were all team-highs. In the final game against Buffalo, Sevilla went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and six of the team's 10 RBI. In the second game against Buffalo, Sevilla again provided the offense as she went 2-for-3, including a grand slam, her second of the season, and four RBI.

Hollowell, a sophomore from Suisun, Calif., earns her third consecutive Pitcher of the Week award after a dominating performance against Indiana on Mar. 6. Hollowell pitched a seven-inning perfect game against the Hoosiers. She faced the minimum 21 batters and struck out an unbelievable 20 of them. The 20 Ks were an Arizona record for strikeouts in a regulation game. Later in the week, Hollowell pitched one inning of relief in the Wildcats' 14-6 victory over UTEP, striking out the side in the sixth, and final, inning. Her totals for the week were; eight innings pitched, 23 strikeouts (24 batters faced) no walks and she did not allow a run.

This is the first weekly honor for Sevilla, and the eighth for Hollowell. The award is the 40th all-time for the Sun Devils, and the 87th honor for the Wildcats.

2004 Players of the Week: Feb. 17- Autumn Champion, So, ARIZ; Feb 24- Wendy Allen, Sr, ARIZ; Mar. 2- Stephanie Ramos, Sr, UCLA, Mar. 9- Valerie Sevilla, Jr, ASU.

2004 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 17- Keira Goerl, Sr, UCLA; Feb. 24- Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 2- Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 9-Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ.

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