Dana Sorensen Tabbed Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week
March 30, 2004
Walnut Creek, Calif. - Stanford senior Dana Sorensen has been named Pitcher of the Week and Oregon freshman right fielder Kayleen Hudson has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, and for March 23-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Sorensen, from San Diego, Calif. went 4-0 with a save as the Stanford Cardinal went 7-0 for the week, winning the Stanford Classic. Sorensen posted a 0.45 ERA and recording three shutouts. In 31.1 innings pitched, she allowed only two runs and 11 hits, while striking out 56. She collected a win in a 3-2 extra-innings win over Fresno State on Mar. 24. Against the Bulldogs, she allowed four hits, two runs in eight innings of work, and fanned 12 batters. Just two days later, Sorensen recorded a season-high 15 strikeouts as Stanford beat Hawaii 1-0. Her week was highlighted by her performance in the championship game of the Stanford Classic, Sorensen threw a complete game no-hitter with 13strikeouts in another 1-0 Cardinal victory over Hawaii.
Hudson, from Northglenn, Colo., led Oregon to a 4-1 mark last week, including a victory over No. 16 Oregon State in the Pac-10 opener for both schools. In a two-game sweep of Kansas on Mar. 23 and Mar. 24, Hudson was 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored and a home run. Later in the week against the Beavers Hudson was 1-for-3 as the Ducks took the Conference opener from the Beavers in a late-inning come from behind victory. To close the week, Hudson was 3-for-6 in the double-header against Utah State on Mar. 27, driving in two runs, and scoring another two. She hit her second home run of the week in the first game against the Aggies. For the week, Hudson scored three runs, drove in four and was 6- for-13 (.462) with two home runs and a .923 slugging percentage.
This is the first weekly honor for Hudson. It is Sorensen's fifth weekly award, her first this season. It is the 21st award all-time in both Oregon and Stanford's history.