Washington's Ashley Boek Named Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week

April 13, 2004

SEATTLE- Washington junior Ashley Boek has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for her performance in the circle last Friday and Saturday. Boek led the Huskies to a two-game sweep over second-ranked UCLA last weekend, picking up both victories. The back-to-back wins over the Bruins were the first for Washington since the 1998 season and the first series win over UCLA since 2000.

On April 9, Boek threw all seven innings, scattering four hits, striking out six and allowing just one earned run. Boek entered Saturday's game in relief in the fifth inning with two runners on base and no outs. Although two runners did cross the plate, Boek kept the game within reach. After a fifth inning rally by Washington, Boek stuck out five of the next six Bruins to earn her second win of the weekend over UCLA. Boek gave up just one extra-base hit against UCLA in 38 at-bats and held the Bruins to a .105 batting average. For the week, she boasted a 0.70 ERA, allowing just one run over 10 innings pitched and recorded 11 strikeouts.

This is the first weekly honor for Boek and the 53rd all-time in Washington's history.

Boek and the Huskies (28-7) are in first place of the Pac-10 with a 4-0 mark- their best conference start in school history. Washington looks to extend its win streak this weekend when it hosts Oregon on April 16 (1 p.m.) and Oregon State on April 17 (2 p.m.) and 18 (1 p.m.).

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