Arizona's Lowe, Stanford's Sorensen Named Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week

May 4, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- ARIZONA freshman Caitlin Lowe has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, while STANFORD senior Dana Sorensen has been named Pitcher of the Week for April 27- May 3, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Lowe, from Tustin, Calif., hit .583 (7-for-12) as the Wildcats went 3-1 over the week. Against Arizona State on Apr. 28, Lowe led off the with a single in the first inning, stole second and scored on a single by Wendy Allen to put the Wildcats up 1-0. She scored later in the contest to put the 'Cats up for good and helped Arizona beat Arizona State, 3-1. Later in the week, Lowe's speed and consistency at the plate helped Arizona beat California 8-0 on Apr. 30 and Stanford 4-0 the next day. In the those two games against the Bay Area schools, Lowe was a combined 6-for-6 with two runs scored. For the week, Lowe was 7-for-12 with three runs scored, one RBI and was a perfect with three stolen bases in three attempts.

Sorensen, from San Diego, Calif., earns her second Pitcher of the Week honor in a row. Sorensen went 2-0 over the week, picking up road victories over Arizona State (7-6) and No. 1 Arizona (2-1). Sorensen pitched a two-hit gem over the Wildcats on May 2 allowing only one run on two hits with six strikeouts against the No. 1 team in the nation. For the weekend, she notched 13 strikeouts in two games over 12 innings of work.

This is the first weekly honor for Lowe, it is Arizona's 90th all-time. It is Sorensen's seventh Pitcher of the Week honor, and her third this season. It is the 25th award in Stanford's history.

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; Mar. 16- Vanessa Iapala, So, OSU; Mar. 23- Aimee Minor, So, WASH; Mar. 30-Kayleen Hudson, Fr, ORE; Apr. 6-Shelly Shultz, So, ARIZ; Apr. 13- Jessica Allister, Sr, STAN; Apr. 20-Caitlin Benyi, So, UCLA; Apr. 27- Lauren Lappin, So, STAN; May. 4-Caitlin Lowe, Fr, ARIZ.

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; Mar. 16- Kristina Thorson, So, CAL; Mar. 23- Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 30-Dana Sorensen, Sr, STAN; Apr. 6-Ani Nyhus, Jr, ORE; Apr. 13-Ashley Boek, Jr, WASH; Apr. 20-Ani Nyhus, Jr, ORE; Apr. 27-Dana Sorensen, Sr, STAN; May. 4-Dana Sorensen, Sr, STAN.

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