Pac-10 Names Softball Player/Pitcher Of The Week

May 3, 2005

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- OREGON STATE junior catcher Lisa Allen has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, and OREGON junior Amy Harris has been named Pitcher of the Week for April 26-May 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Allen, from Canby, Ore., finished the week with a team-leading .462 batting average (6-for-13), including two home runs, five RBI, three runs scored, a double, and a 1.000 slugging percentage. In dramatic fashion, she belted a sixth inning two-out full-count bases loaded pitch over the centerfield fence for her first grand slam and 10th home run of the year, providing all of the scoring as Oregon State upset No. 2-ranked Arizona, 4-0 on May 1, in Corvallis for the first time since 1989. The victory also marked the first time in program history that the Beavers won the season series against the Wildcats and guaranteed Oregon State its first ever finish over .500 in Pac-10 play. Earlier in the week, Allen went 3-for-5 with a home run in a doubleheader against Portland State on April 27. She also picked up one of just three OSU hits against Arizona State on April 29.

Harris, from Eugene, Ore., threw 28 innings, including 14 in a 17 inning game vs. Arizona State on April 30 and allowed no earned runs to post a 0.00 ERA. She amassed 28 strikeouts on the weekend and led the Ducks to a 3-0 win over No. 2 in Arizona on April 29, in which she had 10 strikeouts, no walks and allowed just three hits to the Confernece's best offensive team. Harris finished the weekend with a 2-0 record and led Oregon to a 3-0 shutout over the Sun Devils on May 1. She had nine striekouts in the game and allowed just three hits and one walk. She had only three walks in 28 innings of work.

This is the first weekly honor for Allen and the second for Harris. The awards are the 28th and 25th all-time honors for the Beavers and the Ducks, respectively.

ALSO NOMINATED PLAYERS: Kristie Fox, ARIZ; Vicky Galindo, CAL; Michelle Smith, STAN; Kristen Rivera, WASH.

ALSO NOMINATED PITCHERS: Leslie Wolfe, ARIZ; Desiree Serrano, ASU; Kristina Thorson, CAL; Brianne McGowan, OSU; Becky McCullough, STAN; Caitlin Noble, WASH.

2005 Players of the Week: Feb. 15- Michelle Smith, STAN; Feb. 22- Michelle Smith, STAN; March 1-.Lauren Lappin, STAN; March 8- Haley Woods, CAL; March 15- Sharee Zaleski, ASU; March 22- Jackie Coburn, ARIZ; March 29- Caitlin Lowe, ARIZ; Lovena Chaput, ORE; April 5- Vanessa Iapala, OSU; April 12- Haley Woods, CAL; April 19- Michelle Smith, STAN; April 26- Lauren Greer, WASH; May 3 - Lisa Allen, OSU.

2005 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 15- Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Feb. 22- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; March 1- Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; March 8- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; March 15- Katie Burkhart, ASU; March 22- Brianne McGowan, OSU; March 29- Kelly Anderson, CAL; April 5- Brianne McGowan, OSU; April 12- Brianne McGowan, OSU; April 19- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; April 26- Brianne McGowan, OSU; May 3- Amy Harris, ORE.

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