Arizona State's Lockwood and California's Henderson Named Pac-10 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA STATE junior right fielder Annie Lockwood and CALIFORNIA sophomore pitcher Jolene Henderson have been named Pac-10 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week for May 2-8, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Lockwood had a stellar weekend at the plate as the Sun Devils finished off their third consecutive Pac-10 sweep, defeating then-No. 13 Washington in a three game series. The Phoenix, Ariz., native collected six of Arizona State's 11 RBIs over the weekend and also added a home run in Friday's 6-4 victory. She batted a stellar .545 for the series and even drew an intentional walk. For her efforts, Lockwood was named USA Softball National Player of the Week.

California's Henderson put forth three more gems this weekend to power the then-No. 7/8 Bears to a series sweep of Oregon State. The Elk Grove, Calif., native pitched 21.0 innings for three complete-game shutouts in which she did not allow a single run. Cal blanked the Beavers, 14-0, over the course of the weekend - due in no small part to Henderson. In addition to her perfect ERA, she limited the OSU bats to a .151 batting average. She fanned a weekend-high eight Beavers in Sunday's eight-inning series finale to bring her weekend total to 21. Henderson was battling the stomach flu on Sunday, but powered through to pitch the complete-game shutout.

This is Lockwood's first Player of the Week honor. The Sun Devils have 62 Players of the Week all-time. Henderson has won five Pitcher of the Week honors for the season and her career. California now has 70 Players of the Week all-time.

Arizona State is set to host Stanford in the final weekend of Pac-10 play. The first game is Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. PT. The Golden Bears will finish up the regular season on the road at Arizona. The series begins on Friday at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Also Nominated:

Player: Brigette Del Ponte, ARIZ; Jace Williams, CAL; Alexa Peterson, ORE; Devon Lindvall, UCLA; Ashley Hansen, STAN; Shawna Wright, WASH

Pitcher: Kenzie Fowler, ARIZ; Dallas Escobedo, ASU; Jessica Moore, ORE; Teagan Gerhart, STAN; Destiny Rodino, UCLA; Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH

Previous Winners:

Player: 2/15- Krista Donnenwirth, ASU; 2/21 - Stacie Chambers, ARIZ; 3/1 - Alyssa Tiumalu, UCLA; 3/7 - Elia Reid, CAL; 3/15 - Andrea Harrison, UCLA; 3/21 - Brittany Lastrapes, ARIZ; 3/28 - Brigette Del Ponte, ARIZ; 4/5 - Andrea Harrison, UCLA; 4/12 - Ashley Hansen, STAN; 4/19- Lindsey Ziegenhirt, CAL; 4/26 - Kaylyn Castillo, ASU; 5/3 - Jamia Reid, CAL; 4/9 - Annie Lockwood, ASU

Pitcher: 2/15- Dallas Escobedo, ASU; 2/21 - Jolene Henderson, CAL; 3-1 - Jessica Moore, ORE; 3/7 - Teagan Gerhart, STAN; 3/15 - Jolene Henderson, CAL; 3/21 - Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH; 3/28 - Ashley Chinn, STAN; 4/5 - Kenzie Fowler, ARIZ; 4/12 - Teagan Gerhart, STAN; 4/19 - Jolene Henderson, CAL; 4/26 - Dallas Escobedo, ASU; 5/3 - Jolene Henderson, CAL; 5-/9 - Jolene Henderson, CAL

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