Bonstrom and Escobedo earn Pac-12 weekly softball honors

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today the Pac-12 softball weekly honors for the week of May 6-12. STANFORD freshman first baseman Kayla Bonstrom was named the Player of the Week. ARIZONA STATE junior pitcher Dallas Escobedo was voted the Pitcher of the Week.

Bonstrom led the Cardinal offensively as she went 8-13 at the plate hitting .615. She paced the team with three doubles, her first career triple and a home run to produce eight RBI on the weekend. She finished the week with a 1.231 slugging percentage and a .706 on-base percentage. She helped Stanford finish the regular season with a 2-2 record last week claiming wins over Santa Clara, 11-3 (6) and ARIZONA 2-0. Bonstrom had a week high batting percentage of .800 against Santa Clara when she earned four of her RBI on the week and had two doubles. The Tucson, Ariz., native, hit the ball out of the park in the second game of the series against Arizona.

Escobedo earned a win and a save on the weekend over then-No. 3 OREGON. She held the Pac-12 Champions to a .119 batting average, striking out 19 Ducks on the weekend in 13.0 innings for a 1.08 ERA after allowing just two runs to score. In the 3-2 ASU win on May 9 Escobedo struck out 10. She pitched for three innings on Friday when she sent five straight to the bench to earn her second save of the year. In the final game of the series she pitched three innings and struck out four. Her career win total increased to 86 and is just two shy of tying for second all-time at ASU in the category. She now has 289 strikeouts on the season ranking seventh in school history and 25 wins.

This is Bonstrom's first Player of the Week award and is the 54th honor for Stanford all-time. It is the fifth Pitcher of the Week honor for Escobedo and her third of the season. Arizona State's all-time total is now at 79.

Also Nominated Player: Sam Parlich, ASU; Alexa Peterson, ORE; Alleis Bennett, UCLA; Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH.

Also Nominated Pitcher: Estela Pinon, ARIZ; Jessica Moore, ORE; Jessica Hall, UCLA;

2013 Pac-12 Players of the Week

Feb. 12- Cheyenne Coyle, Jr., SS, ASU
Feb. 19 - B.B. Bates, Sr., OF, UCLA
Feb. 26 - Natalie Hampton, Fr., 1B, OSU
March 5 - Alix Johnson, Jr., CF, ASU
March 12 - Cheyenne Cordes, So., SS, CAL
March 19 - Sam Parlich, Sr., 2B, ASU
March 25 - Lindsey Ziegenhirt, Sr., C, CAL
April 1 - Kailee Cuico, Jr., 1B, ORE
April 8 - Jackie Sweet, Sr., 2B, UTAH
April 15 - Alexa Peterson, Jr., C, ORE
April 22 - Stephany LaRosa, Jr., SS, UCLA
April 29 - Cheynne Coyle, Jr., SS, ASU
May 6 - Jenna Rich, Sr., SS, STAN
May 13 - Kayla Bonstrom, Fr., 1B, STAN

2013 Pac-12 Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 12- Dallas Escobedo, Jr., P, ASU
Feb. 19 - Kelsey Stevens, Fr., P, STAN
Feb. 26 - Bryana Walker, Jr., P, WASH
March 5 - Cheridan Hawkins, Fr, P, ORE
March 12 - Jolene Henderson, Sr., P, CAL
March 19 - Jolene Henderson, Sr., P, CAL
March 25 - Cheridan Hawkins, Fr., P, ORE
April 1 - Cheridan Hawkins, Fr., P, ORE
April 8 - Jessica Moore, Sr., P, ORE
April 15 - Dallas Escobedo, Jr., P, ASU
April 22 - Jolene Henderson, Sr., P, CAL
April 29 - Tina Andreana, Sr., P, OSU
May 6 - Jessica Moore, Sr., P, ORE
May 13 - Dallas Escobedo, Jr., P, ASU

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