Pac-12 Softball Players of the Week for March 28
Player of the Week: Sashel Palacios, Arizona State
• 4 GP, 5 R, 7 HR, 11 RBI, .583 AVG
• After struggling early in the season, senior catcher Sashel Palacios recorded a team leading .583 batting average over the week in her last four games of play.
• Palacios entered the week with 17 RBI, thanks in part to her two home runs, through the first six weeks of play.
• This week Palacios went for 11 RBI and five home runs, both a team high over the past week.
• Has homered at least once in every game this week, including a pair of homers in the Sun Devils' 11-0 win over Oregon State Sunday. Her second homer of the OSU game Sunday, was a grand slam.
• Has amassed 23 total bases and carded a 1.917 slugging percentage on the week.
Pitcher of the Week: Danielle O'Toole, Arizona
• 2 GP, 14 IP, 2-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 10K
• Threw her first career no-hitter, facing just two over the minimum in an eight-strikeout effort in game 1, the 90th no-hitter in Arizona history, but first vs. a top-10 team since 1993.
• Posted a 2-0 record and a 0.00 ERA while allowing three total hits in 14.0 innings, helping Arizona sweep No. 6 Washington.
• Limited opponents to a .065 batting average in the two outings.
Freshman of the Week: Rachel Garcia, UCLA
• 2 GP, 7.2 IP, 2-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 10K
• Garcia picked up a win and a save in the Bruins' doubleheader sweep of BYU on Saturday.
• She struck out 10 in 7 2/3 innings against the Cougars, who upset Utah earlier last week.
• Garcia struck out nine in a one-hit complete game in the first contest, earning the save in the nightcap.
• Also had three hits in nine at-bats over three games last weekend.
Player of the Week: Mo Mercado, ARIZ; Kylee Perez, UCLA.
Pitcher of the Week: Breanna Macha, ASU; Rachel Garcia, UCLA.
Freshman of the Week: Alyssa Palomino, ARIZ.
2017 PAC-12 SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Player of the Week||Pitcher of the Week||Freshman of the Week|
|Mar. 20||Sashel Palacios, ASU||Danielle O'Toole, ARIZ||Rachel Garcia, UCLA|
|Mar. 13||Chelsea Gonzales, ASU||Michelle Floyd, ARIZ||Jessie Harper, ARIZ|
|Mar. 6||Alexis Mack, ORE||Taylor Cotton, OSU||Miranda Elish, ORE|
|Feb. 28||Mo Mercado, ARIZ||Danielle O'Toole, ARIZ||Alyssa Barrera, UTAH|
|Feb. 21||Lauren Lindvall, ORE||Rachel Garcia, UCLA||Dejah Mulipola, ARIZ|
|Feb. 14||Katiyana Mauga, ARIZ||Teaghan Cowles, STAN||Taran Alvelo, WASH|