Pac-12 announces Softball Players of the Week

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sis Bates, SO, INF, Washington (Ceres, California)
4 GP, 2 runs, 5 hits, 1 RBI, .455 avg, .636 SLG%
• Reached base in five consecutive plate appearances and seven of last eight.
• Fourth game this season reaching base in every plate appearance (min. 4 PA).
• 12th and 13th multi-hit games of year (had 17 all last season).
• First weekly honor for Bates and 104th for Washington.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: G Juarez, SO, LHP, Arizona State (Glendale, Ariz.)
4 GP, 4 wins, 22.0 IP, 37 K, 0.00 ERA
• Pitched 22 innings in Arizona State’s four wins over the week against Washington (2-0) and California (4-2, 3-1, 4-0).
• Ending four-game stretch with 37 strikeouts, including a new career-high 17 in the Sun Devils' win in game one against the Golden Bears.
• Through the week, averaged 11.77 strikeouts per game.
• Finished the week with a perfect 0.00 ERA.
• Third-straight and third career weekly honor and 87th all-time for Arizona State.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Danielle Gibson, FR, INF, Arizona State (Murrietta, Calif.)
4 GP, 5 hits, 3 RBI, .385 avg, .462 SLG%
• Was crucial in securing the Sun Devils' series win over then-No. 1 Washington last week, bringing in two-runs in ASU's 2-0 win in the series finale.
• Ended the week with five hits, including four hits in the Sun Devils' sweep of then-No. 20 Cal (4-2, 3-1, 4-0).
• Recorded at least one hit in every game this past week.
• First weekly honor for Gibson.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: Jade Gortarez, ASU; McKenna Arriola, OSU; Teaghan Cowles, STAN; Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA; Breonna Castaneda, UTAH.
Pitcher of the Week: Selina Ta’amilo, UCLA; Taran Alvelo, WASH.
Freshman of the Week: Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA; Julia Noskin, UTAH.

  Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Freshman of the Week
Mar. 26 Sis Bates, WASH G Juarez, ASU Danielle Gibson, ASU
Mar. 19 Jessie Harper, ARIZ G Juarez, ASU Hope Brander, OSU
Mar. 13 Shannon Rhodes, ORE G Juarez, ASU Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Mar. 6 Julia DePonte, WASH Miranda Elish, ORE Gabbie Plain, WASH
Feb. 27 Kirstyn Thomas, WASH Taylor McQuillin, ARIZ Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Feb. 20 Taylor Van Zee, WASH Megan Kleist, ORE Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Feb. 13 Kirstyn Thomas, WASH Taran Alvelo, WASH Briana Perez, UCLA
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