Pac-12 announces Softball Players of the Week
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DJ Sanders, SR, INF, Oregon (Columbus, Miss.)
3 GP, 4 runs, 5 hits, 6 RBI, .455 avg, 1.000 SLG%
• Knocked out two three-run homers and hit .455 in Oregon's three-game sweep of then-No. 24 California (13-0, 8-3, 2-0).
• 5-for-11 at the plate with four runs scored and six RBIs while slugging 1.000, posting a hit in each of the three games, striking out just once.
• Hitting .291 this season with 15 home runs and 45 RBIs.
• Second-career weekly honor for Sanders and 73rd all-time for Oregon.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Rachel Garcia, SO, P, UCLA (Palmdale, Calif.)
3 GP, 2 wins, 17.1 IP, 21 K, 1.62 ERA
• Posted 21 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings, recording a pair of victories against then-No. 6 Arizona State (5-1, 2-1).
• Pitched in UCLA’s three-game series vs. the Wildcats, including the 3-0 loss, throwing a pair of complete games.
• Limited opposing hitters to a .091 batting average (five hits allowed) and a 1.62 earned run average.
• Recorded 10 strikeouts in the 3-0 loss.
• Second-straight and eighth-career weekly honor for Garcia, and 153rd all-time weekly honor for UCLA.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Briana Perez, FR, INF, UCLA (Martinez, Calif.)
3 GP, 3 runs, 5 hits, 1 RBI, .556 avg, .889 SLG%
• Recorded hits in all three games of the series against then-No. 6 Arizona State (0-3, 5-1, 2-1), going 5-for-9 (.556) with three runs scored and a homer.
• 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Friday's 5-1 win.
• Second honor for Perez.
Player of the Week: Marisa Stankiewicz, ASU; Camryn Ybarra, OSU; Arden Pettit, STAN; Madeline Jelenicki, UCLA.
Pitcher of the Week: Alyssa Denham, ARIZ; G Juarez, ASU; Miranda Elish, ORE; Meehra Nelson, OSU; Carolyn Lee, STAN.
Freshman of the Week: DeNae Chatman, ASU; Hope Brandner, OSU.
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