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Pac-12 announces Softball Players of the Week

Mar 12, 2019

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Lindsay Rood, Sr., SS, California (Danville, Calif.)
5 GP, 11 hits, 6 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, .647 AVG, .632 OBP
• Dominated the plate last week, going 11-for-17 (.647) with eight RBIs to guide California to a 5-0 week and extend its five-inning win streak to seven games for the longest in program history.
• Included in her 11 hits was a homer, triple, six doubles and nine runs, highlighted by back-to-back three-run and three RBI games against Niagara (14-3) and Hawai'i (14-0).
• As the leadoff, she (4-for-5) set the tone for the Golden Bears’ offense and was a homer shy of hitting for the cycle after recording a single, two doubles and a triple in Cal’s 12-0 win over St. Bonaventure.
• Currently tops the Pac-12 in hitting percentage (.488), which also ranks 12th in the country.
• The legal studies major collects her first Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and earns the first weekly nod for Cal since she was tabbed freshman of the week on May 2, 2016.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Gabbie Plain, So., P, Washington (Harrington Park, Australia)
3 GP, 3 wins, 21.0 IP, 37 K, 0 runs, 2 hits, 4 BB, 0.00 ERA
• Averaged 12.33 strikeouts per seven innings last week to earn three wins at the Husky Classic.
• Became the first Husky in program history to throw back-to-back no-hitters, leading Washington to shutout victories over Northern Illinois (2-0) and Seattle (1-0), recording 25 strikeouts with four walks spanning the two outings.
• Set a career-high 15 strikeouts against Northern Illinois, tied for seventh-most in a game in UW history and is now the fifth Husky pitcher to record three or more career no-hitters.
• Opened the weekend with 12 strikeouts in the win over Ohio State (3-0), while conceding only two hits through the first four innings before retiring 10-straight batters.
• Has allowed only one run over her last 10 appearances (45.1 IP) and ranks sixth nationally with 3.03 hits allowed per seven innings.
• First Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor and fourth-career weekly honor after being tabbed Pac-12 Freshman of the Week three times last season. The pre-science major has been on the Dean’s List each of the last two terms and earns Washington’s 106th all-time weekly nod.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Megan Faraimo, Fr, P, UCLA (Vista, Calif.)
2 GP, 2 wins, 12.0 IP, 16 K, 6 hits, 1 BB, 0.00 ERA
• Went the distance in both apperances last week, leading UCLA to shutout victories over Robert Morris (11-0) and Boston University (12-0).
• Limited opponents to six hits and one walk over 12 innings of work, and recorded 16 strikeouts.
• Set a career-high 12 strikeouts against Robert Morris and retired the first 13 batters of the game before surrendering a one-out double.
• Collects her third Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor this season (Feb. 19, 26) for UCLA’s 17th rookie nod.

Also nominated
Player of the Week: Reyna Carranco, ARIZ; Bella Loomis, ASU; Kayleen Shafer, OSU; Emily Young, STAN; Taylor Pack, UCLA; Alyssa Barrera, UTAH; Morganne Flores, WASH.
Pitcher of the Week: Gina Snyder, ARIZ; Abby Andersen, ASU; Mariah Mazon, OSU; Carolyn Lee, STAN; Rachel Garcia, UCLA; Sydney Sandez, UTAH.
Freshman of the Week: Ashton Phillips, OSU; Emily Young, STAN Makayla Hurst, UTAH.


  Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Freshman of the Week
Feb. 12 Missy Nunes, OSU Rachel Garcia, UCLA Rachel Cid, ORE
Feb. 19 Kindra Hackbarth, ASU Rachel Garcia, UCLA Megan Faraimo, UCLA
Feb. 26 Shaye Bowden, ORE Rachel Garcia, UCLA

Megan Faraimo, UCLA

March 5 Teaghan Cowles, STAN  Taylor McQuillin, ARIZ Emily Young, STAN
March 12 Lindsay Rood, CAL Gabbie Plain, WASH Megan Faraimo, UCLA