Pac-12 announces Softball Players of the Week

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Maddi Hackbarth, Jr., C, Arizona State (Oakdale, Calif.)
3 GP, 5 hits, 7 runs, 5 HR, 9 RBIs, .556 AVG, .636 OBP, 11 PO
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Hit five home runs in Arizona State’s series sweep over Utah (13-0, 14-4, 18-17) last week.
• Finished with a 5-for-9 showing at the plate, with all five hits leaving the yard and nine RBIs.
• Sparked the Sun Devils comeback win on Sunday as the junior opened up the seventh inning with her third-home run of the afternoon for her third multi-home run game this season.
• Led the team with a 2.222 slugging percentage while going perfect in the field with no errors and 11 putouts and threw out two runners on the base-path.
• The community sports management major ranks third nationally with 16 homers this season.
• Collects her first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and ASU’s second this season, following sister Kindra Hackbarth (Feb. 19) to mark the program’s 90th all-time nod.

 

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Alyssa Denham, Jr., P Arizona (Alvin, Texas)
1 GP, 1 no-hitter, 7.0 IP, 8 K, 0 runs, 3 BB, 0.00 ERA
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Threw her first career no-hitter in a seven-inning shutdown against Oregon State (4-0) on Sunday to complete the Wildcats' sweep of the Beavers.
• Struck out eight batters in the no-hitter and did not allow a ball out of the infield, resulting in 10 groundouts, two infield popups, one caught stealing.
• Marks the 92nd no-hitter in Arizona history and first since Taylor McQuillin (Feb. 11, 2018).
• A literacy, learning & leadership major, the junior collects her first Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor and Arizona’s 170th all-time nod.  

 

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Kelli Godin, Fr., UTIL, UCLA (Seal Beach, Calif.,)
2 GP, 4 hits, 1 3B, 4 RBIs, .800 AVG, .833 OBP
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Tied a career-high and UCLA single-game record with three stolen bases in the Bruins’ 9-1 victory against Saint Mary's on Sunday.
• Posted a season-best three runs scored and added a walk and an RBI single in Game 1 of a non-conference doubleheader.
• Tied another career-high with three hits and had three RBIs in a 14-2 win over CSUN.
• Swiped another base against the Matadors and is 17-for-17 in stolen bases this season while ranking 19th in the country with 0.68 per game.
• The pre-psychology major collects back-to-back Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors this season for UCLA’s 18th rookie nod.

Also nominated:
Player of the Week: Jessie Harper, ARIZ; Whitney Burks, STAN; Kelli Godin, UCLA; Morganne Flores, WASH.
Pitcher of the Week: Samantha Mejia ASU; Carolyn Lee, STAN; Rachel Garcia, UCLA.
Freshman of the Week: Sami Reynolds, WASH.

2019 PAC-12 SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  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
March 19 Rachel Garcia, UCLA Rachel Garcia, UCLA Kelli Godin, UCLA
March 25 Maddi Hackbarth, ASU Alyssa Denham, ARIZ Kelli Godin, UCLA

 

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