Pac-12 announces Softball Players of the Week

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Taylor Pack, Sr., 3B, UCLA (Sutter, Calif.)
3 GP, 6 hits, 3 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBIs, .750 AVG, .778 OBP
Recorded six hits, three doubles and 10 RBIs in No. 1 UCLA’s weekend sweep at No. 19 Arizona State (10-0, 9-0, 16-5) to improve to 35-1 overall and remain perfect in Pac-12 play at 9-0.
​• Hit three home runs in the ranked matchup, including her first two-homer game while also tying a career-high four RBIs on Friday.
​• Matched personal bests with three hits and two doubles and knocked one out of the park to help clinch the series and earn the team’s fourth-straight shutout win.
​• Cleared the bases with a three-run double and made only two plate appearances in the series finale.
​• Collects her first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for UCLA’s 157th all-time nod as the Bruins have claimed 13-of-27 weekly honors this season.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Jordan Dail, So., P, Oregon (Forest, Va.)
3 GP, 3 wins, 19.0 IP, 23 K, 5 runs, 1.84 ERA
Threw three complete-games in Oregon’s non-conference wins over Pittsburgh (9-1, 4-3) and Missouri (4-1) that featured a doubleheader on Saturday.
​• Allowed five total earned runs on only seven hits and tossed 23 strikeouts over 19.0 innings pitched.
​• Held Missouri to one run and two hits with seven strikeouts over seven complete innings of work.
​• Leads the Pac-12 and is top-10 in the country in innings pitched this season with 152.2 and ranks third in the league with 165 total strikeouts.
​• First career weekly honor and first Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week nod for Oregon this season, marking the Duck’s 75th all-time award.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Megan Faraimo, Fr., P, UCLA (Vista, Calif.)
1 GP, 1 win, 5.0 IP, 9 K, 0 BB, 2 hits, 0.00 ERA
Struck out nine batters in a complete-game, two-hit shutout, as No. 1 UCLA defeated No. 19 Arizona State, 10-0, on Friday to help lead the Bruins to a nation-leading ERA (1.12).
​• Retired the first 11 hitters of the game while striking out the side in the second and fifth innings. Now has the second-most shutouts in the Conference this season with six.
​• Held Arizona State to a pair of base hits as the Sun Devils entered the weekend as the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense (8.36 runs per game) and second in slugging percentage (.659).
​• Collects her fifth Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor this season (Feb. 19, 26; March 12; Apr. 1) for UCLA’s fifth-straight and 20th all-time rookie nod.

Also Nominated
Player: Jessie Harper, ARIZ; April Utecht, ORE; Teaghan Cowles, STAN; Sis Bates, WASH.  
Pitcher: Taylor McQuillin, ARIZ; Carolyn Lee, STAN; Rachel Garcia, UCLA; Gabbie Plain WASH.
Freshman: Allee Bunker, ORE; Emily Young, STAN.  


  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
April 1 Teaghan Cowles, STAN  Taylor McQuillin, ARIZ Megan Faraimo, UCLA
April 8  Taylor Pack, UCLA Jordan Dail, ORE Megan Faraimo, UCLA


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