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Pac-12 announces Softball Players of the Week

Apr 15, 2019

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bubba Nickles, Jr., UTL, UCLA (Merced, Calif.)
3 GP, 7 hits, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 4 PO, .636 AVG, .582 OBP

• Went 7-for-11 at the plate with a home run and five RBIs in No. 1 UCLA's series victory over Oregon (3-4, 8-3, 8-1), recording multiple hits in all three contests.
​• Tied a career-high with three RBIs in UCLA's win on Saturday followed by a season-best three hits on Sunday as the Bruins improve to 37-2 overall and 11-1 in league play.
​• On Sunday, sparked the Bruins' late rally in the sixth inning with a base hit that eventually scored off a home run from Rachel Garcia to clinch the series win.
​• The two-time All-Pac-12 honoree and sociology major collects her first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for UCLA’s 158th all-time nod.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Gabbie Plain, So., P, Washington (Harrington Park, Australia)
2 GP, 2 wins, 13.0 IP, 22 K, 4 runs, 0.54 ERA

​• Back-to-back double-digit strikeout performances in Washington’s wins over No. 24 Arizona State (8-4, 6-0) last week, becoming the fifth Husky to total 10 career double-digit strikeout games.
​• Pitched six frames in the series opener, retiring the first eight batters and twice recording 1-2-3 innings.
​• Threw 11 strikeouts and conceded only three hits in a complete game on Sunday, marking her seventh shutout-victory this season for the 10th-most in the country.
​• Collected 22 total strikeouts and allowed only four runs in two outings against Arizona State’s top-5 nationally-ranked offense.
​• Second Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor this season (March 12) and fifth-career weekly honor after being tabbed Pac-12 Freshman of the Week three times last season and earns Washington’s 107th all-time weekly nod.
​• The pre-science major has been on the Dean’s List each of the last two terms.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Madison Huskey, Fr., OF, Washington (Cerritos, Calif.)
3 GP, 4 hits, 2 HR, 3 RBI, .571 AVG, .667 OPB

​• The heavy hitter scored four runs off four hits while making only seven plate appearances in Washington’s series sweep against No. 24 Arizona State (8-4, 9-2, 6-0), extending the Huskies’ win streak to 13 games.
​• Connected for two home runs in a single series for the first time this season while tallying her third and fourth of the year.
​• The pre-science major records her first-career hit streak after collecting dingers in each game last week.
​• Earned her third-career multi-hit game and second-career multi-run game to help clinch UW’s fourth-straight Pac-12 series sweep.
​• Collects her first Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor for Washington’s ninth all-time rookie nod.

Also Nominated
Player: Shelby Weeks, OSU, Emily Schultz, STAN; Morganne Flores, WASH.
Pitcher: Taylor McQuillin, ARIZ; Jordan Dail, ORE; Mariah Mazon, OSU; Carolyn Lee, STAN; Rachel Garcia, UCLA.
Freshman: Jasmine Sievers, ORE; Emily SchultZ, STAN; Megan Faraimo, UCLA.


  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
April 15 Bubba Nickles, UCLA Gabbie Plain, WASH Madison Huskey, WASH