Pac-12 announces Softball Players of the Week

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sami Reynolds, Fr., OF, Washington (Snohomish, Wash.)
3 GP, 4 hits, 1 2B, 4 RBIs, .400 AVG, .500 SLG
The freshman hitter drove in four runs to lead No. 3 Washington to a weekend sweep over No. 4 Arizona (2-1, 3-1, 7-4) and improve to 42-7 overall and 17-4 in Conference action heading into the regular-season finale.
• Had a crucial performance in Washington’s pivotal series that kept its Pac-12 title hunt alive by accounting for a third of the Huskies’ 12 runs against Arizona.
• On Sunday, hit a double in the first inning and later scored to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead before driving in two runs with a single into centerfield for a 3-1 victory.
• Riding a four-game hit streak, including hits in nine of her last ten outings and has tallied multiple RBIs in three of the last four games.
• Capped Washington’s comeback-win with a line drive to center for pair of RBIs in the fourth inning to complete the sweep on Sunday.
The pre-science major picks up her first Pac-12 Player of the Week nod and earns Washington’s fifth weekly award this season.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Taran Alvelo, Sr., P, Washington (Carroll, Ohio)
3 GP, 3 wins, 12.1 IP, 18 K, 2 BB 0.57 ERA
Threw 18 strikeouts (0.57 ERA) and collected her Conference-leading 22nd win this year and is now undefeated in six consecutive appearances against the Wildcats.
• Stifled Arizona’s top-10 nationally ranked scoring offense and batting average after allowing one run in 12.1 innings to clinch the Huskies’ sixth-consecutive series win (2-1, 3-1, 7-4).
• The clutch reliever finished game one with her second save of the year after striking out the only batter she faced with three pitches in a narrow 2-1 victory.
• Notched her 12th double-digit strikeout game this season and second-straight start with at least 10 strikeouts to rank fourth nationally in strikeouts per seven innings (10.5).
• Surrendered a solo home run on Saturday then retired seven-straight batters, including striking out the side in the sixth inning.
• Broke her single-season career-high with 244 strikeouts, including 36 in her last 23.1 innings of work, for the eighth-most in the country. 
• Graduated this winter with a degree in American Ethnic Studies and collects her sixth career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor for Washington’s 109th all-time weekly nod.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Rachel Cid, Fr., IF, Oregon (Tracy, Calif.)
3 GP, 6 hits, 2 2B, 5 RBI, .750 AVG, .818 OPB, 7 ast., .857 fpct
• Hit two doubles and recorded five RBIs with a .750 batting average in Oregon’s series against Utah (3-4, 9-4, 3-11) last week.
• Went a perfect 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and matched her season-high four RBIs on Saturday, recording her first career four-hit game in the
Ducks’ 9-4 victory.  
• The human physiology major drew three walks on the weekend, earning an impressive .818 on base percentage.  
• Earns her second Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor this season (Feb. 12) and marks the Ducks’ seventh all-time rookie nod.

Also Nominated: 
Player: DeNae Chatman, ASU; Rachel Cid, ORE; Hannah Howell, STAN; Bubba Nickles UCLA; Alyssa Barrera, UTAH.
Pitcher: Carolyn Lee, STAN; Rachel Garcia, UCLA; Sydney Sandez, UTAH.
Freshman: Emily Schultz, STAN; Megan Faraimo, UCLA; Sydney Sandez, UTAH; Silentrain Espinoza, WASH.


  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
April 22 Bubba Nickles, UCLA Jordan Dail, ORE
April 29 Morgan Howe, ASU Mariah Mazon, OSU Maia Rader, OSU
May 6  Sami Reynolds, WASH Taran Alvelo, WASH Rachel Cid, ORE


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