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Pac-12 Softball Weekly Awards - April 12, 2021

Apr 12, 2021

Player of the Week: Rachel Garcia, Sr., P/1B, UCLA (Palmdale, Calif.)

  • Played a pivotal role in then-No. 2 UCLA’s series win over then-No. 3 Oregon, as the Bruins won 3-of-4 contests across a competitive slate of games. 
  • Saw time in the circle during three games, including a complete-game shutout in game two of the series (7 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 7 K). 
  • Reached base in six of her 15 plate appearances, with two home runs, five RBIs and two walks. 
  • Her home runs were a pair of two-run shots, including the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning of the series finale. 
  • Earned wins in games two and four of the series, finishing the weekend with 14 innings pitched, two earned runs surrendered and 17 strikeouts. 

Pitcher of the Week: Gabbie Plain, Sr., P, WASHINGTON (Harrington Park, Australia)

  • Led Washington to a three-game series sweep over Oregon State, earning the win in each contest and allowing just three baserunners to reach scoring position. 
  • Carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of game one, punching out 12 hitters across a complete-game shutout. 
  • Surrendered two runs in game two, but struck out 13 more Beavers en route to another complete-game performance. 
  • Capped off the weekend with six innings of one-hit ball, highlighted by eight more strikeouts. 
  • Moved to a sparkling 20-0 on the season, the longest undefeated start by a pitcher in program history. 

Freshman of the Week: Aly Kaneshiro, Fr., C, STANFORD (Santa Clarita, Calif.)

  • Spearheaded Stanford’s lineup this weekend across four games against Arizona State, leading the Cardinal with a .545 batting average. 
  • Became the first freshman in program history to hit two home runs in a game since 2010, doing so in game two of the series. 
  • Achieved all six of her RBIs in the same game she went yard twice, the most by a Stanford player since February 2019. 
  • Finished the weekend with a 1.182 slugging percentage, reaching base in seven of her 12 plate appearances and knocking in seven runs. 
  • First career Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor.


Player of the Week: Sharlize Palacios, Arizona; Jazmine Hill, Arizona State; Makena Smith, California; Allee Bunker, Oregon; Aly Kaneshiro, Stanford; Ellessa Bonstrom, Utah; Morganne Flores, Washington. 

Pitcher of the Week: Mariah Lopez, Arizona; Alana Vawter, Stanford; Rachel Garcia, UCLA. 

Freshman of the Week: Sharlize Palacios, Arizona; Lilly Agan, Washington. 

  Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Freshman of the Week
Feb. 16 Maddi Hackbarth, Arizona State Gabbie Plain, Washington Madison Simon, Oregon State
Feb. 23 Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza, Arizona Gabbie Plain, Washington Alyssa Brito, Oregon
Mar. 2 Carlie Scupin, Arizona Brooke Yanez, Oregon Carlie Scupin, Arizona
Mar. 9 Sami Reynolds, Washington Gabbie Plain, Washington Hanna Delgado, Oregon
Mar. 16 Alyssa Brito, Oregon Mariah Lopez, Arizona Alyssa Brito, Oregon
Mar. 23 Maya Brady, UCLA Rachel Garcia, UCLA Maya Brady, UCLA
Mar. 30 Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza, Arizona Makenna Kliethermes, Oregon Makenna Kliethermes, Oregon
Apr. 6 Mariah Mazon, Oregon State Alyssa Denham, Arizona Jadelyn Allchin, Washington
Apr. 12 Rachel Garcia, UCLA Gabbie Plain, Washington Aly Kaneshiro, Stanford