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Pac-12 Softball Weekly Awards - May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

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

  • Spearheaded UCLA’s six-win week, which featured a pair of victories at Long Beach State and a four-game sweep over Stanford. 
  • Reached base in 13 of 21 plate appearances, highlighted by a go-ahead home run against the Cardinal in game three of the series. 
  • Drew seven walks, knocked in six runs and recorded two extra base hits at the plate.  
  • Earned four wins, including three complete games, while striking out 22 hitters across 25.0 innings in the circle. 
  • Second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor in 2021 (three-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week). 

Pitcher of the Week: Brooke Yanez, Jr., P, OREGON (Ventura, Calif.)

  • Surrendered just one run across 18.2 innings against Arizona, the Pac-12’s top-hitting team entering the weekend. 
  • Earned back-to-back complete game wins in the series’ first two contests, highlighted by 20 punchouts and just six hits allowed. 
  • Pitched a shutout in game two, her fifth of the season, becoming the first Oregon pitcher since May 2018 to throw a shutout with double-digit strikeouts and no walks. 
  • Finished the weekend with 4.2 shutout innings in the series finale, adding four more strikeouts to her total. 
  • Second Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor in 2021. 

Freshman of the Week: Kelley Lynch, R-Fr., P/1B, WASHINGTON (Newnan, Ga.) 

  • Led Washington to a four-game sweep over Utah, recording at least one hit in each contest. 
  • Reached base in six of 13 plate appearances, including two doubles and a three-run home run. 
  • Finished the weekend with seven RBI and a .833 slugging percentage. 
  • Extended a streak of 24 consecutive games without committing an error in the field. 
  • Fourth career Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor.  


Player of the Week: Haley Cruse, OREGON; Frankie Hammoude, OREGON STATE; Baylee Klingler, WASHINGTON. 

Pitcher of the Week: Mariah Mazon, OREGON STATE; Rachel Garcia, UCLA; Gabbie Plain, WASHINGTON. 

Freshman of the Week: Grace Messmer, OREGON STATE; Maya Brady, UCLA. 

  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
Apr. 19 Sami Reynolds, Washington Rachel Garcia, UCLA Lindsay Lopez, Arizona State
Apr. 26 Carlie Scupin, Arizona Rachel Garcia, UCLA Alana Vawter, Stanford
May 3 Maddi Hackbarth, Arizona State Alana Vawter, Stanford Alana Vawter, Stanford
May 10 Rachel Garcia, UCLA Brooke Yanez, Oregon Kelley Lynch, Washington