Yanez Earns National, Conference Pitcher of the Week Honors
Oregon left-handed pitcher Brooke Yanez received NFCA National Pitcher of the Week honors in addition to Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week recognition after dominating over three appearances against Arizona this past weekend.
This is the second time in her Oregon career that she has been named a national pitcher of the week while she is only the second pitcher in program history to receive the honor multiple times in a career (Cheridan Hawkins). Yanez has been named NFCA National Pitcher of the Week three times in her career, taking home the weekly honor once during her time at UC Davis.
Yanez was named conference pitcher of the week for the second time this season after shutting down the top offense in the Pac-12 coming into the weekend, posting a 0.38 ERA and 24 strikeouts to just one walk over 18.2 innings. She picked up back-to-back complete game victories in the first two games of the series, giving up one run over seven innings in game one before spinning a shutout with 12 strikeouts in game two.
She gave up just a sixth-inning solo homer in game one of the series, setting the Ducks up for a walk-off in the seventh inning, while striking out eight and walking just one. In game two, Yanez scattered four hits with 12 strikeouts and no walks in a shutout, becoming the first UO pitcher since May 17, 2018 to have double-digit strikeouts and no walks in a shutout.
The Ventura, Calif. native is now 10th in Oregon single-season history with 215 strikeouts on the year to just 39 walks over 147.1 innings. Yanez lowered her ERA to 2.23 while she has posted an 18-5 record with 11 complete games and five shutouts.