Pac-12 Softball Weekly Awards - March 28, 2022
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Yannira Acuña, Sr., OF, Arizona State (Tucson, Ariz.)
» 3 G, .750 AVG, 6 H, 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 R, 4 RBI, 1.500 SLG
- Had six hits in eight at bats in three wins at Arizona over the weekend, ASU's first road sweep of the Wildcats since 2011.
- Four of her six hits went for extra bases, with three doubles and one home run contributing to her six runs scored and four RBI.
- Eighth nationally in batting average (.494) this season and third in on-base percentage (.606).
ALSO NOMINATED: Haley Denning, Utah; Sona Halajian, CAL; Frankie Hammoude, Oregon State; Baylee Klingler, Washington; Delanie Wisz, UCLA.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Marissa Schuld, So., P, Arizona State (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
» 1-0, 1 GS, 1 CG, 8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 0.00 ERA
- Recorded her first career perfect game against then-No. 14 Arizona on Sunday to complete the sweep of the Wildcats.
- The first perfect game for the Sun Devils since 2017 and eighth in program history.
- The three-game sweep marked the 13th time in program history that Arizona State has swept Arizona and first since 2011 in Tucson.
- Threw a total of 58 pitches (43 strikes) in her perfect game.
- On Friday, came in the bottom of the fifth and had a 1-2-3 inning to pick up her second save on the season.
ALSO NOMINATED: Megan Faraimo, UCLA; Mariah Mazon, Oregon State; Gabbie Plain, Washington; Shi Smith, Utah.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Cydney Sanders, Fr., INF, Arizona State (San Marcos, Calif.)
» 3 G, .545 AVG, 6 H, 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 R, 6 RBI, 1.273 SLG
- In 11 at bats, Sanders recored six hits, two doubles, four runs, two home runs and six RBI.
- Now has eight home runs this season, which is tied for sixth in the conference.
- Has helped led the Sun Devils to a 14-game winning streak.
ALSO NOMINATED: Acacia Anders, California; Olivia Johnson, Washington; Savanah Whatley, Oregon State.