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Pac-12 Softball Weekly Awards - March 28, 2022

Mar 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.

  Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Freshman of the Week
Feb. 15 Frankie Hammoude, Oregon State Gabbie Plain, Washington Olivia Johnson, Washington
Feb. 22 Baylee Klingler, Washington Gabbie Plain, Washington Kiki Escobar, Oregon State
March 1 Mariah Mazon, Oregon State Alana Vawter, Regan Krause, Molly Millar, Stanford  Savannah Pola, UCLA
March 8 Vallery Wong, Oregon Megan Faraimo, UCLA Savannah Pola, UCLA
March 14 Briana Perez, UCLA Megan Faraimo, UCLA  Kinsey Fiedler, Washington
March 21 Holly Azevedo, UCLA Holly Azevedo, UCLA Acacia Anders, California
March 28 Yannira Acuña, Arizona State Marissa Schuld, Arizona State Cydney Sanders, Arizona State