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Pac-12 Softball Weekly Awards - April 4, 2022

Apr 4, 2022

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Baylee Klingler, Sr., INF, Washington (Houston, Texas)
» 3 G, .364 AVG, 4 H, 3 HR, 4 R, 6 RBI, 1.182 SLG

  • Hit a grand slam in game two at No. 19 Arizona to lead the Huskies to the series-clinching win over the Wildcats.
  • All four of her career grand slams have come this season.
  • Hit three home runs in three games to bring her season total to 17, the second-most in the nation and the top mark in the conference.
  • Second Player of the Week honor this season (Feb. 22).

ALSO NOMINATED: Jordyn Gasper, Utah; Sarah Haendiges, Oregon State; Sharlize Palacios, Arizona; Delanie Wisz, UCLA.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Sarah Haendiges, Fr., P, Oregon State (Upland, Calif.)
» 2-0, 2 GS, 2 CG, 17.0 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 16 K, 0.00 ERA

  • Did not allow a run and struck out 16 in 17 innings of work to lead the Beavers to a perfect 4-0 week, including their first weekend sweep of the season at California.
  • Gave up nine hits and did not walk anyone.
  • Began the Cal series with a complete-game, two-hitter in the opener, a 4-0 OSU win.
  • Had six strikeouts in another complete game in Sunday's finale, which the Beavers won, 1-0.
  • Appeared in all four games last week, including two starts two relief appearances.
  • OSU has won four straight and over the last seven games, it has outscored its opponents 29-2, including five shutouts.

ALSO NOMINATED: Megan Faraimo, UCLA; Shi Smith, Utah; Alana Vawter, Stanford.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Kiki Escobar, Fr., INF, Oregon State (Oxnard, Calif.)
» 4 G, .625 AVG, 10 H, 2 2B, 4 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB, 12 TB, 0.750 SLG

  • Led Oregon State in hits (10), with two doubles, a pair of RBI and a team-high four runs scored in four wins against Saint Mary's and California (3).
  • Totaled 12 bases and hit .625 in the four games.
  • Leads the Conference in total hits and is third in the nation (53).
  • Over the last seven games, Oregon State has outscored its opponents 29-2.
  • Second Freshman of the Week honor this season (Feb. 22). 

ALSO NOMINATED: Paige Dimler, Arizona; Olivia Johnson, Washington; Kendall Lundberg, Utah; Savannah Pola, UCLA. 

  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
April 4 Baylee Klingler, Washington Sarah Haendiges, Oregon State Kiki Escobar, Oregon State