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Pac-12 Softball Weekly Awards - April 11, 2022

Apr 11, 2022

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jazmine Hill, Jr., OF, Arizona State (Norwalk, Calif.)
» 3 G, .364 AVG, 4 H, 3 HR, 5 R, 7 RBI, 1 SB, 1.182 SLG

  • Hit a grand slam against then-No. 14 Oregon on Sunday to help lead the Sun Devils to an 8-6 victory over the Ducks.
  • Has already matched a career high with 10 home runs this season.
  • In the series at Oregon, had seven RBI, three home runs among four hits, and five runs scored in 11 at-bats.
  • Now alone in first place in the conference standings, ASU (9-0) has won 17 consecutive games. 

ALSO NOMINATED: Allee Bunker, Oregon; Haley Denning, Utah; Taylor Gindlesperger, Stanford; Eliana Gottlieb, Oregon State; Sharlize Palacios, Arizona.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Alana Vawter, Jr., P, Stanford (Kansas City, Mo.)
» 2-1, 3 GS, 3 CG, 20.0 IP, 15 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 15 K, 0.70 ERA

  • Went 2-1 last week in games against Santa Clara and then-No. 2 UCLA, allowing two earned runs in 20.0 IP with a pair of shutouts.
  • Became the Pac-12 wins leader with 16 on the season following Sunday's 1-0 victory over the Bruins.
  • Went the distance in all three games she started, including an eight-inning outing against UCLA on Friday.
  • Sunday's win over the Bruins is the highest-ranked win of her career, and her third top-25 win of the season.
  • Sunday's seven-inning shutout of UCLA made her the only pitcher to shut out the Bruins in a complete game this season.
  • Has won five 1-0 games this season.
  • Helped lead Stanford to a series victory over UCLA for the first time since 2013.
  • Second Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor of the season (March 1). 

ALSO NOMINATED: Mariah Mazon, Oregon State; Sydney Sandez, Utah; Marissa Schuld, Arizona State.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Kiki Escobar, Fr., INF, Oregon State (Oxnard, Calif.)
» 3 G, .556 AVG, 5 H, 1 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI, 9 TB, 1.000 SLG

  • Led the Beavers last weekend with five hits, including her first career home run, as Oregon State took the Arizona series for the first time since 2013.
  • Got the offense started in the second game with a single up the middle before a Frankie Hammoude double to eventually win the game and clinch the series.
  • Registered a .556 batting average and added a pair of RBI and a team-best three runs scored.
  • Second consecutive Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor (April 4).

ALSO NOMINATED: Kendall Lundberg, Utah. 

  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
April 11 Jazmine Hill, Arizona State Alana Vawter, Stanford Kiki Escobar, Oregon State