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Alynah Torres, Cydney Sanders Awarded Pac-12 Weekly Honors

Apr 18, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO– Sun Devil Softball won its 20th straight game over the Utah Utes and obtained its fourth straight sweep over Pac-12 opponents to keep them at a perfect 12-0 record in conference play which led to junior Alynah Torres being named Pac-12 Player of the Week, and Cydney Sanders earning her second Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Week honor of the season announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
 
The duo would combine for 11 hits, 13 RBIs, and six home runs throughout the weekend with a .523 batting average in 21 at-bats. Saturday night, both would hit two home runs each, combining for seven RBIs in a 12-2 run-rule win over Utah, helping the Sun Devils win 19 straight games.
 
Torres would have her third career two-home run game Saturday night, with four RBIs. On Sunday she would follow up her performance with another leadoff home run and a double to bring her total to five hits, five RBIs and a .500 batting average for the weekend.

"Alynah is our voice and our energy," head coach Trisha Ford said. "She's worked very hard on her craft and continues to get better each year. She had a great plan this weekend and executed it all three days. I enjoy coaching her every day," Ford stated.
 
Sanders continued her dominance this past weekend with a home run in every game against Utah. Friday night, the freshman hit a pivotal two-run homer that tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning where then the Sun Devils would win the game 10-9 in extra innings Friday night. She would compile eight RBIs, three home runs with six hits while batting .545 for the weekend. Sanders leads the team in home runs with 14 and RBIs with 47 on the year.

"What a honor for our program and Cyd, she's been a tremendous addition to our program and I look forward to seeing what she does in her career wearing maroon and gold," Ford said.
 
Torres is the third Sun Devil to earn the Pac-12 Player of the Week honor so far this season, joining Jazmine Hill and Yannira Acuña to win the award. This is Sanders' second time winning Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Week, where her first time was after a series sweep of Arizona on March 28.
 
Fans can watch Alynah Torres, Cyd Sanders and the rest of the Sun Devils this weekend, Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24 as they travel to Palo Alto to take on Pac-12 opponent Stanford. All games can be found on Stanford live stream found on Pac-12.com.
 
Fans can keep up with all the news and action of ASU softball this weekend and the rest of the season by following @ASUSoftball on Twitter and Facebook and @SunDevilSB on Instagram.