Pac-12 Softball Weekly Awards – Feb. 22, 2022
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Baylee Klingler, Sr., INF, Washington (Houston, Texas)
» 5 G, .471 AVG, 8 H, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 1.294 SLG
Hit a home run in each of the first three games of the St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational.
Overall home run streak topped out a four consecutive games dating back to last week’s win over then-No. 8 Arkansas.
Went 7-for-15 with eight RBI, two doubles and four home runs against ranked opponents last weekend.
Drove in the winning run (a home run) against Texas Tech, and also singled to advance Kelley Lynch in the bottom of the seventh against No. 7 Oklahoma State. Lynch then scored on an error to put the Dawgs ahead for good.
Started the first nine games of the season with a hit.
ALSO NOMINATED: Ellessa Bonstrom, Utah; Allee Bunker, Oregon; Frankie Hammoude, Oregon State; Jazmine Hill, Arizona State; Kaitlyn Lim, Stanford; Sharlize Palacios, Arizona; Makena Smith, California.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Gabbie Plain, Sr., P, Washington (Harrington Park, Australia)
» 3 G, 2-1, 3 CG, 18.0 IP, 14 H, 2 R, 19 K, 0.78 ERA
Went 2-1 on the weekend, earning wins against No. 18 Tennessee and Texas Tech.
In 18 innings pitched, allowed only two earned runs and struck out 19 batters.
Pitched two complete-game shutouts and had a weekend ERA of 0.78.
Second Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor this season (Feb. 15)
ALSO NOMINATED: Kaitlyn Lim, Stanford; Lindsey Lopez, Arizona State; Sydney Sandez, Utah; Tarni Stepto, Oregon State; Devyn Netz, Arizona.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Kiki Escobar, Fr., INF, Oregon State (Oxnard, Calif.)
» 5 G, .474 AVG, 9 H, 3R, 2 2B, 6 RBI, 1 BB, .579 SLG
Helped the Beavers going 4-1 at the Torero Classic last weekend with a .474 batting average, going 9-for-19 with two doubles and six RBIs.
Led all Beavers in total hits and batting average, as Oregon State improved to 7-3 overall.
ALSO NOMINATED: Acacia Anders, California; Stella Bennett, Utah; Kinsey Fiedler, Washington; Chung Kylie, Stanford.