Pac-12 Softball Weekly Awards – March 1, 2022
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mariah Mazon, Sr., P, Oregon State (Tulare, Calif.)
» 5 G, .550 AVG, 11 H, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 1.150 SLG
Helped Oregon State go 5-0 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic last weekend, defeating No. 17 Tennessee (5-2), Baylor (13-7), CSUN (6-0), Southern Utah (19-0) and UC San Diego (2-0).
In the circle, grabbed three victories that were highlighted by a win over the nationally-ranked Lady Vols and her sixth no-hitter of her career against CSUN.
Had a 0.40 ERA in 17.2 innings pitched, and allowed just eight hits, one earned run and four walks to go along with an impressive 27 strikeouts.
At the plate, led the team in hits (11-for-20) with two home runs, four doubles, 13 RBIs and eight runs scored.
Led all players at the event in total bases (23), RBI (13) and doubles (4), and her 27 strikeouts placed her third.
ALSO NOMINATED: Yannira Acuna, Arizona State; Aliya Belarde, Utah; Maya Brady, UCLA; Ariel Carlson, Oregon; Baylee Klingler, Washington; Carlie Scupin, Arizona; Makena Smith, California; Emily Young, Stanford.
CO-PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Alana Vawter, Regan Krause and Molly Millar, P, Stanford
Stanford’s Alana Vawter, Regan Krause and Molly Millar each pitched a solo no-hitter in back-to-back-to-back games last week, with Vawter’s game in the middle being a perfect game against Fresno State.
Believed to be the first time in NCAA history a team has had three different players throw a no-hitter or perfect game in back-to-back-to-back games.
The last time Stanford had three straight no-hitters was in 2010 by Tegan Gerhart.
As a pitching staff, Stanford allowed only one run, outscoring opponents 50-1 over 21 innings.
The Cardinal put together a string of 59 plate appearances (54 at-bats) without allowing a hit, from the fifth inning against Saint Mary’s on Thursday night to the second inning of the Fresno State game on Sunday.
Krause threw a no-hitter in the Friday night game against Mount St. Mary’s, allowing only one walk in five innings with four strikeouts. She also picked up the win on Sunday, allowing two hits and zero walks in a five-inning victory. It was Stanford’s first no-hitter since 2018.
Vawter’s perfect game is the first by a Cardinal pitcher since 2013. She struck out eight batters in five innings to defeat Fresno State on Saturday afternoon. Vawter also picked up the win on Thursday against Saint Mary’s in another five-inning game.
Millar closed out the stretch of three straight games with a no-hitter against Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday night. She threw a career-high 14 strikeouts, while allowing only three baserunners via hit by pitch. The senior did not walk any batters.
This is the first time Stanford has had multiple no-hitters on the same day since March 20, 2010 (Tegan Gerhart).
Only two other schools have had three straight no-hitters – Auburn (2014) and Tennessee (2006) – and both had two pitchers combine to accomplish the feat.
ALSO NOMINATED: Megan Faraimo, UCLA; Jessie Fontes, Arizona; Mariah Mazon, Oregon State; Mac Morgan, Arizona State; Gabbie Plain, Washington; Sydney Sandez, Utah.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Savannah Pola, Fr., UTIL, UCLA (Santa, Calif.)
» 5 G, .357 AVG, 5 H, 2 R, 2 2B, 6 RBI, 1 BB, .500 SLG
Knocked in six RBI this weekend for the Bruins, including the game-winning sacrifice fly in extra innings against Tennessee.
Finished the Nutter Classic with a 3-for-3 showing and a two-RBI double to left field to stretch UCLA’s lead to 7-0.
Against Baylor, hit a two-RBI double to left center in the bottom of the sixth inning.
She now ranks third on the squad with 14 RBI.
ALSO NOMINATED: Kendall Lundberg, Utah; Keylah Nelson, Oregon State; Cydney Sanders, Arizona State.
Source – Pac-12