Kaitlyn Washington (Texas) and Paige Parker (Oklahoma) are named Big 12 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week. Washington earns her first league honor while Parker records her second on the season, 14th of her career.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kaitlyn Washington, Fr., OF, Humble, Texas
- Tallied at least two hits in all three games and managed a career-high two doubles and three hits in the series opener against Texas Tech.
- During the 14-inning series opener, knocked in Texas’ first run of the contest in the second frame. The RBI proved vital as the game remained tied at 1-1 until the Longhorns scored three times in the 14th to prevail.
- Recorded a career-best three RBI in the series finale to help propel UT to victory.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Paige Parker, Oklahoma, Jr., LHP, Independence, Mo.
- Set the tone in the series opener at Kansas, striking out a career-high 15 batters in a 4-1 win.
- Parker’s 15 strikeouts were two better than her previous high of 13.
- Gave up one unearned run on 98 pitches, allowing three hits with no walks to improve to 14-5 on the season.
BIG 12 SOFTBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
|February 14||Taylor Dodson, KU, UT, Sr.||Alexis Reid, KU, P, So.|
|February 21||Sami Williams, ISU, 2B, So.||Emma Hylen, ISU, RHP, So.|
|February 28||Shelby Friudenberg, BU, IF, Jr.||Tiarra Davis, UT, LHP, Sr.|
|March 7||Shelby McGlaun, BU, DP/P, Fr.||Kelsee Selman, BU, RHP, Sr.|
|March 14||Harli Ridling, KU, C, Jr.||Paige Parker, OU, LHP, Jr.|
|March 22||Sydney Romero, OU, OF, Jr.||Mariah Lopez, OU, RHP, Fr.|
|March 28||Nicole Mendes, OU, UT, Fr.||Kelsee Selman, BU, RHP, Sr.|
|April 4||Macey Hatfield, OU, UT, Sr.||Kelsee Selman, BU, RHP, Sr.|
|April 11||Lindsey Cargill, BU, 3B, Sr.||Paige Lowary, OU, LHP, Jr.|
|Shay Knighten, OU, INF, So.|
|April 18||Kaitlyn Washingotn, UT, OF, Fr.||Paige Parker, OU, LHP, Jr.|