Washington's Inglesby earns USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week
OKLAHOMA CITY — Kaitlin Inglesby of Portland, Ore., is the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week for March 12-18, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today. The Washington sophomore pitcher/designated player went 9-for-13 (.692) over five games while also maintaining a 0.68 ERA in three pitching appearances for the No. 3 Huskies.
Inglesby led Washington to a perfect 4-0 record at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., as the Huskies improved to 27-1 on the season. At the plate, Inglesby hit .692 with four runs, nine hits, three doubles, one home run and nine RBI. She finished the weekend with a 1.154 slugging percentage, a .692 on-base percentage and no strikeouts.
She had at least one hit and two RBI in each game for the Huskies, with her best performance coming with against then-No. 25 DePaul. Against the Blue Demons, she had three hits and three RBI. She was 3-for-4 with two RBI against UC Davis.
In the circle, Inglesby went 2-0 on the weekend with a save in 10.1 innings of work. She pitched two complete games, including one hitter against UC Davis. She allowed just one earned run to DePaul in the five-inning victory. Against Iowa, she came in to get the final out for the save. On the weekend, she struck out nine and walked two.
Inglesby is the first Washington athlete to be named the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week since May 11, 2010, when then-senior pitcher Danielle Lawrie claimed her third award of the season, a record. Niki Williams, now a Washington senior, was also named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week that season, earning the recognition on March 2, 2010.
2012 USA Softball Collegiate Players of the Week
Week 1 (Feb. 9-12): Valerie Arioto - California - Redshirt senior - Utility – Pleasanton, Calif.
Week 2 (Feb. 13-19): Christi Orgeron – ULL – Senior – Utility – New Orleans, La.
Week 3 (Feb. 20-26): Teagan Gerhart – Stanford – Junior – Pitcher – Norco, Calif.
Week 4 (Feb. 27-March 4): Jessica Cooley – Mississippi State – Junior – Outfielder – Birmingham, Ala.
Week 5 (March 5-11): Sara Nevins – South Florida – Sophomore – Pitcher - Pinellas Park, Fla.
Week 6 (March 12-18): Kaitlin Inglesby – Washington – Sophomore – Pitcher/Designated player – Portland, Ore.
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