Mountain West Announces Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week
March 13, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State sophomore shortstop Hayley Miles and UNLV sophomore righthander Amanda Oliveto have been named Mountain West Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games through March 11. This is the fourth career MW weekly accolade for Oliveto and first for Miles.
Miles, who hails from from Antelope, Calif., posted a .421 (8-of-19) batting average over the weekend while helping San Diego State to a 3-3 record with two losses coming against top-15 opponents. She extended her hitting streak to 10 games after registering at least one hit in each of the Aztecs' six contests, driving in six runs and scoring one more. The sophomore extended her hitting streak to 10 games, including each of SDSU's six outings. On Tuesday, Miles had a double and scored one run in an 8-0, five-inning victory over Maine. In Friday's tournament-opening win at the Bayer CropScience Classic in Fresno, Calif., she went 2-for-4 with two runs and recorded her first triple of the season, as SDSU came away with a 10-2, six-inning win against Butler. Later that day, she went 2-for-3 with one RBI, one double, two runs and one walk in an 8-3 triumph over Connecticut. Miles led off Saturday's contest against No. 2/1 California with one single, and she closed tournament play on Sunday with one double and one run against Purdue and one single vs. No. 18/15 Oregon. Miles finished the week with slugging and on-base percentages of .684 and .450, respectively, while recording eight putouts, 15 assists and three errors from her shortstop position.
Oliveto, a product of from Simi Valley, Calif., went 2-2 with three starts in five appearances for UNLV in the Long Beach State Invitational. She registered an ERA of 1.31 and struck out 16 batters, while surrendering eight runs (five earned) and four walks in 26.2 innings of work. The sophomore righthander was tagged with the loss in two of her first three outings of the tournament against No. 24/23 North Carolina and Pittsburgh, but recovered by notching two complete-game wins over Cal State Fullerton and Notre Dame. She also pitched one inning of no-hit relief in a 6-1 win over Eastern Kentucky, striking out one batter. Against the Titans, Oliveto held a no-hitter until the sixth inning. She surrendered just one hit while fanning four against one walk en route to the 3-0 victory. In the tournament finale, she held the Fighting Irish to three hits and two runs (one earned) through nine frames, striking out six while issuing one walk for the 3-2 win.