Mountain West Announces Softball Player & Pitcher of the Week - April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNLV junior outfielder Pauline Monreal and San Diego State freshman lefthander Danielle O'Toole have been named Mountain West Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games through April 28. This is the second career MW weekly award for Monreal and first for O'Toole.

Monreal helped UNLV to a 2-1 record in its Mountain West series at in-state rival Nevada last weekend. The La Mirada, Calif., native hit .333 (4-for-12) with four extra-base hits (three doubles and one home run), resulting in an .833 slugging percentage. She also scored two runs. In Friday's 13-2 win, she went 2-for-4 with two doubles and one walk. Her double in the first inning drove in two runs, giving UNLV a lead it would never relinquish. She knocked in two more runs in the seventh inning off another double, and scored a run of her own in the third after taking a walk. In Saturday's 5-4, eight-inning loss, she went 1-for-4 with two RBI. Her two-run double in the sixth inning helped the Rebels erase a two-run deficit and give them a brief 4-3 lead. In Sunday's finale, Monreal registered the equalizing hit to pull the Rebels even with the Wolf Pack. With the team down one, she launched a solo home run to tie the game at 2-2. UNLV would not trail again en route to the 5-3 victory.

O'Toole finished the Aztecs' weekend series against Fresno State with a 1-0 record and 0.88 ERA over eight innings in two appearances. The Upland, Calif., product struck out four against one walk, while limiting the opposition to a .200 average and no extra-base hits. In Saturday's 3-2 win, O'Toole tossed a complete game, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits over seven innings. She struck out three with no walks allowed. Included in the victory was a three-pitch sixth inning. On Sunday, O'Toole pitched the seventh frame of a 4-0 loss to the Bulldogs, giving up one hit and one walk, while striking out one.

Mountain West Players of the Week
Feb. 12 - Karley Hopkins, Jr., 2B/SS, Nevada; Lorena Bauer, Jr., UTIL, San Diego State
Feb. 19 - Ashlie Ortega, Jr., SS, Colorado State
Feb. 26 - Chelsea Anaya, Jr., 2B, New Mexico
March 5 - Kristin May, Sr., C, San Diego State
March 12 - Sara Parsons, Jr., CF, Nevada
March 19 - Patrice Jackson, Jr., OF, San Diego State
March 26 - Tayler Aleman, Sr., 2B/SS, UNLV
April 2 - Chelsea Biglow, Jr., 3B, Colorado State
April 9 - Cassandra Kalapsa, Sr., RF, New Mexico
April 16 - Vonnie Martin, Jr., 3B, Fresno State
April 23 - Chelsea Biglow, Jr., 3B, Colorado State; Erin Jones, Jr., IF/DH, Nevada
April 30 - Pauline Monreal, Jr., OF, UNLV

Mountain West Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 12 - Rebecca Arbino, Sr., RHP, San Diego State
Feb. 19 - Lauren Soles, Fr., LHP, New Mexico
Feb. 26 - Rebecca Patton, Jr., RHP, Boise State
March 5 - Taylor Langdon, Fr., RHP, Fresno State
March 12 - Karlyn Jones, Jr., RHP, Nevada
March 19 - Amanda Oliveto, Jr., RHP, UNLV
March 26 - Jill Compton, Fr., RHP, Fresno State
April 2 - Rebecca Arbino, Sr., RHP, San Diego State
April 9 - Amanda Oliveto, Jr., RHP, UNLV
April 16 - Amanda Oliveto, Jr., RHP, UNLV
April 23 - Rebecca Patton, Jr., RHP, Boise State
April 30 - Danielle O'Toole, Fr., LHP, San Diego State