Mountain West Announces Weekly Softball Awards

May 14, 2013


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State junior designated player Lorena Bauer and senior right-hander Rebecca Arbino have been named Mountain West Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games through May 12. This is the fifth career MW weekly award for Arbino and third for Bauer.

Bauer batted .571 (4-for-7) as San Diego State swept UNLV in its final 2013 Mountain West series last week to capture the league crown. The San Diego, Calif., product recorded a walk in each of the three contests and finished the weekend with a .700 on-base percentage. She drove in seven runs and scored three more, while producing two home runs and one double for a 1.571 slugging percentage. In Thursday's 5-1 win, Bauer was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate, hitting one double and one home run with two RBI, one run scored and one walk. She went 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 7-0 victory, hitting one home run and walking once. She also had a walk in Saturday's regular-season finale, a 2-1 win for the Aztecs.

Arbino helped San Diego State clinch the outright Mountain West title by going 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA over 15 innings of work. She registered 16 strikeouts against two walks and limited the opposition to a .196 average during the three-game stretch. On Thursday, the Clovis, Calif., native tossed a complete game, allowing one run on four hits and one walk over seven innings, while striking out 11 en route to the 5-1 win. She also had a hand in Friday's 7-0 shutout victory, giving up one hit in one inning of scoreless relief. On Saturday, Arbino threw her second complete game of the weekend, scattering one run on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts. San Diego State won, 2-1.

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
May 7 - Vonnie Martin, Jr., 3B, Fresno State
May 14 - Lorena Bauer, Jr., DP, San Diego State

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
May 7 - Jill Compton, Fr., RHP, Fresno State
May 14 - Rebecca Arbino, Sr., RHP, San Diego State