Mountain West Announces Weekly Softball Awards - May 15, 2012
May 15, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State sophomore shortstop Hayley Miles and Colorado State junior righthander Kacie McCarthy have been named Mountain West Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games through May 12. This is the third career MW weekly accolade for both Miles and McCarthy.
Miles led San Diego State to a 2-1 record last week at UNLV as the Aztecs claimed the program's fifth Mountain West crown and first since 2008. The Antelope, Calif., product went 6-for-10 (.600) with four home runs, seven RBIs and seven runs scored for a 1.900 slugging percentage over the three-game stretch. She also drew four walks, finishing the series with a .714 on-base percentage. On Thursday, Miles went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBIs, three runs scored and a walk as the Aztecs came away with the 11-7 victory. She followed that performance with a 2-for-4 day at the plate in Friday's 10-3 win, recording one homer, one double, three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk. On Saturday, Miles led off the game with a home run, walked twice and scored two runs in a 9-7 loss to the Rebels. Defensively, the sophomore shortstop was perfect in the field, recording 11 assists and three putouts without an error.
McCarthy went 2-0 while appearing in all three games of Colorado State's series sweep of Mountain West opponent New Mexico last week. The Shingletown, Calif., native opened the series with a complete-game, five-inning shutout in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader, surrendering three hits and two walks while striking out six en route to the 8-0 victory. She came back to pitch 6.2 innings of relief in the nightcap, giving up two runs (one earned) and six walks with four strikeouts for the win, as the Rams rallied for the 6-5 victory. On Friday, McCarthy did not allow a run while working the final two innings of CSU's 10-5 victory, registering two strikeouts and two walks. McCarthy finished the weekend with a 0.51 earned run average in 13.2 innings pitched. She allowed six hits while striking out 12 and walking 10.