UCLA's Amanda Freed named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week

Feb. 18, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA pitcher/center fielder Amanda Freed has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week while ARIZONA STATE?s Erica Beach was named Pitcher of the Week for February 12 - 17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Freed, from Cypress, Calif., was UCLA?s top hitter for the week as the Bruins won five games to improve to 14-0 on the season. During that five-game span, Freed went 11-for 16 (.688) with 10 runs scored, one home run, seven RBI, one double, one triple, three walks and a slugging percentage of 1.063. Additionally, Freed pitched during the week, gaining victories over 13th-ranked Alabama, 12th-ranked Nebraska and fourth-ranked LSU with a 1.24 ERA. She struck out 16 batters in 17.0 innings and held opponents to a .169 batting average.

For the season, Freed is batting .475 with 19 runs scored, one home run, 13 RBI, 28 total bases, 13 walks and a .700 slugging percentage. In the circle, Freed is 7-0 with an 0.54 ERA. She also has 38 strikeouts in 39 innings pitched while holding opponents to a .162 batting average. This is the second consecutive week that a UCLA player has won Pac-10 Player of the Week honors.

Beach, from Scottsdale, Ariz., posted a perfect 3-0 record, including her third shutout of the year at this past weekend?s Louisville Slugger Classic Tournament. Beach was a main factor in the Sun Devils winning the tournament as she pitched 21 innings, allowing just one earned run and striking out 13. The earned run allowed was the first all year, snapping a streak of 39.2 consecutive scoreless innings. Beach also helped offensively, belting a three-run homer against sixth-ranked Iowa to put the game out of reach.

For the season, Beach is 6-0 (three shutouts) in 42 innings pitched. She has allowed just one earned run (0.17 ERA) and struck out 32 batters.

It is the fifth weekly honor for Freed and the 61st for UCLA all-time. Beach also earns the fifth award of her career. Arizona State has now received 33 honors all-time.

Also nominated for Player of the Week were: Leneah Manuma, ARIZ. Phelan Wright, ASU. Candace Harper, CAL. Brynnen Guthrie, OSU.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were: Jennie Finch, ARIZ. Kristin Hunter, OSU. Amanda Freed, UCLA.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYER SELECTIONS: 2/11 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. 2/18 - Amanda Freed, UCLA.

2002 PAC-10 PITCHER SELECTIONS: 2/11 - Tia Bollinger, WASH. 2/18 - Erica Beach, ASU.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 12 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 12 - 1:00 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 3:15 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Sunday, Feb 14 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 9:30 AM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Mississippi State
Lakewood, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Mar 20 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - 4:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Apr 03 - 2:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Apr 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Apr 24 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Monday, Apr 25 - 7:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Apr 29 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
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