* To see Burger's game-by-game stats from last weekend (along with those of Pitcher of the Week candidate Jessica Moore), see the PDF link in the box to the right.
EUGENE – After a near flawless week at the plate, University of Oregon freshman Allie Burger was rewarded with Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week honors in an announcement Tuesday.
In her four games in the Cathedral City Classic near Palm Springs, the left fielder from Spokane, Wash., led the Ducks in batting (.800, 8-for-10), hits (8), total bases (8-tied), slugging (.800) and on-base percentage (.818).
She was the only Duck to hit safely in all four games, including three with multiple hits (including her second 3-for-3 day this season and a team high for hits in a game in ‘10). She knocked in the game-winning RBI in the sixth inning of a win vs. then-No. 19 Texas A&M, and also had an RBI in the win vs. Hawai’i.
A starter in left field all 16 games this season, Burger leads the team in triples (1-tied), and ranks second on the squad in hits (19), third in average (.432), on-base percentage (.444) and slugging (.523), and fourth in RBI (8-tied) and has a five-game hitting streak alive.
Burger won UO’s 30th Pac-10 Player and/or Pitcher of the Week award, and became its first honoree since 2007, while Washington's Danielle Lawrie was named the Pitcher of Week for the second time this season.
As a team, UO went 4-0 in the Palm Springs event thanks to wins (scores in ()) Thursday vs. returning NCAA regional finalist and No. 19 Texas A&M (4-0) and Utah (4-2) and Friday vs. Hawai’i (4-3) and Long Island (3-1), while its 5-0 lead Saturday over Pacific after the top half of the fifth inning was half an inning short of meeting regulation length.
Looking ahead to this week’s action, the Ducks (12-4) travel to San Diego State for its fourth and final early season tournament, and face five teams in the span of three days. UO has three more NCAA veterans on tap in No. 21 Fresno State, Cal Poly and San Diego State, while it beat its other foes, Long Beach State and San Diego, by 14-5 and 9-1 scores two weeks ago in Las Vegas.
A schedule of games in San Diego follows:
- March 5, Friday – Long Beach State (5-9), 4:30 p.m.; San Diego State (8-8), 7 p.m.
- March 6, Saturday – Cal Poly (3-5), 2 p.m.; San Diego (3-6), 4:30 p.m.
- March 7, Sunday – Fresno State (9-4), 9 a.m.
* Friday’s and Sunday’s games are at San Diego State, Saturday’s are at the USD Softball Complex.
After this weekend, the Ducks look forward to their first home games on Saturday, March 13 against Boise State and North Dakota at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively. UO faces both teams in reverse order Sunday, March 14 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Duck All-Time Pac-10 Pitcher/Player of the Week Awards (combined honor)
1989 - Katie Wiese, 2/14
1989 - Kathy Gray, 2/21
1989 - Danny Senner, 3/28
1989 - Katie Wiese, 4/4
1990 - Julie Cavanaugh, 4/24
1990 - Katie Wiese, 5/7
Duck Pac-10 Player of the Week Awards
1992 - Marnie McCall, 3/17
1992 - Tracey Simmons, 5/4
1993 - Laura Schmidt, 3/23
1994 - Laura Schmidt, 4/18
1996 - Angie LeRoy, 4/3
1997 - Lindsey Welch, 2/25
1997 - Triawn Custer, 3/31
1999 - Katie Mackey, 3/30
1999 - Katie Mackey, 5/3
2000 - Christi Shelton, 4/3
2003 - Erin Goodell, 3/18
2003 - Andrea Vidulund, 4/15
2004 - Kayleen Hudson, 3/30
2005 - Lovena Chaput, 3/29
2007 - Jenn Salling, 2/27
2007 - Jenn Salling, 4/3
2010 - Allie Burger, 3/2
Duck Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week Awards
1999 - Connie McMurren, 5/3
2003 - Amy Harris, 2/11
2004 - Ani Nyhus, 4/6
2004 - Ani Nyhus, 4/20
2005 - Amy Harris, 5/3
2006 - Alicia Cook, 5/2
2007 - Melissa Rice, 3/27
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