STARKVILLE, Miss. – Sophomore pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby of the University of Washington has been named as the first Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week of the 2012 season for games played February 9-12.

Inglesby helped the Huskies get off to a 5-0 start last week by earning three wins and a save in four appearances, including a two-hit, complete game shutout of then 21st-ranked Nebraska. Inglesby allowed just three earned runs off of 11 hits on the week, while striking out 14 and surrendering only five walks. Through her first four appearances of the year, the Portland, Ore., native has a 1.17 ERA and has held opponents to a paltry .169 batting average. Offensively, the sophomore was equally as impressive, hitting .400 with four runs, three home runs and six RBIs.

After going undefeated at Arizona State’s Kajikawa Classic last weekend, the seventh-ranked Huskies will look to improve on their 5-0 start this week when they travel San Diego for five games in the Campbell Cartier Classic, hosted by San Diego and San Diego State.

Other Top Performances
Texas’ Lexy Bennett went 10-for 15 (.667) at the Texas Classic with 11 RBIs while helping lead the 13th-ranked Longhorns to a 5-0 start… Jessica Hall of UCLA went 1-0 with a save last week over three games last week by allowing no earned runs, just five hits and striking out 13 in a pair of wins over then No. 13 Kentucky and Pacific… New Mexico’s Jessica Garcia played an integral role in the Lobos’ 5-0 performance at Arizona State’s Kajikawa Classic last week by turning in a .647 average (11-for-17), tallying 11 RBIs and three home runs… Alysha Rudnik of Georgia Tech helped lead her team to a No. 23 ranking by helping them win four out of five at the Kajikawa Classic. For the week, Rudnik went 8-for-13 (.571) with two walks and only two strikeouts for an on-base percentage of .647.

2012 Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week
Feb. 14 – Kaitlin Inglesby – Washington – So. – P/1B – Portland, Ore.

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