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LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  Helping No. 1 UCLA to a clean sweep at the St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational, Aaliyah Jordan and Megan Faraimo earned 2020 Division I Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week, honors for their outstanding play between Feb. 10-16.

Jordan and Faraimo keyed the Bruins (11-0) to five victories, including wins over then-No. 5 Florida State, then-No. 9 Alabama and then-No. 15 Georgia. Jordan hit .571 with four doubles, eight RBI and a .684 on-base percentage. The Chula Vista, Calif. native recorded at least one hit and one RBI in all five contests. She drove in three and doubled twice versus USF and capped off her weekend against the Seminoles with the go-ahead two-out two-run double in the top of seventh in a 3-2 win.

A native of Vista, Calif., Faraimo went the distance in all three starts, posting a 3-0 mark versus the Seminoles, Crimson Tide and Bulldogs. The sophomore righty recorded a 1.00 ERA with 25 strikeouts and three walks. She fired a two-hit shutout with six punchouts versus Alabama. Against FSU, Faraimo sat down 13 Seminoles and limited them to six hits. She also scattered six hits and fanned six in her win over Georgia. Additionally, she roped a pinch-hit three-run double against USF.

Selected Top Performances
Carrie Eberle, Oklahoma State- 2-0, 2 SV, 0.00 ERA, 10 K, 17 IP, wins vs. Alabama & Minnesota; Samaria Diaz, Oregon- 3-0, 6 H, 0.00 ERA, 18 K, 2 BB, .122 opp BA; Gabrielle Jimenez, Utah State- .467, 7 H, 3 2B, 2 HR, 5 R, 8 RBI, 1.067 SLG; Sara Jubas, James Madison- .700, 7 H, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, .727 OBP, 1.500 SLG; Marybeth Olson, UConn- 2-0, 0.54 ERA, 16 K, 3 BB, 13 IP, no-hitter vs Central Michigan; .500 2 2B, 5 RBI, .667 OBP; Paige Rauch, Villanova- 2-0 1.40 ERA, 25 K, 2 CG, no-hitter vs. Florida Atlantic; .500, 8 H, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 1.188 SLG; Kapri Toone, Utah State- 2-0, 0.00 ERA, SV, 10 K, 2 BB, 13 IP, no-hitter, 2 SHO; Alesia Denby, Fresno State- .600, 9 H, 4 3B, grand slam, 13 RBI, 9 R; Kelsie Packard, Valparaiso- 2-0, 1.00 ERA, 22 K, 0.86 WHIP, .135 opp. BA, 14 IP; Aly Harrell, Marshall- .714, 10 H, 2 2B, 3 HR, grand slam, 11 RBI, 1.500 SLG, .778 OBP.

 

Louisville Slugger/NFCA D1 Player of the Week

Feb. 18 - Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Feb. 11 – Miranda Elish, Texas

Wilson/NFCA D1 Pitcher of the Week

Febl 18 - Megan Faraimo, UCLA
Feb. 11 – Brooke Yanez, Oregon

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