March 30, 2015
SAN BRUNO, Calif.-– Brigham Young University catcher Sydney Broderick and Saint Mary’s College Kate Moss have been respectively named the West Coast Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week in the sport of softball, the conference office announced Monday.
Broderick led the Cougars’ offense in a 8-0, five-inning win at Weber State. The catcher out of Ashburn, Virginia, hit 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in the game to help BYU improve to 21-8 on the season as they snapped the Wildcats’ (22-11) seven-game win streak. In the bottom of the third and with runners on first and second, Broderick smashed a three-run homer over the center-field fence for her third of the season. It was also the sixth time in her career that she recorded three or more RBI in a single game. Broderick collects her second weekly nod of the season, as she earned the honor last week.
Moss led the Gaels to a 3-1 record in wins over Brown and Missouri-Kansas City. She began the week taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Bears. The Gaels won the game 1-0 in 8 innings as Moss went the distance. Her final line was 8.0 innings, one hit, no runs and eight strikeouts in the complete game. The following day, Moss took the circle again against UMKC and earned another complete game victory. This time she fanned 7.0 innings, allowed three hits, one run and struck out eight. For the week, Moss tossed two complete games in 15.1 inning, allowed just four hits, one run and struck out 17, while earning a 0.46 ERA. The sophomore Cupertino, California, native collects her second WCC Pitcher of the Week honor, as she first won the accolade on April 28, 2014.
Also nominated…Hailey Sparacino, Saint Mary’s pitchers… McKenna Bull, BYU
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
March 30: Sydney Broderick, BYU
March 23: Sydney Broderick, BYU
March 16: Kailey Hill, San Diego
March 9: Alicia Brown, Loyola Marymount
March 2: Mercedes O’Connor, Brigham Young
February 23: Gordy Bravo, Brigham Young
February 16: Nicole Zapotoczny, Pacific
February 9: Gianetta France, Santa Clara
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
March 30: Kate Moss, Saint Mary’s
March 23: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego
March 16: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego
March 9: Dani Bonnet, Pacific
March 2: McKenna Bull, Brigham Young
February 23: McKenna Bull, Brigham Young
February 16: McKenna Bull, Brigham Young
February 9: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego