University of Hawai’i’s Trisha Ramos and Tulsa’s Ami Day have been named the Western Athletic Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
This is the first honor this season for Ramos, a senior from Lihu’e, Kaua’i, but the fifth Player of the Week this season for the Rainbow Wahine softballers. Day has earned pitcher of the week honors twice already this season.
Ramos led the Rainbow Wahine to their first WAC title when UH downed Louisiana Tech over the weekend. Ramos ended up batting .400 in six games, and had seven hits in the four-game sweep of Louisiana Tech to clinch the title for Hawai’i.
For the week, Ramos was 8-for-20 with seven RBI, and banged two home runs to increase her season total to three. The thirdbase person is now hitting .291, including the pair of doubles in the five Rainbow Wahine wins.
Day, a sophomore from Catoosa, Oklahoma, picked up her 14th and 15th wins of the season including a 5-4 win over No. 5 Oklahoma in Norman. She is guaranteed to finish the season as one of only three Tulsa pitchers to finish a season with a winning record.
She is also the first pitcher to accomplish this feat in consecutive seasons. Her seven shutouts on the year are also the second most in school history.
The right-hander ended the week with a 2-1 record and 1.67 ERA. Day allowed only five earned runs in 21.0 innings, earning a win against instate rival Oklahoma and win against WAC foe Nevada.
Other player of the week nominees included Stacy Mueller, Nevada, and Crissy Strimple, Tulsa.
Other pitcher of the week nominees included Melissa Coogan, Hawai’i, and Candice Rainwater, Nevada.
The Rainbow Wahine, following their WAC championship, will have to wait until this weekend to find out their post-season schedule.