Pacific Softball: Moore Earns Big West Player Of The Week Honors
Helping lead Pacific to three impressive wins over the weekend at the 2011 Libby Matson Tournament, sophomoreAmy Moorewas named the Big West Conference Field Player of the Week for the week ending on February 27. The weekly award was the first won by a Tiger for the 2011 season and the first sinceMegan Homwas named the conferences' top field player on February 22, 2010.
Playing at home for the first time in 2011, the sophomore catcher was at her best as she posted an impressive .625 average in Pacific's three wins with a home run, six RBI, three runs scored and a pair of doubles. Additionally, Moore picked off her third runner of the season as cut down a scoring threat at second base against the No. 13 ranked Ducks on Saturday afternoon.
Starting the weekend off with a bang, Moore put together a 2-for-2 effort in the Tigers 11-1 win over Santa Clara. In the game, the sophomore homered, drove in two runs and scored twice in the five inning contest. The home run was the second of the season for the Tigers and first of her career in the friendly confines of Bill Simoni Field.
In the second game of the day, Moore played an integral part in the Tigers upset of the nationally ranked ducks as she went 2-for-3 with two RBI, both coming on a double in the bottom of the sixth inning that put Pacific ahead for the first time in the contest. Additionally, Moore's third pickoff of the season came in the contest just two innings prior when she threw out a runner at second just in front of the Ducks only home run of the game, saving Pacific a run and keeping the Tigers within striking distance.
To close things out against San Jose State, Moore went 2-for-3 with two more RBI, a double and a run scored in a 12-9 win for Pacific.
For the season Moore has posted a .346 average (9-for-26) with two double and two home runs while also knocking in a team-best 11 RBI. Just 10 games into the season, Moore is one RBI short of tying her freshman year total of 12.