Pacific Softball: Hom Takes Home Big West Player Of The Week Honors
With a nearly perfect weekend at the plate at the Stanford Invitational, sophomore Megan Hom was voted the Big West Player of the Week for the week ending on March 27. The weekly award was the second of the center fielder's career and second of the season for the Tigers after sophomore Amy Moore took home the award on February 27.
Helping lead the Tigers' offensively at the plate, Hom put together a nearly flawless weekend as the sophomore hit an impressive .727 (8-of-11) with a .750 on-base percentage. Additionally, Hom was at the heart of the Tigers' scoring as she tallied a team-best five runs scored while also driving in two more to help account for seven of the Tigers' 16 runs on the weekend.
In the opening contest, Hom was perfect at the plate as the sophomore went 3-for-3 with one walk to reach base all four times she went to bat. Additionally, the Tigers' speedster legged out a bloop double in the contest which was the start of a four extra-base weekend that netted her an impressive 1.091 slugging percentage.
After picking up a hit and a sacrifice in the Tigers' middle two contests of the tournament, Hom exploded for another perfect outing at the plate as she went 4-for-4 against Sacramento State to end the weekend. Playing the rubber-game of the season series with the Hornets, Hom fell just a home run short of hitting for the cycle as she posted a pair of doubles to go along with her first triple of the season. Additionally, Hom's big day gave the Tigers' ample opportunity to drive the sophomore in as she crossed the plate three times in the contest while also driving in another.
Additionally, Hom continued her stellar play in center field for the Tigers as she has routinely made the amazing seem mundane. In 40 chances this season, Hom has yet to commit an error to extend her streak in the outfield to 124 chances without a mistake.
For the season, Hom is hitting a robust .404, second best among the Tigers and third among all Big West hitters. She leads the conference in hits with 38 while also scoring a Big West best 23 runs. For her career, Hom's fourth hit of the game against Sacramento State was the 100th of her career as she needed just 83 games to reach the century mark.