Pacific Softball's Hom Nearly Unstoppable En Route To Big West Player Of The Week Honors
Nearly unstoppable at the plate over the past week, senior Megan Hom lead the Tigers to a crictical series win over Long Beach State en route to earning Big West Player of the Week honors on Monday, April 15. The senior's award was the first player of the week for the Tigers in 2013. Overall, Hom has earned three career weekly awards.
In a week in which the Tigers' played arguably their most important Big West series to date, Hom was at her best as the senior leadoff went 9-for-12 (.750) with two walks and three runs scored to lead Pacific past Long Beach State at home. In each of the three contests against the 49ers, Hom recorded three hits as she sparked the Tigers' offense against Long Beach State. Overall, Hom was instramental in Pacific's comeback efforts as she scored the game-winning run in the ninth inning of Pacific's game two win against the 49ers. Additionally, Hom turned a bunt single and an error into a game-tying run early in game three, as the speedy centerfielder turned a routine throwing error into a three-base error to tie the game at 2-2 on Sunday.
Prior to Hom's efforts over the weekend, the senior helped lead the Tigers' to a split at UC Davis as she posted three hits in game two of their doubleheader with the Aggies to earn the win. The three hits began a streak of four-straight three-hit games for the senior over the week as she posted 12 hits in 17 at bats while talling a .750 on-base percentage. In addition to her offense, Hom played a stellar center field, as always, leading the Tiger outfield as she has done for four seasons.
On the year Hom leads the Tigers' with a .369 average, 52 hits, and 30 runs scored. Against the Big West, Hom has been even better as she leads the league with a .524 batting average and a .615 on-base percentage.