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Perkins Named MWC Pitcher Of The Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/22/2005
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 22, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Senior Ashley Perkins and UNLV sophomore outfielder Brittany Freight have been named Mountain West Conference Softball Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively. This is the first career weekly honor for Freight, and the third for Perkins, winning the award two consecutive times last year.

Perkins, from Shawnee, Kan., collected her third win of the season vs. New Mexico State last week, tossing her first complete game shutout of the season, and the first shutout of the year for New Mexico as a team. In 7.0 innings on the mound, she allowed just two hits and three walks, while striking out eight batters. On the season, Perkins has an ERA of 3.38, and leads UNM in strikeouts (83), innings pitched (85.0), opponent batting average (.231) and saves (one.)

Freight, a Placentia, Calif., native, went 8-for-10 (.800) at the plate in three games for the Rebels last week. She hit a triple, knocked in three RBI, scored three runs and stole two bases, while turning in a slugging percentage of 1.000 and an on-base percentage of .818. In UNLV's first game vs. Long Island, Freight went 3-for-4 with two RBI singles, a run scored and two stolen bases, as UNLV beat the Blackbirds, 11-3. She followed with a 2-for-2, one run scored performance in the Rebels' 3-0 win over Minnesota, and concluded her week with another 3-for-4 outing vs. Long Island. She started the game with an RBI triple to left field, giving UNLV the early 1-0 lead. She also had two singles and a run scored in the game, as the Rebels defeated the Blackbirds, 8-4. Defensively, Freight went errorless in the outfield with five putouts. With her 8-for-10 performance, Freight upped her batting average by 62 points. She is currently second on the team in doubles (five), and third in hits (26), RBI (14) and triples (three).

Perkins and the Lobos will host New Mexico State this Friday for a doubleheader starting at noon.

Thursday, April 02
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Nevada
Friday, April 03
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Nevada
Saturday, April 04
12:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Nevada
Tuesday, April 07
3:00 PM - 
Softball
at Fresno State
5:00 PM - 
Softball
at Fresno State
Wednesday, April 08
11:00 AM - 
Softball
at Fresno State
Friday, April 10
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Colorado State
Saturday, April 11
1:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Colorado State
Sunday, April 12
12:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Colorado State
Tuesday, April 14
6:00 PM - 
Softball
at New Mexico State
Friday, April 24
5:00 PM - 
Softball
at San Diego State
Saturday, April 25
5:00 PM - 
Softball
at San Diego State
Sunday, April 26
12:00 PM - 
Softball
at San Diego State
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