Hill, Thomsen Play Key Roles In Series Sweeps
Cal State Fullerton and Hawai‘i swept their Big West opponents with important contributions from Deshea Hill and Dana Thomsen, respectively.
DESHEA HILL, CAL STATE FULLERTON – FIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Freshman • Designated Player • Carlsbad, Calif. • Carlsbad HS
Cal State Fullerton freshman Deshea Hill (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad HS) hit .625 in a conference series sweep over CSUN, earning her second career Big West Softball Field Player of the Week selection.
• Hill had a hit in each game of the series to finish 5-for-8 overall. She finished 2-for-3 in the first two games as the Titans won 4-1 and 8-1.
• Serving as the designated player – and returning to the lineup for the first time since Mar. 17 due to injury – Hill also had at least one RBI in all three games.
• Hill had a double and three RBI in the game one victory.
• She scored a run and drove in another in the game two triumph.
• Hill has recorded at least one hit in each of the last six games she has played din.
Others nominated: Savannah Horvath (CSUN); Taylor Rowland (Long Beach State); Sarah Parten (UC Riverside); Alyssa Diaz (UC Santa Barbara); Nicole Lopez (Hawai‘i)
DANA THOMSEN, HAWAI‘I – PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Senior • RHP • Petaluma, Calif. • Petaluma HS
Hawai‘i senior Dana Thomsen captured her first career Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week honor after tossing a pair of complete game shutouts against Cal Poly.
• Thomsen posted her third and fourth shutouts of the season in 1-0 and 11-0 victories over the Mustangs. She helped the Rainbow Wahine to their first conference series sweep since 2015.
• The right-hander now has seven career shutouts after collecting three as a junior.
• In her first appearance, Thomsen retired the first 10 Cal Poly batters before giving up a single to left with one out in the fourth. She gave up just four hits for the game, walking none and striking out four.
• In the 11-0, five inning run-rule victory, Thomsen surrendered just three hits while walking three and fanning one.
• Thomsen improved to 11-10 on the year while lowering her ERA to 2.95. She has tallied 15 complete games in 22 starts.
Others nominated: Sophie Frost (Cal State Fullerton); Kenedee Jamerson (CSUN); Jessica Flores (Long Beach State); Hailey Dolcini (UC Riverside); Emily Schuttish (UC Santa Barbara)