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Hill, Thomsen Play Key Roles In Series Sweeps

4/9/2018

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)

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