On Tuesday, Giselle Juarez claimed her fifth Big 12 weekly award of the year. Labeled by the conference as the Pitcher of the Week, the junior lefty secured the honor for the third consecutive week behind a 2-0 record.
Earning the start on Friday, the newcomer flashed signs of dominance. Recording ten strikeouts over the course of seven innings, Juarez knew she’d see the same lineup later in the series. Stepping into the circle once again on Sunday, the junior picked up where she left off. Facing just fifteen batters over five innings of work, the hurler struckout twelve while refusing to allow anyone on base.
The effort resulted in a perfect game — Juarez’s second of the season. In the two appearances the lefty held opponents to an impressive .098 batting average. Improving to 20-0 as a Sooner, the pitcher continues to anchor the defensive efforts on the diamond.
On the other side of the equation, Jocelyn Alo found her stride early and often. Used to opponents attempting to pitch around her, the sophomore displayed patience at the plate. Settling in, Alo recorded her first career grand slam during the three game stand.Securing seven hits — four homeruns — in eleven appearances the phenom accounted for ten runs batted while producing a .636 batting average.
The effort turned heads as Alo earned the title of Big 12 Player of the Week. This instance marks the first of the season and the second of her career.