Foglesong Earns Final Big West Player Of The Week Award For 2011
May 16, 2011
Irvine, Calif. - With the 2011 regular season wrapping up, freshman Megan Foglesong earned the final Big West Player of the Week award for the week ending on May 14. The freshman took home her first weekly honor in the final week of the season and joined a long list of Pacific award winners for the season as the ninth Tiger to receive a weekly award. Her player of the week award was the fifth for the Tigers and the second straight after fellow freshman Kelsey Rodriguez earned the honor the previous week.
Helping lead the Tigers to their first ever Big West title with a series victory over Cal Poly over the weekend, Foglesong was a major cog in the Tigers' offensive machine while also playing phenomenal defense in left. For the week the freshman hit .500 as she went 6-for-12 with a hit in all three games.
To open the series, Foglesong picked up a double and scored two runs and stole a base as the Tigers moved within a single game of clinching the title with a 6-4 (10 inn.) win. Instrumental in Pacific's title-clinching victory in the second half of the doubleheader, Foglesong went 2-for-4 while singling home the game-tying run with two-outs in the top of the seventh inning.
After leading the way to Pacific's series win with a doubleheader sweep, Foglesong was even better on Saturday as she went 3-for-4 with all three hits coming in the form of doubles. Her three doubles tied a single-game record for the Tigers, marking just the fourth time in program history a Pacific player had tallied three doubles in a single game.
For the year, Foglesong is hitting .301 with 50 hits in 166 at bats. The freshman finished the regular season No. 1 in the Big West in runs scored after crossing the plate 44 times. Her 44 runs as the fourth most in Pacific single-season history. In addition, she has driven 34 runs, ranking No. 5 in the Big West.