Kansas softball earned its second-consecutive weekly honor from the Big 12, as junior pitcher Alicia Pille on Tuesday was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week. Pille, of Royse City, Texas, threw back-to-back complete-game shutouts, and recorded 12 scoreless innings, in home games against South Dakota State and Jackson State. Her opponents’ batting average was .079 for the two games, and her 10 strikeouts against Jackson State was Pille’s fourth double-digit strikeout total of the season.
Sophomore infielder Chaley Brickey, of Haltom City, Texas, was named Big 12 Player of the Week last week. Brickey went 9 for 14 with three doubles, three home runs and six RBI to help the Jayhawks go 4-1 at the Under Armour Classic in Tampa, Fla.
The Jayhawks (19-8) open Big 12 play with a three-game homestand against Oklahoma State March 28-30.