Carlson Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO – After knocking in 10 runs and being named to the NFCA Leadoff Classic all-tournament team, outfielder Ariel Carlson was named Pac-12 player of the week, the conference announced on Monday.

The fifth-year senior from Eugene, Ore., hit .500 (8-for-16) over six games with three doubles and two home runs. She had a 1.063 slugging percentage for the tournament in Clearwater, Fla. She also stole two bases.

Carlson crushed a pair of home runs against Liberty on Friday, including a solo shot in the fifth inning that ended the game in walk-off fashion via the run rule, 8-0. The scene was reminiscent of her walk-off grand slam last May in the NCAA Regional Final at Arkansas.

She also tied the school’s single-game record with three doubles Sunday against Army.

The Ducks went 4-0 in games Carlson had at least one RBI. She drove in four runs against Army, three versus Liberty, two against Missouri State and one versus Kansas.

This is the first career Pac-12 honor for Carlson.

No. 15 Oregon returns action Friday at the Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego. Over the weekend, the Ducks will play Texas A&M and LMU twice and host No. 24 San Diego State once.