Kristen Kerr | Posted: 9 Apr 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Sugg, Moffat give Cougars sweep of weekly WCC awards

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – BYU junior catcher Libby Sugg and freshman pitcher Autumn Moffat have been named the West Coast Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

Sugg batted .600 in four games on the week with five runs on six hits and 11 RBI. She recorded two doubles and two home runs, including a two-run dinger against Santa Clara in the second game on Friday and a three-run homer against the Broncos Saturday. On the week, the junior slugged 1.300 and had an on-base percentage of .638.

Moffat becomes the sixth freshman to earn Pitcher of the Week in nine weeks of the WCC season after pitching just over 11 innings in three games this week. Moffat recorded 11 strikeouts and posted an ERA of 0.62 in the series sweep against Santa Clara as well as a non-conference game against Utah State.

The honors mark the first awards sweep this season for the Cougars, however it is the third Player and third Pitcher of the Week honor for the program. All six BYU weekly awards this season have come from different student-athletes – Arissa Paulson (Pitcher), Lexi Tarrow (Player), Rylee Jensen (Player), Kerisa Verimontes (Pitcher), Autumn Moffat (Pitcher) and Libby Sugg (Player).

The Cougars will play Utah Valley in the UCCU Crosstown Clash on Tuesday at 3 p.m. MDT at Wolverine Field before heading to Pacific this weekend for a three-game series. 

Player of the Week Also Nominated: Samantha Owen, Pacific; Taylor Spence, San Diego; Kimiko Zapanta, Saint Mary’s

Pitcher of the Week Also Nominated: Hannah Boos, San Diego