PORTLAND, Ore. — Utah Valley University juniors Krystin Jachim and Tiffany Mills have been named the Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC) Mountain Division Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, as announced Tuesday by the league.
Jachim, a shortstop from Roy, hit .400 (6 for 15) with three RBIs and two runs scored in five games to help the Wolverines to a 4-0-1 record last week. She recorded a hit in all five games, including going 2 for 3 with an RBI in an 8-0 win over Sacred Heart University. Jachim also delivered a two-out, two-run single in the top of the seventh against Manhattan College to cap the scoring and give UVU some insurance in a 4-1 victory. For the season, she is hitting .326 with seven RBIs.
Mills, a right-handed pitcher from Riverside, Calif., was dominant for the Wolverines in the circle as she went 2-0 with a save and a 0.36 ERA in four appearances, including three starts (19.1 IP, 1 ER) last week at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. She struck out six in firing a two-hit shutout in a 1-0 win over Detroit on Friday. She followed that up with a one-hit, five-inning shutout in an 8-0 decision over Sacred Heart the following day. Mills also came on with the tying run at the plate and recorded a strikeout to earn the save in a 4-1 win over Manhattan. For the season, Mills is 7-3 with a 2.44 ERA (63.0 IP, 22 ER) in 13 appearances, including 11 starts.
Mills also set two new UVU school records during the weekend. The junior hurler didn't allow a run for 20 consecutive innings and didn't allow an earned run off her in 21.2.
The PCSC honor is the first of the season for both individuals and the first of their careers. Mills was previously named the Great West Conference Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 28.
James Warnick is an assistant sports information director at Utah Valley University. For more information about Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.