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Olis honored with weekly awards

An incredible week at the plate for Walker Olis has earned the Pacific outfielder recognition at both the conference and national levels.

Olis was selected on Monday as the Northwest Conference’s baseball position player student-athlete of the week, and on Tuesday he was among 13 players named to the D3Baseball.com team of the week.

Olis put together one of the best weeks for a Pacific hitter this season. In four games, the junior hit .556 (10-for-18) with five doubles, a home run, six runs scored and three RBIs. In the Boxers’ three-game sweep of Willamette, Olis was 9-for-13 with a 1.231 slugging percentage.

“Walker had an excellent week at the plate,” Pacific baseball coach Brian Billings said. “His confidence has been steadily growing and we are starting to see him elevate his game. I’m looking forward to seeing how he performs down the stretch.”

Pacific will host Whitworth for a four-game series this weekend. The first game is scheduled for noon on Saturday.

Pacific softball sweeps Pioneers

The Pacific softball team continued its winning ways on Saturday with a doubleheader sweep of Lewis & Clark, which also completed Pacific’s regular season sweep of the Pioneers.

Megan Winans drove in three runs with one swing of the bat as her fifth-inning triple helped propel the Boxers to a 6-1 victory in game one, while Kylee Yamamoto had three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored in a 7-4 win in game two. Yamamoto finished the series with 10 RBIs in four games and was named the NWC position student-athlete of the week.

Marissa Reichard picked up two wins in the pitcher’s circle, limiting the Pioneers to one hit in an 8-1 victory on Friday and following that up with five shutout innings on Saturday to improve to 12-4 this season.

Pacific heads north to Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday for a doubleheader against Pacific Lutheran, which is scheduled to begin at noon.

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