DeFreitas, Gibson named NWAC Players of the Week

Southwestern Oregon sophomore Shevan DeFreitas and Lower Columbia sophomore Jessica Gibson were named the NWAC Softball Players of the Week for contests played May 1-7. Additionally, DeFreitas was selected the Softball Under Armour Player of the Week.

DeFreitas, a pitcher and first baseman, helped lead the No. 2 Lakers to eight straight victories last week. She hit .583 (14-for-24) with five doubles, a triple, four home runs, 16 RBI and 17 runs scored. DeFreitas drew eight walks and was hit twice, while not striking out in 34 plate appearances. In the circle, she recorded a pair of saves.

Pitcher of the Week Gibson of Rainier, Ore. recorded a no-hitter and collected a total of three wins on the week. 

— Courtesy of NWAC