Oklahoma softball: Two Sooners sweep Big 12 weekly honors

A pair of Oklahoma softball players swept Big 12 individual honors in Week 3 of the college season.

Senior third baseman Sydney Romero was named Big 12 Player of the Week and junior Giselle Juarez is Pitcher of the Week.

Romero hit .533 last week with eight hits and eight runs in the Sooners four victories in five games in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs. California.

Juarez went 2-0 in two starts and recorded 29 strikeouts in two complete game performances. The left-handed starter surrendered just one run all weekend and finished with an 0.49 earned-run average, scattering four hits over 14.1 innings.

Juarez struck out 14 BYU batters in six innings in a 5-0 OU shutout. She followed that with an 11-strikeout performance in a 2-1 victory over No. 14 Arizona.

Romero collected eight hits in 15 at bats last weekend, including a pair of home runs. Her two-run blast against Arizona was the difference in the game. She set a career high with four runs in an 8-0 OU win over UC Santa Barbara in the tournament finale on Sunday. In so doing, the Sooner third baseman became just the third Big 12 player to achieve that feat this season.

Romero is third in the Big 12 in hitting with a .417 average through 15 games, and her five home runs is tied for the top spot in the conference.

This is the fifth time Romero has been named Big 12 Player of the Week in her four seasons at Oklahoma.

Oklahoma players have won four of the six weekly Big 12 awards presented over the first three weeks of the 2019 college softball season.