Gabrielle Beasley Nabs PCAC Female Athlete of the Week
By Tom Saxe
The PCAC has named Palomar tennis player Katie Stowe and Southwestern softball player Gabrielle Beasley as Women’s Athletes of the Week.
Stowe, a freshman from Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, won the PCAC singles championship at the Balboa Tennis Club. Stowe, seeded No. 5, defeated the No. 3, No. 2 and No. 1 seeds on her way to the PCAC title, upsetting teammate and No. 1 seed Karleyne Ishima-Oien 6-3, 6-2 in the finals.
Beasley, a sophomore pitcher / second baseman from Steele Canyon, won five straight games as the Jaguars defeated San Diego Mesa 4-1, Imperial Valley 6-0 and 10-0 and Pasadena City College 9-0 and 17-3. She struck out 27 and allowed one earned run in 25 innings and went 12-for-20 at the plate with six steals.
Honorable mention went to Mesa diver Michelle McDonald, who was co-athlete of the week on March 10 and was unable to win twice, and softball players Darlene Trong (Mesa) and Lisa Pena (San Diego City).
McDonald, a sophomore from Mar Vista, won the 1-meter (231.25 points) and 3-meter (232.85 points) titles at the SoCal diving finals.
Trong, a sophomore catcher from Orange Glen, was 4-for-6 with two doubles as Mesa lost to Southwestern and defeated Grossmont 9-2.
Pena, a sophomore pitcher / centerfielder from Clairemont, went 7-for-7 for the week against Grossmont (4-for-4, two-run HR in a 16-12 loss) and Palomar (3-for-3 in an 11-0 loss).