UCLA standout Briana Perez has been named the JWOS Player of the Week.
Perez was one of two Bruin players to get a hit in each of the team’s five games over the weekend, ending the weekend going 9-17 with four walks. She helped lead her team to a 5-0 record at the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational.
In her team’s opening matchup against Alabama, Perez was a perfect 1-1 at the plate, recording three walks, with a solo home run as her only hit. She also stole a base in the game and scored a pair of runs. She recorded two RBI against Liberty, and later in the weekend, against Georgia, Perez went 3-4 at the plate, recording a pair of RBIs and again scoring twice.
The Bruin shortstop’s arguably biggest performance came against South Florida on Sunday, when she went 3-5 against the Bulls, including a two-run home run, with three runs scored. In a 9-run sixth inning against USF, it was Perez’s single that led to the error that opened the scoring floodgates for UCLA, and her home run that capped off the team’s efforts in the inning. She ended the weekend with a 1-3 performance against Florida State, earning a walk and scoring a run.
For the weekend in Clearwater, Perez assembled a line of .529 (9-17), 2 HR, 7 RBI, 8 runs scored, 4 walks, and 2 stolen bases. The JWOS Player of the Week award is Perez’s first of the 2020 season.
2020 JWOS Players of the Week
2/18 – Briana Perez, UCLA
2/11 – Miranda Elish, Texas