(Hawaii Athletics) - University of Hawai'i senior Dana Thomsen (Petaluma, Calif./Petaluma HS) earned her first career Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week honor after firing two consecutive complete game shutouts against Cal Poly.
Thomsen posted her third and fourth shutouts of the season, winning 1-0 and 11-0 over the Mustangs. She helped the Rainbow Wahine to their first conference series sweep since 2015. The right-hander now has seven career shutouts in her two years as a Rainbow Wahine.
In her first appearance, Thomsen retired the first 10 Cal Poly batters before giving up a single with one out in the fourth. She gave up just four hits for the game, walking none and striking out four.
In the second game, Thomsen scattered three hits in an 11-0, five inning, run-rule win. She issued three walks while fanning one. In the series, she threw 12 shutout innings, gave up just seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts while holding Cal Poly to a .163 batting average.
Thomsen improved to 11-10 overall while lowering her ERA to 2.95. She has tallied 15 complete games in 22 starts.
Thomsen was also named College Sports Madness' Big West Player of the Week.
It is the first Big West Pitcher or Player of the Week honor UH has received this year.
Hawai'i will go back on the road to play a three-game conference series at UC Santa Barbara this weekend.