The Sutter Union High School softball program was able to hold its head up high last week when former Husky, Taylor Pack, was named PAC-12 Player of the Week.
The UCLA Bruin has led her team with some impressive numbers this season, including a stint against No. 19 Arizona State that earned her the conference honors.
Pack tallied six hits, 10 RBI and five runs in the Bruins’ victories over the Sun Devils in a series held on April 5-7. The catcher/outfielder finished the weekend with a grand total of six extra–base hits including three homers.
Pack was unable to respond in time for publication, but in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Daily News, Pack talked about the work she’s put in to get to where she is now.
“The sudden surge is the result of years of grinding practice sessions,” Pack said. “There’s no fear and no doubt that I have put all the work in. I know that everything I do, I deserve to be doing.”
While the young star is turning heads on the national spotlight, her success is no surprise to some of her biggest supporters back home.
“It’s so awesome to see her getting the praise she deserves. She’s constantly asking herself what she can do to make herself better and it shows,” said Sutter softball coach Stephanie Danna.
During her time at Sutter, Pack was named as the Appeal-Democrat Player of the Year while also collecting all-league honors for both her offensive and defensive play.
Danna went on to talk about the future of her program and how it can be affected by players like Pack going through the program.
“Sutter softball is a special program because of players like her (Pack). What she did on and off the field is a pure example to players in every sport.”
Pack and the No. 2 UCLA Bruins will be on the road this weekend as they take on Oregon State for a three–game series. Today’s game will air on PAC-12 Network at 5 p.m.
The NCAA softball regionals will begin on