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Ichiyama, Pico Sweep League Weekly Honors
Joylyn Ichiyama was named the league's Player of the Week. (Andy Nisch)
Joylyn Ichiyama was named the league's Player of the Week. (Andy Nisch)
Sierra Pico was the league's Pitcher of the Week. (Aran Kessler)
Sierra Pico was the league's Pitcher of the Week. (Aran Kessler)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fifth-year senior infielder Joylyn Ichiyama (Torrance, Calif./Redondo Union) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week, while freshman pitcher Sierra Pico (North Las Vegas, Nev./Legacy) earned Pitcher of the Week accolades following Valparaiso’s opening weekend of the 2013 season.

Ichiyama hit .444 with four runs scored and a pair of RBIs over Valpo’s three games in the opening weekend of play.  The Crusader third baseman opened the year by scoring three runs in the run-rule victory over Jackson State, while going 1-for-2 and driving in a run.  In the Crusader win over Central Arkansas, Ichiyama went 3-for-4, scoring a run and tallying an RBI single during Valpo’s big six-run fifth inning.

Pico earned the weekly honor following her first collegiate start.  The freshman got the call in the circle in the season opener against Jackson State, carrying a shutout into the fifth inning of the run-rule shortened 11-2 win.  Pico scattered five hits in her five innings and also struck out a pair of batters in her debut.

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