FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University second baseman Ashley Jaramillo (HAR-a-mee-low) has been selected as the Peach Belt Conference women’s softball “Freshman of the Week,” for the week of Feb. 16-22.
Jaramillo, a native of Canyon Country, Calif., batted .545 (6-for-11 in 4 games) with three runs scored, a double, a home run, and five runs batted in. She compiled a .909 slugging percentage and a .615 on-base percentage, while committing no errors in eight fielding chances.
She helped the fifth-ranked Patriots win three of four games and improve to 12-1 on the season.
For the year, Jaramillo has hit safely in 10 of the 13 contests and is second on the Patriot squad with a .444 average. She leads the team with six doubles, three home runs, and 16 RBIs. She is third in the Peach Belt in hitting and leads the conference in slugging percentage (.861) and RBIs, while ranking second in on-base percentage (.500).
It is the second week in a row that a Francis Marion freshman has won the PBC weekly award as right-handed pitcher Lauren Bubeck was honored last week.
Jaramillo is a product of Golden Valley High School, where she earned second-team All-League recognition as a senior. She also played club softball with the Valley Breeze.
Francis Marion returns to action on Wednesday with a PBC doubleheader at Augusta State University.