SJSU is in second place in teh Mountain West entering the weekend.
Since SJSU joined the Mountain West, the visiting team has won the season series between the Spartans and Rams.
The Spartans and Bulldogs are in first and second place, respectively, in the Mountain West standings.
The Spartans 8-1 record equals the program's best nine-game start in conference play, since joining the MW in 2014.
With a 5-1 record, the Spartans enter the weekend in first place in the Mountain West.
SPARTAN NOTES: In her first year as a Spartan.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2017 graduate of Lincoln (Calif.) High School…a four-year letterwinner (coach Donna Tofft)…a three-time (freshman, junior & senior seasons) first-team All-Pioneer Valley League (PVL) honoree…as a sophomore named an honorable mention All-PVL performer…won the PVL title as a freshman…as a senior batted .393 and stole 26 bases.
ALEXIS: Majoring in nursing…played club ball for the Stingers (coach Bill Silvan)…the daughter of Fontana and Kristopher Smith…Alexis Smith is a native of Sacramento, Calif.