Spartans lost to #5 UCLA and Cal State Fullerton on Saturday in the Los Angeles Regional of the 2017 NCAA Divsion I Sofball Championship.
Brittany Abacherli hit a solo homer, Madison Aurin drove in two and Katelyn Linford tossed a complete game victory.
The Spartans win their first softball championship since joining the Mountain West.
Cassidy Clark hit, the team's only hit of the game, drove in the game-winner
SJSU's magic number to clinch the Mountain West Championship is two with three games to play in the regular season.
2017: Made 37 starts in 41 total appearances…earned 34 starts at catcher and three at designated player…batted .233 (24-for-103) with six runs and 21 RBIs…had five extra-base hits – doubles against Seton Hall (3/9), Princeton (3/23), Loyola Marymount (3/29) and at Fresno State (4/23) and a homer at San Diego State (4/2)…had two four game hitting streaks, a career-high…six times in a game rapped out multiple hits, including a career-best three-hit effort at Fresno State (4/23)…recorded five multi-RBI games with a three-RBI effort against Portland State (2/25) her season and career-best…worked pitchers for a career-high 11 walks, including two vs. Rhode Island (2/24)…with the bases loaded hit .500 (4-for-8)…was successful in advancing runners in 28 out of 74 opportunities (.378) and with a runner on third and less than two outs batted .643 (9-for-14)…finished with a .305 on base percentage of and a .301 slugging percentage…had 182 putouts with a career-high 13 vs. Detroit (3/4) and 23 assists with two errors. (Game-by-Game Stats)
2016: Appeared in 38 games and made 30 starts, all behind the plate…batted .269 (18-for-67) with 13 runs and eight RBIs…slugged .463 and had an on base percentage of .344…eight of her 18 hits were for extra bases (five doubles, one triple and two home runs)…best day at the plate was a 3-for-3 effort at Colorado State (4/3) in which she scored twice, drove in a run on a solo homer and also had a double…also scored twice against UNLV (3/29) and at Boise State (5/6)…multi-RBI efforts came versus UC Santa Barbara (3/18) and Seattle U (3/20)…triple came versus LIU Brooklyn (2/26)…longest hit streak of the season was three-game. (Game-by-Game Stats)
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Central High School in Fresno, Calif....four-year letterwinner (coach Scott Gorton)…earned team MVP in 2015 City/County All-Star Softball Game going 3-for-3 with three RBI…a Fresno Bee Fab-50 All-Star Team selection as a senior…three-time All-Tri River Athletic League performer and two-time All-Valley honoree.
ALYSSA: Majoring in psychology...plans to pursue a career as a special needs instructor…played club ball for the Dirt Dogs (coach Ralph Herrera)…the daughter of Yvette and Ricardo Avila...Alyssa Isabel Avila is a native of Fresno, California.