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.
In additon to All-Mountain West, Katelyn Linford was named an NFCA All-Pacific Region honree.
SJSU and Cal State Fullerton are set for first pitch at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN3
Cassidy Clark hit, the team's only hit of the game, drove in the game-winner
|Academic All-Mountain West|
|First-Team All-Mountain West|
2017: Made 54 starts at second base in 55 total appearances…batted .371 (53-for-143) with 22 runs and 26 RBIs…led freshman on the team in hits, runs, walks and RBI…was the sixth toughest hitter to strikeout in the nation (1 every 47.7 AB)…four sacrifice flies led the team, were 4th in the Mountain West and 51st in the nation…led the team in on base percentage, was fifth in the MW and 62nd in the nation…her 30 base in balls were second on the team and sixth in the MW…finished the year ranked 10th in the MW in batting average, 14th in hits, 17th in plate appearances and sixth in hit by pitch (7)…53 hits were second on the team…had an 11-game hitting streak in which she batted .515 (17-for-33), scored seven runs and drove in seven more…hit two homers – vs. Portland State (2/25) and at New Mexico (4/30)…in game one at New Mexico (4/30) went a single-game best 4-for-5, with two doubles and a home run, scored twice, drove in four…the four RBIs at New Mexico was a high among five multi-RBI games…the four hits were also a single-game best among 11 multi-hit games…six times she scored two runs in a game…among her 30 walks she had four two-walk games and two three walk games - vs. UTEP (2/19) and Iowa State (3/11)…as a leadoff hitter batted .444 (16-for-36)…was successful in advancing runners in 57 out of 96 opportunities (.594) and with a runner on third and less than two outs batted .727 (8-for-11)…her nine two-out RBIs were the third most on the team…batted .417 against lefties and .366 against righties…finished with a .489 on base percentage of and a .462 slugging percentage…had 83 putouts and 86 assists. (Game-by-Game Stats)
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2016 graduate of Clovis West High School in Fresno, Calif…four-year letterwinner and starter (coach Peggy Rigby)…Tri-Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC)…team honors include Defensive Player of the Year (2014), Offensive Player of the Year (2015) and MVP (2016)…two-time all-valley honoree…three-time All-TRAC selection…named a second-team NFCA All-region performer in 2013.
CASSIDY: Majoring in health science…hopes to attend nursing school and pursue a career as a nurse…played club ball for the Cen Cal Dirt Dogs (coach Jeff Harger)…the daughter of Lynette and Kevin Clark…Cassidy Leanne Clark is a native of Fresno, Calif.