Spartans lost to #5 UCLA and Cal State Fullerton on Saturday in the Los Angeles Regional of the 2017 NCAA Divsion I Sofball Championship.
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
Madison Aurin blasted her third home run of the season in the gaem.
The Spartans win their first softball championship since joining the Mountain West.
SPARTAN NOTES: Completed her career as a Spartan in 2017...finished her career ranked ninth on the program's career saves list and eighth on the career saves list...on the program's single-season lists, her two combined shutouts in 2017 rank fourth.
|Academic All-Mountain West|
|Academic All-Mountain West|
|Second Team All-Mountain West|
|Mountain West Pitcher of the Week - Apr. 5|
2017: Made 18 starts in 29 total appearances…compiled a 10-5 record with a 2.32 ERA in 105.2 innings of work…allowed 93 hits and 51 runs, 35 earned…struck out 66 and walked 57…her 2.32 ERA was the best on the staff, more than half of her previous best and ranked second in the Mountain West…Other MW rankings included #5 opponent’s batting average (.241) and fewest hits allowed, #6 fewest runs & earned runs allowed, #7 saves and games finished, #9 wins, #10 strikeouts & appearances, #12 starts & innings pitched…team posted a 12-6 record in her 18 starts…set personal bests in every statistical category…tossed three shutouts of at least 5.0 innings – a 3-0 (6.0 inns.) win over UMass (3/10), 10-0 (5.0 inns.) win over Loyola Marymount (3/29) & 1-0 (7.0 inns.) victory over Boise State (4/14)…struck out a career-best seven against Boise State (4/14)…earned a career best two saves – in a 1-0 victory over Virginia (2/11) & a 4-3 win over Rhode Island (2/24)…pitched five complete games, allowing four earned runs and posting a 5-0 record…recorded three putouts and 17 assists with a 1.000 fielding percentage. (Game-by-Game Stats)
2016: Made 26 appearances with ten starts…compiled a 9-4 record and 5.25 ERA in 73.1 innings of work…allowed 84 hits and 55 earned runs…struck out 35 and walked 44…in Mountain West play posted a 7-2 record with a 5.03 ERA in 13 appearances and eight starts…set career bests in nearly every statistical category…twice, in conference play each time, strung together three wins in three successive appearances – in starts at Colorado State (4/3 & 4/4) and at Utah State (4/8) and in a relief appearances at Boise State (5/6) and starts at Boise State (5/8) and against New Mexico (5/13)…struck out a season-high six batters in complete game 10-2 win over Colgate, her first collegiate victory…her other complete game came in a 9-0, six-inning run-rule victory against New Mexico (5/13)…opponents hit .286 off her…in the Mountain West ranked ninth in opponents batting average, eighth in wins and seventh in relief appearances…in league games ranked third in wins, fourth in saves and fifth in opponents batting average. (Game-by-Game Stats)
2015: In three appeareances tossed 7.0 innings...allowed eight hits, seven walks and nine runs, all earned...struck out three and finished the year with a 9.00 ERA. (Game-by-Game Stats)
2014: One start in three appearances...totaled 3.2 innings. (Game-by-Game Stats)
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2013 from Esperanza High School in Anaheim, Calif...Earned three letters for coach Ed Tunstall...Team won the Century League with a 11-1 record her senior year...Second Team All-Century League that season...Played club ball for Cal Thunder 18U Gold (coach Valerie Van Kirk-LeVier).
COLETTE: Majoring biological science with a concentration in molecular biology ...Hopes to become a veterinarian...Colette Elise Riggs was born in Fullerton, Calif., on May 17, 1995.