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.
The Spartans and Broncos each swept its opponent in the opening weekend of conference play.
SPARTAN NOTES: In her first year as a Spartan.
OHLONE COLLEGE: Competed for the Renegades (coach Julie Marshall) in the 2016-17 season… a California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association (CCCFCA) All-Northern California honoree…batted .410 with an on-base percentage of .473 and slugged .701…finished the year with 17 doubles and five triples, fourth and fifth respectively in the North Division of the Coast Conference.
OBERLIN COLLEGE: Competed for the Yeowomen (coach Sara Schoenhoft) in the 2015-16 season…started 37 games…batted .281 (32-for-114) with six doubles, a triple and three homers…scored 23 times and drove in 10.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Granada High School in Livermore, Calif…a four-year letterwinner (coach John Heinz) in softball.
ISABEL: Plans on majoring in sociology…played club ball for the Lady Hustle (coach Julie Marshall)…the daughter of Elena Velarde and Rene Gonzalez…Isabel Gonzalez-Velarde is a native of Livermore, Calif.