The Spartans scored a program record 20 runs in a 20-4 drubbing of the Rams.
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.
2018: Appeared in 23 games with nine starts...made five starts in the outfield and four as the designated player…batted .188 (6-for-32), with four runs and five RBIs…best game was against Purdue (2/9) when she went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and two RBIs…additional runs came at Cal State Fullerton (3/8) and at Colorado State (4/20)…knocked in runs against UTEP (2/11), Cal State Fullerton and Colorado State…earned six walks…defensively had four putouts. (Game-by-Game Stats)
2017: Made 36 starts in 46 total appearances…earned 14 starts in the outfield and 22 at designated player…batted .217 (23-for-106) with nine runs and 10 RBIs…had two three-game hitting streaks…had five extra-base hits – doubles against Utah (2/10), UC Riverside (2/11) and McNeese State (3/3), first triple of her career came vs. Utah State (5/5) and first homer, a grand slam, was against Detroit (3/4)…nine of her 10 RBIs came in three games – two vs. Utah State, three vs. McNeese State and four, a career-best, vs. Detroit…only struck out five times in 106 at bats – second most difficult to strikeout on the team…hit sacrifice flies at Pacific (3/8), vs. Nevada (3/18) and against Utah State (5/7)…worked pitchers for 14 walks, fifth highest on the team…in leadoff opportunities hit .400 (18-for-45)…was successful in advancing runners in 24 out of 53 opportunities (.453)…finished with a .308 on base percentage of and a .292 slugging percentage…had seven putouts with a game-high two vs. Utah and a 1.000 fielding percentage. (Game-by-Game Stats)
2016: Made 19 starts in 27 total appearances…batted .289 (13-for-45) with four RBIs and three walks and seven runs scored…made 12 starts in the outfield, six as designated player and one at catcher…on base percentage was .360 and slugged .333…had two extra-base hits, doubles, against Stanford (2/26) and at Colorado State (4/4)…drove in a season-high two runs against Oregon State (2/12)…scored three times against Seattle U (3/20)…went 2-for-2 with a run versus Virginia (2/13) and 2-for-4 with a run versus Illinois (3/19)…batted .429 (3-for-7) with runners in scoring position, 1.000 (3-for-3) with a runner on third and less than two outs and was successful at a .552 (16-for-29) clip advancing runners. (Game-by-Game Stats)
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Hanford (Calif.) West High School...a three-year letterwinner (coach Jeff Harger)…earned West Yosemite League (WYL) honors in each of her three years…first-team All-WYL as a senior…second-team All-WYL as a junior…honorable mention All-WYL as a sophomore.
KRISTEN: Majoring in justice studies...plans to pursue a career working for the California Highway Patrol and then the FBI…played club ball with the Central Cal Dirt Dogs (coach Ralph Herrera)…the daughter of Jennifer and Russell Heffley...Kristen Nicole Heffley is a native of Hanford, California.