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.
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2017: Made 24 starts in 35 total appearances…earned 19 starts at shortstop, two at second base, two at third base and one at designated player…batted .151 (6-for-53) with 11 runs and six RBIs…longest hit streak was two games - vs. Southern Utah (2/17) and UTEP (2/19) – and had a two-RBI double in each game…lone multi-hit game, two base knocks, came vs. McNeese State (3/3) and included her third double of the season…worked pitchers for five base on balls…against Southern Utah drove in a run on a sacrifice fly…started the final nine games of the season, including all three in the NCAA Regional, at shortstop…batted .571 (4-for-7) with runners on third and less than two outs...finished with a .220 on base percentage of and a .208 slugging percentage…had 29 putouts, a game-high six vs. Hawai’i (2/17) and 28 assists, including three each against UCLA (5/20) and Cal State Fullerton (5/20) in the NCAA Regional. (Game-by-Game Stats)
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2016 graduate of Pioneer High School in San Jose, Calif…four-year letterwinner (coach Ernie Garcia)…first-team All-Mount Hamilton League (MHL) honoree in 2015 and 2016…second-team All-MHL in 2013…earned Sophomore of the Year in 2014…competed in volleyball for four years.
MACKENZIE: Majoring in biology with an emphasis in forensic science …hopes to attend pursue a career in forensic science…played club ball for the San Jose Sting (coach Joe Gron)…the daughter of Laura Dearborn and Barry Drake…Mackenzie Katherine Drake is a native of San Jose, Calif.