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
Madison Aurin blasted her third home run of the season in the gaem.
|NFCA Division I All-Pacific Region - Third Team
|First Team All-Mountain West|
|Mountain West Hitter of the Week - Mar. 9|
|Second Team All-Mountain West
2017: A starter at first base in each of the team’s 56 games…batted .354 (63-for-178) with 25 runs and 33 RBIs…had 12 doubles and belted three home runs…at the end of the regular season ranked in the top-10 in the Mountain West in at bats (1st – 171), chances (2nd – 357) and putouts (2nd – 335), fielding double plays (2nd - 22) plate appearances (3rd – 189), hits (3rd), doubles (6th), in addition was 12th in fielding percentage, 13th in total bases (82) and 18th in both batting average, RBIs…12 doubles led the team with a single-game high two vs. Nevada (3/17)…33 RBI top the team and among six multi-RIB games had a pair in which she drove in three – vs. Boise State (4/15) & vs. Utah State (5/7)…had a season-high hitting streak, 10 games (3/10-to-3/31), in which she batted .424 (14-for-33) with five doubles, six runs and eight RBIs…in four of 14 multi-hit games rapped out a season-best three base knocks – vs. Detroit (3/4), at New Mexico (4/28 & 4/30) and vs. Utah State (5/5)…scored a season-high two runs in a game five times…homers came vs. Creighton (2/9), Boise State (4/15) and at UNLV (5/13)…swiped the first base of her career vs. Seton Hall (3/9) and then did it again at UC Davis (3/9) as well as against Colorado State (4/9) for a perfect 3-for-3 on the season… hit .541 (20-for-37) leading off and .500 (3-for-6) with the bases loaded…was successful in advancing runners in 56 out of 120 opportunities (.467)…with a runner on third and less than two outs hit .412 (7-for-17) and with two outs, her 13 RBIs led the team…finished with a .409 on base percentage of and a .472 slugging percentage…had 362 putouts and 19 assists. (Game-by-Game Stats)
2016: Made 33 starts, 31 at first and two as a designated player, in 44 total appearances…batted .344 (43-for-125) with 25 runs and 41 RBIs…among 10 multi-hit games, twice rapped out three hits – at Utah State (4/10) and against San Diego State (4/17)…drove in a single-game high five runs at Boise State (5/8) and had a total of nine games with multiple RBIs…scored two runs vs. LIU Brooklyn (2/26), at Colorado State, at Utah State (4/10) and at Boise State (5/7)…enjoyed a 10-game hit streak (4/10-to-5/1) in which she batted .447 (16-for-38) with two doubles, six homers, scored 10 runs and drove in 19…batted .500 (4-for-8) as a pinch hitter…with a runner on third and less than two outs hit .632 (12-for-19)…was successful in advancing runners in 41 out of 75 opportunities (.547) and with two outs, her 15 RBIs ranked third on the team…finished with a .346 on base percentage of and a .648 slugging percentage…had 205 putouts, seven assists and a .995 fielding percentage…made one appearance in the circle going two-thirds of an inning giving up a hit and a run. (Game-by-Game Stats)
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Centennial High School in Bakersfield, Calif....a four-year letterwinner (coach Samantha Walker)…a three-time first-team All-Southwest Yosemite League (SYL) selection…as a junior earned SYL Most Valuable Player and Bakersfield-Californian all-area Player of the Year honors while batting .533 with a 10-0 record in the circle and 1.32 ERA…won SYL league and Central Section Division I titles in her junior year…as a freshman batted .519 and was named the SYL Rookie of the Year as well as a second-team Bakersfield-Californian all-area infielder…never batted below .450 in her four-year career
MADISON: Majoring in health science...plans to pursue a career in teaching…played club ball for the Firecrackers Young 18G…the daughter of Stacey and Scott Finney...Madison Renee Aurin is a native of Bakersfield, California.