The Spartans are among 1,843 Division I softball players who have been honored for academic excellence by the NFCA .
Trailing 5-0 after two inning, SJSU banged out 11 hits and scored seven runs from the third to seventh inning in the victory.
SJSU lost for just the second time in its last 13 games.
Linford has five complete game wins in her last five starts.
In two wins on Friday, Spartan pitchers gave up two runs and nine hits to move the team to 16-9 on the year.
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2017: Made three starts in 37 total appearances…earned two starts in the outfield – vs. Iowa State (3/11) and at New Mexico (4/28) and one at designated player - at New Mexico (4/30)…batted .227 (5-for-22) with 16 runs scored…had a season-high two hits at New Mexico (4/28)…batted .333 (3-for-9) as a starter…drove in her lone run of the season on her only extra-base hit, a double, vs. Portland State (2/25)…took one for the team vs. Creighton, the first game of her career…swiped two bases, one against Boston (3/3) and the other vs. Nevada (3/17)…her only sacrifice fly came at New Mexico (4/30)…batted .429 (3-for-7) with runners in scoring position and successfully advanced runners at a .500 clip (8-for-16)...finished with a .261 on base percentage and a .273 slugging percentage…had five putouts, including a game high two vs. Oregon (2/10). (Game-by-Game Stats)
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2016 graduate of Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas…a four-year letterwinner (coach Katie Spencer)…a three-time first-team All-Katy Independent School District selection…earned Offensive MVP honors as a freshman and junior, when she batted .550 and .650, respectively…honored prior to her senior season as a VYPE Sports Network greater Houston-area Preseason High School Player of the Year candidates…a three-time all-academic award recipient.
MAKAYLA: Majoring in business with a minor in marketing…hopes to pursue a career in marketing for professional athletics…played club ball for the Houston Power (coach Jeff Korioth) and finished fourth in the 2014 ASA Nationals…the daughter of Krysta Englestad and Malantrio Jenkins…Makayla Marie Englestad is a native of San Diego, Calif.