Since SJSU joined the Mountain West, the visiting team has won the season series between the Spartans and Rams.
Madison Aurin and Rayohna Sagapolu had the only hits in Friday's game against Fresno State.
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: Made 29 appearances with three starts, all at shortstop…starts came against UTEP (2/11), Seattle (2/17) and Wisconsin (2/27)…batted .333 (2-for-6) with 11 runs…first collegiate hit came against UTEP…lone stolen base came against Auburn (2/23)...walks came against UTEP and Seattle…her 11 runs scored led players who were not regulars in the starting lineup…defensively had one putout and 10 assists. (Game-by-Game Stats)
2017: Took the season as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2016 graduate of Newark (Calif.) Memorial High School…four-year letterwinner (coach Rachael Kahoalii)…a three-time first-team All-Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) honoree…earned team and MVAL MVP as a senior…2106 San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro softball first-team selection and an honorable mention designee in 2015…2015 Mercury News third-team All-East Bay honoree…competed in basketball (coach Darryl Reina) and twice earned All-MVAL honors.
MARICELA: Majoring in child development…hopes to pursue a career as a elementary school teacher…the daughter of Susanna Rios-Smith and Israel Matos…Maricela Luz Matos is a native of Hayward, Calif.