San Jose, Calif. – With a .545 batting average and a three-game sweep of Utah State, the first-place team in the conference coming into last weekend, Madison Aurin earned Mountain West Player Of The Week honors.
Aurin, a product of Centennial High School in Bakersfield, Calif., went 6-for-11 in the team’s three games, pounded out a pair of doubles and drove in six runs without a strikeout. She slugged .747 in the series with a .545 on-base percentage.
The sophomore first baseman registered at least one hit and one RBI in all three contests.
In the series opener, Aurin went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a 7-3 win. Then on Saturday in a 2-1 victory, she drove in the game-winning run with a double in the third inning. In the finale, she went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in, as San José State closed the series with a 6-1 win.
With the sweep, the Spartans moved into first place in the Mountain West standings and have a magic number of two to win the conference championship and earn its automatic bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament.
This is the first Mountain West Softball Player of the Week honor for Aurin in her career. It is the second MW Player of the Week honor for a Spartan this year. Chelsea Jenner earned the honor earlier this season. Aurin has also been nominated for USA Softball and NFCA National Player of the Week.