Big Sky Conference Standings
NCAA RPI Rankings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State junior pitcher Caitlin Brooks was named the Big Sky Conference's co-Pitcher of the Week today, marking the third time in four weeks the right-hander has received the weekly honor.
Brooks shared this week's award with Idaho State's Jessica Tolmie. Not only has Brooks won three Pitcher of the Week awards this month, she has earned the honor four times overall this season, and nine times dating back to last year.
Brooks helped lead the Hornets to a 2-1 record last week, including a two-game sweep of conference rival Weber State. In her only appearance of the week, the right-hander earned the victory in the Hornets' 11-1 win against the Wildcats on Friday.
In that game, which was shortened to six innings because of the mercy rule, Brooks threw a complete game while allowing just four hits and one run, and striking out five batters. Her only blemish was a solo home run allowed to Brooke Silva in the first inning.
She needed 140 pitches to get the victory, and escaped jams in the fourth and fifth innings to preserve the Hornet lead. Brooks retired the side in order in the sixth inning, and has now gone the distance in 13 of her 14 starts this season.
The Escalon, Calif., native has now won three straight starts, and improved her record to 5-1 with a conference-best 1.62 ERA against Big Sky opposition. Overall, Brooks is 9-5 with a 1.44 ERA, which is the 27th best mark in the nation.
The Hornets (24-19, 12-4) completed the regular season portion of their schedule last week, and will be the No. 1 or 2 seed in the Big Sky Tournament (May 8-10). Idaho State (11-3) currently sits in first, and will win the league's regular season title with two wins or more this weekend in its three-game series at North Dakota. Should the Bengals lose two or more games, Sacramento State will overtake first place.
The winner of the Big Sky's regular season title will host the conference tournament, and the winner of that postseason event receives an automatic berth into the NCAA Regionals.
NOTE: Should Southern Utah (9-4) sweep its three-game series at Northern Colorado this weekend, the Thunderbirds would finish in a tie with Sacramento State at 12-4. The Hornets and Southern Utah split their two regular season meetings this year, and the next tiebreaker is where each team sits in the RPI rankings. Sacramento State is currently 19 spots ahead of Southern Utah in the most recent RPI, which was released today.
April 25, 2014 SOFTBALL SWEEPS WEBER STATE, NOW 12-4 IN CONFERENCE PLAY
April 24, 2014 SOFTBALL TO PLAY HUGE THREE-GAME SERIES AT WEBER STATE
April 23, 2014 SOFTBALL FALLS TO CAL IN FINAL NON-CONFERENCE GAME
April 17, 2014 SOFTBALL PLAYS ITS FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAMES THIS WEEK
April 11, 2014 SOFTBALL SPLITS A DOUBLEHEADER AT IDAHO STATE
April 8, 2014 MARGULIES LEADS SOFTBALL TO 9-5 VICTORY AT PACIFIC
March 28, 2014 SOFTBALL SPLITS HOME DOUBLEHEADER WITH SOUTHERN UTAH
March 26, 2014 SOFTBALL’S GAME TODAY AT CAL POSTPONED BECAUSE OF RAIN
March 24, 2014 YERBY RECIPIENT OF BIG SKY PITCHER OF THE WEEK HONORS
March 22, 2014 SOFTBALL COMPLETES 3-GAME SWEEP OF NORTH DAKOTA WITH 9-0 WIN
March 12, 2014 SOFTBALL DROPS A PAIR OF GAMES AT NEVADA
March 11, 2014 LINDY WINKLER’S #3 TO BE RETIRED BY SOFTBALL ON SATURDAY
March 9, 2014 SOFTBALL CONCLUDES TOURNAMENT WITH 6-2 LOSS TO CAL POLY
March 4, 2014 SOFTBALL WINS ITS HOME OPENER OVER UC DAVIS, 5-0
March 3, 2014 SOFTBALL TO PLAY HOME OPENER TUESDAY VS. UC DAVIS
February 27, 2014 WINNERS OF FIVE OF THE LAST SEVEN, SOFTBALL TRAVELS TO MORAGA THIS WEEK
February 25, 2014 BROOKS EARNS BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
February 23, 2014 BROOKS’ SHUTOUT AND 7-RUN INNING LEAD SOFTBALL TO 7-0 WIN VS. SAN DIEGO
February 22, 2014 STROUD’S GEM LEADS SOFTBALL TO SPLIT IN SECOND DAY OF BRONCO CLASSIC
February 21, 2014 BROOKS’ 10 STRIKEOUTS LEADS SOFTBALL TO 3-1 WIN OVER SANTA CLARA
February 20, 2014 SOFTBALL PLAYS FOUR GAMES OVER THREE DAYS IN SANTA CLARA
February 16, 2014 SOFTBALL STRANDS 10 RUNNERS IN 1-0 LOSS TO UC RIVERSIDE
February 15, 2014 SOFTBALL POUNDS OUT 11 RUNS AND 15 HITS IN VICTORY OVER CSU BAKERSFIELD
February 15, 2014 SOFTBALL MERCY RULES UC RIVERSIDE, 9-1
February 14, 2014 DEFENSE HURTS SOFTBALL IN 3-2 EXTRA INNING LOSS TO UC SANTA BARBARA
February 14, 2014 SOFTBALL FALLS AT FRESNO STATE, 5-1
February 12, 2014 SOFTBALL DROPS SEASON OPENER AT UC DAVIS, 1-0
February 11, 2014 SOFTBALL OPENS SEASON WEDNESDAY AT UC DAVIS
February 5, 2014 2014 SOFTBALL SEASON OUTLOOK
January 23, 2014 SOFTBALL TO GET A FRESH LOOK IN 2014
January 22, 2014 SOFTBALL AND SOCCER RECEIVE NEW SCOREBOARDS
January 15, 2014 SOFTBALL SELECTED SECOND IN THE BIG SKY PRESEASON COACHES POLL
November 15, 2013 SOFTBALL SIGNS LOCAL PRODUCTS HINTON, MALIGAD AND MARTIN
November 5, 2013 2014 SOFTBALL SCHEDULE RELEASED
October 18, 2013 BLAIR AND HARTMAN BOTH RECIPIENTS OF NFCA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ACCOLADES
August 28, 2013 WILLIS AND KAMINAKA HIRED AS SOFTBALL ASSISTANT COACHES
August 14, 2013 LORI PEREZ NAMED INTERIM HEAD SOFTBALL COACH