SACRAMENTO -- Junior outfielder Nene Alas has been named the Big Sky Conference Softball Player of the Week after helping lead Sacramento State to a 6-1 record last week.
Alas, who started all seven games in right field, finished the week batting .538 (14-for-26) with 10 runs scored, three doubles, two triples, six RBIs, a walk, a perfect fielding percentage and she was 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts. The San Bernardino, Calif., native had 21 total bases, an .808 slugging percentage, a .556 on-base percentage and a massive 1.364 ops.
She had multiple-hit games in six of the seven contests, batted .700 (7-for-10) with runners on base and .667 (6-for-9) with runners in scoring position. She also had what proved to the game winning hit (an eighth-inning RBI-double) in Sacramento State's 7-5 extra inning victory at New Mexico on Friday.
Alas scored at least one run in six of the seven games, and scored multiple runs in four of those contests. She led the team in batting average, runs scored, hits, doubles, triples, total bases and stolen bases.
The weekly award is the first of Alas' career, and she becomes the first Sacramento State player to receive the honor this season.
During the 7-5 win at New Mexico when she had the game-winning hit, Alas was 4-for-5 with two runs, a double and an RBI. The four hits tied a program single-game record. She also had two hits in both games of a doubleheader sweep of Wagner, including a 2-for-3 performance in the nightcap with two runs, a walk, stolen base, double, triple and two RBIs. She had a pair of hits in both wins against Howard, and had two more hits in the Hornets' second victory of the week at New Mexico on Sunday.
Alas, who has started all 18 games this season, is now batting a team-high .375 with 14 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, 32 total bases, a .500 slugging percentage, .420 on-base percentage, and she is 6-for-7 in stolen base opportunities.
Sacramento State will play seven more games this week, beginning with a doubleheader tomorrow at Nevada at 1 p.m. The Hornets will also co-host the NorCal Challenge with UC Davis on Friday-Sunday. UC Davis will host games on Friday and Sunday, while Sacramento State will host games on Saturday. For tournament information, including schedule, please click here.
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