SACRAMENTO -- After helping Sacramento State to a perfect 4-0 record at the NorCal Challenge, sophomore outfielder Suzy Brookshire has been named the Big Sky Conference Softball Player of the Week.
In four games, Brookshire, who started every game in left field, hit .571 (8-for-14) with six runs, two doubles, four home runs, nine RBIs, a 1.571 slugging percentage, .600 on-base percentage and a massive 2.171 ops. She hit safely in all four games, which included multiple-hit contests on three occasions. Brookshire scored at least one run in three of the four games, and collected at least one RBI in three of the four contests. In the process, she extended her hitting streak to a career-high 11 straight games.
The weekly honor is the first in Brookshire's career, and marks the second consecutive week a Hornet has earned Big Sky player of the week accolades. Outfielder Nene Alas was the award's recipient a week ago.
Brookshire opened the week by going 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in a victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday. On Saturday, the Hollister, Calif., native was 2-for-3 with two runs, two homers and a career-best five RBIs in a win over Santa Clara.
She followed up that effort later in the day by going 1-for-3 with a run and a walk in a victory against Pacific. In Sunday's win over Santa Clara, she went 3-for-4 with three runs, two homers and three RBIs. During the week, she set or tied single-game career highs in runs (3), hits (3), RBIs (5), doubles (2) and homers (2).
Brookshire now leads the team in batting average (.415), runs (23), doubles (8), homers (7), RBIs (21), total bases (56), slugging percentage (.862), on-base percentage (.500) and ops (1.362). After connecting on a program-record 15 home runs a year ago, she already has seven this season. Despite being just halfway into her sophomore season, Brookshire's 22 career home runs are already the second best mark in program history.
Sacramento State has won five straight, and 10 of the last 11 games, while improving its overall record to 14-8. The Hornets will travel to 16th-ranked Cal on Wednesday before opening Big Sky Conference play on Friday and Saturday for a three-game series at Northern Colorado.
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April 11, 2018 SOFTBALL WINS FIFTH IN A ROW, BEATS SANTA CLARA, 3-1
March 30, 2018 SOFTBALL SPLITS A DOUBLEHEADER ON THE ROAD AT WEBER STATE
March 21, 2018 RAIN CANCELS SOFTBALL’S GAME AT CAL
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March 13, 2018 ALAS NAMED THE BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
February 22, 2018 MATTHIAS’ SHUTOUT LEADS SOFTBALL TO DOUBLEHEADER SPLIT WITH STANFORD
February 21, 2018 SOFTBALL HOSTS STANFORD THURSDAY FOR DOUBLEHEADER AT NOON
February 19, 2018 SOFTBALL FALLS TO UC RIVERSIDE, COMPLETES TOURNAMENT WITH A 2-3 RECORD
February 15, 2018 SOFTBALL TO PLAY FIVE GAMES OVER THREE DAYS NEAR PALM SPRINGS
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February 10, 2018 UC SANTA BARBARA USES LATE COMEBACK TO BEAT SOFTBALL
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