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MEJIA AND CORR NAMED BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

MEJIA AND CORR NAMED BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

SACRAMENTO -- After helping Sacramento State to a 3-2 record at last week's Louisville Slugger Tournament in Stockton, senior pitcher Savanna Corr was named the Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Week, and freshman first baseman Alondra Mejia was named the Big Sky's Field Player of the Week.

This marks the third straight week that Corr has been named Big Sky Pitcher of the Week, and Mejia becomes the first Hornet this season to be named Big Sky Field Player of the Week.

Corr provided one of the biggest moments in the program's Div. I era (1990-pres.) when she threw a perfect game on Sunday vs. Fairleigh Dickinson. She finished the week 2-1 with a save and a 1.12 ERA. That included a minuscule .141 opponents batting average. The Chino Hills, Calif., native appeared in four of the Hornets' five games at the tournament. In 18.2 innings, she allowed just nine hits, three earned runs, three walks and struck out 21 batters. At one point, Corr had retired 27 straight batters over a stretch of three games.

All the numbers aside, nothing was sweeter than Corr's perfect game in a 7-0 win over Fairleigh Dickinson, just the second perfecto in Sacramento State's Div. I era, and first since Tami Blunt accomplished the feat in 1993. Corr retired all 21 batters she faced while striking out eight and throwing 89 pitches. She went to three-ball counts on just four batters the entire game, and threw the program's first seven inning no-hitter since the 2011 season.

About a half hour after her perfect game, Corr then threw four shutout innings against Pacific, earning the win after allowing just two hits. On Saturday, she retired all five batters she faced to pick up her first career save in a 3-1 win over Pacific. Her only blemish of the tournament came against a Boise State team that has won 17 straight games and is receiving votes in the NFCA top 25 poll. In that game, a 5-2 Hornet loss, Corr allowed seven hits and three earned runs while striking out five over six innings.

Mejia, who started three games at first base and two at designated player, hit .417 (5-for-12) with two doubles, three walks, five RBIs, a .583 slugging percentage, .533 on-base percentage and a 1.116 ops. The Corona, Calif., native hit safely in four of the five games, and posted a season-best four RBIs in the Hornets' 7-0 win over Fairleigh Dickinson.

In that game against FDU, she went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs. That included a two-out, three-run double in the third inning that got the Hornets on the board and a 3-0 lead. She also went 1-for-2 against Boise State (twice) and Pacific. In her only hitless game against Pacific on Sunday, Mejia was 0-for-2 with two walks.

In addition, she did not commit an error in 31 chances at first base.

Sacramento State (11-9) returns to action on Tuesday when the Hornets travel across the Causeway for a matchup at UC Davis. Game time is 3:30 p.m.