USA Softball story
SACRAMENTO -- One day after being named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week, Sacramento State senior first baseman Krystal Aubert received USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Week accolades.
The national award is the first for a Sacramento State player in recent memory, as Aubert helped lead the Hornets to a 5-0 record last week, including a three-game sweep at Northern Colorado.
The first baseman hit .692 (9-for-13) with six runs, four walks, a double, three home runs and eight RBIs over five games. She homered in all three games of the Northern Colorado series and reached base safely in a program-record 10 consecutive plate appearances. Aubert homered in her final at-bat in the first game of the series, then reached base safely in all five plate appearances in Game 2, and all four plate appearances in Game 3.
She hit safely in all five games during the week, while also scoring at least one run and connecting for at least one RBI in four of the games.
Aubert now has a team and Big Sky-high 13 home runs, tied for the third best mark in Sacramento State single-season history. In 11 conference games, she is batting .500 (18-for-36) with 12 runs, three doubles, seven home runs and 16 RBIs. She also has a 1.222 slugging percentage and .581 on-base percentage in league play.
In Game 1 at Northern Colorado, her solo home run in the seventh inning broke a 5-5 tie in the Hornets' eventual 6-5 win, and she finished 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. In Game 2, a 12-9 Hornet win, she scored what proved to be the game-winning run while finishing 3-for-3 with three runs, two walks, a homer and four RBIs. In Game 3, Aubert was 2-for-2 with a run, double, homer, two walks and an RBI.
In the Hornets' doubleheader sweep at Saint Mary's on Tuesday, the Orangevale, Calif., native combined to go 2-for-4 with a run scored. That included a pinch-hit RBI-single in the seventh inning that helped the Hornets overcome a two-run deficit in an eventual 5-4 nine-inning win.
Sacramento State (27-18, 8-3) has won five straight, and 10 of its last 11 games, and currently sits in second place in the Big Sky standings. The Hornets host a three-game series against Portland State later this week. The two teams play a doubleheader on Friday at noon, followed by a single game on Saturday at noon.
May 16, 2019 CORR AND AUBERT NAMED NFCA ALL-PACIFIC REGION
April 26, 2019 SOFTBALL DROPS A PAIR TO PORTLAND STATE
April 22, 2019 AUBERT NAMED BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
March 30, 2019 SOFTBALL DROPS A PAIR AT WEBER STATE
March 23, 2019 SOFTBALL DROPS SERIES FINALE TO SOUTHERN UTAH, 4-2
March 15, 2019 SOFTBALL BEGINS THE CAPITAL CLASSIC WITH A PAIR OF WINS
March 14, 2019 SOFTBALL FALLS AT HOME TO BUCKNELL, 1-0
March 12, 2019 SOFTBALL FALLS ON THE ROAD TO UC DAVIS, 4-0
March 11, 2019 MEJIA AND CORR NAMED BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
February 28, 2019 WINNERS OF THREE STRAIGHT, SOFTBALL TO PLAY IN THE UC RIVERSIDE CLASSIC
February 25, 2019 CORR NAMED BIG SKY PITCHER OF THE WEEK AFTER SWEEP OF LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
February 23, 2019 SOFTBALL SWEEPS HOME DOUBLEHEADER OVER LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
February 19, 2019 SOFTBALL HOSTS THREE-GAME SERIES THIS WEEKEND VS LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
February 17, 2019 SOFTBALL LOSES LATE LEAD, FALLS TO CENTRAL FLORIDA, 6-5
February 16, 2019 SOFTBALL DROPS A PAIR ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE PV COLLEGE CHALLENGE
February 13, 2019 SOFTBALL TRAVELS TO PUERTO VALLARTA FOR FOUR GAMES STARTING ON FRIDAY
February 9, 2019 HUGE INNING PROPELS SOFTBALL TO 14-6 WIN OVER SANTA CLARA
February 8, 2019 SOFTBALL SPLITS TWO GAMES ON FIRST DAY OF THE NORCAL KICKOFF
February 6, 2019 SOFTBALL HOSTS SEASON-OPENING TOURNAMENT FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
November 16, 2018 SOFTBALL SIGNS BERTUCCIO, DAY AND ROBLES TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
October 18, 2018 24 HOME GAMES HIGHLIGHT SOFTBALL’S 2019 SCHEDULE
September 10, 2018 MATTHIAS INVITED TO PLAY FOR THE CHINESE TAIPEI NATIONAL TEAM