SOFTBALLâ€™S SCHLOREDT AND CABRERA EARN ALL-WEST REGION HONORS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Three days after each being named first team all-Pacific Coast Softball Conference, it was announced today that Sacramento State juniors Izmena Cabrera and Jamie Schloredt each received all-West Region honors.
Cabrera was named to the first team, while Schloredt received second team honors. It marks just the third time in Sacramento State’s Div. I era (1990-pres.) that two Hornets were named to the all-region team in the same season. In addition, Cabrera and Schloredt become the seventh and eighth Hornets to earn all-region honors since the program joined the Div. I ranks. Cabrera is also just the third Sacramento State player to receive first team honors, joining former Hornet All-Americans Susie Bugliarello (1995-97) and Lindy Winkler (2006).
The West Region consists of teams in the Big West Conference, Western Athletic Conference, Mountain West Conference and the Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC). The first team and second team each consists of two pitchers, a catcher, first base, second base, shortstop, third base, a utility/pitcher, utility/non-pitcher and three outfielders.
Both Cabrera and Schloredt now have an opportunity to be named All-America when the team is announced on Wednesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. The pair will try to join a list of previous Sacramento State Div. I All-Americans that includes Winkler (second team in 2006), Terrie Cissna (second team in 1992), Tami Blunt (second team in 1993) and Bugliarello (second team in 1995 and 1996, third team in 1997).
Both Schloredt (No. 3 hitter) and Cabrera (cleanup hitter) formed a lethal combination in the lineup that helped catapult Sacramento State to a Pacific Coast Softball Conference championship and the program’s first NCAA Regional appearance in 13 years. The team is currently in Fresno, and will play tomorrow night in the first round of the NCAA Regionals against host Fresno State at 7:30 p.m. Depending on the outcome of that game, the Hornets will play either noon or 2:30 on Saturday in the double-elimination tournament.
Cabrera, who transferred to the Hornets prior to the season from the College of Charleston, has started all 51 games in left field this year. The Vacaville, Calif., native is hitting .374, and leading the team in hits (61), doubles (13), RBIs (52), average with runners in scoring position (.439), average with runners on base (.402) and multiple-RBI games (13). Her 52 RBIs shattered the previous program single-season record of 42, and her average of 1.02 RBIs per game is currently the 17th best mark in the nation. Cabrera ranks among the top five players in the PCSC in batting average, doubles, total bases (100), slugging percentage (.613), hits, on-base percentage (.433), RBIs and home runs (8).
Fresh off being named the PCSC’s Player of the Year, Schloredt has put together a monster season which includes a conference-leading .412 batting average, a .750 slugging percentage, a .514 on-base percentage and 12 home runs. The Woodland, Calif., native has started all 51 games this season (45 at catcher), and now ranks 18th in the nation in on-base percentage, 24th in slugging percentage and 33rd in batting average. Against conference competition, she hit .509 and will carry a 10-game hitting streak into the NCAA Tournament. She is now the school’s all-time career leader in home runs (25), RBIs (112), batting average (.369) and walks (75). A three-time PCSC Player of the Week selection this year, Schloredt has been named first team all-conference every season during her three-year tenure with the Hornets.