Austin Root, Baseball

Austin Root, Baseball

Federated Insurance Sacramento State Student-Athlete of the Week, March 26 - April 1

Senior pitcher Austin Root is this week's Federated Insurance Sacramento State Student-Athlete of the Week after helping lead the Hornets to a series victory on the road at New Mexico State last weekend. Root limited New Mexico State - who entered the weekend with one of the toop-scoring offenses in the country - to just one run over eight innings. He allowed just five hits and one walk while striking out seven. 

The eight innings pitched and seven strikeouts both matched season high's for Root. He didn't allow a run until his eighth inning of work, shutting out the Aggies while giving up just three hits and a walk. 

The right-hander leads the Sacramento State baseball team in innings pitched (45.2) and is second in ERA (2.96). His 0.94 WHIP is best in the conference while his four wins this season are sixth. 


2017-18 Sacramento State Student-Athletes of the Week
Week 26: Jah Strange, Track & Field
Week 25: Suzy Brookshire, Softball
Week 24: Nene Alas, Softball
Week 23: Maranne Johnson, Women's Basketball
Week 22: Annie Juarez, Gymnastics
Week 21: Jah Strange, Track & Field
Week 20: Jordan Tolbert, Men's Basketball
Week 19: Andre Lindsey, Track & Field
Week 18: Justin Strings, Men's Baskebtall
Week 17: Hannah Friend, Women's Basketball
Week 16: Justin Strings, Men's Basketball
Week 15: Jeff Wu, Men's Basketball
Week 14: Hannah Friend, Women's Basketball
Week 13: Kevin Thomson, Football
Week 12: Nishtha Madan, Women's Golf
Week 11: Mikus Losbergs, Men's Tennis
Week 10: Kylee Kim-Bustillos, Women's Soccer
Week 9: BJ Perkinson, Football
Week 8: Brie Gathright, Volleyball
Week 7: Kennedy Kurtz, Volleyball
Week 6: Kevin Thomson, Football
Week 5: Justin Bedig, Men's Soccer
Week 4: Dre Terrell, Football
Week 3: Tyler Sickler, Men's Cross Country
Week 2: Lana Brown, Volleyball
Week 1: Kylee Kim-Bustillos, Women's Soccer

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