AUBERT NAMED BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

AUBERT NAMED BIG SKY SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento State senior Krystal Aubert has been named the Big Sky Conference Softball Player of the Week after helping the Hornets to a 5-0 record, 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 in four games, and posting at least one RBI in four games. Aubert started four games at first base, and came off the bench in the second game at Saint Mary's.

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.

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.

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.