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EIGHT SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED ALL-LEAGUE; CORR IS BIG SKY PITCHER OF THE YEAR

EIGHT SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED ALL-LEAGUE; CORR IS BIG SKY PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Big Sky All-Conference Team

SACRAMENTO — Eight Sacramento State softball players received all-Big Sky Conference recognition, highlighted by seniors Savanna Corr, Krystal Aubert and Nene Alas being named to the first team. In addition, Corr was named the Big Sky's Pitcher of the Year.

In all, three Hornets were named to the first team, outfielder Suzy Brookshire was named to the second team, and four Sacramento State players were named honorable mention - third baseman Sydney Rasmussen, second baseman Katie Vretzos, shortstop Shea Graves and outfielder Brianna Bowers.

A Sacramento State pitcher has now been named Big Sky Pitcher of the Year five times in the last six seasons, as Corr joins Celina Matthias (2016, 2018) and Caitlin Brooks (2014, 2015). In addition, the three first team all-conference selections are tied for the most in program history, and Alas and Corr were both unanimous choices to the first team.

The Hornets (29-23, 9-8) are hosting this year's Big Sky Tournament, and will be the No. 4 seed at the double elimination event. Sacramento State opens play on Wednesday at 9 a.m. vs. No. 5 seed Portland State. For tournament information, including schedule and much more, click here.

SAVANNA CORR
Named the Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Year and a unanimous first team all-league selection for the first time in her career…is 19-12 with a 2.23 ERA, and has limited the opposition to a .191 batting average…in 203.2 innings pitched, Corr has struck out 154 batters while also posting seven shutouts and three saves…attempting to become just the fifth Hornet pitcher in the Div. I era (1990-pres.) to win 20 games in a season…threw a perfect game vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, the program's first perfecto since the 1993 season…leads the conference in ERA, opponents batting average, innings, strikeouts, shutouts and wins…has been named the Big Sky's Pitcher of the Week on three occasions this year.

NENE ALAS
Named first team all-Big Sky for the first time in her career after being selected to the second team a year ago…one of three Hornets to start all 52 games…has started games in right field (30 times), left field (4) and designated player (18)…hitting .363 (61-for-168) with 41 runs scored, 11 doubles, two triples, four homers and 23 RBIs…also has a .524 slugging percentage, a .468 on-base percentage and has 14 stolen bases in 17 attempts…in 75 plate appearances to open an inning, she has reached base safely 33 times (.440)…has five hitting streaks of at least four games, including a nine-gamer (Feb. 16-March 3)…leads the Big Sky in runs scored…hitting .452 with runners in scoring position.

KRYSTAL AUBERT
In her first full season with Sacramento State, Aubert was named first team all-conference…spent her first two collegiate seasons at Washington, and missed all but two games a year ago (injury) in her first with the Hornets…has appeared in 48 games, including 47 starts (27 starts at first base, 13 at designated player, 7 at third base)…batting .347 (50-for-144) with eight doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 37 RBIs…the 13 homers lead the Big Sky, and she is averaging one homer every 11.1 at-bats…named USA Softball National Player of the Week on April 23…reached base safely in a program-record 11 straight plate appearances (April 19-26)…hitting .429 in league, and .452 with runners in scoring position.

SUZY BROOKSHIRE
A second team all-Big Sky selection, she has been named all-league each of her first three seasons with the Hornets…named to the first team in both of the last two years…one of three Hornets to start all 52 games (40 starts in left, 7 at catcher, 4 in right, and 1 in center)…batting .303 (50-for-165) with 12 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and a team-high 38 RBIs…has a .588 slugging percentage and .359 on-base percentage…ranks second in the Big Sky in both home runs and RBIs…leads the Hornets in both multiple-hit games (17) and multiple-RBI games (13)…of her 50 hits , 24 have gone for extra bases…now has a program-record 44 career home runs despite playing just three seasons.

SYDNEY RASMUSSEN
Named all-league for the third time during her four-year career…was an honorable mention choice in 2016 and 2018 as well…one of three Hornets to start all 52 games this year (45 at third base, 7 at shortstop)…has started 117 consecutive games dating back to 2017…batting .280 (42-for-150) with 33 runs scored, 11 doubles, four homers and 27 RBIs…the 27 RBIs are third most on the Hornets…has walked 22 times and been hit by 10 pitches, contributing to .404 on-base percentage…is 7-for-9 in stolen base attempts…hitting .347 with runners in scoring position, and .360 with runners on base…ranks second in program history in stolen bases (35), fifth in runs (114) and eighth in on-base percentage (.400).

KATIE VRETZOS
Named honorable mention all-Big Sky in her first season with the Hornets after spending her freshman season at the University of San Diego…has played in 49 games, including 44 starts (41 at second base, 3 at designated player)…batting .289 (39-for-135) with 14 runs, four doubles, three triples, a homer and 13 RBIs…also has a .345 on-base percentage and is 4-for-5 in stolen base attempts…hitting .313 with runners on base…has hit safely in eight of her last 11 games heading into the Big Sky Tournament…began the season with eight hits in her first 11 at-bats as a Hornet.

BRIANNA BOWERS
An honorable mention all-Big Sky selection as a true freshman…after starting four of the first 29 games of the season, she has started each of the last 23 games, including 16 of the team's 17 games in league play…of her 27 starts, 18 have come in right field, 3 in left field and 6 at designated player…hitting .337 (35-for-104) with 14 runs, two doubles, two triples and a pair of stolen bases…has committed just two errors all season…ranks second on the team with a .404 batting average in Big Sky play, the eighth best mark in the conference…had a 12-game hitting streak (March 22-April 10), the longest by a Hornet this year and tied for the 12th longest streak in the program's Div. I era (1990-pres.).

SHEA GRAVES
An honorable mention all-Big Sky selection as a true freshman…has played in 51 games, including 50 starts…that includes 45 starts at shortstop, 3 at second base, and 2 at designated player…batting .271 (39-for-144) with five doubles, two triples, four home runs and 17 RBIs…is 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts and her 30 runs scored are fourth most on the team…named the Big Sky Player of the Week on April 8 after hitting safely in five straight games, which included home runs in back-to-back games against 24th-ranked Stanford…has started all 17 conference games, and is batting .294 against Big Sky opposition with 11 runs scored.