Softball heads to UNLV for Key Weekend Series

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San Diego State softball heads to UNLV for series of key weekends

Riding the momentum of an 11-game winning streak and 9-0 start at Mountain West for the first time since 2006, the San Diego State softball team heads to UNLV for a key weekend series in Las Vegas. The Aztecs (25-10, 9-0 MW) and Rebels (27-7, 5-1 MW) are scheduled to play at 6 p.m. PT Friday, 3 p.m. PT Saturday and noon PT Sunday at Eller Media Stadium.

All three matches will air on Mountain West Network (links will be available on GoAztecs.com).

SDSU, which is 25th in the latest D1Softball poll, is coming off a series sweep over Nevada. In nine league games, San Diego State outplays its opponents, 43-12.

The 11-game winning streak is the Aztecs’ longest since tying a school record with 13 straight wins in the 2013 campaign. SDSU outscored their opponents, 55-17, during the winning streak.

MacBarbara beats .404 and leads San Diego State in most offensive categories, including home runs (13, T-10th in NCAA), RBIs (13, T-9th in NCAA), doubles (9) , total bases (92, 11th in NCAA), walks (23, T-29th in NCAA), slugging percentage (.885, 23rd in NCAA) and on-base percentage (.508, 58th in NCAA).

Bella Espinosaleads the Aztecs in batting average (.411), hits (44, T-34th in NCAA) and stolen bases (10), while Jillian Celis (.333, 18 RBI, 24 R, 7 2B, 4 3B) and Makena Brocki (.319, 13 RBI, 11 R) also hit over .300 for SDSU.

Maggie Balint (12-4, 1.31 ERA, 4 SV, .170 Avg. opps) tied for fourth in the nation in saves (4), fifth in strikeouts (179), eighth in strikeouts on walk (9.42), 12th in strikeouts in seven innings (11.15), 26th in ERA (1.31), 27th in hits allowed in seven innings (4.24), tied for 36th in wins (12) and 41st in walks allowed in seven innings (1.18).

Dee Dee Hernandez (6-3, 1.67 ERA, 3 SV, 49 K, 7 BB) pitched 58 2/3 innings, while Ally Light (3-1, 3.29 ERA, 1 SV, 37K, 10 BB, 34.0 IP) and Dani Martinez (4-2, 3.95 ERA, 22 G, 4 BB, 33.2 IP) also recorded innings in the circle.

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