Glover, Hyland Earn Softball Weekly Honors
Taylor Glover and Sierra Hyland, the Big West Softball Field Player and Pitcher of the Week, helped their squads to a three-way first place tie in the conference standings.
Glover Helps Matadors Earn Series Sweep
CSUN senior Taylor Glover (Los Angeles, Calif./Mira Costa HS) garnered her fifth career Big West Softball Field Player of the Week award, hitting .444 (4-for-9) in a series sweep of Hawai‘i.
The outfielder accounted for exactly half of her team’s 14 runs scored in the three wins, scoring three times and driving in four.
Glover’s top performance came in the middle game when she finished 3-for-4 with two run scored and two RBIs. She walloped a two-run home run, her sixth of the season, and added a pair of stolen bases in the 5-2 victory.
She tallied another it in the series finale, a 3-2 victory, finishing 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Glover walked a scored a run in the series opening 6-5 triumph.
Glover ranks among the Big West career leaders in several categories, including second in stolen bases (86) and fifth in hits (271). She is also No. 4 on the CSUN all-time list with 141 career RBIs. The Matadors have won seven straight at home.
Others nominated: Courtney Tyler (Cal Poly); Delynn Rippy (Cal State Fullerton); Maddie Rojas (UC Davis); Jenna Curtan (UC Riverside); Callee Heen (Hawai‘i)
Hyland Becomes All-Time Pitcher of the Week Leader
Cal Poly senior Sierra Hyland (Visalia, Calif./El Diamante HS) went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA to claim Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week accolades.
It was her fifth Pitcher of the Week honor this season, and the 16th of her career, making her the Big West all-time leader. She previously was tied at 15 with Long Beach State’s Erin Jones-Wesley (2011-14).
Hyland went the distance in both extra-inning victories over Cal State Fullerton, a 1-0 shutout in the opener and a 7-2 triumph in the rubber game. In all, she threw 18.1 innings with 13 hits allowed, two runs (none earned) and 15 strikeouts. Hyland also threw 1.1 innings of relief in Saturday’s game two doubleheader defeat.
She scattered eight hits, walked one and struck out eight in the 1-0, eight-inning victory. Hyland tossed all nine innings of Sunday’s 7-2 win, giving up a pair of unearned runs, walking three and fanning seven.
The seven strikeouts resulted in her becoming the first player in Mustang history to post three seasons of 200-plus strikeouts. She lowered her season ERA to 0.83 and has a streak of 27.0 straight innings without allowing an earned run.
Others nominated: Kelsey Kessler (Cal State Fullerton); Daphne Pofek (CSUN); Cielo Meza (Long Beach State); Katie Kibby (UC Davis)