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Horvath, Chalmers Garner Softball Weekly Awards

4/16/2018

Savannah Horvath moved up the Big West career home run list while Lindsey Chalmers twirled her first career no-hitter.

SAVANNAH HORVATH, CSUN – FIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior • Shortstop • Las Vegas, Nev. • Centennial HS

CSUN senior Savannah Horvath (Las Vegas, Nev./Centennial HS) clubbed her 48th career home run to highlight her selection as Big West Softball Field Player of the Week.

Horvath, who tallied her fourth career weekly citation, hit the dinger in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 6-1 victory over UC Riverside.  She moved into sole possession of the No. 2 spot in the Big West record book, ahead of Cal State Fullerton’s Yasmin Mossadeghi (47, 1999-2002).

Horvath trails Long Beach State’s Darian Tautalafua by five for the Big West career home runs record.  Tautalafua hit 53 bombs from 2013-16.

Horvath’s home run was her 13th of the season, which is tops in the Big West.

She finished the game 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk.

The shortstop reached base in all three games of the series with the Highlanders.  In the 5-0, game two victory, she finished 2-for-3 with an RBI.  She hit .500 (4-for-8) with an .875 slugging percentage for the week.

Others nominated: Stephanie Heyward (Cal Poly); Bryanna Ybarra (Cal State Fullerton); Naomi Hernandez (Long Beach State); Sammy Fabian (UC Santa Barbara); Rachael Turner (Hawai‘i)

LINDSEY CHALMERS, CAL POLY – PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Senior • RHP • San Ramon, Calif./California HS

Cal Poly senior Lindsey Chalmers (San Ramon, Calif./California HS) earned Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week honors on the strength of her first career no-hitter.

Claiming her second award of the season – and the third of her career – Chalmers produced the no-no in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over UC Davis.  She faced just two Aggie hitters over the minimum in dealing the program’s first hitless performance since Sierra Hyland threw a perfect game versus Weber State on May 22, 2017.

The right-hander struck out three in a performance where she held a perfect game through four innings.  The Aggies got their leadoff hitter aboard on an error in the fifth, but Chalmers negated the threat with a double play and strike out.  Chalmers hit a batter and issued a walk in the seventh but ended the game with her third strikeout.

Chalmers threw 71 percent of her 92 pitches for strikes.

In Sunday’s 6-1 triumph, Chalmers recorded her 10th win in the last 14 starts as she went the distance for the second time in the series.  She allowed just an unearned run with six hits and one walk, striking out two in improving to 14-7 on the campaign.

Chalmers finished the week 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 14.0 innings of work.  She lowered her ERA to 2.54.

Others nominated: Trish Parks (Cal State Fullerton); Taylor Troost (CSUN); Hailey Dolcini (UC Riverside); Felisha Noriega (UC Santa Barbara)

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