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Ybarra, Chalmers Earn Softball Weekly Awards


A pair of seniors from Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly sparked their squads to conference sweeps as this week’s softball honorees.

Senior • 3B • Torrance, Calif. • North HS

Cal State Fullerton senior Bryanna Ybarra (Torrance, Calif./North HS) hit .750 to fuel a conference sweep of Hawai‘i, leading to her first career selection as Big West Softball Field Player of the Week.

➜ Ybarra had six hits in eight at-bats as the catalyst to a Titan offense that outscored UH by a 21-6 margin for the series.  She also had a double and two home runs to finish the week with a 1.625 slugging percentage.

➜ The third baseman contributed two hits in all three games.

➜ Ybarra homered twice and finished 2-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBI in a 4-3 victory to open the series in Honolulu.  Her solo shot to left center in the sixth inning gave the Titans a 4-3 lead and completed a comeback from a 3-0 deficit.

➜ Ybarra also crushed a two-run shot in the top of the second to trim Fullerton’s deficit to 3-2.  She has four homers on the season.

➜ She went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 6-2 win in game two.  Ybarra closed out the series going 2-for-2 with a single and a double in an 11-1 rout.

Others nominated: Chelsea Convissar (Cal Poly); Mackenzie Babbitt (CSUN); Taylor Rowland (Long Beach State); Meghan Bradbury (UC Davis); Seanna Garewal (UC Riverside)

Senior • RHP • San Ramon, Calif./California HS

Cal Poly senior Lindsey Chalmers (San Ramon, Calif./California HS) collected her second straight Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week honor – fourth of her career – as she won all three games in a conference series against CSUN.

➜ After winning the award last week in large part to a no-hitter against UC Davis, Chalmers continued to excel in the circle with a 0.47 ERA over 15.0 innings of work against the Matadors.  She allowed 10 hits, two runs (one earned) with four strikeouts.

➜ Chalmers tossed two complete games as she won for the 12th time in her last 16 starts.  In a 5-2 wins, she yielded just four hits, and only one of the runs the Matadors scored was earned.  She walked three and struck out two.

➜ In the series finale, a 1-0 pitcher’s duel, Chalmers registered her fourth shutout of the season.  She scattered five hits and fanned two as the Mustangs improved to 6-6 in Big West play.

➜ Chalmers earned the victory in relief with one inning of one-hit ball in Saturday’s game two, 3-2 triumph.  With the score knotted at 2-2, Chalmers tossed a scoreless seventh before the Mustangs walked off with the winning run in the bottom half.

➜ Chalmers is 5-0 with a 0.31 ERA in her last five appearances.

Others nominated: Sophie Frost (Cal State Fullerton); Jessica Flores (Long Beach State); Brooke Yanez (UC Davis); Hailey Dolcini (UC Riverside)