Softball: Maylynn Mitchell makes Big West Player of the Week

Photo courtesy of GoMatadors

Photo courtesy of GoMatadors

Sean Thomas

Junior third baseman Maylynn Mitchell was selected as the Big West Player of the Week following a strong weekend at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, AZ.

Mitchell went on a tear, collecting seven base hits in 14 at-bats, three runs, and seven RBIs over five games, including a career high three RBIs in the Matador’s win over #16 Arizona State.

The Matadors (4-1) jumped out to their best start since 2005. Mitchell picked up her first hit of the season In the Matador’s 4-3 win over the Wisconsin Badgers (1-4) on Feb 6th. She added another hit and her first RBI of the year later that same day in their win against Stanford (4-2).

Mitchell’s hot bat continued into the next day’s game against the University of New Mexico (3-2) where her two hits and two RBI led the squad to a 5-1 victory. The third baseman’s fourth RBI of the tournament came in her squad’s 3-2 loss to regional opponent Fresno State (4-1)on the same day.

Mitchell and Co. will attempt to keep the hits coming when they travel to Las Vegas for the Wilson/DeMarini Desert Classic kicking off on Feb. 13.