Softball: Savannah Horvath named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week


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Kenneth Berry

Freshman CSUN softball player Savannah Horvath was named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week after her performances lifted the Matadors over Long Beach State over the weekend. With the nomination, Horvath is the first player in CSUN program history to receive USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week honors.

The Las Vegas, Nev. native batted .750 with three extra-base hits, earning her 13th double of the season, and three RBIs as CSUN posted its first series victory against the 49ers since 2002.

In the second game, she hit her ninth home run of the season and scored two runs. She chipped in her second double of the weekend in the series finale

She hit a sacrifice bunt and played error-free defense in 13 chances at second base in the three games. In the series, she carried a .778 on-base and 1.375 slugging percentage.

For the season, Horvath is batting .358 with 30 runs, 14 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 38 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. She ranks among the league leaders in batting average, doubles, home runs, RBIs and stolen bases.

Horvath’s 14 doubles tied her for fifth in school history in a season. In 15 conference games, she bats .396 with four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs.

At 39-11 overall and 14-1 in the Big West Conference, the Matadors holds a five-game lead in the standings with six games left to play.

CSUN returns to action on Senior day on Friday, May 1 at 3 p.m. against the Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine.