Mountain West Announces Softball Player & Pitcher of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado State’s Haley Hutton has been named Mountain West Softball Player of the Week, while Alyssa Batastini of UNLV earned MW Pitcher of Week honors for games held March 1-6. It is the second career MW weekly accolade for Hutton, while Batastini garners the first of her career.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
HALEY HUTTON, COLORADO STATE
Junior, Shortstop, Platteville, Colorado / Valley HS 
  • Helped lead Colorado State to a 4-1 week, including a 3-1 mark in the Colorado State Classic. 
  • Finished the week batting .643 (9-of-14) with eight runs scored, five RBIs, four triples, a home run and three stolen bases. 
  • Registered a .750 on-base percentage and a 1.429 slugging percentage. 
  • In four games at the Colorado State Classic, had 19 total bases with four triples and the Rams’ first inside-the-park home run since 2006. 
  • Went 4-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs, two runs scored and two triples in CSU’s 10-6 win over Nebraska-Omaha on March 6. 

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
ALYSSA BATASTINI, UNLV
Freshman, RHP, Reno, Nevada / Spanish Springs HS 
  • Appeared in four games with one start last week for UNLV. 
  • Posted a 2-0 record with a 0.00 earned-run average over 14 2/3 innings pitched. 
  • Received the start versus Southern Utah on March 3, tossing 6.0 innings, giving up just three hits and one unearned run as the Rebels captured a 6-1 victory. 
  • Picked up the second win of the week after coming out of the bullpen against Drake on March 5. 
  • Threw 3.0 innings against the Bulldogs, while surrendering no runs on just one hit. 
 
2016 MW Softball Player of the Week
Feb. 16 – Lindsey Willmon, Jr., 1B, Fresno State
Feb. 23 – Megan Sweet, Sr., SS, Nevada
March 1 – Jenavee Peres, So., C, San Diego State
March 8 – Haley Hutton, Jr., SS, Colorado State

2016 MW Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 16 – Jill Compton, Sr., RHP, Fresno State
Feb. 23 – Erica Romero, Jr., RHP, San Diego State
March 1 – McKenna Isenberg, Jr., RHP, Nevada
March 8 – Alyssa Batastini, Fr., RHP, UNLV 
 
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