LOS ANGELES — Sofia Gonzalez and Brianna Lopez-Cortez have been named California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association Players of the Week.
Gonzalez led San Bernardino Valley to a pair of wins as part of a three-game win streak for the Wolverines. Gonzalez dished a pair of complete-game wins, ending the week with a five-inning shutout win over Victor Valley. The sophomore struck out eight batters allowing just three hits and one walk in the 13-0 victory.
She opened the week with six strikeouts in an 8-3 win over Pasadena City while giving up just two earned runs. Her opponents had an average of just 0.163 against her. Gonzalez is a perfect 4-0 this season and ranks 21st in the state with 38 strikeouts. She has 128 career strikeouts at San Bernardino Valley.
Lopez-Cortez had an outstanding week at the plate, leading Feather River to a pair of wins over Reedley. During the stretch, the third baseman batted 7-8 (0.875 batting average), opening the series with three hits and a pair of runs in the 10-2 win. She was instrumental in the finale when she amassed four hits with three RBIs and two runs in the 9-5 win.
She's doing it all after battling back from ACL surgeries in each knee.
Other Notable Performances
Hannah Guilfoos, San Bernardino Valley — .714 batting average, 2 runs, 5 hits, 1 home run, 8 RBIs
Richere LeDuc, Cerritos — .750 batting average, 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 home run, 4 RBIs, 3 walks
Avery Mytnik, Monterrey Peninsula — 0.00 ERA, 1-0, 1 complete game, 1 shutout, 7 IP, hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts
Alura Neill, Cuesta — .455 batting average, 4 runs, 5 hits, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs, 2 stolen bases
Aaliyah Rivas, Palomar — .500 batting average, 5 runs, 5 hits, 2 home runs, 4 RBIs
Lina Sanchez, Fresno City — .538 batting average, 2 runs, 7 hits, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBIs, 1 walk, 1 stolen base
Ariana Williams, Orange Coast — .600 batting average, 3 hits, 2 RBIs, 1 walk, 2 stolen bases
Players of the Week
Malia Venegas, San Jose, March 7
Sadie Hampton, Redwoods, February 28
Kadyn Smith, Bakersfield, February 21
Patty Rodriguez, Citrus College, February 14
Brooklyn Gregory, Golden West, February 7
Eliza Deatherag, Sacramento City, January 31
Pitchers of the Week
Olivia Ramirez, Long Beach, March 7
Emma Silva, West Hills Coalinga, February 28
Avery Mytnik, Monterey Peninsula, February 21
Amaya Sutton, Sierra College, February 14
Kindall Pierson, Fresno City, February 7
Alexya Naranjo, Chaffey, January 31