Wildcats' Silva earns PCSC honor

Tuesday , April 03, 2012 - 6:33 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. -- After helping guide the Wildcats to a 3-3 mark last week, including a series split in their Pacific Coast Softball Conference opener, sophomore shortstop Brooke Silva has been named as the PCSC Mountain Division player of the week.

The 5-foot-5 sophomore from Sparks, Nev., was 9-for-18 at the plate in six games, with twohome runs, six RBI and six runs scored.

Silva had a hit in five of the six games during the week, including two three-hit games during the Wildcats' four-game series against the Bears. She was 7-for-13 with two home runs and six RBIs during the series, including launching a grand slam over the fence during a 15-6 series opening win on Saturday.

During a non-conference twinbill against Nevada on Thursday, Silva was 2-for-6 with a pair of doubles, and scored a run during a 5-3 win over the Wolf Pack.

For the season, Silva is hitting .327 (32-for-98) and has started in all 33 games. She has scored 19 runs and has six RBI.

Silva is the third Weber State player, joining teammates Symbree Minniear and Sarah Clark, to earn player of the week honors.

The Wildcats (2-2 PCSC, 13-20 overall) are back in action on Friday afternoon against Seattle at Wildcat Softball Field.



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