The Cal State San Bernardino softball team is headed to the postseason for just the second time.
The Coyotes (37-17, 27-13) are the No. 2 seed for the CCAA softball tournament which begins on Friday at Arnaiz Stadium in Stockton. They play No. 3 seed Humboldt State (34-12, 22-11) at 5:30 p.m. in the double elimination event.
The 3 p.m. game on Friday pits top seed Cal State Monterey Bay (42-9, 30-8) against No. 4 Chico State (35-14, 25-13).
The Coyotes went 6-6 against the teams in tournament but did win three of four against Humboldt State.
The Coyotes are led by senior pitcher Cassandra Williams (22-10, 1.54), this week’s CCAA Pitcher of the Week. The Apple Valley native has shattered most of the school’s pitching records.
The offense is led by junior catcher Jessica Brown (.373, 12 HRs, 47 RBIs), a graduate of Alta Loma High School
Junior pitcher Cassandra Williams of Cal State San Bernardino has been named CCAA Pitcher of the Week.
It is the second pitcher of the week nod this season for the Apple Valley native, who earned three wins in the Coyotes’ four-game series at San Francisco State this past weekend.
Pitching three complete games, Williams allowed just one earned run on seven hits, while striking out 21 Gator hitters in 21 total innings of work.
On Saturday, Williams led the series off with an outstanding performance, tossing a one-hitter. Then on Sunday she threw consecutive three-hit shutouts to improve her overall record to 9-3 and her CCAA record to 5-1.
Cal State San Bernardino sophomore Cassandra Williams has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association Softball Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 9-15.
The Apple Valley native led the way for the Coyotes in their series against Chico State last week. She went 2-0 and threw two complete games, giving up 10 hits, allowing just one run, striking out nine and walking only two.
She threw 6 1/3 innings of shutout play in Friday’s 3-1 victory with six strikeouts and one walk. The following afternoon, she threw a 3-hit shutout with three strikeouts and a walk.
On the weekend, she contributed offensively as well, compiling a .385 average and .769 slugging percentage with five hits, including two doubles and a home runs in 13 plate appearances.