Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:
Leading the Sonoma State softball team back among the top NCAA Division II programs is catcher Skylynn Myers, named California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week.
The junior from Stockton went 9 for 14 as Sonoma State split four games with Humboldt State on the road. She had two doubles, a home run and seven runs batted in, as well as six runs scored.
Myers had multiple hits in each of the games — a pair of weekend doubleheaders. In Saturday’s second-game, 7-0 victory, she was 3 for 3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored. On Sunday, in the 9-1 Seawolves win, Myers had two hits, including a home run, with four RBI and two runs scored.
On the season, Myers leads the CCAA with 24 hits and seven doubles, and is second in the conference batting race with a .444 batting average.
Sonoma State is 12-5 overall and 9-3 in the conference, good for third place.
The Seawolves look to match last season’s success. Sonoma State set a school record for wins in a year, won the team’s first league tournament title, and reached the school’s highest-ever national softball ranking. The Seawolves bowed out in the NCAA regionals.