April 22, 2014 > LaVaute Tabbed as Conference Player of the Week
LaVaute Tabbed as Conference Player of the Week
Submitted By Scott Chisholm
Junior Kelsey LaVaute of the Cal State East Bay softball team was announced as the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Week on Monday, April 14, 2014. She finished the weekend with three home runs and five runs batted in as the Pioneers earned a series sweep of Cal State San Bernardino.
LaVaute reached base safely multiple times in three of four games against the Coyotes. She finished the weekend 3-for-8 (.375) at the plate, walked three times to reach base in 6-of-11 (.545) plate appearances, and played error free defense at first base.
LaVaute was one of five Pioneers to hit a solo home run in the teamÕs 6-3 series opening win versus CSUSB. In SaturdayÕs opener she supplied a pair of homers including the eventual game-winning two-run blast in the second inning of an 8-1 victory.
The junior slugger currently leads the team and ranks seventh among CCAA players with nine home runs on the season. LaVaute is also tops on the squad with two triples and 32 runs batted in thus far in 2014.
She is the third Pioneer to receive a weekly CCAA honor this season. Teammates Emily Perlich and Jaynie MacDonald swept the Pitcher and Player of the Week awards during the week of March 24-30.