SOFTBALL RECEIVES A PROGRAM-RECORD THREE ALL-REGION SELECTIONS: DAY, BERTUCCIO & WEBB


NFCA All-Region

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento State junior third baseman Lewa Day, junior pitcher Marissa Bertuccio and sophomore designated player Lexie Webb were each named all-Pacific Region today, it was announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Day was named to the second team, while both Bertuccio and Webb were selected to the third team.

The three selections are the most in a season during Sacramento State’s Div. I era (1990-pres.), surpassing the previous mark of two, set in 2019, 2018, 2009 and 2008. The three selections are also the most this season in the Big Sky Conference.

All three played big roles in the Hornets completing a season in which the team went 30-25 overall and 12-6 in the Big Sky. Sacramento State finished second in the league standings, and posted a 2-2 record at the recently completed Big Sky Tournament.

The all-region selections are the first in the careers of all three players, and Day’s second team honor is the highest Hornet selection since Suzy Brookshire was named to the second team in 2018. Both Day and Bertuccio were recently named first team all-Big Sky, and Bertuccio was the conference’s pitcher of the year. In addition, Webb was a second team all-league choice.

DAY
Played in 54 of the Hornets’ 55 games, including 52 starts at third base…hit .359 (56-for-156) with 40 runs, nine doubles, 16 homers, 39 RBIs, a .724 slugging percentage, .471 on-base percentage and 1.195 ops…ranked among the Big Sky’s top five players in walks (30, 1st), total bases (11, T-1st), on-base percentage (2nd), slugging percentage (2nd), home runs (2nd) and runs scored (4th)…also led the Big Sky with 98 assists…led the Hornets in multiple-hit games (18) and multiple-RBI games (13)…had a team-high streak of 14 straight games reaching base safely…named to the Big Sky all-tournament team…her 16 home runs are tied for the second best mark in program single-season history…now has 36 career home runs, second most in program history.

BERTUCCIO
Concluded a brilliant season with a 21-10 record and 2.38 ERA while limiting the opposition to a .236 batting average…in 37 appearances, she started 30 games with 21 complete games, eight shutouts, two saves and 168 strikeouts in 194.1 innings…led the Big Sky in wins, shutouts, complete games and innings…a five-time Big Sky Pitcher of the Week selection…19th in the nation in shutouts, 24th in innings, and 26th in wins…21 victories are tied for the second best single-season mark in Sacramento State’s Div. I era (1990-pres.)…had a 3.4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (168 strikeouts, 49 walks)…threw her first career no-hitter  vs. Southern Utah and was named the NFCA National Pitcher of the Week on May 10…8-4 with a 1.68 ERA and .197 opponent batting average vs. Big Sky opposition.

WEBB
One of three Hornets to start all 55 games…finished with a .337 batting average (57-for-169), 27 runs, six doubles, 16 home runs, 35 RBIs, 113 total bases, a .669 slugging percentage, .407 on-base percentage and 1.076 ops…the 16 homers are tied for the second best single-season mark in Sacramento State history…hit safely in 41 games, including hitting streaks of nine and eight games long…also had a streak of 13 straight games reaching base safely…among Big Sky leaders, she ranked tied for first in total bases, tied for second in home runs, fourth in hits, fifth in slugging percentage, and sixth in on-base percentage…had 14 multiple-hit games…also appeared in 20 games in the circle for the Hornets, finishing with five wins and 71.0 inning pitched.


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