OGDEN, Utah – On the heels of another strong non-conference tournament weekend, the Wildcats earned a sweep of the Big Sky Conference’s weekly awards on Tuesday afternoon.
Senior shortstop Brooke Silva was named as the league’s Player of the Week after strong weekend at the plate that saw her hit .500, with junior right-hander MaCauley Flint being named as the league’s Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Silva batted .500, going 9-for-18 at the plate as Weber State went 3-2 during the Troy Cox Classic hosted by New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M. Silva had three doubles and two home runs, with five RBI and five runs scored during the five games. She had a 1.000 slugging percentage, touching 18 total bases, and an on-base percentage of .526 for the weekend.
In a 3-2 win over Texas Tech to start off the tournament, Silva went 3-for-4 and had all three RBIs, including a dramatic single up the middle on a 0-2 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh that scored two runs. She hit a solo home run earlier in the game, giving the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in the third inning.
In an 8-6 loss to Iowa State, Silva went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, and then she had a single in a rematch with the Red Raiders on Saturday.
In a 5-2 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday afternoon, Silva had a single and a sixth-inning RBI, and then in an 8-3 victory over Northern Colorado on Sunday, she went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.
For the season, Silva is hitting .417 and slugging .667, with a .432 on-base percentage.
It is Silva’s second career Player of the Week honor.
Flint went 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA in 16.0 innings across three appearances at the Troy Cox Classic, and the Wildcats won all three games she appeared in. For the weekend, the Roy, Utah-native allowed just 15 hits with five earned runs and issued three walks with 15 strikeouts.
Flint started and pitched first four innings of a 3-2 win over Texas Tech to start the weekend, allowing four hits and two runs with a pair of strikeouts against the Red Raiders.
Against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Flint worked a complete game, striking out eight and facing just five batters over the minimum. She allowed just five hits and didn’t issue a walk against Islanders, with one earned run allowed.
Against Northern Colorado in the Wildcats’ tournament finale, Flint pitched the final five innings of an 8-3 win, allowing six hits and two earned runs, while issuing just two walks and striking out five to earn the decision.
For the season, Flint is 3-1 with six appearances and has a 1.12 ERA in 31.1 innings with 36 strikeouts.
It is Flint’s second consecutive Pitcher of the Week honor.