SB receives plaque for top batting avg.
SB: Six players named all-West Region
SB: Peres named MW Player of the Year
Softball downs Nevada, 13-6
Softball falls at Nevada, 5-4
Molly Sturdivant Career Stats
Big time clutch performer ... Can hit for power ... Plays a good third base ... Has a good eye and is a patient hitter.
SDSU Career Rankings (after the 2016 season): T-6th in sacrifice flies (5)
2016 SEASON - FRESHMAN
NCAA Rankings: 17th in sacrifice flies (5)
Single-Season Rankings (after the 2016 season): T-1st in sacrifice flies (5)
Had an impressive freshman season, playing in 50 of the team's 52 games, starting 48 times (44 at third base, four at catcher) ... Batted .297 (43-for-145) with six home runs, 42 RBIs, 24 runs, seven doubles, one triple, 13 walks, three times hit by a pitch, five sacrifice flies and three sacrifice bunts, posting a .483 slugging percentage and a .355 on-base percentage ... Her five sac flies tied a school record and were the most by an Aztec freshman in program history ... Other top-five freshman marks in school single-season history include third in home runs (6) and tied for third in RBIs (32) ... Led SDSU in RBIs (32) and sac flies (5) ... Her five sac flies were tied for the most in the Mountain West and 17th in the nation ... In MW action hit .293 (22-for-75) with five homers, 24 RBIs, 13 runs, five doubles, six walks and two hit batters, recording a .560 slugging percentage and a .349 on-base percentage ... Started all 24 games in league play at third base ... Hit .429 (3-for-7) with nine RBIs with the bases loaded ... Had 11 multi-hit games (T-2nd on team), eight multi-RBI games (T-1st on team), four multi-run games, nine go-ahead RBIs (1st on team), five go-ahead runs, 14 go-ahead plays (GA RBI + GA runs) (2nd on team), four game-winning RBIs (2nd on team), three game-winning runs, seven game-winning plays (GW RBI + GW runs) (T-1st on team), one walk-off RBI (T-1st on team), one walk-off run (T-1st on team) and two walk-off plays (WO RBI + WO runs) (1st on team) ... Singled in her first career at-bat vs. Canisius on Feb. 12 and scored a run ... Had her first RBI and walk in the nightcap at Cal State Fullerton ... Had her first two-hit game with an RBI and a run vs. Oklahoma State on Feb. 25 ... Had two RBIs, a run and a hit vs. No. 11/9 Texas A&M on March 4 ... Had two hits with her first career triple vs. Saint Joseph's (March 5) ... Was 2-for-2 with a run and a walk vs. Weber State on March 13 ... Came up with two hits, an RBI, two runs and a double vs. Princeton on March 19 ... Had her first career homer to end the game vs. UC Santa Barbara on March 20 ... Had a homer, two hits, two RBIs and two runs vs. Nevada (March 29) ... Was 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and a run at Fresno State on April 2 ... Had three RBIs and a double the next day vs. the Bulldogs ... Homered, walked, had three RBIs and a run in the second game of the doubleheader vs. Colorado State on April 8 ... Had two hits and two runs at San Jose State on April 17 ... Was 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs and a run vs. Utah State (April 29) ... Was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, a homer, a double and a run vs. Utah State two days later ... Had another big game at New Mexico on May 6, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs, three runs and a double.
CLUB - FILLY'S
Played her club ball with the Filly's Gold team in Jurupa Valley, Calif., under coaches Pat Kelly and Bill Malcomb.
HIGH SCHOOL - EL MODENA
Earned three letters at El Modena High School in Orange, Calif., and another at Foothill High School in Tustin, Calif. ... Was named the Crestview League MVP as a senior in 2015 ... Earned first-team all-CIF honors in 2015 and was chosen third-team all-state ... Was also a three-time second-team all-league selection ... Led the Vanguards to a league title in 2015 and a trip to the CIF quarterfinals ... Batted .573 with eight home runs, 50 RBIs, 33 runs, 19 doubles and 12 stolen bases as a senior, while posting a 1.021 slugging percentage and a .627 on-base mark (according to MaxPreps) ... Batted .475 (29-for-61) with five home runs, 27 RBIs, 20 runs and four doubles as a junior at EMHS in 2014 (according to MaxPreps) and .338 with eight homers, 23 RBIs, 12 runs and three doubles at Foothill High as a freshman in 2012 ... Also was a top-15 freshman to watch by OC Varsity ... Was the team's MVP all four years of high school ... Was a two-time scholar-athlete at El Modena.
Molly Anne Sturdivant was born Dec. 30, 1996, in Fountain Valley, Calif. ... Daughter of Lynne and Mark Sturdivant ... Also was recruited heavily by Cal State Fullerton ... Is majoring in criminal justice.