ATHERTON, Calif. – It should come as no surprise that when a team wins ten consecutive games for the first time in program history, some individuals are standing out on the field. Enter Sarah Reyes and Victoria Cervantes, whose performances over the past six games were good enough earn them both weekly honors from the Golden State Athletic Conference. Reyes was named Player of the Week and Cervantes was given Pitcher of the Week, the first time either player has been honored. They are the first softball players on the Menlo squad to be honored this season.
Reyes had a big week at the plate and in the circle for the Oaks as they went 6-0 on the road last week, and 4-0 in Golden State Athletic Conference play. Reyes, a sophomore transfer to Menlo, had nine hits over the week including two home runs in the road trip-opener against St. Katherine, one triple, and one double. She scored four times and drove in ten, including six in that two-home run performance. To further make the totals stand out, her average was .474 and she slugged .947. Want more? Reyes is the third pitcher on the staff for Menlo, and she threw two complete games that went for victories over the weekend.
Cervantes was no slouch of her own on the mound, appearing in four of the wins for Menlo, with three of those being in conference play. Cervantes has been leading the staff all year long, and did so throwing 19.1 innings with 11 strikeouts. She went the distance against St. Katherine on Thursday without allowing an earned run, and succumbed only four hits. She picked up the save in game one against San Diego Christian on Saturday and then went the distance in the series finale, allowing just one earned run and striking out five. Cervantes currently leads the team with 11 wins and ERA of 2.06 for the season.
The Oaks will put that ten-game winning streak to the test this weekend with a big doubleheader against William Jessup University on Saturday at Wunderlich Field. First pitch is set for 12:00 PM between the two teams that are tied for second in the conference with three weeks remaining.