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MHS grad Navarro named PCSC Player of the Week
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Manteca High graduate Marissa Navarro is leaving quite the mark in her final season for Sacramento State’s softball team.

The red-hot Hornets’ red-hot slugger was named co-Player of the Week of the Pacific Coast Softball Conference after going 6-0 last week. San Diego’s Taylor Hensley shares the honor with Navarro.

Navarro, a fourth-year senior catcher, came up empty to open the week, going 0 for 3 against UC Davis. She took off from there, hitting 10-for-18 with four runs, two doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs over the next five games. Defensively, she threw out two out of three base runners on steal attempts and did not commit an error.

Her best effort during that stretch came against Nevada, which she torched for four hits (including a double and a home run) in four at-bats and five RBIs.

Navarro has driven in 18 runs in 10 games. For the season, she leads Sac State in home runs (four), RBIs (24), walks (13) slugging percentage (.612), and on-base percentage (.463) while sporting a .358 batting average. Her 24 RBIs are third most among PCSC players.

Navarro is the second player from the city in two days to earn a weekly conference honor. On Monday, Lehigh freshman Cassie Waggy, formerly of East Union, was named the Patriot League’s Rookie of the Week.

Sacramento State (14-8) will take a seven-game winning streak going into its three-day Capital Classic starting Friday.