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Menlo's Wallis, Morgan earn GSAC Player of Week honors

 

Menlo College lead-off hitter Jason Wallis collected seven hits, including a pair of three-run home runs, in helping the Oaks sweep a three-game series against San Diego Christian over the weekend, earning him the Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week honors.

Wallis upped his batting average to .453, second in the GSAC, and brings a 19-game hitting streak into Menlo's three-game series at Hope International that begins with a 6 p.m. game Friday night.


Justin Wallis/Menlo Athletics
Menlo (11-15, 7-11) currently shares fifth place with Hope International (15-14, 7-11) at the midpoint of the conference season.

Softball

Menlo College slugger Alaina Morgan hit four home runs and drove in 13 runs during a six-game winning streak in a visit to Arizona last week, earning her the Golden State Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week honors.

Morgan went 10 for 14 and scored seven runs as the Oaks (17-12, 2-0) outscored their opponents 80-8 and scoring at least 10 runs in each of the six games. She's batting .500, which would be second in the conference, though she doesn't qualify at the moment appearing in 17 of her team's 25 games, starting 11.

The senior utility player needs four home runs to match Menlo's all-time mark of 27, established by Amanda Colon (2002-05). Morgan owns the single-season record, hitting 15 two seasons ago.

The Oaks host No. 17 Vanguard in a Friday doubleheader and San Diego Christian in a Saturday doubleheader. Starting time is noon both days.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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