Brusokas' big numbers increase

GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Heather Brusokas (Glendale High, 2006) senior, Davenport University softball: A hot streak at the plate is quickly turning into a season-long tour de force for the former Nitros standout.

For the second consecutive week, the talented shortstop was bestowed the honor of being the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

For the previous week, Brusokas hit .444 and extended her hitting streak to 15 games, when it was broken. Nonetheless, the week was a big one, with 12 hits, including four home runs, while also knocking in 11 runs and swiping two bases.

In the field, she was also involved in the program's first-ever triple play.

Davenport has rolled off 17 straight victories as it's off to a perfect 12-0 WHAC start and holds an overall 25-12 record.

Brusokas' offensive numbers have been astounding, led by a .431 average that leads the team by 121 points. She's notched a team-high 53 hits in 123 at-bats and hasn't missed a start in 37 games.

She also leads the team with 42 runs, 10 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs, 38 runs batted in, 106 total bases, an .862 slugging percentage, a .504 on-base percentage and 12 stolen bases.

Brusokas and Davenport were scheduled for a doubleheader against Aquinas on Wednesday.

Mark Saatzer (St. Francis High, 2010) freshman, Chapman University baseball: Saatzer and Chapman are rolling, having defeated Cal State San Marcos, 4-3, on Friday to run its home winning streak to 16 straight while winning its eighth in a row overall.

Saatzer went 0 for four on Friday, but otherwise has begun his college career on a high.

He's currently hitting at a .308 (28 for 91) clip with 17 runs batted in and 13 runs, while also drawing 10 walks for a .379 on-base percentage.

Saatzer and Chapman will take a 22-5 record into their four-game set at Linfield, which begins Friday.

Lainey De Pompa (Crescenta Valley High, 2008) junior, UC Santa Barbara softball: De Pompa has heated up as of late, having notched hits in her last four games — all of them UCSB victories.

During the span, De Pompa has gone six for 10 at the plate. In Saturday's 5-2 win over Cal Poly, she went two for two and in a 12-2 win over Poly on Friday, she went one for one with two walks, two runs and an RBI.

De Pompa's notched 23 hits in 83 at-bats for a .277 average, having started 35 games. She's also scored 10 runs, driven in 12 and hit five doubles to go along with eight walks.

UCSB stands at 18-18 during a current five-game winning streak with a 4-2 Big West Conference mark.

The Gauchos played a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday on the road at Cal State Bakersfield.

Dustin Emmons (Crescenta Valley High, 2007) senior UC Riverside baseball: The former News-Press Male Athlete of the Year improved to 3-1 on the season Friday, as Emmons tossed five innings of four-run ball in Riverside's 13-5 win over Pacific.

Emmons allowed seven hits and walked two to two strikeouts.

For the year, Emmons is sporting a 4.50 earned-run average through three starts and nine total appearances. He's struck out 16 and walked nine in 24 innings.

Riverside is 15-12 and 3-3 in the Big West with a three-game road set at Long Beach beginning Friday.

Alyssa Sovereign (Crescenta Valley High, 2010) freshman, Penn State softball: Sovereign's holding her own in her first season at the Division I college level.

Sovereign, a starting outfielder, has played in all 34 of the Nittany Lions' games during their current 18-16 season. She's started in 33 games and is hitting .253 (25 of 99) with nine extra-base hits, including two home runs and six doubles.

In 33 chances, the three-time All-Area selection's also tallied a perfect fielding percentage.

Penn State began a four-game non-conference swing, starting with a two-game home series against Kent State on Wednesday.

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