RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Nevada junior infielder Karley Hopkins has been named one of the Mountain West Softball Players of the Week. This is Hopkins' first accolade.
Hopkins recorded five multi-hit games as Nevada posted a 3-2 record at the Red Desert Classic in St. George, Utah, over the weekend. Batting from the leadoff position, the Sparks, Nev., native went 14-for-20 (.700) at the plate with three doubles and one walk during the five-game span. She drove in four runs and scored nine more, while adding two stolen bases. On Friday, Hopkins opened tournament play with a 3-for-5 performance in a 14-6 win over BYU, tallying three RBI, four runs scored and two doubles. She was perfect at the plate against Idaho State later that day, driving in one run, scoring once and stealing two bases in the 5-4 loss. On Saturday and Sunday, Hopkins went 5-for-7 with three runs scored, one double and one walk as the Wolf Pack split a pair of outings with a 13-7 win over Weber State and an 11-1 loss to Utah Valley. In Sunday’s 6-4 win over Utah, Hopkins went 2-for-4 with one run scored to finish the tournament with slugging and on-base percentages of .850 and .714, respectively. Defensively, Hopkins recorded 12 assists and five putouts without an error while splitting time between shortstop and second base.
Mountain West Players of the Week: Mountain West Pitchers of the Week:
Feb. 12 Karley Hopkins, Jr., 2B/SS, Nevada Feb. 12 Rebecca Arbino, Sr., RHP, San Diego State
Lorena Bauer, Jr., UTIL, San Diego State