Amber Nelson receives Mountain West Player of the Week

Ashley Potts

Colorado State University’s softball team has been on fire since the beginning of their season. The team currently boasts a 17-4 record and is on an eight-game winning streak in front of a home crowd. The success has been a team effort, though there have been many individual standouts.

This week, senior Amber Nelson really stood out. Her bat was hot and the league took notice, naming her Mountain West Player of the Week for the first time in her career. This also comes as the third weekly award in as many weeks for the Rams’ softball team.

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Nelson helped the Rams in their dominating 5-0 effort in the Colorado State Classic II. Her four RBIs — including a single and a three-run home run — helped lift the Rams to a crushing 14-3 win over the University of Dayton. She also had two home runs in the second game against Dayton, both of which were three-run shots.

Nelson’s .778 batting average led the Rams through the weekend. She went 1.889 on seven hits, had three home runs and 11 RBIs and drew six walks, another team high. She scored five runs throughout the weekend and didn’t record any errors. 

This impressive performance from Nelson and the Rams wrapped up their non-conference play on a high note. The team will look to continue their success as they begin Mountain West competition this weekend with a trio of games against Fresno State University at Ram Field.

The first of the three games will begin Friday, March 15 at 4 p.m.

Ashley Potts can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @ashleypotts09.