Kelsey Horton Named WAC Softball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Kelsey Horton has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for April 17-23. This is the third honor of the season and fourth of her career for Horton and the third of the season and ninth of her career for Nowlin.

Horton, a sophomore second baseman from San Clemente, Calif., hit a double and four home runs in five games last week. She posted a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .636 on-base percentage. Last Tuesday, Horton ended Arizona’s no hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning with a long ball over the center field fence for the lone run against the No. 3 Wildcats in the nightcap. It was just the fifth homer given up by Arizona’s Taylor McQuillin all season. Horton hit another homer in the series opener against CSU Bakersfield last Friday and then helped NM State clinch the series over the Roadrunners when she went 4-for-4 with a double, a homer and a grand slam in the Aggies’ 13-3 victory in the series finale. In WAC games, Horton leads the league in batting average (.568), slugging percentage (1.297), on-base percentage (.644), runs (18), hits (21), RBIs (20), home runs (8) and total bases (48).