ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – At the New Mexico Invitational this past weekend, Jasmine Casados stepped up and boosted her play to lead the Lobo softball team to three more wins on the season, earning herself Mountain West Player of the Week.
After hitting .125 in the first three weekends with just four hits through 14 games, Casados found her groove at the New Mexico Invitational and put together her best weekend performance of the season. She went 7-for-13 (.538) at the plate with a .923 slugging percentage and .571 on-base percentage.
Casados drove in a run in each of the Lobos’ first two games of the invitational, helping UNM secure a 5-2 win over Buffalo and an 11-10 victory versus Idaho State on Feb. 28. She tallied six RBIs and scored three times off two doubles, a home run and four singles.
“Jasmine has been improving every weekend and has worked very hard,” said head coach Erica Beach. “We all know she is a great player and it was really fun to see her put it all together. She is such a dangerous hitter and I’m looking forward to seeing what else she does.”
Casados went 2-for-3 in the second 5-2 victory over Buffalo on March 1 and was perfect in three at-bats in the 12-9 loss to Idaho State on Sunday which included a three-run bomb that led to an eight-run inning for the Lobos.
On the season, Casados is hitting .244 (11-for-45) and owns two doubles, two home runs, seven RBIs and six runs scored. She has boosted her slugging percentage to .422 and on-base percentage to .346.
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