Tori Benavidez of SHSU named Southland Softball "Hitter of the Week"

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HUNTSVILLE, TX -- Sam Houston’s Tori Benavidez has been named as Southland Conference softball “Hitter of the Week”, the league office announced Monday.

Benavidez helped lead Sam Houston State to a 4-1 record on the week, which included a doubleheader sweep of Purdue and a series win against Central Arkansas.

Against the Boilermakers, the senior from Midlothian, Texas (Midlothian H.S.), went 3-for-7 at the plate and knocked a solo home run in the second game which the Bearkats won 3-2.

In the series against Central Arkansas, Benavidez recorded two hits in each game, going 6-for-11 in the three games. In Sam Houston’s 9-8 win against the Bears, Benavidez recorded two hits, including a triple and accounted for five runs with three RBIs and two runs scored.

On the week, Benavidez hit .500 with an .889 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage.

For the season, Benavidez is hitting .420 with a double, three triples, two home runs and nine RBIs. She ranks second in the Southland Conference in hitting this season.

Next action for the Bearkat softball team is a 5 p.m. matchup with the University of Houston Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Following the contest with the Cougars, Sam Houston will head to Beaumont for a weekend three-game series against Lamar.

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