Apr 1, 2015 8:23 PM by Ross Field
The Chico State softball team is on a roll, winning seven of their last ten games. One player in particular has led the way. Action News Now's Ross Field met with senior leader and Red Bluff native Emily McEnaney who is coming into her own at the right time.
Chico State softball star Emily McEnaney is a big reason why the Wildcats are making a push toward the postseason.
"It's senior year, I think everything is just clicking for me," said McEnaney.
"Emily brings everything to the table, she's just one of those players you love being on the field with," said Alli Cook, Chico State outfielder.
McEnaney leads the Wildcats in batting average (.460), hits (40), home-runs (6) and runs batted in (31).
"If you hit over .300 you're a great hitter. I mean she's hitting .460! She's having a phenomenal year," said Angel Shamblain, Chico State's softball coach
McEnaney's solid play has helped Chico State to a 20-10 record and 13-7 mark in the California Collegeiate Athletic Association (CCAA), putting them in fourth place. At the end of the regular season, the top four teams in the conference standings earn a berth into the conference tournament. McEnaney says she's doing everything she can to make that happen.
"You know it's your last days, they're coming up, you hope for postseason and as a senior and as an upperclassmen or anybody on this team, you know you have to push every single person to get there," said McEnaney.
As the 'most crucial part of the year approaches, Shamblain and the 'Cats know the shortstop spot is in good hands.
"We have a lot of contributing factors to our success this year and Emily is definitely at the top," concludes Shamblain.