NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
After averaging two hits per game and driving in seven runs last week, Cal State Northridge first baseman Joshua Goossen-Brown was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. In addition to his prowess on offense, Goossen-Brown also helped the Matadors on the pitching side as CSUN went 4-1 and swept UC Riverside in a key Big West series.
He led the charge for the Matadors offensively this week, going 10-19 at the plate with three doubles and a triple in addition to his team-high seven RBIs. Goossen-Brown also drew three walks and scored four runs and did not make an error in 43 chances in the field.
Goossen-Brown started the week off with a bang on Monday, delivering a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth against CSU Bakersfield on Monday and picking up the save in the ninth. Trailing 1-0 at the time of his hit, the Matadors went on to win 2-1.
He had three hits and three RBIs in a loss to LMU on Tuesday, falling just a home run shy of the cycle. In the opener against UC Riverside on Friday, Goossen-Brown added another three-hits in addition to an RBI and a stolen base.
Goossen-Brown went 2-for-4 with a game-winning run scored on Saturday and then finished the weekend with a 1-for-4 day with two runs (including the game winner), one RBI and a walk on Sunday. He hit an impressive .526 at the plate this week with four extra-base hits. In Big West play, Goossen-Brown is now batting .360 with a team-high nine hits and five RBIs.
On the season, Goossen-Brown is now hitting .278 with a team-leading 24 RBIs in 30 games played. He is second on the squad with six doubles and has the lowest ERA on the pitching staff at 2.08 with a 1-2 record and six saves.