Sonoma Valley High grad and Sonoma State outfielder Steven Filippi kept his hot hitting streak going last weekend, picking up a pair of hits in the Seawolves sweep of Cal State East Bay.
Filippi improved his average to .289, and the Seawolves improved to 18-6 (11-6 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association), good enough for a ranking in the top-25 in the recent Division II rankings. In the most recently released rankings, Sonoma State was ranked 21st.
Filippi has been batting leadoff for the Seawolves and is among the team leaders in hits, runs scored, runs batted in and on-base percentage. In addition, Filippi has been successful on seven of his eight stolen base attempts.
The left-handed hitting sophomore has collected 12 RBI in addition to a four doubles, a triple and a home run to go along with his .406 on-base percentage. Defensively, Filippi had made 32 put-outs with only one error.
Last season Filippi hit .257 with 11 RBI and a pair of home runs in 37 games.
The Seawolves host Cal State Stanislaus in a doubleheader this Sunday on the SSU campus with the first game scheduled for 11:00 am.