Ortiz delivers two-out, seventh-inning RBI single to cap 3-for-5 game.
Bulldog Diamond celebrates Valentine's Day wins over Sacramento State, 5-1, and UC Riverside, 5-0, Friday evening.
The `Dogs topped the Mountaineers, 11-3, and Highlanders, 8-1, en route to their third straight win.
The `Dogs forced the Ducks to eight innings in 10-9 loss, then blanked the WolfPack, 1-0.
Fresno State faces three NCAA Tournament returnees among its five opening weekend tilts.
Fresno Softball Action Pictures, October 2013. Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2013.
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 54 games in right field ... stood 95th nationally and fifth in MW in triples (3) ... also and ranked top 10 in conference in RBI (fifth, 38) and stolen bases (eighth, 9) ... topped team in doubles (11), RBI (38) and multi-RBI games (11), and ranked second in home runs (6) and multi-hit games (15) ... overall hit .276 on the season with 50 hits, three triples, six walks and two sacrifice hits ... recorded two grand slams on the season, first against Utah State and another against UNLV ... recorded a season-best three hits against Cal Poly and Iowa State ... recorded a career-best five RBI against Utah State ... scored three runs against St. Mary's ... had 48 putouts and five assists from the outfield.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in 46 games and made 36 starts (19 in right field, 15 at third base, one in left field and one as the designated player) ... one of only two players on the team to start a game at four different positions ... hit .229 on the year ... 12 of her 22 hits went for extra bases, as she had eight doubles and four home runs ... scored 16 runs and drove in 18 ... had 19 walks against 14 strikeouts in 96 at-bats ...had a .438 slugging percentage and a .368 on-base percentage ... had two multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games ... hit safely in five-straight games from March 10-13 ... hit her first career home run on Feb. 23 against Iowa State in the Cathedral City Classic ... hit a home run and a double in the second game of a doubleheader vs. UNLV, April 4, when she was 2-for-3 with two RBI.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year varsity player ... 2010 All-CIF Southern Section second-team ... 2010 all-area second-team ... three-time All-Citrus Belt League ... three-time league champions ... two-time CIF semifinalist ... led the Terriers to back-to-back undefeated seasons in league play as a freshman and sophomore ... helped Redlands to a 71-20 record the last three years ... in prep career she batted .417 (105-for-252) with 69 runs, 67 RBI, 17 doubles, nine triples, seven home runs, 161 total bases, a .639 slugging percentage and 28-for-31 in stolen base attempts ... in the school's career record books, she ranks among the top five in stolen bases (No. 2), runs (No. 3), hits (No. 4), home runs (No. 4) and RBI (No. 4) ... as a junior, she batted .464 (45-for-97) with 33 runs, 38 RBI, 12 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 70 total bases, had a .722 slugging percentage and was 20-for-22 in stolen bases ... set single-season school record in runs and stolen bases while tying the school's season mark in hits ... tied for second in RBIs ... as a sophomore, she hit .395 (34-for-86) with 20 runs, 20 RBI, three doubles, six triples, three home runs, 58 total bases, posted a .674 slugging percentage and stole four bases ... on the ASA level, she helped the Corona Angels to runner-up finishes at the Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championships and the ASA Champions Cup.
PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 25, 1993 in Escondido, Calif. ... daughter of Stephanie and Daniel Solomon ... has three younger brothers, Tommy, Wade and Nolan ... is studying kinesiology at Fresno State ... enjoys watching movies ... lists Jorge Posada as her favorite athlete because she used to catch when she was younger and wanted to be a switch hitter ... most admires her mom because "she'll always be my No. 1 fan" and her father because "he taught me everything I know" ... chose Fresno State because she wanted to win.
Michelle Solomon's Career Stats