Her fourth-inning three-run homer gives the team its second straight win in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
Ortiz delivers two-out, seventh-inning RBI single to cap 3-for-5 game.
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.
Fresno State closed the 2011 Bayer CropScience Classic by hosting No. 11 California.
Fresno State defeated Sacramento State twice to open the 2011 season
Last updated on June 21, 2013
Fresno State Accolades
2013 (JUNIOR): Started 18 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... earned Academic All-Mountain West honors ... stood eighth in the MW in batting (.361) with 22 hits, and also stole seven stolen bases ... tallied a triple, 10 runs, seven RBI and three walks ... among her eight multi-hit games, stroked a season-best three hits vs. UC Davis (3-for-4, RBI, SB), St. Mary's (3-for-3, SB) and Idaho State (3-for-3, BB, 2B) ... tallied a season-high two RBI against CS Northridge ... posted a .965 fielding mark at second base (37 putouts, 46 assists).
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 8 softball first-team ... was named the Verizon WAC Hitter of the Week for the first time in her career on April 9 after going 8-for-15 with six runs scored in a series sweep over Utah State ... one of five players on the team to play and start in all 59 games ... made every start at second base ... led the team for the second-straight year with a .312 batting average ... tied for second on the team with 12 multi-hit games, including four three-hit games ... scored 24 runs and had 18 RBI ... connected for six doubles and four triples, which tied for the second-most in the WAC and ranked 27th nationally ... her 10-game hitting streak from March 30-April 20 tied for the longest on the team ... was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in a win over LA Tech at the WAC Tournament, May 11 ... was 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and one run scored vs. Purdue, March 10 ... named to the Bayer CropScience All-Tournament team after going 9-for-18 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored in six games ... 2012 Preseason All-WAC.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Second-team All-WAC selection ... named to the Academic All-WAC team and the NFCA Scholar-Athlete Team ... one of two players on the team to start in all 54 games, as she made 25 starts at second base and 29 at third ... led the team with a .315 batting average and 52 hits ... hit five doubles and scored 25 runs on the year ... her two triples tied for the third-most in the WAC ... drove in 11 runs on the season, two of which came in a 5-0 win over Nevada on May 7 when she was 3-for-3 with a double and one run scored ... led the team with 16 multiple-hit games ... her 11 stolen bases ranked seventh in the WAC ... 2011 Fresno State's George Ilg Award Winner (Top Impact Freshman).
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year varsity switch-hitting shortstop letterwinner and strong academic performer ... a two-time first-team all-league infielder ... in 2009, she hit .295 for LHS and scored 19 runs while driving in another nine as her team went 22-8 ... in 2008, a second-team all-league as a sophomore after she posted a .361 batting average with a .454 on base percentage and led the team in runs and hits to help LHS to a 20-10 record and an appearance in the Division I section playoffs ... also played for the Runnin' Rebels and the Lodi Extreme .. with the Extreme, she was named the 16-U MVP at Babe Ruth as she delivered a .571 batting average.
PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 27, 1992 ... parents are Joe and Rose Ortiz ... has a younger brother, T.J., and a younger sister, Halle, who is the team manager ... at LHS, an active member of the Friday Night Lights and CSF clubs ... interested in drawing (art) ... favorite athlete is Natasha Watley because she was the person her dad wanted her to be like on the field ... biggest athletic thrill is winning ... most admires her mom and dad for pushing her so hard to succeed as she wouldn't be where she is today without them ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the great softball program.
Brooke Ortiz's Career Stats