Ortiz delivers two-out, seventh-inning RBI single to cap 3-for-5 game.
Fresno State faces three NCAA Tournament returnees among its five opening weekend tilts.
Head Coach Trisha Ford and the 'Dogs return a bulk of the talent from last year's MW runner-up squad.
Jill Compton struck out a career-high 11 batters in the first game of the doubleheader against the Rams.
Fresno State softball faces the Rams in the first of two-straight Mountain West road series.
Fresno Softball Action Pictures, October 2013. Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2013.
Fresno State Accolades
2013 (FRESHMAN): The All-MW selection started all 54 games behind the plate for the `Dogs and was one of six starters that topped .300 with her .311 batting average ... ranked second on the team in doubles (10) and walks (17), third in on-base percentage (.379) and fourth in hits (47) and RBI (21) ... caught nine runners stealing and had another pick-off ... drilled a career-best three hits twice against Boise State among her nine multi-hit games ... posted multi-RBI games vs. Cal Poly, Nevada, UC Davis and Utah State ... put together a 10-game hitting streak - second-longest on the season for the `Dogs - vs. St. Mary's, Cal Poly, Nevada and UNLV ... tallied 203 putouts, 22 assists and had a fielding percentage of .991.
High School: A four-time letter winner under coach Mike Southworth at Chino Hills High School...awarded first-team All-Sierra League and third-team All-Valley her senior year... a four-time scholar-athlete award winner...helped her team to win the Sierra League championship, and went on to win the CIF Southern Section Championship in 2012.
Personal: Born on July 20, 1994 ... daughter of Randee and Mark Gumz... has a younger sister, Erica ... she enjoys cooking, camping and shopping ... her biggest athletic thrill was winning CIF during her senior year of high school ... most admires her mom and dad for paving the way for their family and always putting her and her sister first ... chose to be a Bulldog because she had a lot of family attend Fresno State and she feels "at home" whenever she is on campus.
Paige Gumz's Career Stats