'Dogs Give Wright Win in Game No. 2,000

May 11, 2012

By Jason Clay

Box Score

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Fresno State softball team gave head coach Margie Wright an 11-2, five-inning victory in her 2,000th career game on Friday as the Bulldogs stayed alive in the WAC Tournament by beating Louisiana Tech at the NM State Softball Complex.

In 33 years as a collegiate coach, Wright's record now stands at 1,456-541-3 after the victory that redeemed a 17-7 loss to LA Tech in the opening game of the tournament.

The Bulldogs (35-22) now face No. 12 Hawai'i at 7:10 p.m. in another elimination game.

With a season-high 14 hits in the game, Fresno State had four players with two or more hits in the game.

Senior outfielder Andrea Ortega produced her second three-hit game of the season and she tied her career-high with four RBIs in the game. Ortega hit her first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth.

Brooke Ortiz was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Michelle Moses was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Vonnie Martin, who carried the Bulldog offense in the first two games of the tournament, was 0-for-1 but walked three times and scored three times.

Moses picked up the win in the circle to improve her record to 23-14. She only allowed two runs despite walking six and giving up six hits, as her defense was excellent behind her.

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