Moses Named WAC Hitter of the Week
Feb. 14, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State's Michelle Moses was named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for Feb. 7-13. This is the first honor of the season and third of her career for Moses.
Moses, a junior pitcher/first baseman from Paso Robles, Calif., led the Bulldogs to a pair of wins over Sacramento State last Saturday, going 6-for-8 (.750) with two home runs, a triple, a double, three singles and four RBI for 15 total bases, three runs scored and a 1.875 slugging percentage.
"Michelle's cycle was a pretty special way to start the season," head coach Margie Wright said of Moses' opening day performance. "We had some outstanding performances and have a very good team."
In a 5-4 season-opening win, Moses hit the first cycle in Fresno State softball history. Starting the game in the circle and later moving to first base, she opened her production at the plate with a two-run home run in the third inning, then followed with a double in the fifth, a single in the seventh and a triple in the ninth inning.
In game two, she blasted another two-run home run to spark Fresno State's 7-4 victory. The two home runs moved Moses into a tie with Kim Maher and Amanda Scott for third all-time on Fresno State in career home runs (31).
Other Hitter of the Week nominees included: Hawai'i's Kelly Majam hit .600 with three doubles, one homer and four RBI ... Jenna Frandrup of Louisiana Tech earned all-tournament team honors at the LSU Tiger Classic after hitting .364 over five games ... Nevada's Karley Hopkins hit .438 with five doubles on the week ... Teresa Conrad of New Mexico State hit .438 with two home runs and nine RBI as the Aggies went 6-0 to start the season ... San Jose State's Alyssa Sulay hit .368 with five RBI as the Spartans went 5-2 to start the season ... Kelley Kaneshiro of Utah State hit .455 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI on the week.
UOP Doubleheader Changed to Single Game, Postponed to April 5
The Fresno State softball team's previously scheduled road doubleheader for Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at the University of Pacific has been changed to a single game and postponed until April 5, 2011 at 2 p.m. in Stockton, Calif. due to an inclement weather forecast.
Fresno State's next game will now be Friday morning against No. 7/9 Missouri at 11:30 a.m. in San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego State Classic I. The Bulldogs are also slated to play No. 10/11 Washington in San Diego on Friday night at 7 p.m. Both Missouri and Washington competed in the 2010 Women's College World Series.
The Bulldogs return home on March 10 when the Dogs host the 2011 Bayer CropScience Classic from March 10-13, 2011.
"We Are Your Team!" --- Fresno State takes to the road for the next month. The Bulldogs will start non-conference tournament action on Friday in San Diego against a pair of teams that appeared the 2010 College World Series (No. 7/9 Missouri and No. 10/11 Washington). Fresno State returns to Bulldog Diamond on March 10 when the Dogs host the 2011 Bayer CropScience Classic.