Oakes Named WAC Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 20, 2012 By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
DENVER, Colo. - One day after throwing her third career no-hitter, Fresno State senior pitcher Mackenzie Oakes was named the Verizon WAC Softball Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
This is the fourth time in her career that she has been honored as the WAC's Pitcher of the Week. Her no-hitter came in Fresno State's 8-0, six inning victory over Cal State Fullerton on Sunday and it was the 66th in program history.
Oakes induced 14 ground-ball outs against the Titans, including six that came right back to her in the circle, and she had four strikeouts. Not one ball reached the outfield in her flawless performance.
In addition to her no-hitter, she also recorded another shutout the day before against Santa Clara in a 7-0 victory. Oakes nearly recorded a no-hitter in that contest, as she didn't give up a hit until the sixth inning and only allowed two hits in the game.
In both of her starts last week, Oakes posted four strikeouts and just one walk in the pair of victories that improved her record to 3-0 this year and lowered her ERA to 0.78.
The Fresno State pitching staff has been on a roll and between Oakes and fellow senior Michelle Moses, the two have combined to post four-straight shutouts. The last time that was done was in May of 2009.
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