Bulldogs To Host Aggies On Strike Out Cancer Weekend
    Junior Brenna Moss led the team in hitting last week in Boise (.538), tied her school game stolen bases record (3), and added a career game high in hits (4) and assists (2).
    Junior Brenna Moss led the team in hitting last week in Boise (.538), tied her school game stolen bases record (3), and added a career game high in hits (4) and assists (2).

    March 26, 2014


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    BULLDOG SOFTBALL WEEKLY RELEASE

    Up Next: Utah State (13-14, 3-0)
    Dates: Friday-Sunday, March 28-30, 2014
    Location: Fresno, Calif.
    ESPN Radio Broadcast: 790AM ESPN The Deuce (Live - All 3 Games)
    Online Video Broadcast Link: http://www.GoBulldogs.com/videos (Live - All 3 Games)

    Game Times:
    Friday, March 28 - 6 p.m.
    Saturday, March 29 - **5 p.m.**
    Sunday, March 30 - **11 a.m.**

    **Note: Saturday & Sunday game times adjusted from original schedule due to weather forecasts**

    Tickets Prices: Adult Lower Box $15; Adult Upper Reserved $10; Adult G.A. (Outfield Berm) $7; *Senior/Youth Upper Reserved $7; *Senior/Youth G.A. (OF Berm) $5


    BULLDOGS RETURN HOME FOR AGGIE SERIES
    The Fresno State softball team (16-12, 1-2) starts the second week of MW play by hosting first-year conference member Utah State for a three-game set this Friday-Sunday, March 28-30.

    The `Dogs went 1-2 last weekend at Boise State with its second-game, 24-4 win breaking MW and school records for most runs in a game. Fresno State's 3-2, 10-inning loss in the opener lowered its record in extra-inning contests to 1-2 in 2014, while its 8-1 loss in the finale featured one of its top relief performances this year (11 straight batters retired by Hannah Harris to end the game).

    Last weekend, the Aggies swept Colorado State at home to extend their win streak to eight games, then lost to Southern Utah in Provo on Tuesday by a 4-1 score.

    In the preseason conference coaches rankings, the `Dogs were picked second (the same as last year's MW finish) just ahead of Boise State (third), while the current conference leader Aggies were picked ninth in the ninth-team league.

    SPECIAL WEEKEND PROMOTIONS
    Friday, 6 p.m. - Strike Out Cancer Weekend means special t-shirt giveaways throughout the game. Fans can get free admission Friday with a book donation for the First 5 Book Drive, as will youth wearing their softball/baseball jerseys on Youth Jersey Friday.

    Saturday, 6 p.m. - More Strike Out Cancer t-shirts will be given to select fans, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central Valley organization will have an info table at the game. The Central California Blood Mobile will be on-site taking pre-game blood donations, and more books will be accepted for the First 5 book drive (but not for free admission).

    Sunday, Noon - For Salute to Sundays, free admission is available to active military or veterans with a valid military ID. Look again for Strike Out Cancer t-shirts, while book donations will also be accepted (but not for free admission). Youth can get Freshman Autograph cards signed and run the bases post-game.

    FURTHER UP DOWN THE ROAD
    After this weekend, the `Dogs play a mid-game tilt at Pacific next Tuesday, April 1, then head to New Mexico for three games on Fri.-Sun., April 5-7.

    Other April series at home include San Diego State (Fri.-Sun., April 11-13) and UNLV (Fri.-Sun., April 25-27), while it also has mid-week games at St. Mary's (Wed., April 16) and at San Jose State (Tue., April 22 (doubleheader); Wed., April 23).

    The `Dogs open May with three home tilts vs. Colorado State (Fri.-Sun., May 2-4), then wrap the regular season at Nevada (Thu.-Sat., May 8-10).

    RECENT BULLDOG TEAM NOTES
    Last weekend at Boise State, the `Dogs' 24 runs in the second game broke its previous school record (21, vs. Cal State Hayward, 1978) and tied its combined all-time best (a Fresno State 15-13 victory vs. Hawai'i in 1998).

    Among MW conference all-time records, the tally also bested the previous MW best of 21 runs set by BYU (vs. Utah Valley, 4/16/08) and Utah (vs. Hampton (3/19/11), while the former best in MW-only play was set by CSU vs. Utah (20, 4/21/07).

    The `Dogs had four players homer in the second game - a season high and two shy of their school record. With the round trippers by senior Stesha Brazil and Vonnie Martin, junior Kelly Megee and sophomore Paige Gumz it was the second time this year that the squad a multiple players homer in the same game (and the other came courtesy of Brazil and junior Michelle Solomon two weeks ago vs. NMSU).

    For the three games on the weekend, seven Bulldog starters topped .300 - junior center fielder Brenna Moss (.538, 7-13, RBI, 4 SB), senior left fielder Kapri Angotti (.500, 4-for-8, RBI), sophomore catcher Paige Gumz (.444, 4-for-9, HR, 3 RBI), junior right fielder Michelle Solomon (.417, 5-for-12, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, SB), junior DP Kelly Megee (.400, 2-for-4, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, HBP), sophomore second baseman Whitney Smith (.364, 4-for-11, RBI, BB) and senior first baseman Stesha Brazil (.364, 4-for-12, HR, 4 RBI, BB).

    RECENT BULLDOG HEROES
    • Returning All-MW center fielder and junior Brenna Moss upped her team-leading hit streak to six games at Boise State. One of two Bulldogs with a pair of multi-hit games on the weekend, she stole three bases in the finale in Boise to tie her shared school game record, and improved her career stolen base total to 60 - still second on Fresno State all-time career list. She rapped a career-high four hits in her 4-for-4 second game vs. Boise State, and her 2-for-4 finale marked her team-leading 13th multi-hit game of the campaign. The Bakersfield, Calif., product went 1-for-5 in the opener and recorded a pair of assists on base runners at home (fourth inning) and at third base (sixth inning).

    Combined for the three games at the Broncos, she led the team in batting (.538), on-base percentage (.538), hits (7) and stolen bases (4), and stood second in runs (4). On the season, she paces the squad in batting (.368), hits (35), runs (23) and stolen bases (15), and ranks third in on-base percentage (.417) and total bases (39), and fourth in slugging (.411).

    • Junior right fielder Michelle Solomon hit safely in all three games at Boise State, including her fifth and sixth multi-hit games in the opening two contests (2-for-5; 2-for-4). Her homer vs. the Broncos in the opener was her fourth of 2014, and her double and triple in the second tilt gave her a team-leading 12 extra-bases this campaign. Her 3 RBI in the second game was one off her season high vs. UC Riverside and marked her sixth multi-RBI tilt of the year (second-most on the squad).

    • Senior first baseman Stesha Brazil clubbed her team-leading sixth homer of 2014 vs. Boise State (and one of two homers the last four games). Career-wise, she now has 22 homers to move into a tie for seventh all-time for the `Dogs with former All-WAC honoree Caitlin Stiglich. Her 2-for-3 finale was her sixth multi-hit game of the season (second-best on the squad). The week before, she claimed her third game-winning RBI of the year vs. the Aggies (an RBI single).

    • Junior DP Taylor Green has started seven of the last 12 games at DP to go along with a team-high 12 pinch-hit appearances on the season. Her double vs. St. Mary's was her third two-bagger the last 26 at-bats, while others came in back-to-back pinch-hit appearances vs. Virginia and LIU Brooklyn in Palm Springs. Three weeks ago, she had her first multi-hit game of the season vs. No. 6 Washington (2-for-3), and her first RBI came vs. St. Mary's via a seventh-inning infield ground-out. Overall she has hit safely in six of her last 11 games.

    • Sophomore second baseman Whitney Smith has hit safely in eight of the last nine games including the last five straight. In the opener vs. Boise State (2-for-4), she posted her second multi-hit game of the season. Also in that stretch, she hit her third double of 2014 vs. Ohio State, and a two-run single in the sixth inning vs. New Mexico State in the 6-3 victory. Three weekends ago, she claimed her first game-winning RBI of 2014 with her fifth-inning RBI single in the 1-0 win against No. 6 Washington.

    • Last weekend at Boise State, sophomore Hannah Harris (4-4) logged the team's second-game win and her five-inning effort marked her second complete game of 2014. In the finale, she pitched the final 3.2 innings and retired all 11 batters she faced with two strikeouts and no walks or hit batsmen en route to her first game finished in relief of the season. In the circle for the weekend, she led the team in ERA (3.23) and lowest opponent batting (.281).

    • Two weekends ago, All-MW returnee Jill Compton logged her fourth shutout of the year in the 3-0 Fresno State Classic finale over St. Mary's, and allowed no walks for the first time in 2014, along with four hits, and struck out four. In the 3-1 win over Ohio State, the sophomore registered a season-high nine strikeouts and allowed only one earned run. In her 6-4 decision Saturday over New Mexico State, she pitched the final six innings, and her seven strikeouts was her second-best tally of season. She also made the Thursday start vs. Pacific, and allowed no earned runs in five innings, struck out two and walked one.

    • Two weeks ago, redshirt sophomore Kiley Shae Aldridge was tabbed the MW Pitcher of the Week after her first career shutout and 1-0 win over No. 6 Washington the Sunday before. That start was her first in nearly two years after redshirting last year because of a knee injury/surgery and featured nine strikeouts - a team season high (and three times her previous career best (3)) - and only three hits allowed.

    • Sophomore catcher Paige Gumz hit her first career homer in the Boise State second-game win. Her 3-for-4 day also featured her career highs in hits (3-tie) and RBI (3). Two weeks ago at home vs. St. Mary's, she also lined a sixth-inning two-run single up the middle in the 3-0 win. In mid-February, her first multi-hit effort of the year came in the Mary Nutter Classic vs. Virginia (2-for-5), and she also threw out a base stealer that day vs. both Virginia and Texas.

    • In her first start in nearly three weeks, senior shortstop Brooke Ortiz hit safely in the final two games vs. Boise State, and her two-RBI second game featured her first double and third multi-RBI tilt of the year. The week before, she hit a game-winning RBI infield single in the fifth inning of the 3-1 win vs. Ohio State - her first start since the February 23rd game vs. No. 2 Tennessee.

    • In the 24-4 win at Boise State last weekend, senior third baseman Vonnie Martin hit her second career grand slam and fourth homer of the season in the 13-run first inning. The week before vs. Pacific, she logged one of her six multi-hit games of the season with her 2-for-3 day. She hit her third homer of the year vs. the Tigers and also had a RBI single. Also in the Fresno State Classic, she drew two walks vs. New Mexico State and sports a team-leading count of 26 this year.

    • Junior first baseman/DP Kelly Megee launched her first career homer in the 24-4 win vs. Boise State and reached base in all four appearances with her two walks and hit by pitch. She also had a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning in the first game vs. Boise State the day before - her first hit of the season.

    ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN WEST
    Again this week, sophomores Taylor Langdon led the league in saves (4), and also stood second in games finished (9) and games in relief (11).

    Former All-MW honoree and sophomore right-hander Jill Compton added third-place rankings in wins (10), starts (16) and opponent batting (.236), and stood fourth in wins (10) and ERA (1.97), and fifth in innings (100.1) and strikeouts (73).

    At the plate, four `Dogs were spotted offensively - junior right fielder Michelle Solomon (triples, second, 3), senior third baseman Vonnie Martin (walks, third, 26), senior first baseman Stesha Brazil (homers, fourth, 6; RBI, fourth, 29) and All-MW center fielder and junior Brenna Moss (stolen bases, third, 15; runs, fourth, 23; hits, fourth, 35).

    Team-wise, the Bulldog pitchers still pace the conference in saves (4) and lowest opposing batting average (.262), and stood third in ERA (3.02).

    NATIONAL-CALIBER NUMBERS
    In the third edition of the NCAA's weekly softball rankings released this week, sophomore pitcher Taylor Langdon ranked fourth nationally in the saves category (4).

    Six other `Dogs stood top 130 nationally - senior third baseman Vonnie Martin (walks, 10th, 0.92 p/g), sophomore pitcher Jill Compton (shutouts, 27th, 4; ERA, 108th, 1.97; strikeouts, 127th, 73), junior right fielder Michelle Solomon (triples, 73rd, 3), sophomore catcher Paige Gumz (sacrifice flies, 52nd, 2), senior first baseman Stesha Brazil (RBI, 65th, 2) and junior center fielder Brenna Moss (stolen bases, 81st, 0.42 p/g).

    Team-wise, Fresno State's highest national rankings were in double plays (46th, 0.38 p/g), stolen bases (66th, 1.31 p/g), ERA (71st, 2.73), triples (73rd, 0.23 p/g) and win-loss percentage (90th, .577).

    Fans can find NCAA statistics updated every Monday at the http://stats.ncaa.org/rankings/ranking_summary URL address.

    BULLDOG-AGGIE SERIES HISTORY
    Fresno State owns a 31-11 all-time advantage vs. Utah State in their 20 seasons of meetings dating back to 1978. Last year, the `Dogs won their only tilt (9-6) to extend an 18-game winning streak dating back to 2006. Utah State's last victory came in 2001 (4-1).

    2013 FRESNO STATE-UTAH STATE SERIES REWIND
    Last year in the San Diego Classic, the `Dogs scored five runs in the fifth inning to pull out a 9-6 win. Michelle Solomon hit her first career grand slam in the first inning, but the Aggies answered with three runs in both the third and fifth innings to go up 6-4 (while a Moss assist at home prevented another run). In the fifth inning, Solomon answered with an RBI single, Gumz added a two-run double, and a Whitney Smith RBI bunt added a second run on an error. Taylor Langdon got the win in relief for her final three innings of duty that included two hits allowed, no runs and one walk.

    AGGIE SCOUTING REPORT (www.UtahStateAggies.com)
    Utah State had an eight-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday vs. Southern Utah (4-1) - its longest win streak since 1993 (11 straight). The previous two weeks, it defeated Dartmouth (2-1), Monmouth (8-2), Utah Valley (8-7, 4-1) and Colorado State (1-0 (9), 5-4, 7-2), while other notable wins earlier in the year came vs. Utah (8-5), Portland State (8-0 (6)) and Southern Utah (8-0 (5)). The squad returns eight starters and 14 letterwinners from last year's unit that went 11-43 overall and placed eighth in the WAC (5-16). Sophomore Noelle Johnson (12-8) was named the MW Player of the Week on Tuesday after she pitched all five games last week vs. Utah Valley and Colorado State. She logged three complete games, and shutout the Rams in a nine-inning 1-0 win that included 14 strikeouts. Johnson ranks top 40 nationally this year in strikeouts (16th, 146), shutouts (4) and wins (33rd, 12), as does Allison Lenzora (triples, 20th, 3), The team's top NCAA rankings this week were in triples (73rd, 0.23 p/g), fielding (84th, .964) and scoring (123rd, 4.46 rpg). Saucedo is leading the team this year in hitting (.345), homers (4) and slugging (.540), and other notable offensive contributors include freshman first baseman Paxton Provost (.293, 5 2B, 3 HR, 16 RBI), Johnson (.286, 2 HR) and junior center fielder Hailey Froton (.265, 4 HR, 15 RBI). First-year head coach Steve Johnson spent the five prior seasons as an Auburn assistant coach, and helped the team to four NCAA Regional trips. In his six-year prior stint at UNC-Pembroke he led the team to a Peach Belt Conference title in 2008 (46-14, 17-1) and its first NCAA trip, and was also an assistant coach at South Dakota State (2000-02).

    RPI ON THE RISE
    The first NCAA RPI ratings of the season was released this week, and Fresno State ranked second in the league and 59th overall. The remaining MW teams' rankings follow: San Diego State (34), San José State (64), UNLV (82), Colorado State (83), Boise State (99), Utah State (125), New Mexico (142), and Nevada (152).

    This week's RPI rating is again ahead of last year's year-end position (116), and a full current listing is available here ( http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/softball/d1/ncaa-womens-softball-rpi ).

    SIZING UP THE `DOGS IN 2014
    Second-year Fresno State head coach Trisha Ford welcomes back starters at seven of the eight field positions, and 2013's top three pitchers.

    All four of last year's All-MW picks are also back - senior infielder Vonnie Martin, junior outfielder Brenna Moss and sophomore pitcher Jill Compton and catcher Paige Gumz - while senior infielder Brooke Ortiz was an All-WAC choice in 2011.

    Other starters back from 2013 include senior outfielder Kapri Angotti, senior first baseman Stesha Brazil, junior outfielder Michelle Solomon and sophomore infielder Whitney Smith.

    Last year in Ford's first season, the Bulldogs went 30-24 overall and tied for second in the MW Conference with an 11-7 mark.

    NEW TO THE FOLD
    Head Coach Trisha Ford and the Bulldogs have looked to their seven-member newcomer class to make an immediate impact in the spring of 2014.

    Her first recruiting class is entirely from California and includes catcher Niki Kaleialii (Oakley), infielder Liza Liddell (La Verne), and outfielders Melissa Gilbert (Merced), M.J. Jimenez (Newark), Alanna Layton (Acton), Christina Rodriguez (Livingston) and Kierra Willis (Pleasant Hill).

    Kaleialii helped her team to three Bay Valley Athletic titles and was a two-time captain; Liddell was a four-time all-league selection at third base and shortstop; Jimenez was a three-time All-League pick; Gilbert helped lead Merced High School to three CCC titles; Layton was a CIF All-League First-Team choice; Rodriguez was a multiple all-conference choice; and Willis was a four-time first-team all-league selection.

    Willis has started 20 games this year, while Liddell has made six starts at second base among her 13 appearances. Rodriguez had appeared in 17 games as a pinch-runner and stole bases vs. Sacramento State and Long Beach State; Jimenez pinch-ran ran vs. No. 8 Oregon and Riverside; and Kaleialii has seen time behind the plate vs. UC Riverside, No. 25 Texas and Boise State.

    REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
    With four saves already this season, sophomore Taylor Langdon has already tied a team season record, and that same total ties for seventh-most in a career for the `Dogs.

    At the plate, senior first baseman Stesha Brazil drilled her sixth homer of the season last week at Boise State, and her 22 career-wise is seventh-most in school history.

    Junior center fielder Brenna Moss stole four more bases last weekend to up her career total to 60 - second-best for Fresno State just ahead of former All-American Becky Witt (third, 51, 1998-2001). Her mid-February triple against No. 2 Tennessee moved her to 15 career-wise and into a tie for fifth all-time for the `Dogs.

    Among all-time game bests, her three stolen bases vs. Boise State and her four runs opening week vs. UC Riverside tied team game records.

    Last year, Moss smashed the school stolen bases record with her 34 swipes - seven better than the former mark (27) shared by Haley Gilleland (2011) and Karen Tabor. Moss's nine triples was also second-best in `Dog history behind All-American Laura Berg (11, 1995), while two others stood top 15 - Maria Sio (sacrifices, 14th-tie, 19) and Vonnie Martin (hitting streak, eighth-tie, 14 games). Among other all-time Bulldog game bests, Moss's three stolen bases vs. New Mexico tied a school record.

    Sophomore pitcher Jill Compton also made history with the program's 70th no-hitter vs. St. Mary's in February 2013. Her seven-inning, five-strikeout performance also made her the first Bulldog freshman to achieve the feat since 2006.

    Last year, the squad combined for a school record 87 stolen bases in 54 contests. For comparison's sake in 2014, the `Dogs have already swiped 39 bases after 28 games (which would equate to 71 in a 51-game season).

    ANOTHER STACKED SCHEDULE
    Among the Bulldogs' 51 games this year against 31 opponents, its non-conference slates features five WCWS returnees in 2013 national runner-up Tennessee, Arizona State, Nebraska, Texas and Washington.

    In the opening months of the year, Fresno State faces another Super Regional advancer (Oregon), a seventh NCAA Regional Finalist (N.C. State) and four other NCAA tourney qualifiers (Arizona, Houston, San Diego State and San Jose State).

    Overall, the `Dogs will play 16 contests against 11 squads that advanced to last year's 64-team NCAA tournament field (not to mention four teams that have combined for 12 national titles in their school histories).

    Ten players hail from the nation's most fertile softball fields (Southern California) - freshmen Alanna Layton (Acton) and Liza Liddell (La Verne),sophomores Jill Compton (Oceano); Hannah Harris (Santa Barbara), Taylor Langdon (Glendora) and Paige Gumz (Chino Hills) and juniors Michelle Solomon (Beaumont), Maria Sio (Lake Forest), Kelly Megee (Riverside) and Taylor Green (Chino Hills).

    The team's only non-California resident is senior Vonnie Martin (Plano, Texas) who is only a 22-hour 1,556-mile drive from Fresno.

    ON PACE IN THE CLASSROOM
    After a successful season on the field and in the classroom, six Fresno State softball players were named to the 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete team that was released last October.

    The group of senior infielder Brooke Ortiz, junior infielder Kelly Megee and catcher/infielder Taylor Green, sophomore pitcher/utility player Hannah Harris and Taylor Langdon and former senior outfielder Diane Runge were selected based on their +3.50 grade point averages for the 2012-13 academic year.

    The six-member class tied the largest in Bulldog softball history, and are among 39 Fresno State players that have received similar honors since the 1997-98 school year. Runge and Ortiz are three- and two-time honorees and the 10th and 11th Bulldogs to claim multiple honors. In addition, Runge and Ortiz were CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team choices in 2013 and `12, respectively.

    Last spring, nine `Dogs picked up Academic All-Mountain West honors - Harris, Langdon, Megee, Ortiz, Runge, senior catcher/infielder Stesha Brazil and infielder/outfielder Vonnie Martin, junior center fielder Brenna Moss and sophomore infielder Whitney Smith.

    Overall in school history, the softball team has racked up 108 academic all-conference honors since it began WAC play in 1993 and MW action in 2013.

    PRIDE OF THE VALLEY
    Not only do 23 of the 24 members of the Bulldog roster hail from California, but many proudly call the Central Valley their home.

    Two players are from the Fresno area directly - seniors Kapri Angotti (Clovis) and Kim Fisher (Fresno) - and also played their initial collegiate seasons at Fresno City College. Two others' hometowns are less than an hour's drive away - freshman Melissa Gilbert (Merced) and sophomore Bria Kennedy (Hanford) - and two other starters are from the Central Valley, senior Stesha Brazil (Turlock) and junior Brenna Moss (Bakersfield).

    Looking northward, seven players matriculated from the Bay Area - freshmen Christina Rodriguez (Livingston), Niki Kaleialii (Oakley), M.J. Jimenez (Newark) and Kierra Willis (Pleasant Hill), sophomores Kiley Shae Aldridge (Lompoc) and Whitney Smith (Auburn) and senior Brooke Ortiz (Lodi).


    ALL-TIME BULLDOG CAREER RANKINGS
    Stolen Bases
    2. 60 Brenna Moss, 2013- (1st is 86)

    Triples
    5. 15 Brenna Moss, 2013- (4th is 17)

    Home Runs
    7. 21 Stesha Brazil, 2012- (6th is 29)

    Hitting Streak
    8. 14 Vonnie Martin, 2013

    Saves
    7. 4 Taylor Langdon, 2013- (4th is 5)
    10. 2 Hannah Harris, 2013- (8th is 3)

    ALL-TIME BULLDOG SEASON RANKINGS

    Stolen Bases
    1. 34 Brenna Moss, 2013 (2nd is 27)
    9. 15 Brenna Moss, 2014 (7th is 16)

    Triples
    2. 9 Brenna Moss, 2013 (1st is 11)

    Sacrifice Hits
    14. 19 Maria Sio, 2013 (9th is 20)

    Saves
    1. 4 Taylor Langdon, 2014
    9. 2 Harrah Harris, 2013 (4th is 3)


    THIS WEEK'S MW STANDINGS
    Team MW Record Pct. Overall
    Utah State 3-0 1.000 13-14
    UNLV 3-0 1.000 13-18
    San Diego State 2-1 .667 24-9
    Boise State 2-1 .667 17-13
    Fresno State 1-2 .333 16-12
    New Mexico 1-2 .333 10-20
    San Jose State 0-0 .000 17-13
    Colorado State 0-3 .000 15-8
    Nevada 0-3 .000 18-13

    NOTABLE MW INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS (NCAA)
    Kiley Shae Aldridge - ERA 3rd, 2.10
    Taylor Langdon - Saves 1st, (4th); Games Finished 2nd, 9; Games in Relief 2nd, 11
    Jill Compton - Starts 3rd, 16; Opp. Batting 3rd, .236; Wins 4th, 10 (45th); ERA 4th, 1.97 (108th); Strikeouts Looking 4th, 22; Innings 5th, 100.1; Strikeouts 5th, 73 (127th); Appearances 8th, 18; Shutouts (27th, 4)
    Michelle Solomon - Triples 2nd, 3 (73rd); Runs 8th, 22
    Vonnie Martin - Walks 3rd, 26 (10th)
    Brenna Moss - Stolen Bases 3rd, 15 (81st); Hits 4th, 35; Runs 4th, 23
    Stesha Brazil - Homers 4th, 6 (121st); RBI 4th, 29 (64th)

    NOTABLE 2014 MW TEAM RANKINGS (NCAA)

    BATTING
    Triples 3rd, 7 (73rd)
    Stolen Bases 3rd, 39 (66th)
    Walks 5th, 95

    PITCHING
    Opposing Batting 1st, .262
    Saves 1st, 4
    ERA 3rd, 3.02 (71st)
    Fewest Hits Allowed 3rd, 191
    Fielding 3rd, .960
    Batters Struck Out Looking 4th, 35
    Strikeouts 6th, 118
    Double Plays 0.38 p/g (46th)

    Complete NCAA Stats - http://bit.ly/1gPx6rG
    Complete MW Stats - http://bit.ly/1dCQGFB

    2014 MW Preseason Poll
    Pl. Team Pts. 2013 Finish Overall
    1. SDSU (7) 63 1st 13-5 35-18
    2. Fresno State (2) 56 2nd 11-7 30-24
    3. Boise State 42 4th 9-9 25-26
    4. Colorado St. 38 2nd 11-7 25-24
    4. San Jose St. 38 1st-WAC 17-4 42-15
    6. Nevada 36 4th 9-9 30-23
    7. UNLV 27 6th 7-11 21-31
    8. New Mexico 13 7th 3-15 21-35
    9. Utah State 11 8th-WAC 5-16 11-43


    MORE ONLINE SOFTBALL INFO
    Fresno State Softball Twitter: @FresnoStateSB
    NCAA: www.ncaasports.com
    NCAA Playing Rules: http://www.ncaapublications.com/p-4319-2014-and-2015-softball-rules.aspx
    NCAA Championships Handbooks: http://www.ncaapublications.com/
    NCAA Record Books: http://www.ncaa.org/championships/statistics/ncaa-softball-records-books
    Mountain West Conference: www.theMWC.com
    National Professional Fastpitch League (NPF): www.profastpitch.com
    International Softball Federation: www.internationalsoftball.com
    USA Softball: www.USAsoftball.com
    National Fastpitch Coaches Association: www.nfca.org
    Ultimate College Softball: www.ultimatecollegesoftball.com

    BULLDOG SOFTBALL MEDIA
    KSEE (NBC): www.YourCentralValleyHome.com
    KFSN (ABC): http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn
    KMPH (Fox): www.KMPH.com
    Fresno Bee: www.FresnoBee.com
    Daily Collegian: collegian.csufresno.edu
    ESPN2 Radio: www.1430espn.com/790

     

     

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