April 1, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State softball team (19-12, 4-2) had the first contest of a busy week on the road cancelled on Tuesday afternoon.
The `Dogs' originally-scheduled Tuesday 6 p.m. contest at Pacific (11-19, 0-0) was nixed due to rain forecasts that predict a 90 percent chance of rain for first pitch.
Later this week, the `Dogs look ahead to their third week of MW Conference play, and have a three-game weekend set at New Mexico (10-23, 1-5) this Friday-Sunday, April 4-6.
Last weekend at Bulldog Diamond, Fresno State swept Utah State with home wins on Friday (6-0), Saturday (8-0 (5)) and Sunday (4-3) and handed the Aggies (13-16, 3-3) their first MW losses of the campaign.
Also on Tuesday, senior first baseman Stesha Brazil was tabbed the MW Softball Player of the Week after she led the team for the three games combined in hitting (.625), slugging (.875), on-base percentage (.727), hits (5), stolen bases (3) and total bases (7).
The Turlock, Calif., native has eight multi-hit games on the season after a pair the opening two games of the series (2-for-4 / 2-for-3). She also hit safely once in the finale and walked three times to reach base safely in eight of 11 at-bats in the series.
Her success in all three games extended her hitting and reached base streaks to eight and 11 games, respectively - both the second-longest on the team this year.
On the season, she leads the squad in homers (6), RBI (31) and slugging (.536), and stands second in total bases (52) and stolen bases (9), and third in hits (28) and walks (11). She also ended the weekend ranked fifth season-wise in MW in homers (6) and RBI (31).
Three weeks ago in the Fresno State Classic opener, Pacific edged Fresno State, 5-3, thanks to a four-run seventh inning.
The Tigers' final-inning comeback was fueled by a two hit by pitches, two walks, an error, two infield singles and a fielder's choice. Fresno State scored the game's two runs in the third inning on a two-run single by Vonnie Martin, and she later added a solo homer in the fifth inning. The senior third baseman went 2-for-4 overall, as did junior center fielder Brenna Moss.
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