Moses Earns WAC Weekly Pitching Award
April 4, 2011
DENVER - The Western Athletic Conference honored Fresno State's Michelle Moses as the Verizon WAC Pitcher of the Week for leading the Bulldogs to a three-game sweep of No. 20/25 Hawai'i.
Moses, a junior from Paso Robles, Calif., went 2-0 with a pair of complete game shutouts and a save in 16.0 innings of scoreless ball that extended Fresno State's win streak to seven.
For the week, she allowed just two hits and posted a 0.00 ERA with 13 strikeouts.
"Michelle pitched very well and the fact that she pitched 16 innings of scoreless ball in our league is huge," head coach Margie Wright said. "I'm very proud of her."
Moses opened the week by tossing her first career no-hitter to lead the Dogs to a 5-0 victory over Rainbow Wahine before a national television audience on ESPNU. It marked the first no-hitter by any opponent against Hawai'i since Tennessee's Monica Abbott in 2007. Moses struck out 11 and faced two more than the minimum in shutting down the defending WAC champion, who advanced to the 2010 Women's College World Series.
On Saturday, she made her first relief appearance of the year with two hitless innings to close out a 2-1 victory for her first save of the year and third of her career.
Later in the day, Moses recorded her second complete-game shutout in as many days, allowing only two hits and a pair of walks to complete the sweep and extend Fresno State's win streak to seven.
She is now 3-1 this season against schools that made the 2010 WCWS.
This is the third consecutive week that a Fresno State pitcher received WAC honors for their work in the circle. Mackenzie Oakes was the recipient the previous two weeks.
The honor is Moses' second honor of the season and fourth of her career. Moses earned WAC Hitter of the Week accolades on Opening Weekend after hitting for the first cycle in program history.
Fresno State (22-8) will put their seven-game win streak on the line on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Stockton during a non-conference game versus the Pacific Tigers (21-12).
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