Bulldogs Continue Battle for MW Top Spot
    At the halfway point of the MW slate, Brenna Moss and Whitney Smith are the team's top hitters in MW play (.457 / .429) after 12 games.
    At the halfway point of the MW slate, Brenna Moss and Whitney Smith are the team's top hitters in MW play (.457 / .429) after 12 games.

    April 21, 2014


    BULLDOG SOFTBALL WEEKLY RELEASE #12
    This Week: at San Jose State (24-18, 7-5); vs. UNLV (19-24, 9-6)
    - All-Time Series: FS leads SJSU, 80-10; FS leads UNLV, 48-13

    Tuesday, April 22: at San Jose State, Noon - Doubleheader; *Radio: 790 AM
    Wednesday, April 23: at San Jose State, Noon;
    - Host School Website: www.SJSUspartans.com

    Friday, April 25: UNLV, Fresno, Calif., 6 p.m.
    Saturday, April 26: UNLV, Fresno Calif., 6 p.m.
    Sunday, April 27: UNLV, Fresno, Calif., 1 p.m.
    - Videostream Link: http://www.gobulldogs.com/videos/
    - Opponent Website: www.UNLVrebels.com


    THIS WEEK'S MARKETING / TICKET PROMOTIONS
    - Friday (4/25), 6 p.m. - vs. UNLV. Facial Hair Friday means those with real or fake facial hair get free admission. It's also Youth Jersey Friday, so all youth (12 and under) get into the game FREE with a softball or baseball jersey!
    - Saturday (4/26), 6 p.m. - vs. UNLV. Bark in the Park is back, so bring your dog out to the outfield berm and enjoy the game (and dogs get in FREE!) Don't have a dog? The Valley Animal Center will be in attendance with some GREAT adoptable dogs!
    - Sunday (4/27), 1 p.m. - vs. UNLV. Salute to Sundays means all active military and veterans receive FREE admission to the game with a valid military ID.


    WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK
    Tied for the lead in the MW for the second straight week, the Fresno State softball team (24-16, 8-4) looks ahead to its busiest week of conference play with a pair of three-game sets this week.

    The `Dogs first play at first-year MW member San Jose State (24-18, 7-5) with a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 22 at noon and single-game noon finale on Wednesday April 23. All three games will be broadcast on the radio live in Fresno on 790 AM ESPN The Deuce.

    On Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, Fresno State and UNLV (19-24, 9-6) will play single games each day at Bulldog Diamond.

     

     

    With its 8-4 conference record, Fresno State currently sits in a three-way tie for first place with Colorado State and San Diego State, and is followed closely by UNLV (fourth, 9-6) and San Jose State (fifth, 7-5).

    Last weekend, the `Dogs split a doubleheader vs. St. Mary's (4-1 win, 4-3 loss (9 innings)). The next day, the Fresno State lost a heartbreaker (1-0) when the Broncos collected four of their six hits in the seventh inning.

    FURTHER UP DOWN THE ROAD
    After this weekend, Fresno State caps its home slate the following weekend vs. Colorado State (Fri.-Sun., May 2-4), then wraps the regular season at Nevada (Thu.-Sat., May 8-10).

    RECENT BULLDOG TEAM NOTES
    - Three Bulldogs are hitting +.300 this year - sophomore second baseman Whitney Smith (.359, 6 2B), junior center fielder Brenna Moss (.357, 5 2B, 2 3B) and freshman left fielder Kierra Willis (.318, 2B, 2 3B).

    - Not surprisingly, Moss, Smith and Willis are also the team's top hitters in MW play (.457 / .429 / .423). Four others are topping .300 after 12 MW games this year - sophomore catcher Paige Gumz (.394), senior left fielder Kapri Angotti (.391), senior shortstop Brooke Ortiz (.356) and senior first baseman Stesha Brazil (.333).

    - Against St. Mary's and Santa Clara, three `Dogs topped .300 last weekend - Smith (.677, 6-9), Gumz (.333, 3-9) and senior third baseman Vonnie Martin (.300, 3-10, HR, 2 RBI).

    - With Kiley Shae Aldridge's and Hannah Harris' MW Pitcher of the Week honor the past five weeks, all four Bulldog sophomore pitchers have now won honors under the guidance of head coach Trisha Ford. In 2013, sophomore Jill Compton won a pair of awards, as did sophomore Taylor Langdon once.

    - Fresno State has won three straight MW series with its sweep of Utah State and 2-1 advantages at New Mexico and vs. San Diego State the past month.

    - The past month, the Bulldogs have scored the biggest and third-biggest run tallies in school history in wins vs. Boise State (24-4 (5) and New Mexico (20-0 (5)).

    - Fresno State has scored five wins this season against NCAA Tournament returnees - 1-0 shutouts of No. 6 Washington, No. 14 Nebraska and N.C. State, and 5-4 and 2-0 victories vs. San Diego State.

    ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN WEST
    Again this week, sophomore Taylor Langdon led the league in saves (4), and stood sixth in games in relief (12) and eighth in games finished (9).

    Former All-MW honoree and sophomore right-hander Jill Compton added third-place rankings in starts (22), opponent batting (.231) and ERA (2.34), and stood fourth in wins (15), strikeouts looking (32) and strikeouts (109), and fifth in innings (139.2). Sophomore Hannah Harris also stood fourth in opposing batting (.253), fifth in ERA (2.62) and sixth in fewest hits (77).

    At the plate, senior shortstop Brooke Ortiz topped the triples category (4), and five other `Dogs were spotted offensively - All-MW center fielder and junior Brenna Moss (stolen bases, second, 25; hits, second, 50; runs, fifth, 32; triples, seventh, 7), senior third baseman Vonnie Martin (walks, second, 33; on-base percentage, 10th, .453), junior right fielder Michelle Solomon (triples, fourth, 3; runs, 10th, 29), senior first baseman Stesha Brazil (RBI, sixth, 35; triples, seventh, 2 ; homers, eighth, 7), and freshman left fielder Kierra Willis (triples, seventh, 2).

    Team-wise, the Bulldog pitchers still pace the conference in lowest opposing batting average (.251), fewest hits allowed (257) and double plays (20), and stood second in ERA (2.74), fewest homers allowed (20), and saves (4). Offensively, the `Dogs rank first in triples (13) and second in stolen bases (63).

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

    Eight other `Dogs stood top 150 nationally - senior third baseman Vonnie Martin (walks, 14th, 0.83 p/g), sophomore pitcher Jill Compton (shutouts, 29th, 6; ERA, 129th, 2.34; strikeouts, 139th, 109), junior center fielder Brenna Moss (stolen bases, 19th, 0.63 p/g; runs, 142nd, 0.80 p/g), senior shortstop Brooke Ortiz (triples, 19th, 4), sophomore second baseman Whitney Smith (toughest to strikeout, 49th, 1:20.6 at-bats), junior right fielder Michelle Solomon (triples, 56th, 3), senior first baseman Stesha Brazil (RBI, 113th, 0.88 p/g) and sophomore right-hander Hannah Harris (shutouts, 113th, 4).

    Team-wise, Fresno State's highest national rankings were in double plays (eighth, 0.50 p/g), triples (12th, 0.33 p/g), stolen bases (35th, 1.55 p/g), fielding (42nd, .970), ERA (67th, 2.74), win-loss percentage (79th, .600) and scoring (87th, 4.90 p/g).

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

    BULLDOG-SPARTANS-REBELS SERIES HISTORY
    Fresno State owns a 80-10 all-time advantage vs. San Jose State and a 48-13 mark vs. UNLV in the series that date back to 1986 and 1980, respectively.

    Last year, the Spartans topped the Bulldogs, 5-2, while Fresno went 2-1 in the series in 2012 (1-0 and 4-3 (8) wins; 2-1 loss).

    The Rebels held the upper hand in 2013 with their 4-1 and 8-2 wins, while the `Dogs won the finale, 6-4. UNLV also won both games in 2012 (8-5, 12-2 (6)) to end a four-game Fresno State series win streak between 2006-09.

    SPARTANS SCOUTING REPORT (www.SJSUspartans.com)
    In their first year of MW play, the Spartans (24-18, 7-5) have won three league series by 2-1 counts vs. UNLV (14-4 (5), 4-2 wins; 6-4 (12) loss), at Utah State (9-0 (6), 12-4 (5), 16-8 (5) loss), and vs. New Mexico (10-1 (5), 5-0; 9-4 loss (10)), and went 1-2 against Boise State last week (7-6 loss twice; 11-5 win). ... Other key early season wins came vs. North Carolina (5-4), Long Beach State (6-4 (8)), Indiana (10-7) and Michigan State (7-2). ... This week, sophomore infielder Jessie Hufstetler leads the MW in hitting (.434) and hits (56), and ranks top 60 nationally in on-base percentage (11th, .549), RBI (15th, 1.17 p/g), batting (32nd) and walks (52nd, 0.69 p/g). ... Other Spartans ranked top 100 nationally this week included senior infielder Jessica Garcia (RBI, 15th, 1.17 p/g), junior utility player Nicole Schultz (toughest to strikeout, 69th, 1:18.3 p/g) and senior infielder Devin Caldwell (toughest to strike out, 94th, 1:16.5 p/g). ... Junior right-hander Allison Lang is tied for the MW lead in saves (4), and also ranks top 10 in the conference this week in starts (fifth, 30), innings (99.2), ERA (eighth, 3.02) and wins (ninth, 8) ... Eighth-year head coach Peter Turner was the WAC Coach of the Year in 2013 after he led the team to a regular season title and its third NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. His squad last year went 43-17 - program records for most wins and fewest losses - and he sports a 215-221 overall record. In his prior stint, he served as the head coach at San Joaquin Delta College for four seasons and led the team to a 99-30 mark. As a player, he was a 10-time ASA All-American and also coached the USA Softball Men's National Team.

    REBELS SCOUTING REPORT (www.UNLVrebels.com)
    In MW play this season, the Rebels (19-24, 9-6) have swept Nevada (13-1 (5), 7-4, 3-2 wins), went 2-1 vs. Boise State (6-5, 9-3 wins; 8-7 loss), and went 1-2 vs. San Jose State (6-4 win (12); 14-4 (5) and 4-2 losses) and Colorado State (13-12 win (10), 7-5, 10-4 losses). ... Other notable wins this year have come vs. No. 25 Texas (5-4), Cal Poly (6-0) and DePaul (6-1). ... In the NCAA rankings this week, UNLV stood top 80 nationally in double plays (18th, 0.47 p/g), batting (30th, .314), slugging (39th, .477), homers (44th, 0.95 p/g), scoring (68th, 5.21 p/g) and doubles (72nd, 1.35 p/g). ... Rebel individuals ranked top 100 include senior outfielder Pauline Monreal (RBI, 17th, 1.15 p/g; home runs, 62nd, 11; slugging, 95th, .677); senior outfielder Stefany Valentino (triples, 56th, 3), sophomore catcher Emily Haslinger (homers, 21st, 13; slugging, 52nd, .730) and sophomore infielder Garie Blando (toughest to strike out, 60th, 1:19.7). ... Senior right-hander Amanda Oliveto ranks top six in the MW this week in strikeouts (third, 110), saves (third, 2), strikeouts (third, 33), appearances (third, 32), games finished (third, 11), innings (fourth, 149.1), starts (fifth, 21), opposing batting (fifth, .255) and wins (sixth, 9), as does freshman right-hander Morgan Ettinger (games finished, first, 12; games in relief, 15; appearances, sixth, 29; wins, sixth, 9). ... Head Coach Lisa Dodd is in her second year at the helm and sports a 40-55 ledger. She served as an assistant coach three seasons prior at Oregon and helped the Ducks to three straight Super Regional bids, and a Regional trip the year before as a Nevada assistant coach. As a player she was a three-time All-Region and All-Pac-12 honoree and All-American at UCLA and former prep national player of the year.

    2013 FRESNO STATE-SAN JOSE STATE REWIND
    Last year, SJSU edged FS, 5-2, in the Santa Clara Classic as two Bulldogs hit safely - Stesha Brazil (2-for-3) and Vonnie Martin (1-for-3, 2 RBI) - and the latter drove in both runs on a two-run double in the first inning. Jill Compton pitched the first three innings (1 SO, 2 BB, 5H, 3 ER), and Hannah Harris worked the final three innings (0 SO, 2 BB, 3H, 2 ER).

    2013 FRESNO STATE-UNLV RECAP
    The Rebels held the upper hand in 2013 with their 4-1 and 8-2 wins, while the `Dogs won the finale, 6-4. In the opener, Vonnie Martin knocked in the team's lone run with an RBI double, and also had an RBI in the 8-2 second-game loss. In the same latter contest, infielder Maria Sio had a career-high three hits, and Whitney Smith and Kapri Angotti both had a pair of hits. In the finale, Michelle Solomon helped FS return from a four-run first-inning deficit with a grand slam, and Stesha Brazil also drilled a game-winning two-run homer in the seventh inning for the 6-4 victory. Hannah Harris got the win for her 5.1 scoreless innings of relief that included two hits allowed and two walks.

    RPI ON THE RISE
    In the fourth NCAA RPI ratings of the season Fresno State still ranked second in the league and 56th nationally for its fifth straight week in the top 60. The remaining MW teams' rankings follow: San Diego State (42), Colorado State (76), Boise State (85), San José State (86), UNLV (97), Utah State (138), Nevada (150) and New Mexico (172).

    This week's RPI rating is again well 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 ).

    REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
    With her four saves this season, sophomore Taylor Langdon has 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 seventh homer of the season three weeks ago at New Mexico, and her 23 career-wise is seventh-best in school history (not to mention the four she hit as a freshman at Houston in 2011).

    Junior center fielder Brenna Moss stole another base last weekend vs. St. Mary's to up her career total to 70 - second-best for Fresno State. That total ranks 26th nationally among active collegians (and seventh among players that are juniors or younger). Her 25 stolen bases this year is fourth-most in a season for Fresno State all-time, and nine behind her school record from last year (34).

    The Bakersfield, Calif., native's triple against New Mexico moved her to 16 career-wise and fifth all-time for the `Dogs (and third nationally among active collegians). Moss's nine triples in 2013 is also second-best in Bulldog history behind former Olympian and All-American Laura Berg (11, 1995),

    Among all-time game bests, her three stolen bases vs. Boise State and San Diego State this year tied her school record vs. UNM in 2013. Likewise, her four runs opening week vs. UC Riverside also matched a school game record.

    With her triple vs. New Mexico, senior shortstop Brooke Ortiz has four, three-baggers on the season and 11 career-wise - a tally that stands 17th nationally among active collegians and one shy of Fresno State's ninth-best career mark.

    In her first month as a collegian, sophomore pitcher Jill Compton made history in February 2013 with the program's 70th no-hitter vs. St. Mary's. 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 63 bases after 40 games (which would equate to 81 in a 52-game season).

    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).

    Willis has started 31 games at DP and in left field this year, while Liddell has made six starts at second base among her 14 appearances. Rodriguez had appeared in 25 games as a pinch-runner and stole bases vs. Sacramento State, Long Beach State and Utah 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, Boise State and New Mexico.

    As preps, 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.

    RACKING UP THE WEEKLY HARDWARE
    After helping the `Dogs go 2-1 against returning NCAA Tournament qualifier San Diego State, sophomore Hannah Harris was tabbed the Mountain West Softball Pitcher of the Week last week.

    The Santa Barbara, Calif., native logged her third shutout among her five MW starts in the 2-0 second-game win. In the seven-inning effort, she logged two strikeouts and one walk, and her three hits allowed was one shy of her season low.

    In the finale, she also made her fifth relief appearance of 2014 and finished her third game of the season. She came in with one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and helped the team notch its 18th double play of the year against the only batter that she faced.

    On the weekend, she led the team in ERA (0.00), wins (1), lowest opponent batting (.125), appearances (2), fewest walks (1) and fewest hits allowed (3).

    In previous weeks, senior Stesha Brazil and sophomore Kiley Shae Aldridge were rewarded with MW Player and Pitcher of the Week honors in March and April to give the team eight honors from six current players the past 1 1/2 years.

    The Turlock, Calif., native Brazil led the `Dogs to a late-March home sweep of Utah State, and topped 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).

    Three weeks prior, Aldridge won her first MW weekly career honor after she logged a 1-0 shutout versus No. 6 Washington. Her nine strikeouts came in her first start in nearly two years and tripled her previous Bulldog best from this season (3) and also 2012. She also limited the returning WCWS advancers to three hits.

    Among other recent Bulldog honorees in the circle, sophomores Jill Compton and Taylor Langdon combined for three honors in 2013, while senior third baseman Vonnie Martin was a two-time MW Player of the Week last season. Other current `Dogs honored with WAC Player of the Week honors include senior shortstop Brooke Ortiz (2012).

    ANOTHER STACKED SCHEDULE
    Among the Bulldogs' 52 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 faced 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).

    Among the tilts in February and March, the `Dogs posted 1-0 shutouts vs. No. 6 Washington and No. 14 Nebraska on the same day in the finale of the Judi Garmin Classic, while it lost by one run the opening three weeks to No. 2 Tennessee (5-4) and No. 8 Oregon (10-9 (8)).

    Among conference foes, the `Dogs went 2-1 against last year's NCAA Tournament representative from the MW - San Diego State - in their series in Fresno in mid-April.

    Overall, the `Dogs will play 15 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).

    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).

    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.

    CATCH THE `DOGS ON THE AIR
    Bulldog fans can watch the Bulldogs online at all home games and also all MW away games through video streams at wwww.GoBulldogs.com/Videos.

    Twenty of the team's games will also be radio broadcast locally by ESPN 790AM The Deuce this spring. Thirteen will come the first six weeks of the season in non-conference play, followed by seven MW games against Utah State, San Jose State, UNLV and Colorado State.

    Christian Lukens and Andrew Haynes will share the radio broadcast duties, while Stephen Trembley and Keenan Sanders will handle the video stream play-by-play.

    BULLDOG DIAMOND TO BE RECHRISTENED
    On March 25, the California State University Board of Trustees Committee on Institutional Advancement voted unanimously to approve the renaming the softball stadium to Margie Wright Diamond.

    Wright, who led Fresno State to its first-ever team national championship in 1998, was a driving force behind the construction of the 3,288-seat Bulldog Diamond in 1996. The NCAA's all-time winningest Division I softball coach retired in 2012 after amassing 1,294 wins in 27 seasons with the Bulldogs, including 10 Women's College World Series appearances and 17 conference titles. Her resume also includes a stint as U.S. Olympic coach and National Coach of the Year honors.

    Under her direction, Fresno State was ranked in the national top 25 polls for 27 consecutive years while the Red Wave fan base led the nation in average attendance 13 times.


    THIS WEEK'S MW STANDINGS

    Pl. Team        MW Record  Pct. Overall
    1.  Fresno State     8-4  .667  24-16
        Colorado State   8-4  .667  27-10
        San Diego State  8-4  .667  31-12
    4.  UNLV             9-6  .600  19-24
    5.  San Jose State   7-5  .583  24-18
    6.  Boise State      8-7  .533  23-19
    7.  Utah State       5-7  .417  17-24
    8.  New Mexico       4-11 .267  13-29
    9.  Nevada           3-12 .200  21-22

    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
        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

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


    NOTABLE MW INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS (NCAA)
    Taylor Langdon - Saves - 1st, 4 (9th); Games in Relief - 6th, 12; Games Finished - 8th, 9
    Jill Compton - Starts - 4th, 22; Opp. Batting - 3rd, .231; ERA - 3rd, 2.34 (129th); Wins - 4th, 15; Strikeouts Looking - 4th, 32; Strikeouts 4th,109 (139th); Innings - 5th, 139.2; Appearances - 8th, 26; Shutouts - 6 (29th); Hannah Harris - Opp. Batting - 4th, .253; ERA - 5th, 2.62; Fewest Hits - 6th, 77; Shutouts - 3 (113th); Starts - 10th, 15
    Brooke Ortiz - Triples - 1st, 4 (19th)
    Vonnie Martin - Walks - 2nd, 33 (14th); On-Base Pct. - 10th, .453
    Michelle Solomon - Triples - 4th, 3 (56th); Runs - 10th, 29
    Brenna Moss - Stolen Bases - 2nd, 25 (19th);Runs - 5th, 32 (142nd); Hits - 7th, 50; Triples - 7th, 2 (139th)
    Stesha Brazil - RBI - 6th, 35 (113th); Triples - 7th, 2 (139th); Homers - 8th, 7
    Kierra Willis - Triples - 7th, 2 (139th)
    Whitney Smith - Toughest to StrikeOut 1:20.6 (49th)

    NOTABLE MW TEAM RANKINGS (NCAA)
    BATTING
    Triples - 1st, 13 (12th)
    Stolen Bases - 2nd, 63 (35th)
    Walks - 6th, 131
    Runs - 6th, 196
    Scoring - 4.90 rpg (87th)

    PITCHING
    Opposing Batting - 1st, .251
    Fielding - 1st, .970
    Fewest Hits Allowed - 1st, 257
    Fewest Runs Allowed - 1st, 136
    Double Plays - 1st, 20 (8th)
    Saves - 2nd, 4
    ERA - 2nd, 2.74 (67th)
    Fewest Homers Allowed - 2nd, 20
    Fielding - 3rd, (42nd)
    Batters Struck Out Looking - 5th 48,
    Strikeouts - 4th, 167


    ALL-TIME BULLDOG CAREER RANKINGS
    Stolen Bases
    2. 69 Brenna Moss, 2013- (1st is 86)

    Triples
    5. 16 Brenna Moss, 2013- (4th is 17)
    12. 11 Brooke Ortiz, 2011- (9th is 12)

    Home Runs
    7. 23 Stesha Brazil, 2012- (6th is 29)

    Hitting Streak
    8. 14 Vonnie Martin, 2013
    8. 14 Brenna Moss, 2014

    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
    4. 24 Brenna Moss, 2014 (2nd is 27)

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

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

    Walks
    7. 33 Vonnie Martin, 2014 (5th is 34)

    Saves
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