May 19, 2011
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Fresno State's junior pitcher and first baseman Michelle Moses earned her second career National Fastpitch Coaches Association second-team All-West Region honor, the NFCA announced Thursday morning.
Moses (Paso Robles, Calif.) also earned second-team All-West Region recognition as a sophomore in 2010.
Moses, a first-team 2011 All-Western Athletic Conference honoree and six-time WAC Hitter or Pitcher of the Week, batted .273 in regular season play with a team-high 28 runs, 12 home runs, 38 RBI, 84 total bases, .604 slugging percentage to go along with six doubles, two triples and 12 walks.
During the 2011 season, she recorded the program's first cycle in school history on Opening Day and hit her third career grand slam at Utah State on April 22.
Moses also shined in front of a national audience on ESPNU when she tossed her first career no-hitter against then-No. 20/25 Hawaii while striking out 11.
She became the second Bulldog to hit 40 or more career home runs this season as well as becoming the sixth WAC player in conference history to have totaled 40 or more career long balls (41).
In the circle, Moses earned four victories over Top 25 Teams (Missouri, Oklahoma State and Hawai'i -twice) to help power Fresno State to an unprecedented 30th NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Bulldogs - who remain the nation's only program to qualify for all 30 NCAA Tournaments - open Stanford Regional action on Friday at 3 p.m. against No. 16/20 Nebraska in Palo Alto, Calif.
"We Are You Team!" - Fresno State will head to its NCAA record 30th postseason tournament May 20-22 for the Stanford Regional. You can always stay connected with Fresno State Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@FSAthletics).
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