Antunez Named Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week
FULLERTON, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton freshman pitcher Jasmine Antunez (Garden Grove, Calif./Garden Grove HS) tossed a no-hitter and won all four decisions this week to help the Titans go undefeated this week and earn Big West Pitcher of the Week recognition on Monday.
Antunez tossed 24 innings allowing only two runs off 11 hits, while issuing only seven walks and striking out 20. The week began with Antunez leading Fullerton to a doubleheader sweep of Big West foe UC Riverside. She pitched a combined 11.0 innings as the winning pitcher in both games, allowing just one run and two walks while striking out 13. In game one, she threw four innings giving up just two hits, while striking out five in a 11-0 win. Antunez tossed a complete game four-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Highlanders in game two of the twinbill allowing a lone run in the seventh inning.
Antunez's no-no came in the first game of a doubleheader against UNLV. The freshman right-hander walked three and struck out four on 87 pitches in the 3-0 victory. Antunez returned to pitch in relief in game two. She entered the game with the Titans trailing 3-2 in the sixth inning, and proceeded to toss the final six innings as CSF won 5-4 in 12 innings. Antunez allowed just one run on five hits with three strikeouts during the outing. For the week, Antunez notched a 0.58 earned run average
The no-hitter was the first for a CSF pitcher since March 2, 2007 when Candice Baker accomplished the feat in a 1-0 win over Stanford.
Fullerton currently has a five-game winning streak, longest of the season, and will return to action on Wednesday April 24 against UC Riverside at Amy S. Harrison Field in Riverside, Calif. First pitch against the Highlanders is set for 3 p.m. After taking on UCR, the Titans will travel up north to Davis, Calif. to take on UC Davis in a three-game series.