April 17, 2006
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton sophomore utility player Crystal Vieyra and junior right-hander Candice Baker were named the Big West Conference Co-Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, the Irvine-based league office announced on Monday afternoon.
For Vieyra, it is the second Big West weekly honor this season after earning the award on Feb. 20. Baker also took home her second weekly award of the season after winning her first back on March 27.
Vieyra hit .833 in the rain-shortened two-game series with then league-leading Long Beach State, smacking a pair of home runs, scoring four times, and driving in seven runs. She slugged 1.833 for the week and amassed an on-base percentage of .714.
Baker did not allow a run to cross the plate in her two victories, allowing just one hit in 7 2/3 innings of work while striking out nine. Baker tossed 2 2/3 innings of relief in game one, holding Long Beach State hitless to earn the win before tossing four innings of hitless softball in game two en route to a five-inning win. The 49ers hit just .048 against her on the weekend.
Fullerton returns to action on Wednesday (April 19) at 5 p.m. as the Titans host Long Beach State in game three of the series which was delayed by rain over the weekend. The Titans then travel north to Stockton, Calif., to take on Pacific in a three-game series on April 22-23.