FULLERTON, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton swept the Big West weekly awards as Kelsie Whitmore was named Field Player of the Week, Sophie Frost was named Pitcher of the Week, and Dani Martinez was named Freshman of the Week. The trio helped carry the Titans to a perfect 3-0 start in conference play sweeping UC Santa Barbara over the weekend.
KELSIE WHITMORE, CAL STATE FULLERTON
SOFTBALL FIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior • OF • Temecula, Calif. • Temecula Valley HS
• Cal State Fullerton junior Kelsie Whitmore hit safely in four straight games to garner the Big West Softball Field Player of the Week award.
• The outfielder hit .545 (6-for-11) to lead the Titans to a 3-1 record.
• She scored two runs and had two RBIs in a sweep of UC Santa Barbara, helping CSF emerge as the only 3-0 team after one week of Big West action. The Titans outscored the Gauchos, 10-3, during the three-game set.
• Whitmore scored the only run in Saturday's game one 1-0 victory, finishing 1-for-2 with a stolen base.
• She recorded a pair of 2-for-3 performances to close out the series. In game two, Whitmore had an RBI double in the eighth inning of an eventual 6-2 victory. She also drove in the first run of game three, and stole her second base of the series in Sunday's 3-1 triumph.
SOPHIE FROST, CAL STATE FULLERTON
SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Junior • RHP • Mill Creek, Wash. • Jackson HS
• Cal State Fullerton junior Sophie Frost threw 14.2 innings of scoreless ball to tally her first Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week award this season.
• Frost made three appearances for the Titans, including one start, and finished 2-0 with both wins coming against Big West foe UC Santa Barbrara.
• She tossed 2.0 innings of relief against nationally ranked UCLA without allowing a hit or run in a 5-1 loss. She struck out a pair of Bruins.
• In CSF's series sweep of UCSB, Frost started once and relieved in her other appearance. She started the series opener and recorded her third complete game shutout in a 1-0 triumph. The right-hander scattered seven hits while walking one and striking out four.
• Frost emerged from the bullpen in game two and stifled the Gaucho offense again. She allowed just two hits and no runs in a 5.2 inning stint with no walks and two strikeout.
• Frost extended her scoreless innings streak to 17 straight.
DANI MARTINEZ, CAL STATE FULLERTON
SOFTBALL FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
RHP • Bellflower, Calif. • Gahr HS
• Dani Martinez collected her second Big West Softball Freshman of the Week honor as the Cal State Fullerton standout picked up a win in a conference series.
• The right-hander appeared three times and registered a 1-0 record with a 2.90 ERA over 9.2 innings pitched.
• Martinez threw 2.1 innings of relief against UCLA with two strikeouts.
• She also made a relief appearance in Sunday's 3-1 win over UC Santa Barbara. Martinez was the winning pitcher after tossing five innings of one-hit scoreless ball with three strikeouts.
• The Bellflower native allowed two runs and a pair of walks in her one start against UCSB on Friday.
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