IRVINE, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton swept the Big West weekly awards for the third time this season as Kelsie Whitmore took home Field Player of the Week, Dani Martinez won Pitcher of the Week, and Alexa Neil was awarded Freshman of the Week.
KELSIE WHITMORE, CAL STATE FULLERTON
SOFTBALL FIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior • OF • Temecula, Calif. • Temecula Valley HS
• Junior Kelsie Whitmore earned her second Big West Softball Field Player of the Week award, helping Cal State Fullerton to the conference series sweep of Hawai'i.
• The outfielder hit .667 (4-for-6) in the series with three of her hits going for extra bases. She posted a 1.500 slugging percentage for the series.
• Whitmore delivered the game-winning RBI on a second inning double in the 4-2 game one victory.
• She scored a pair of runs, doubled and finished 2-for-3 to help the Titans rebound from a five-run deficit and win 9-8 in game two.
• The Temecula native keyed an 8-0, five-inning run-rule victory with a three-run home run in the series-clinching sweep. She scored four runs and drove in four more in the series.
DANI MARTINEZ, CAL STATE FULLERTON
•SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Freshman • RHP • Bellflower, Calif. • Gahr HS
• Continuing an electric freshman campaign, Cal State Fullerton's Dani Martinez earned her second Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week award.
• In a showdown for first place between the Titans and Hawai'i, CSF rode the arm of Martinez to three straight wins as she finished 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA over 13.0 innings of work.
• The right-hander struck out 15 batters and walked just two 'Bows while scattering six hits.
• Martinez started game one and went the distance in the 4-2 win. She fanned eight and did not walk a batter.
• She tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in Saturday's 9-8 win, picking up the win as the Titans hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh.
• Making her second start of the series, Martinez threw a one-hit shutout in the 8-0 mercy rule victory. She was one strike away from a no-hitter. She struck out five more UH hitters in the outing.
ALEXA NEIL, CAL STATE FULLERTON
SOFTBALL FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
2B • Ramona, Calif. • Ramona HS
• Cal State Fullerton second baseman Alexa Neil notched her fourth Big West Softball Freshman of the Week award with an exceptional performance against Hawai'i from the leadoff spot.
• Neil batted .556 (5-for-9) with at least one run scored and one RBI in all three wins against the Rainbow Wahine.
• She started the series going 3-for-3 with a double, run scored and an RBI in a 4-2 win.
• Played a vital role in CSF's comeback win, cranking a three-run home run to bring the Titans within 8-6 in an eventual 9-8 triumph.
• Neil finished the series 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in an 8-0 win. She slugged 1.000 for the week.
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