Two Games on NCAA Regional Day Two
End Bulldog Season[May 21]
Gm 5: Neb 5, FS 0 Box
Recap | NU
Gm 3: Stan 3, FS 1 Box
Recap | SU
>Cardinal pitcher Teagan Gerhart holds down the Bulldog offense,
limiting them to three hits and one run. Nicole Angene supplied that
run with a solo home run shot to lead off the fifth inning.
>Fresno State started the first inning with two baserunners via
a single and walk, but the next 11 batters in a row were retired before
Angene's home run.
>Michelle Moses started in the circle for the Bulldogs, but lasted
only 2-1/3 innings. The Cardinal got to her in the third with a leadoff
walk, then, after a flyout, three straight single to score two and
chase Michelle from the game. Mackenzie Oakes came on in relief and
retired the next two batters to get out of the inning without any
more damage. Mack then had two perfect innings before yielding a leadoff
walk and three straight singles for one run and a 3-1 Stanford lead.
With no outs and the bases loaded, Mack got the next two outs on forceouts
at the plate, and struck out leadoff hitter .408-average Sarah Hassman.
>The 3:00 game was a 11-1, 5 inning Nebraska win over Pacific.
It Takes Ten for Bulldogs to Win [May
Gm 1: FS 1, NE 0 (10 inn.) Box
Recap | NU
>Fresno State began their 30th NCAA Regional appearance with an
epic pitcher’s duel, as Bulldog Michelle Moses and Cornhusker
Ashley Hagemann traded nine shutout innings before an error allowed
a run to score.
>Hagemann got 17 of the 30 outs recorded via the strikeout. Moses
struck out nine.
>The Bulldogs had only two hits, an infield single by Haley Gilleland
to lead off the game, and one by Demi Walker in the tenth inning which
led to the error which scored the game-winning run. The Cornhuskers
had seven hits and six walks off of Moses.
>The lone run of the game scored in the top of the tenth inning.
Diane Runge went into the game as a pinch runner for Courtney Moore,
who had been hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Diane moved to
second on a sacrifice bunt by Caitlin Stiglich, her fifth of the season.
Demi Walker then hit a single off the glove of diving Husker 3B Heidi
Foland. SS Gabby Banda then threw the ball past first base, allowing
Runge to cross the plate.
>In the day’s game 2, top Regional seed Stanford beat Pacific
Michelle Moses Named to All-West Region
Second Team [May 19]
Release | NFCA
Aggies Win WAC Title With a Shutout
Gm 10: NMS 5, FS 0 Box
Recap | NMS
>The Bulldog offense can't get much going against the Aggies' Alex
Newman, who shuts them out with a 4-hitter.
>Senior shortstop Haley Gilleland has 2 of the 4 Fresno State hits
in her 3 at-bats.
>New Mexico State took advantage of 3 Fresno State errors and a
struggling pitcher Mackenzie Oakes to build a 5-0 lead after three
innings. Mackenzie gave up only two hits and two walks in the last
four innings of the game, but the damage was done in the first three.
>New Mexico State earns their first ever NCAA Regional appearance
with the automatic WAC bid.
>WAC Tournament Team: Devon Bridges and Lela Work,
Boise State; Allie Geisler and Meghan Krieg, Louisiana Tech; Haley
Gilleland, Courtney Moore, and Mackenzie Oakes, Fresno State;
Tiare Jennings, Hoku Nohara, and Alex Newman, New Mexico State. The
MVP was Valerie Swedberg of New Mexico State
Bulldogs Win Two to Advance to WAC
Championship Day [May 13]
>Fresno State sends Louisiana Tech and Boise State home with exciting
>Bulldog Faithful were enthusiastic--way to support your team.
Gm 9: FS 3, BS 2 Box
Recap | BS
>In another intense game, Fresno State eliminates Boise State
with a seventh inning where everything went wrong for the Broncos.
Nicole Angene led off the inning with a ground ball to second base,
but the throw to first was dropped. Kaylan Pollard went in to pinch
run. After a Diane Runge pinch hit strike out, Rebecca Hall hit a
comebacker. Bronco pitcher Aubrey Zell's throw was on line to retire
Kaylan at second, but shortstop MacKenzie Whyte was in front of the
base when she took the throw for an E6. With the following batter
Brooke Ortiz at the plate, Kaylan advanced to third and Rebecca to
second on an 0-1 passed ball. Brooke battled Zell to a 2-2 count and
then fouled off three more pitches. The eighth pitch of the at-bat
went to the backstop, and Kaylan slid in to home safely for a walk-off
wild pitch win.
>With the Bulldogs down 2-0 and facing elimination in the fifth
inning, Demi Walker and Rebecca Hall singled with one out. They moved
to second and third when Brooke Ortiz slapped a ball to second base.
Senior shortstop Haley Gilleland then had the at-bat of the night,
an eight-pitch battle that went to a full count before she sent a
line drive to left. The ball went off the tip of the glove of left
fielder Holly Bourke for a 2-RBI double to knot the score at 2.
>Michelle Moses started the game in the circle for the Bulldogs
and pitched 4-1/3 innings. She gave up a second inning solo home run
to Devon Bridges, and another run in the fifth inning on a lead off
double to Bronco 3B Kelly Sweeney and an RBI single to Tazz Weatherly.
After the Weatherly single, Mackenzie Oakes came on in relief. Mack
shut down the Broncos the rest of the way, retiring eight of the nine
batters to face her. She picked up her second win of the day to improve
to 18-5 on the season.
Gm 8: FS 1, LT 0 Box
Recap | LT
>Mackenzie Oakes keeps the Techsters on the ground. Only one
out was made on a catch, a line drive to left in the seventh as Mack
throws her third shutout of the season. She didn't strike out a batter,
retired 19 of 20 outs via groundouts or forceouts. The final putout
of the third inning was on a play at the plate on an 8-6-2 play.
>The Bulldogs got the run they needed in the first when senior
SS Haley Gilleland singled to center, stole second, advanced to third
on an Andrea Ortega sacrifice bunt, and scored on a Michelle Moses
single to left.
>LA Tech pitcher Meghan Kreig came out on the short end of this
pitcher's duel, yielding the one run, scattering six hits, walking
one and striking out six.
>In the first game of the day, game 7 of the tournament, New Mexico
State sent themselves to WAC Championship Saturday and Boise State
to the losers' bracket with a 7-0 win.
Bulldogs Rebound Against Rainbow Wahine
Gm 5: FS 2, UH 1 Box
Recap | UH
>In a tight game, Fresno State tops Hawaii for the fourth time
this season and eliminates them from the tournament. Great job tonight,
>The Bulldogs were the designated visiting team in the game. Haley
Gilleland got things started Fresno State's way by driving the first
pitch of the game to right-center field for a triple. Andrea Ortega
drove her in with a sac fly to right.
> Hawaii's potent offense had a hit in all but two innings. Michelle
Moses and the Bulldog defense held them at bay.
>Courtney Moore made it 2-0 Bulldogs in the top of the sixth inning
with a solo home run to right-center. It was her third round-tripper
of the year.
>The Rainbow Wahine scored their lone run during a sixth inning
rally. They had four singles in the inning, but a double play in the
midst of the inning mitigated the threat.
>Day's other games: NMS 5, UH 4 | BS 3, LT 2 (13 inn.) | LT 4,
USU 1 (USU eliminated)
Louisiana Tech's Kreig Shuts Out Fresno
State [May 11]
Gm 2: LT 2, FS 0 Box
Recap | LT
>Michelle Moses comes out on the short end of a pitcher's duel
with La Tech's Megan Kreig. Lady Techster pinch hitter Erin Kipp drove
a 3-2, 2-out pitch over the left-field fence with one aboard in the
>There were only five hits in the 1:26 game, two by the Bulldogs
and three by the Techsters.
>The Bulldog Diamond crowd was as quiet as the Fresno State bats,
save for when the home team threatened with two on and one out to
score in the bottom of the sixth, but Moses popped up and Stiglich
flew out to end that scoring opportunity.
>In the other game today, Hawaii downed Utah State 6-1. The Bulldogs
next game is at 4:30 against the New Mexico State/Hawaii game loser.
Four Bulldogs Garner All-WAC Honors
>First-teamers for the Bulldogs are Michelle Moses and Andrea Ortega.
Nicole Angene and Brooke Ortiz make second team. WAC
Release | FS
Nevada Earns Split with Fresno State
Photos from the DH from Howard Watkins's Photo Archive
Game 2: FS 5, NV 0 Box
Recap | NV
>Michelle Moses set the tone early in game two of the doubleheader,
striking out the first four Nevadans en route to a 9-K, 2-hit shutout.
It was her third shutout of the season.
>Brooke Ortiz put the 'Dogs on the board with a bases-loaded double
to left-center with none out in the third inning, driving in two runs.
She was 3-for-3 in the game with a stolen base, her 11th of the season.
The next three Bulldog batters were not able to do any more damage
in the inning.
>Demi Walker added to the Fresno State lead in the sixth inning
with her second round-tripper of the year, a ball that hit just above
where the left-field foul pole meets the outfield fence. That brought
in two runs and made the score 4-0 home team. Brooke Ortiz singled
to short after that, stole second, got to third on a single by Diane
Runge, and scored on a suicide squeeze bunt by Haley Gilleland.
Game 1: NV 8, FS 4 Box
Recap | NV
>The Pack attacked Mack out of the gate, rallying for three
runs. It was the first home loss for Mackenzie this year. Nevada scored
in all but two innings, the big blow being a 3-run home run off the
bat of Megan Fincher in the fifth inning after Fresno State had rallied
back to tie the game at 3-3 in the third inning.
>Nevada pitcher Ariel Craig gets her first win of the season, her
record is 1-2 in 3 starts and 19 appearances this season. She held
the Bulldogs to three runs in her 4-1/3 innings of work, on four hits.
Nevada pitching staff workhorse Mallary Darby (12-25 in 36 starts
and 2 relief appearances) came on in relief with one out in the fifth
inning and went the rest of the way. It was not a save situation for
>The Bulldogs, down 3-0 going into the third inning, loaded the
bases with one out and Michelle Moses at the plate. Moses hit a towering
double to right field to drive in two.
> The Bulldogs stole their final run of the game in the fifth inning
when Haley Gilleland on third and Andrea Ortega from first executed
the delayed double steal. Dre was tagged out on the play after Haley
>Michelle Moses tied a school record by participating in three
double plays in the game. Jenna Cervantez had done it in a game at
San Jose State in 2006.
Bulldogs Hold off Wolf Pack [May
FS 7, NV 3 Box
Recap | NV
>Fresno State builds a 7-0 lead after four innings, and staves
off a Wolfpack comeback in the late innings.
>Michelle Moses pitches and keeps the Pack at bay for six innings
before they score three in the sixth and seventh innings (may have
been more on an apparent home run called a ground-rule double hit
by Nevada #9 hitter Chelsea Venable). In any case, Michelle strikes
out ten in the game, allows only five hits (3 of them in the seventh),
and walks two.
>2B Brooke Ortiz bats ninth in the lineup for the Bulldogs and
goes 3-for-3, driving in one run and scoring two.
> SS senior Haley Gilleland goes 2-for-3 with a walk. #2 batter
Andrea Ortega drives in three runs in the game with her two singles
in four at-bats.
>With the New Mexico State win over Boise State today, Fresno State
stands to take second seed in the WAC Tournament next week, if they
sweep the 'Pack on Saturday and if either Boise State or New Mexico
State wins both games of their doubleheader matchup in Las Cruces
Broncos Buck Bulldogs into Third in
WAC [April 30]
Game 2: BSU 12, FS 9 Box
Recap | BSU
Game 1: BSU 3, FS 2 Box
Recap | BSU
Broncos Come Back on Bulldogs [April
BSU 4, FS 3 Box
Recap | BSU
>Fresno State builds a 3-0 lead after 1-1/2 innings, but can't
>Pitching: Boise State's Aubrey Zell scatters eight hits to improve
to 13-2. Fresno State's Michelle Moses takes the loss to fall to 12-10,
only two of the runs off her are earned.
>Bulldog hitting: Andrea Ortega goes 3-for-4 and Brooke Ortiz goes
2-for-3. Runs are driven in by Cailin Stiglich, Brooke Ortiz, and
>With the game tied at 3-3 in the fourth inning, Bronco Allie Crump
homers to right center.
Moses Garners WAC Hitter of the Week
Honors [April 25]
Release | WAC
>#25 is WAC hitter of the week for the second time this season
and fifth time in her career.
Bulldogs, Aggies Score Big in Logan
FS 16, USU 12 Box
Recap | USU
>The 28 runs in the game ties a Fresno State record for most
total runs scored in a game. The other was a 15-13 win at UNLV in
>Nicole Angene goes 3-for-5 with a grand slam and 5 RBI. Caitlin
Stiglich is 4-for-6 with 2 RBI. Andrea Ortega goes 3-for-6. Haley
Gilleland, Michelle Moses, Brooke Ortiz, and Diane Runge each contribute
2 hits to the 18-hit Bulldog attack.
>Mackenzie Oakes starts in the circle and gets the win despite
giving up eight runs (three earned) over 3-2/3 innings. Michelle Moses
relieves her and picks up her second save in 2011.
>There were ten errors in the game, four by the Bulldogs and six
by the Aggies.
Bulldogs Face Off Against Aggies [April
Game 2: FS 7, USU 1 Box
Recap | USU
>Fresno State scores first with a 4-run rally in the second
in which ten batters came to the plate. There were 2 hits in the inning,
RBI singles by Demi Walker and Andra Ortega. The rally was aided by
four walks and one hit batter by Aggie pitchers Mandy Harmon and Mandy
>Michelle Moses extended the Bulldog lead to 7-0 with her 11th
and 12th HRs of the year, a 2-run shot to left with Andrea aboard
in the fourth and a solo to left in the sixth.
>Mackenzie Oakes makes the start for the Bulldogs, improving to
15-2, allowing one run, on a Kelley Kaneshiro homer in the sixth.
Mack struck out five and walked three.
Game 1: FS 5, USU 3 Box
Recap | USU
>Bulldog Michelle Moses does it all. From the batter's box,
she gets the team on the board in the third inning with a grand slam.
From the pitcher's circle, she deals 13 Ks while shutting out the
Aggies until the seventh inning. She carried a no-hitter into the
fifth inning. Utah State came up with three runs in the seventh inning
on a leadoff solo home and a two-run rally.
>Caitlin Stiglich drives in the Bulldogs' fifth run of the game
with a double in the sixth inning plating Moses, who had reached base
on a walk.
>Demi Walker goes 2-for-2 in the game and scores on the Moses slam.
Bulldogs Stay in Second with Sweep
of Spartans [April 16]
Game 2: FS 6, SJS 1 Box
Recap | SJSU
> Fresno State scores one run in the first, two runs in the
second, and three runs in the third en route to a 6-1 victory.
>Michelle Moses is in good form from the circle with a three-hitter.
SJSU's Stange hits a solo home run in the seventh for the only Spartan
>Andrea Ortega has a hot weekend at the plate, batting .700 (7-for-10)
with two doubles, five runs scored, and one RBI.
Game 1: FS 2, SJS 1 (9) Box
Recap | SJSU
> It takes nine innings for Fresno State to beat San Jose State
on a Rebecca Hall infield single.
>Mackenzie Oakes improves to 14-2, scattering six hits ans five
walks over the nine innings.
>The Spartans' Annica Wolf doubles in the tying run in their half
of the seventh to force extras.
>Courtney Moore scored the first run of the game in the second
inning on a fielding error by Spartan left fielder Sadie Coenen on
a single by Brooke Ortiz.
Bulldogs, Moses Get Back on Winning
Track Against Spartans [April 15]
FS 4, SJS 2 Box
Recap | SJSU
> Fresno State struck first in the second inning. Caitlin Stiglich
led off the inning with a single thru the 5-6 hole, then came all
the way around the bases on a Andrea Ortega double into the left field
corner. Nicole Angene followed that with a single that moved Dre to
third. Kaylan Pollard then added the fourth straight Bulldog hit with
an RBI single to right, her first hit and RBI of the year, making
it a 2-0 game.
> Bulldog starting pitcher Michelle Moses holds San Jose State
to two runs, both on solo home runs. The Spartans get their first
hit and run of the game with two out in the fourth inning as Amanda
Shatz hit a home run shot to left, halving the Bulldog lead to 2-1.
>Fresno State upped the score to 4-1 on a bases loaded play in
the fifth inning, after Caitlin Stiglich had doubled to right center,
Diane Runge came in to run for her, Andrea Ortega singled to right,
and Nicole Angene walked to load the bases. Spartan relief pitcher
Elyssa Fox threw a wild pitch to Rebecca Hall to score Runge. On that
play, San Jose State catcher Dorothy Morentin threw wildly past Fox
covering the plate, which allowed Ortega to score as well.
> San Jose State added a second run in the sixth inning when the
#9 hitter BranDee Garcia hit her second home run of the season to
the berm in left.
Bulldogs Blown Away by Aggies [April
Game 2: New Mexico State 9, FS 1 (6 inn.)
Box | FS
Recap | NMSU
>It was all Aggies on this windy afternoon in South New Mexico
as they mercy the Bulldogs twice.
>Michelle Moses starts all three game of the series and is not
effective in Game 2, suffering through 3-1/3 innings and yielding
8 runs (7 earned) on 8 hits and 3 walks while striking out four. Nicole
Angene comes on in relief and holds the Aggies scoreless for two innings
before giving up a home run by Tiare Jennings leading off the sixth
inning, which gave the Aggies their ninth run for the 9-1 mercy walk-off
>The Fresno State offense manages only three baserunners, one of
which is Angene on a solo home run in the third inning. Aggies starter
Alex Newman went three innings before giving way to game one starter
Celisha Walker after hitting Moses. Walker cruised the rest of the
way for the win, retiring all nine batters to face her.
>There were many highlights for the Aggies. They scored two runs
in each of the first four innings. Leadoff batter Kylie Randall was
3-for-4 with a double, triple, and three runs scored. #3 hitter Tiare
Jennings had two home runs and two walks.
Game 1: New Mexico State 10, FS 2 (5 inn.)
Box | FS
Recap | NMSU
>New Mexico State rebounds from Friday night's loss with a
>Michelle Moses gets the pitching start for Fresno State, but can't
get out of the second inning. Mackenzie Oakes can't hold the Aggies,
either, as their offense goes on a tear.
>Haley Gilleland extends the game with the score 8-0 in the top
of the fifth, driving in two runs with a two-out single to left.
>All but one starting Aggie batter gets at least one hit, led by
Vanessa Valles (3-for-4, HR, 2R, 2 RBI) and Teresa Conrad (3-for-4,
R, RBI, SB). In all, NMSU had 14 hits and 5 walks en route to the
Bulldogs Give Aggies First WAC Loss
FS 9, New Mexico State 1 (5 inn.)
Box | FS
Recap | NMSU
>The Bulldogs offense roughs up Aggie pitchers Alex Newman
and Alex Villalobos. New Mexico State's ace Newman falls to 17-4,
yielding 10 hits and 8 runs (7 earned) in 2-2/3 innings.
>Five of the Bulldog hitters have two hits each. Eight runs are
driven in by the Bulldogs' 2-3-4 hitters, Brooke Ortiz, Michelle Moses,
and Courtney Moore.
>At the top of the order, Bulldog shortstop senior Haley Gilleland
scored three runs and went 2-for-4.
>Fresno State scored first, in the first. After the first two batters
were retired, Michelle Moses walked and came around to score via errors
on balls hit by the next two batters.
>Fresno State rallied for another 3 runs in the third, 4 in the
third, and 1 in the 5th.
>The big blows in each inning were a 2-run home run by Michelle
Moses in the 2nd, a 2-RBI double by Courtney Moore in the third, and
an RBI double by Brooke Ortiz in the fifth.
>Michelle Moses corraled the Aggies from the pitcher's circle,
scattering four hits, allowing one earned run in the fourth, walking
none, and striking out five.
Bulldogs and Tigers Battle for 11 Innings
Pacific 5, FS 4 (11 inn.)
Recap | UOP
>The Bulldogs fall behind 4-0 by the third, get to even in
the seventh, then fall in the eleventh.
>Mackenzie Oakes starts but goes only into the third inning, giving
up four runs on seven hits. Michelle Moses comes on in relief, walks
2 of the first 3 to face her to walk in an inherited runner. She goes
on to throw 3-hit ball for 8-1/3 innings before taking the loss on
an unearned run in the 11th.
>The Bulldog offense racks up 11 hits, each starter has at least
one hit. However, 12 runners are left on base.
>Courtney Moore scores first for the Bulldogs with a solo home
run in the fourth. It was her second dinger of the year.
>Rebecca Hall and Haley Gilleland have back-to-back doubles in
the fifth inning for the second Fresno State run.
>Caitlin Stiglich was the only multi-hit Bulldog, going 3-for-5
including a clutch 2-out, 2-strike RBI single to tie the game in the
>Pacific's Amy Moore and Taylor Petty have two RBI each in the
Michelle Moses Garners WAC Pitcher
of the Week Honors [April 4]
Award goes to a Fresno State hurler for a third week in a row
Release | WAC
Bulldogs Sweep Wahine on Two Deuces
Game 2: FS 2, #20/25Hawaii 0 Box
Recap | UH
>Michelle Moses finishes the week with her second win and shutout
over Hawai'i. In the series, she's 2-0 with a save, holding the Rainbow
Wahine to two hits, four walks, and a hit batter over 16.0 innings
of work. In this game, 19 of the 21 outs came via flyouts.
>Haley Gilleland goes 2-for-3, stealing three bases in the game,
which ties the school's single game record. Becky Witt did it in 2001
and Caroline Chavez in 1981.
>Nicole Angene drives in both Bulldog runs with a 2-run shot just
to the right side of center in the sixth inning. It was her third
of the season.
Game 1: FS 2, #20/25Hawaii 1 Box
Recap | UH
>Mackenzie Oakes starts in the circle for Fresno State, yielding
one run on eight hits through 5+ innings of work. Michelle Moses comes
in to pitch with two on and none out in the sixth inning. She proceeds
to retire the next six batters to earn her first save of the season.
>Andrea Ortega drives in both Bulldog runs with her third round-tripper
of the season to left in the fourth inning. She also reached base
with a single and walk in the game.
Moses Fools Hawaii Offense on April
1st [April 1]
FS 5, #20/25Hawaii 0 Box
Recap | UH
>Michelle Moses throws the first no-hitter of her Bulldog career,
and the 66th in school history. She strikes out 11 and allows two
baserunners via walks.
>Fresno State rallies for three runs in the first inning and single
runs in the fouth and fifth.
>Eight of the Bulldog starting batters had at least one hit. Caitlin
Stiglich, Andrea Ortrga, and Haley Gilleland had RBI singles.
>For the Rainbow Wahine pitching, starter Stephanie Ricketts takes
the loss, yielding nine hits, walking one, and striking out five.
She is now 15-8. Jenna Rodriguez pitches the last 1-2/3 innings. She
allowed one inheritied runner to score on two illegal pitches.
Mackenzie Oakes Repeats As WAC Pitcher
of the Week [March 28]
Release | WAC
Bulldogs Offense Comes Out to Play
in LA [March 26]
Game 2: FS 2, Louisiana Tech 1 (9 inn.) Box
Recap | LT
>The Bulldogs go extras and win it on a Nicole Angene sacrifice
fly in the ninth.
>Mackenzie Oakes earns the win on a four-hitter. She struck out
six and walked one.
>La Tech's Allie Geisler tied the game in the bottom of the seventh
with a one-out home run to right.
>Fresno State scored first in the sixth inning on a squeeze play
by Courtney Moore plating Brooke Ortiz. Brooke tripled to reach third,
the Lady Techsters then walked Michelle Moses to get to Court with
Game 1: FS 10, Louisiana Tech 1 Box
Recap | LT
>The Bulldogs score in every inning except the sixth, backing
up a 4-hitter by Michelle Moses, who strikes out seven and improves
>Eight of the Bulldogs in the starting lineup has at least one
hit, including Haley Gilleland at 3-for-5. Michelle Moses, Courtney
Moore, Nicole Angene, Demi Walker, Rebecca Hall, and Becca Walker
each have two hits. In total, there were a season-high 14 hits off
of Bulldog bats.
Bulldogs Open WAC Play with a Shutout
Win [March 25]
FS 2, Louisiana Tech 0 Box
Recap | LT
>Mackenzie Oakes is in the circle and overcomes five hits,
two walks, two hit batters, and three errors to earn her second shoutout
of the year, improving to 11-2. The Lady Techsters stranded ten runners
iu the game and hit into two double plays. The Bulldogs have won all
nine games that Mack has started.
> Michelle Moses is in the middle of the Bulldog scoring plays
as she leads off the fourth inning with a double, goes to third on
a Courtney Moore flyout, and scores the first run of the game on an
RBI fielder's choice by Caitlin Stiglich. Michelle drove in the second
run of the game in the fifth inning by getting hit by a Techster Meghan
Krieg pitch with the bases loaded.
Mackenzie Oakes Earns WAC Pitcher of
the Week [March 21]
Release | WAC
Garman Classic Day 3: Bulldogs Finish
with a Win over Top Ten Big Ten Michigan [March
FS 3, #5/6Michigan 1 Box
Recap | UM
>The Wolverines score first in the top of the first inning
on an unearned run.
>In the bottom of the third, Michelle Moses ties the game, hitting
the first pitch she sees over the scoreboard in left center. Andrea
Ortega followed with a fly to center that hit the top of the fence
and Wolverine center fielder Bree Evans's glove. Dre ended up on third
with a triple. Caitlin Stiglich then followed with a one-strike home
run, also over the scoreboard to give Fresno State a 3-1 lead.
>Mackenzie Oakes pitches for the Bulldogs, scattering eight hits,
walking none, and striking out four. Her records improves to 10-2.
Wolverine Jordan Taylor took the loss and falls to 14-2. Michigan
is now 28-2 in 2011.
Garman Classic Day 2: Bulldogs Split
#12/14Texas 9, FS 2 Box
Recap | UT
>The Longhorns hit three longballs for their first four runs.
>The Bulldogs took a lead in the bottom of the second inning on
Michelle Moses's 7th home run of the year, a shot to center with Haley
>Texas added to their lead with a fifth inning rally, a double
from Torrie Schmidt chased Bulldog starter Michelle Moses (LP, 5-6).
Nicole Angene came on in relief and allowed her two inherited runners
to score, and another unearned run. One more Texas run scored in the
top of the seventh.
FS 3, Illinois 2 Box
Recap | UI
>The Bulldogs get back on the winning track with three consecutive
RBI singles from Rebecca Hall, Haley Gilleland, and Brooke Ortiz in
the fifth inning.
>Bulldog starting pitcher Mackenzie Oakes doesn't allow a hit until
the fifth inning. The Illini scores their two runs off of her in top
of the sixth. One of those runs was unearned.
Garman Classic Day 1: Bulldogs Shutout
Twice [March 17]
Penn State 1, FS 0 Box
Recap | PS
>The Bulldogs are shutout again today by Nittany Lion pitcher
Jackie Hill (WP, 7-5), who throws her fourth shutout of the season
in 12 starts, striking out eight Bulldogs.
>The Bulldogs strand 2 runners in scoring position in the fifth
inning and the bases loaded in the sixth
>Penn State wins on an unearned run, on a Brooke Ortiz error on
a grounder in the fifth inning.
> Michelle Moses (LP, 5-5) comes out on the short end of the pither's
duel, scattering six hits and striking out nine.
#4/4 Washington 10, FS 0 (6 inn.) Box
Recap | UW
>The Bulldogs fall to Huskies freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Ingelsby,
who also hit a home run in the game. Ingelsby held the Bulldogs to
> The game was scoreless until Ingelsby's HR in the fifth inning.
The wheels came off in the sixth when the Bulldog defense got shaky,
aiding a Husky rally that scored 8 runs (5 earned) off Bulldog reliever
Mackenzie Oakes. Bulldog starter Michelle Moses took the loss.
>Washington is 20-0 on the season, the nation's only undefeated
team, until...they would suffer their first loss of the year later
in the day against Texas, who Fresno State faces Friday, 12-0 in 5
innings, a perfect game by Longhorn Blare Luna.
Margie Wright Gets Win #1400
FS 3, Bradley 2 Box
Recap | BU
>The Bulldogs pound out 10 hits, highlighted by Michelle Moses's
two-run shot over the berm in left-center.
>Haley Gilleland is 2-for-4, Brooke Ortiz is 2-for-3 with a sacrifice,
and Andrea Ortega is 2-for-3.
> Mackenzie Oakes holds the Braves scoreless for 6-2/3 innings
when they rally for 2 runs (one earned).
Bulldogs Take Second in Bayer CropScience
Classic [March 10-13]
All-Tournament Team (one player from each
team plus a tournament MVP): Bradley's Alison Kresl, Cal's Jolene
Henderson, Drake's Lindsey Vander Wall, Fresno State's Mackenzie Oakes,
Idaho State's Amanda Fitzsimmons, and Troy's Hayden Gann. The tournament
MVP is leadoff hitter Jamia Reid of Cal.
Cal 6, FS 2 Box
Recap | Cal
>Cal's Jace Williams tears it up, going 2-for-3 with a walk. Her
two 2-RBI hits, a double in the third and single in the fourth, led
the Bear offense against Bulldog pitcher Michelle Moses.
>Cal pitcher Jolene Henderson hold Fresno State to 3 hits.
>Other Sunday scores: Bradley 5, Idaho State 4
(9 inn.) | Cal 3, Drake 0
FS 2, Troy 1 Box
Recap | TU
>The Trojans' pitcher Ashlyn Williams allows only 3 hits, but one
was Michelle Moses's fifth home run of the year which lands just past
the fence in straightaway center for two runs in the third inning.
>Mackenzie Oakes gets the win to improve to 7-2 with a four-hitter.
FS 2, Drake 1 Box
Recap | DU
>Michelle Moses strikes out 10 Drake Bulldogs in the three- hitter.
>Courtney Moore and Caitlin Stiglich hit RBI doubles in the fourth
and sixth innings.
>Other scores of the day: Drake 8, Idaho State
1 | Bradley 4, Idaho State 2 | Cal 1, Troy 0
FS 5, ISU 1 Box
Recap | ISU
>Nicole Angene take the circle for the Bulldogs, scattering seven
hits and striking out five.
>Andrea Ortega highlights the Bulldog scoring with her second home
run of the season, a 3-run shot that landed on the backside of the
berm in left field in the third inning.
FS 2, Bradley 0 Box
Recap | BU
>Michelle Moses hits a no-doubt home run to left in the first inning,
hitting the tree beyond the left-field berm, and makes it stand up
by pitching a 2-hit shutout.
>Bradley pitcher Lindsey Hufeld also throws a 2-hitter, allowing
only one base runner, via an error, after the first inning.
>Other Friday scores: Troy 2, Bradley 0 | Troy 12, Drake
5 (8 inn.) | Drake 8, Idaho St. 0 (6 inn., no-hitter for Brynne Dordel)
FS 1, ISU 0 Box
Recap | ISU
>Michelle Moses strikes out a season-high 14 en route to her fourth
win of the season and first shutout of the year.
>The Bulldogs scored an unearned run in the sixth inning when Andrea
Ortega grounded out to bring in Brooke Ortiz who had led the inning
off with a single to center.
>The win is the 1500th in program history (1500-504-3, .749)
>Other tournament score: Idaho State 3, Troy 1
Bulldogs Return to SD for Campbell/Cartier
Classic [March 4-6]
Baylor 4, FS 1 Box
Recap | BU
>Courtney Moore had the only Bulldog RBI of the day, driving in
Haley Gilleland with a sac fly in the first inning to tie the game
at the time.
>Baylor defeated #6 UCLA at the tournament on Friday
Long Beach State 6, FS 5 Box
Recap | LBS
>The Bulldogs used 3 pitchers in the game: Michelle Moses, Nicole
Angene, and Mackenzie Oakes. Moses didn't get thru the first inning,
Angene went 5-1/3, and Oakes ended up with the loss as the Bears rallied
to win it in the bottom of the seventh.
>Offensively, Caitlin Stiglich went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Courtney
Moore doubled in two runs in the first inning, and Michelle Moses
>All three Bulldog losses this season have been by one run.
>Baylor Bear DP Sarah Carrasco had a big day, with 3 RBI singles
in 4 at-bats.
#23/25 Houston 4, FS 3 Box
Recap | UH
>The Bulldogs take a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning on center fielder
Demi Walker's first home run of the season.
>Bulldog pitchers Michelle Moses and Mackenzie Oakes stuggle, yielding
11 hits and four walks to the Cougars, who re-took the lead on a bases-loaded
walk in the sixth inning. Mack takes her first loss of the year.
FS 2, SDS 1 Box
Recap | SDS
>The Bulldogs score first again, in the first inning when a wild
pitch uncorked by Aztec starting pitcher scoring Bulldog shortstop
senior Haley Gilleland. Haley had reached base with a leadoff single,
advanced to second when Brooke Ortiz walked, then stole third.
>Courtney Moore then staked Fresno State to a 2-0 lead with an
RBI double in the third inning, scoring Michele Moses, who reached
base via a 4-pitch, 2-out walk.
> Mackenzie Oakes picked up the win in relief, improving to 5-0.
FS 7, BYU 3 Box
Recap | BYU
>Andrea Ortega scored the first run of the game on a solo home
run to lead off the bottom of the second inning. She would drive in
two runs in the 6-run fourth with a 2-out, bases-loaded single.
>Haley Gilleland goes 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
>Michelle Moses starts in the circle and gets the win (3-1 record),
striking out 8 over 5-2/3 innings. Mackenzie Oakes earns the save
(1st of the year).
>Michelle was 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI. Nicole Angene was
>BYU scored their runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
Cathedral City Classic: 'Dogs go 3-1
in the desert [Feb. 25-27]
Sunday: OR St.:
The 1:00 game v. Oregon St., which would have started at
2:00, was not played due to OSU needing to catch their flight.
FS 7, UMass 5 Box
Recap | UM
>The Bulldogs were held to five hits in the game, one
hit being Caitlin Stiglich's third career grand slam in the fifth
> Mackenzie Oakes got the complete game and held off the Minutewomen
who had two late-inning home runs to make the game closer.
>The Bulldogs scored their first two runs in the fourth, two manufactured
runs scoring on a squeeze bunt by Courtney Moore and a bases-loaded
hit batter (Demi Walker).
Saturday: Syracuse 4, FS 3 Box
Recap | SU
>Michelle Moses takes the loss, yielding a 2-out, 1-2 count 2-run
HR in the top of the seventh to Orange catcher Lacey Kohl.
>The top of the order for the Bulldogs deliver: Leadoff Haley Gilleland
goes 2-for-3 with a double, walk, RBI and runs scored. In the second
row, Brooke Ortiz is 2-for-4 with an RBI and two infield singles.
>Two unearned runs scores after LF Andrea Ortega dropped a fly
ball to deep left-center in the fifth inning.
Friday: FS 4, Oklahoma St. 3 Box
Recap | OSU
>Michelle Moses strikes out 13 in a four-hit complete game to improve
to 2-0, hitting one batter and walking none.
>Fresno State rallies for four runs in the 2nd inning, highlighted
by a two-RBI single by Rebecca Hall and a two-RBI double from Haley
>The Cowgirls scored all of their runs on HRs by Julie Ward (2-RBI
down the right-field line in the 4th) and Chelsea Garcia (solo to
center in the 7th).
FS 4, Virginia 1 Box
Recap | UVA
>Mackennzie Oakes improves to 3-0, striking out seven in a five-hitter.
>Fresno State gets two runs in each of the 5th and 6th innings,
on 2-RBI singles from Brooke Ortiz and Haley Gilleland.
Bulldogs Get A Big Win at SD Classic
I [Feb. 18] | FS
Recap | Mizzou
FS 6, #8/10 Missouri 3 Box
>Michelle Moses gets her first win of the year, hits 3-run HR,
Courtney Moore and Nicole Angene also go deep
>The other 3 Bulldog games are rained out.
Bulldogs Sweep Hornets
[Feb. 12] | FS
Recap | Sac
Game 2: FS 7, Sac St. 1 Box
>Mackenzie Oakes pitches a complete game, gets her second win of
>Michelle Moses hits her 2nd HR of the day.
>Brooke Ortiz goes 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
Game 1: FS 5, Sac St 4 (11 inn.) Box
>Michelle Moses hits for the cycle.
>Haley Gilleland goes 3-for-5 with two doubles. She scored the
walk-off run on a wild throw from the catcher tying to pick her off
at second base.
>Mackenzie Oakes picks up the first win of the season in relief
of Moses, shutting out the Hornets for 5.2 innings, striking out seven.
>Left fielder Demi Walker had a crucial defensive play in the first
inning, gunning down the Hornet's Alyssa Nakken at the plate.