Diamond Dogs’ spring break recap (softball)

McKenzie Wilson was a crucial part of the Bulldogs' success over the break, leading softball to a 5-1 record. (Jose Romo Jr./The Collegian)

Softball Recap

This past weekend, Fresno State (30-15, 8-7 Mountain West) earned its 38th consecutive 30-win season and has won three straight MW series and eight of its last 10 MW games, sweeping Utah State (13-25, 4-13 MW) for the second consecutive season, according to Fresno State Athletics news releases.

Softball Continues Accumulating Awards

Junior third baseman Schuylar Broussard added another MW Player of the Week to the Bulldogs’ resumé after hitting four home runs this past week, and leading the Bulldogs to a series sweep on the road at Utah State.

The ‘Dogs have earned the MW Player and/or Pitcher of the Week for four consecutive weeks and are now tied with Colorado State for most awards in the MW with a total seven combined weekly awards.

Broussard hit 5-for-10 with four home runs, six RBI and six runs scored with a 1.700 slugging percentage and .583 on-base percentage in three games at Utah State. She homered in all three games, including a pair of two-run shots and four RBI in a 7-5 Bulldog win in the finale.

She also played strong defense at third base, including a sensational diving catch for the final out in the series finale to complete the series sweep, ranking seventh on SportsCenter’s Top-10 on Saturday night.

Wilson Receives National Honor

Over the break, freshman outfielder McKenzie Wilson received national recognition after being named one of 25 finalists for the Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Freshman of the Year award.
Wilson leads the MW with 30 stolen bases and is third in hits with 54, while also leading the Bulldogs hitting in batting average at .378 with 38 runs scored. Her 30 steals are six more than any other MW player this season, and she ranks 14th in NCAA Div. I with 0.68 stolen bases per game. She already has the third most stolen bases in a season in program history and is just four shy of the single season record of 34, set by Brenna Moss in 2013 and 2014.

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