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Verizon WAC Softball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER – Fresno State’s Michelle Moses and Boise State’s Aubray Zell have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 18-24. This is the third honor of the season and fifth of her career for Moses and the third honor of the season and her career for Zell.

Moses, a junior first baseman/pitcher from Paso Robles, Calif., blasted three home runs, including her third career grand slam, hit an opposite field RBI triple, recorded a 1.333 slugging percentage with nine  RBI and scored six runs to power Fresno State to a second-straight WAC sweep on the road at Utah State. She started the series with the grand slam in the Dogs’ 5-3 win over the Aggies and drilled two more home runs as Fresno State downed USU 7-1 in the second end of the Friday doubleheader in Logan. To close the series, Moses’ RBI triple started the scoring in a game where Fresno State scored the most runs (16) in 14 years. Moses added an RBI single later in the game to improve to 5-for-12 (.417) in the three-game series.

Zell, a junior from Lakewood, Calif., went 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA and 12 strikeouts last week. She opened the week with a complete-game victory in the Broncos’ first win against Hawai`i in school history, allowing just one unearned run. Zell came back with another complete-game win on Saturday, allowing just one earned run and striking out eight to help Boise State complete the sweep of the Rainbow Wahine in Honolulu, the first team to do so since 2005. Zell, who used just 153 combined pitches in the two complete games, is now 12-2 overall and 7-1 in WAC play, with her only WAC loss coming in a relief appearance.

Other Hitter of the Week nominees included: Boise State’s Christina Capobianco hit .300 with a pair of home runs on the week … Heather Doiron of Louisiana Tech hit .556 with a pair of multi-hit games last week ... Nevada’s Lauren Lastrapes hit .400 with a homer last week … Tehani Kaaihue of New Mexico State hit .500 with two homers last week … Utah State’s Shasta Tyteca hit .400 with two runs, two RBI and two stolen bases on the week.

Other Pitcher of the Week nominees included: Fresno State’s Mackenzie Oakes was 2-0 on the week … Meghan Krieg of Louisiana Tech held New Mexico State to a .176 batting average in two games … Nevada’s Mallary Darby went 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA … Alex Newman of New Mexico State went 1-0 with a 1.40 ERA on the week.
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