Fresno State, which wrapped up conference play last week, clinches the outright Mountain West baseball title and the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament next week thanks to Air Force’s victory against New Mexico.
The Fresno State softball program has a long and mostly dreary history with UCLA, host of this weekend’s NCAA Regional with a field that includes the Bulldogs, Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Bakersfield.
The Fresno State softball took home nearly all of the Mountain West’s top individual awards Tuesday, including Player of the Year (Kierra Willis), Pitcher of the Year (Jill Compton) and Coach of the Year (Trisha Ford).
What began as a special Saturday afternoon at Margie Wright Diamond, took a downturn as the Fresno State softball team saw its perfect run in the Mountain West come to an end, losing to UNLV in the regular season finale.
Ranked in the top 20 of the nation’s two major softball polls and headed back to the NCAA Tournament, Fresno State also is one win from closing out a perfect Mountain West Conference season after a comeback victory over UNLV on Friday.