Mountain West Announces Weekly Softball Awards
March 5, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State senior catcher Kristin May and Fresno State freshman righthander Taylor Langdon have been named Mountain West Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games through March 3. This is the first MW weekly accolade for both players this season.
May helped San Diego State to a 2-2 record last weekend at the San Diego Classic I, co-hosted by the Aztecs and the University of San Diego. The Corona, Calif., native went 7-for-12 at the plate with three doubles, while leading the team in batting average (.583), hits (seven), RBI (six), total bases (10, tied), slugging percentage (.833) and on-base percentage (.643). She also owned a perfect fielding percentage on 24 chances, and threw out all three baserunners who tried to steal on her. May recorded hit in all four games, highlighted by a 3-for-3, two-double, three-RBI performance in a 9-1, five-inning win over BYU on Thursday. She went 2-for-3 with a walk in Friday's 5-4 loss to Long Beach State and had three RBI in a 1-for-4 outing in Saturday's 4-1 victory over Utah State. In the Aztecs' final game of the weekend, May was 1-for-2 with a walk against No. 12/10 UCLA on Sunday.
Langdon picked up two wins over the weekend as Fresno State posted a 3-2 mark over the weekend at the San Diego Classic I. The Glendora, Calif., resident allowed only one earned run in 10.1 innings pitched. She had an ERA of 0.68, struck out three and allowed four walks in three appearances, including one start. Against No. 12/10 UCLA on Friday, she pitched 1.2 innings of relief, surrendering two hits while allowing no earned runs (three unearned). Langdon worked the final three innings of Saturday's meeting with Utah State, giving up just two hits without a run en route to the 9-6 victory. In her lone start on Sunday against San Diego, Langdon retired eight consecutive batters after the Toreros led off the contest with a single. She worked a career-best 5.2 innings and allowed one earned run on six hits, walking one and striking out two in the 8-1 victory. Only two of the 10 hits charged to Langdon over the three-game span went for extra bases, and opposing batters hit .256 against her.