Mountain West Announces Weekly Softball Awards

April 16, 2013


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Fresno State junior third baseman Vonnie Martin and UNLV junior righthander Amanda Oliveto have been named Mountain West Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games through April 14. This is the third MW weekly award for Oliveto this season (seventh career) and first for Martin.

Martin batted .462 (6-of-13) with five RBI, three runs scored and one walk while helping Fresno State post a 3-1 record last week. The Plano, Texas, native pounded out three doubles while recording at least one hit in each of the four games, finishing with on-base and slugging percentages of .500 and .692, respectively. Martin opened the week by going 2-for-4 with one double and one run scored in a 5-4 non-conference loss at CSU Bakersfield on Wednesday. In the Bulldogs' three-game weekend series against Boise State, she combined for a 4-for-9 effort at the plate as Fresno State registered its first Mountain West sweep. Martin went 2-for-3 with one double, one RBI and one run scored in Friday's 5-0 victory. On Saturday, she went 1-for-4 while driving in a pair of runs en route to the 7-4 win. In Sunday's series finale, Martin went 1-for-2 with a double, two RBI, one run scored and one walk as the Bulldogs sealed the sweep with a 3-1 victory. Defensively, Martin recorded three putouts and eight assists with one error from her third base position.

Oliveto earned victories while throwing a pair of four-hit shutouts in her two appearances in the circle last weekend against New Mexico. The Simi Valley, Calif., product registered a 0.00 ERA in 13.0 innings of work, issuing 10 strikeouts and one walk while allowing only one batter to reach third base. After fanning two batters and walking one in Friday's 8-0, six-inning victory, Oliveto followed that performance with eight strikeouts against zero walks in the Sunday's 1-0 finale.

Mountain West Players of the Week:
Feb. 12 - Karley Hopkins, Jr., 2B/SS, Nevada; Lorena Bauer, Jr., UTIL, San Diego State
Feb. 19 - Ashlie Ortega, Jr., SS, Colorado State
Feb. 26 - Chelsea Anaya, Jr., 2B, New Mexico
March 5 - Kristin May, Sr., C, San Diego State
March 12 - Sara Parsons, Jr., CF, Nevada
March 19 - Patrice Jackson, Jr., OF, San Diego State
March 26 - Tayler Aleman, Sr., 2B/SS, UNLV
April 2 - Chelsea Biglow, Jr., 3B, Colorado State
April 9 - Cassandra Kalapsa, Sr., RF, New Mexico
April 16 - Vonnie Martin, Jr., 3B, Fresno State

Mountain West Pitchers of the Week:
Feb. 12 - Rebecca Arbino, Sr., RHP, San Diego State
Feb. 19 - Lauren Soles, Fr., LHP, New Mexico
Feb. 26 - Rebecca Patton, Jr., RHP, Boise State
March 5 - Taylor Langdon, Fr., RHP, Fresno State
March 12 - Karlyn Jones, Jr., RHP, Nevada
March 19 - Amanda Oliveto, Jr., RHP, UNLV
March 26 - Jill Compton, Fr., RHP, Fresno State
April 2 - Rebecca Arbino, Sr., RHP, San Diego State
April 9 - Amanda Oliveto, Jr., RHP, UNLV
April 16 - Amanda Oliveto, Jr., RHP, UNLV