LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Fresno State softball team was well represented on the All-WAC team this season as five Bulldogs earned honors voted on by the conference coaches and announced at the WAC Tournament banquet on Wednesday morning in Las Cruces, N.M.
Haley Gilleland, Michelle Moses and Caitlin Stiglich were each named to the First-Team All-WAC while Morgan Melloh and Andrea Ortega earned Second-Team honors, respectively.
"I'm very proud of the five that made the all-conference team," said head coach Margie Wright. "They were very deserving and I congratulate them because they have worked hard."
This is the second-straight WAC honor Gilleland, a shortstop from Clovis, Calif., who was named to the second-team a year ago. Gilleland was third on the team with a .324 average in WAC play with 14 runs, 23 hits, four doubles, two triples, one home run, 34 total bases and a perfect nine-for-nine stealing bases.
This is the first WAC honor for Moses (Paso Robles, Calif.) who earned the honor after excelling both at first base and in the circle for the `Dogs this season. Moses led the team at the plate with a .397 batting average and team-highs in runs (20), hits (27), doubles (four), home runs (eight), RBIs (21), total bases (55) and slugging percentage (.809). In the circle, Moses also led the team with a team-low 1.22 ERA. She posted a 6-1 record in 12 appearances and eight starts. Moses had two shutouts in eight complete games and had 85 strikeouts in 57.1 innings pitched. Opponents batted just .158 against the right hander.
Stiglich, a catcher from Newhall, Calif., also earned her second-straight honor after being named to the second-team her sophomore season. With a .390 batting average, Stiglich was second on the team. She had 23 hits, four home runs, 16 RBIs, a .593 slugging percentage and team-highs with .471 on base percentage and eight walks.
Junior pitcher Melloh (Fishers, Ind.) earned All-WAC honors for the third-straight season. Melloh was the 2008 WAC Pitcher and Freshman of the Year and was named First-Team All-WAC a year ago. She had a team-high seven wins in WAC play this season and handed Hawai'i its only conference loss. Melloh had 74 strikeouts in 50.0 innings.
Ortega, an outfielder from Scottsdale, Ariz., also picked up her first WAC honor. The sophomore was fourth on the team with a .323 batting average and also had 14 runs 21 hits, a team-high nine doubles, two home runs and eight walks.
The Bulldogs begin tournament play on Thursday at 1 p.m. PST against the winner of today's game between Boise State and New Mexico State.