Reed's walkoff home run, Dung named MW Pitcher of the Year

The Fresno Grizzlies (16-24) came from behind to defeat the Nashville Sounds (17-19) in walk-off fashion by a score of 6-5 Wednesday afternoon at Chukchansi Park. A.J. Reed (2-for-4) hit his fifth home run of the season to win it for Fresno. The two clubs combined for five homers in back-to-back games.

Meanwhile, after leading the Fresno State softball team to its 33rd NCAA Tournament appearance, Fresno State sophomore pitcher Kamalani Dung was named the 2017 Mountain West Pitcher of the Year to headline a group of four Bulldogs named to all-conference teams by the league's head coaches, the MW office announced Wednesday afternoon.

"What Kama was able to do over 19 games is remarkable," Fresno State head coach Linda Garza said. "It's great to see her work ethic and success get rewarded. She was the most dominant pitcher in conference this year and very deserving of this prestigious award."

In addition to earning the conference's top pitching honors, Dung joined sophomore teammate Morgan Howe as first-team All-MW selections.

"Morgan had an amazing year at the plate," Garza said. "She works hard to master her craft and was consistent all year. It's great to see her earn First Team!"

Fresno State senior Malia Rivers and sophomore Vanessa Hernandez were named second-team All-MW honorees.

"Vanessa came up big in big moments, found ways to drive in runs all year and this is a great honor for her," Garza said. "Malia was steady at the plate putting us in positions to score all year and was a great table setter. I'm proud she finished her career as an All-Conference selection."

This is Rivers' third career second-team All-MW selection and Dung, Howe and Hernandez are first-time honorees.


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