April 28, 2008
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton senior Kiki Munoz was named the Big West Player of the Week for the first time in her career on Monday morning after helping the Titans to a key series victory over Cal State Northridge on the road.
After being held hitless in the first game of the series, the senior had two huge offensive games to help her team clinch the series. Munoz finished the weekend hitting .556 (5-for-9) with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored.
In game two of the series, Munoz finished 2-for-4, including a home run to lead off the seventh inning that proved to be decisive in the Titans' 4-3 victory. She also had an RBI single earlier in the game as part of a three-run first inning to help the Titans to the early lead.
Munoz then collected her fourth three-hit game of the season in the series finale, finishing 3-for-3 with her sixth home run of the year and notching her league-leading 20th multi-hit game of the season.
For the season, Munoz is batting .431 (which ranks second in the Big West) while ranking among the top five in the league in five other categories.
Cal State Fullerton returns to the field this weekend for a showdown with first-place Long Beach State at Anderson Family Field. The Titans and 49ers open their three-game series on Saturday (May 3) at 12 p.m. with Sunday's single-game finale also beginning at noon.