FRESNO, Calif. Freshman Kelly Sweeney was named to the All-Tournament team for the 2009 WAC Softball Championship on Saturday. The second baseman was the standout-performer in the Broncos 8-4 upset win over San Jose State on Wednesday.
Sweeney led the Broncos with a .333 average in the tournament and four clutch RBI. She came up huge against the Spartans in the Broncos only win of the tournament. Sweeney was 3-for-5 with four RBI, giving the Broncos the lead in three separate at-bats. Her bases loaded single in the ninth inning brought in the eventual winning run, giving the Broncos the upset win.
"As the season went along, Kelly developed into one of our most clutch hitters.She had several big hits for us this season and she carried that with her into the tournament,” said head coach Erin Thorpe.“For a startup program to get a win in the conference tournament in our first year is absolutely great and we likely wouldn't have done it without Kelly's performance.To have the conference recognize a member of a startup program with an All-WAC tournament team selection is truly a great honor and Kelly deserved it."
The Broncos went 1-2 in their first-ever appearance at the WAC Tournament. The Broncos lost to Fresno State (4-0) and and Hawai’i (10-2) on Thursday. Fresno State claimed the WAC crown with a 3-2 extra inning victory over Nevada on Saturday.
The following list is the complete All-Tournament team:
Kelly Sweeney, Boise State
Kelli Fangonilo, San Jose State
Hoku Nohara, New Mexico State
Kylie Randall, New Mexico State
Amberly Waits, Louisiana Tech
Katie Holverson, Nevada
Noelle Micka, Nevada
Danielle Patrick, Nevada
Lisamarie Coronado, Fresno State
Haley Gilleland, Fresno State
MVP: Morgan Melloh, Fresno State