Four Spartans, Turner Honored Ahead Of WAC Tourney

Ruston, La. – Amanda Pridmore was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Pitcher of the Year and Peter Turner was the conference’s Coach of the Year, the WAC announced on Wednesday.

Pridmore earns WAC Pitcher of the Year honors after leading the conference in ERA (1.25), strikeouts (88), wins (13), saves (3), appearances (19) and games started (13) during WAC play. She also ranked second in opponent batting average (.203) during WAC play. Her 83 strikeouts were 35 more than any other player in the league and she was named WAC Pitcher of the Week five times during the season.

Turner earns Coach of the Year honors for the first time in his career after leading his team to its first-ever WAC regular-season title with a 17-4 mark. The Spartans also set the program record for wins in a season (39), and were the first team in program history to win all of its conference series. In WAC play, San Jose State led the conference in ERA, opposing batting average, strikeouts, fewest hits, runs and homers allowed, most  triples and sacrifice flies.  

Markesha Collins and Michelle Cox were named to the First Team All-WAC team alongside Pridmore. Collins, San Jose State’s all-time walks leader, leads the Spartans in nine hitting categories. Michelle Cox is the conference’s leader in stolen bases, and has San Jose State’s best batting average. Both Collins and Cox are one-time WAC Hitter of the Week honorees.

Rounding out the Spartans’ All-WAC honors, Devin Caldwell was named to the Second Team All-WAC team.

San Jose State opens the WAC Tournament in Ruston, La., on Thursday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m. (PDT). They face the winner of a 2:30 p.m. (PDT) game today, May 8, between Texas State and UTSA.

First Team

Player

School

Darian Blake

UTSA

Markesha Collins

San Jose State

Michelle Cox

San Jose State

Anna Cross

Louisiana Tech

Isabella Geronimo

Seattle U

Amanda Krueger

Louisiana Tech

Bubba Morrow

Seattle U

Alex Newman

New Mexico State

Amber Olive

New Mexico State

Amanda Pridmore

San Jose State

Staci Rodriguez

New Mexico State

Christine Thomsen

Utah State

Nina Villanueva

UT Arlington


Second Team

Player

School

Emma Adams

New Mexico State

Brooke Baker

Texas State

Kelli Baker

Texas State

Devin Caldwell

San Jose State

Kristi Covarrubia

New Mexico State

Hailey Froton

Utah State

Melanie Goff

Louisiana Tech

Macie Hair

Texas State

Rayn House

Texas State

Erin Kipp

Louisiana Tech

Haley Lemons

Texas State

Teri Lyles

UT Arlington

Malena Padilla

New Mexico State