Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Freshman Tupua-Tautalatasi Grabs First Season Honor Long Beach State


Irvine, Calif. - Long Beach State dominated the Big West this week taking home both Pitcher of the Week and Player of the Week after a 3-2 start to the season at the Fresno State Tournament. Big West Player of the Week goes to freshman Leilani Tupua-Tautalatasi and Pitcher of the Week was handed to sophmore Erin Jones-Wesley.
Freshman Tupua-Tautalatasi Grabs First Season Honor
In her first season with the 49ers Leilani Tupua-Tautalatasi received this year’s first honor for Big West Player of the Week.. The starting center fielder from Oxnard averaged .368 at the plate in the 49ers’ 3-2 start, recording seven hits in her 19 appearances in the box.

The true freshman led Long Beach State in hitting for the season-opening tournment at Fresno State. Tupua-Tautalatasi got her first career home run with the 49ers in the tournament closer against home team, Fresno State, hitting one over the fence in the first inning of the 4-1 win.

For the week, Tupua-Tautalatasi led the 49ers with a .368 batting average, .444 on-base percentage and getting seven hits with four runs scored.

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