HAWAII GROWN: Dung is MWC’s top pitcher

Fresno State sophomore Kamalani Dung, a 2015 Kamehameha graduate, is the 2017 Mountain West Conference pitcher of the year. Photo courtesy Fresno State Athletics.

Fresno State sophomore right-hander Kamalani Dung, a 2015 Kamehameha graduate, was named the Mountain West Conference pitcher of the year today.

Dung, who has thrown every pitch in the Bulldogs’ last nine games and gone 8-1 to help the Bulldogs advance to the NCAA tournament, went 13-6 with a 2.04 ERA and 99 strikeouts with 16 complete games in 120 innings pitched during conference games.

“What Kama was able to do over 19 games is remarkable,” Fresno State head coach Linda Garza said in a press release from the school. “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.”

Dung threw her first career no-hitter against Florida Gulf Coast in February and is 25-13 overall this season with a 2.17 ERA and a MWC-best 202 strikeouts in 238 1/3 innings.

Fresno State earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament and opens play Friday against No. 2 seed Michigan in the Seattle regional. ESPN2 is scheduled to broadcast the game at 3 p.m. Hawaii time.


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