Cal Poly’s Anna Cahn was named the Big West Conference’s softball field player of the year on Tuesday.
Cahn became the third player to win both the conference’s pitcher of the year and field player of the year awards, one season after being named the league’s top pitcher in 2009.
She hit .393 while setting school records with a .626 slugging percentage and 45 walks. Cahn was named to the conference first team as a utility player and to the second team as a pitcher.
Joining Cahn on the second team were first baseman Krysten Cary, pitcher Rebecca Patton and outfielder Dana Perez.
Catcher Stephanie Correia earned honorable mention recognition.
Cahn led all Big West pitchers with a 3.3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and was second in ERA (2.28). She earned three conference pitcher of the week awards.
Cary was the only Big West player to finish in the top 10 in batting average (.326), slugging percentage (.532), on-base percentage (.428), hits (46), doubles (11), homers (six) and total bases (75).
Patton led Cal Poly with a 2.58 ERA against Big West opponents and at one point won seven consecutive decisions.
Perez, who started all 47 games and did not commit an error, led Cal Poly with 11 doubles and was third in batting average (.298) and hits (39).
Correia started all but one game at the catcher position with a .996 fielding percentage.
Cal Poly 9, Pepperdine 8
The Mustangs scored six runs in the sixth inning to overcome a 4-3 deficit and then held on to beat Pepperdine at Baggett Stadium.
Cal Poly scored its runs on just seven hits, benefiting from nine walks by Waves pitchers.
Mitch Haniger had two hits for the Mustangs (18-30), including a two-run homer and finished with three RBI and two runs scored.
Kyle Anderson got the win for Cal Poly, allowing three earned runs on nine hits while Jeff Johnson picked up the save, throwing three innings and allowing one earned run.
Adam Melker added two hits with a double and two RBI for the Mustangs.